Hatching for the state fair

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bjorkchickens, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. bjorkchickens

    bjorkchickens New Egg

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    Greetings,

    My daughter has always wanted to bring chickens to the state fair. Our state fair is at the end of August. It is February 27 and if I buy eggs on ebay I would have them in the incubator around March 8. I guess they would hatch around March 28. Do we have enough time? I suppose every breed is very different as far as development. We live in Minnesota so we only raise big fat docile chickens that can take the cold (kind of like the folks around here). Any recommendations? Are we too late to really start a project for this summer? What kind of paperwork needs to come with the eggs. My daughter is going to join FFA, but I feel like I need to order the eggs and get them started yesterday. I wish one of my cochins would decide to sit still.

    Thank you,
    Jodi
     
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Large fat chooks normally take time to mature. Does the state fair gave "teenagers" class like a pair of young birds?
     
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    http://www.odysseyranch.com in SoCal has breeds that they enter in shows and pride themselves in supplying youths with birds they can show. They are cheap too.
     
  4. Chicago chick

    Chicago chick Out Of The Brooder

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    Rock Cornish X would be big meaty birds by August.
     

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