French frogs

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by scflock, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    :hugs busy and productive at least, lol... tired now and haven't even started building yet... tomorrow will be a beast...



    The new flock has been popping out 2-3 eggs per day and Lady Grey is still solid at an egg a day... Io is adorable, but I prefer the Silvers over the Whites... :oops:






    I must have dropped them....:lol:[/quote]

    :plbb
     
  2. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, put it in perspective. I provide top of the line incubators (GQF 1402, Brinsea Ova Easy 380, Brinsea Octagon 20s). I calibrate and hand pick my best eggs that are fresh and clean, put them in sanitized flats in a sanitized incubator, turn on the turner, put some water in the reservoir, and go on vacation.

    When I come back, I candle and send pics. If more than 5 chicks hatch out of a dozen, then all the extra chicks are free. So it's worth the gamble for the buyer. 50% is a pretty abysmal hatch rate that I could hit in the EZ-Bake, so in the GQF it should be easy.

    I'd like to line up a second customer. It's the double or nothing mentality.

    And I changed the price before I quoted the customer. I get $4 a dozen for table eggs, $12 a dozen for select hatching eggs (same eggs, but special handling and handpicking for best shell quality and consistent size), or $20 a dozen run through my incubator.
     
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  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    awww thats my fav part!! wish I could help!!!
     
  4. dan26552

    dan26552 Flock Master

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    Sometimes
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    bama family, DH Mother is from Montgomery
     
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  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    You'll get at least decent hatches for them, no doubts there... sounds like a good plan... hope you get more customers!



    Wish you could too... OH has the heart for it, but not the skill... and bad ADD... makes for interesting builds... :/
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] I was lucky to have hung around my friends house as a kid, her dad was always doing cool stuff with wood at their cabin in the woods. So I was always hangin out with him, and then when I got my first house he was there to teach me what I didnt already know. Miss him. sucks gettin old
     
  8. dan26552

    dan26552 Flock Master

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    :highfive: I don't really do football sooo..... Oh cool! I have friends in Montgomery
     
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  9. napdognewfie

    napdognewfie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I am impressed with your plans. :)
     
  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Fine, I saved it just for you, see if I do that anymore! :smack

    :gig



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    Sounds like we had similar days. We gathered winterizing stuff today but didn't get home in time to actually do anything, so tomorrow looks like a busy day!
     

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