It's official... I'm selling the magpies UPDATE: New home found!

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by iamcuriositycat, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So another runner started laying this morning, so I'm now up to 2 eggs per day per 6 hens. Magpies are supposed to be excellent layers and Holderread is supposed to be the best there is (and color-wise and body-shape-wise that certainly seems to be true), but I'm not impressed with the laying skill of these particular three. They did lay VERY well this Spring. But not at all since.

    Anyway, if I can sell these four, I'll be purchasing some silkies to grow out for next spring, and use them to incubate next year. I've always kind of wanted silkies anyway. And this will keep my total number of backyard birds low, which helps keep my husband happy and my hobby in good graces. [​IMG]

    I did post pictures in the auction section, if you're interested: Magpie Auction
     
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  2. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If only I lived closer...
     
  3. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, come on. That's only... an eight hour drive right? We've got a guest room... [​IMG]
     
  4. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG]

    At least you are providing lodging.

    Are you getting silkies to incubate your runner eggs?
     
  5. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:URG!!! If I didnt have ducklings coming soon I would have magpies! I want some soooo bad! But by the end of this year I will have .....14 ducks? So no room for more [​IMG]
     
  6. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No. Seriously. You do not understand duck math, do you? Let me explain:

    3 + 11 = (however many your property can possibly sustain)

    You will not be able to stop at 14 anyway, so why not get the breed you've been wanting while you can? [​IMG] Besides, you really need these pretty darlings. I'll send you their baby pictures as part of the deal. I really need the space cause... I've got silkies coming Thursday!

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  7. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks, hee hee. Yup, that's partly why I want silkies. Also, they're pretty. Also, I've heard they're friendly, like a flock of kittens in the backyard. Also, I have room for them. And my husband didn't say no. [​IMG]
     
  8. agregg15

    agregg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I don't have a license or car so how long would it take to bike or walk? [​IMG]
     
  9. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I told myself when the ducks I have now, or when 5 or 6 die (which I hope doesnt happen soon) I will be bring in some 6 magpies. I love em. And trust me my mom said "no more ducks!" So no more means no more. Lol. But if she would let me they would be mine! Lol. When I move out of mom and dads, I want 6 magpies, 5 rouens, 4 khakis, 5 calls, and 8 welsh harlequin. I want tons! No room her though.
     
  10. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, all right. Those are acceptable excuses. [​IMG]
     

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