Green egg layers

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by RoyalCoopMom, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. RoyalCoopMom

    RoyalCoopMom Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like to add a couple green egg layers to my flock. I only have room for a few and would like a couple Favacaunas. Anyone know where I can buy day olds in spring in small numbers? I am located in St Louis MO.
     
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  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    My Pet Chicken is the one with the smallest minimum orders that I am aware of. They are basically a "middle man", sourcing from a larger hatchery - so you avoid the larger minimum chick order issue. Alternatively, talk to your local farm store about their orders - while some will no longer do this, the smaller or mom-n-pop type stores are often willing to order in a small group of a particular breed if there is a request - your few can be in that group and then they can sell the rest (several places I have worked before have done this for our customers) - those that no longer offer this sort of service will gladly give you the information on doing a "special order" but those come with the very minimums you are trying to avoid.
    Another option would be to identify others in your area who might want to go in on an order so that each of you can have the birds you want without any of you having to order birds you don't want to meet the minimum - or find a local breeder to get your chicks from.
     
  3. RoyalCoopMom

    RoyalCoopMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. I had discovered that MyPetChicken was the lowest minimums but wanted to be sure that I hadn't missed something. Was also hoping someone might come up with a cheaper option as well. Favacaunas are $22 each at MyPetChicken. Honestly I have't found many places offering them in any quantity.
     
  4. Baizer84

    Baizer84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would suggest Isbars. They are by FAR my best egg layers and that's saying something as I have Leghorns.
     
  5. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    The price is reflective of clever marketing, similar to designer dogs. You may do better looking locally to find someone who has jumped on the band wagon with their home flock.
     
  6. stoneunhenged

    stoneunhenged Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's an Isbar egg.


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  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    That's because they're a made up thing developed by MPC, not a real breed. You may have a hard time finding a secondary source for them
     
  8. BackyardMarana

    BackyardMarana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a blue favacauna rooster and a black favacauna hen i also got 3 blue ameraucanas and 2 wheaton ameraucanas they will to start laying again soon let me know if you inteterested .
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  9. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    If you just want a green egg for cheap, a green laying EE is the cheap option or seek out a olive egger as they are real trendy right now...
     
  10. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    x2 Easter Eggers are cheap, but are often marketed as Ameraucana or Araucana. Just about every feed store that carries chicks in the spring will have "Ameraucana/Araucana" Easter Eggers.
     

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