Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Thank you

    Welcome to the crazy adventure
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    We have Breda Fowl in the Philippines.

    Well one so far................

    The hatch is under way
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    purely accidental scott

    hang out for post 4000. there are a few new lurkers that have 300 pages to catch up!!
  4. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    OZ please add chocolate english orpingtons to your wish list.
    just came from Renie's house on the other side of the state
    i picked up 9 buff orpingtons that come from a well known line (i'll tell you about those in a PM)
    & a chocolate rooster that i will have over one of my black britt hens
    the offspring should be some black some chocolate
    i'll breed the girls back to the daddy which give me all chocolates from then on.

  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    renee has awesome birds.

    large fowl chocolate orps are as rare as rocking horse poop

    at 15 - 20 bucks an egg and my 15% hatch rate they are out of my league.
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  6. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens

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  7. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    well the roo that i got today is a bantam
    i'll breed him to a couple of my black english orp hens
    that doesn't mean that the offspring will be bantam though
    some should be but others will be large like their mothers.
    i just couldn't pass up a good looking boy like this
    i'm selling off a couple extras for her on craigslist
    i'll also be taking them to the swaps on Sat over in Maine
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Quote:All large fowl choc orps come from bantam stock. crossing them back to a big black girl every second generation will get some nice birds in a few years. Its a great project.
  9. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Any hatch update?????

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  10. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
    i have 2 chicken tractors under way &
    got a 8'x8' pen built for the turkeys today
    they are glad to have their own digs i'm sure

    i think i'll split my britts
    my black hens will go with my new chocolate boy
    & my blue girls will stay with my splash roo.

    Renie says her friend out of state has set the Bresse youngsters to the side for both her & i
    i'm just waiting for his email & the box of birds.
    that should give us a good chance on having plenty of Bresse eggs to set next spring here
    i think you should take some with you at some point to the islands

    well bed time for me folks

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