Going to auction to get hatching eggs tonight! What kind should i get?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GAChknGirl, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkies, barred rocks, and buff orpingtons are a no we have lots of those already!![​IMG]

    Well i got duck eggs but then we went to get them and someone else ended up with them so we got our money back.. O well i'm getting some more chicken eggs soon!!
     
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  2. poultryhaven

    poultryhaven Addicted to Seramas!

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    Black giants! Cochins! or Frizzles!
     
  3. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really want cochins and Frizzles!! They are going to the top of my list!!!
     
  4. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsummers! Lakenvelders! That's what I'd get if I were allowed to get chickens... (what? So I have five ducks, two geese, ten eggs about to hatch, and fifteen ducks on order from Holderread's for this spring--no person in their right mind would think that was simply enough birds for one person, right???? I SHOULD be allowed to have chickens, right?? RIGHT?????)

    Ah well. [​IMG] I can live vicariously.
     
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  5. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I might get ducks instead!! heck i have been wanting to hatch them, Choices choices
     
  6. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks rock! Get ducks!

    Indian Runners! Magpies! Anconas! Welsh Harlequins! Khaki Campbells! (All of them good egg layers)
     
  7. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think i might, i have 2 mallards and a crested i thought they would be laying by now but nope not yet?? hmmm
     
  8. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about cresteds, but I *think* mallards are purely seasonal layers--so they wouldn't start laying till next spring any way. How old are they? Ducks usually start laying between 5 and 7 months, except, of course, seasonal layers, who will lay in the first spring after they reach maturity.
     
  9. GAChknGirl

    GAChknGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the crested is going on 5 months old, and i didnt know that about mallards. Thanks for the info [​IMG]
     
  10. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't quote me on that though! [​IMG] I don't really know--it just seems like something I might have read somewhere... Anyway, if they're only just getting toward 5 months, they may be a while even if they're regular layers. [​IMG]
     

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