Just label the brooder "different" and I'm hooked!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by andalusn, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need more peeps like a hole in my head [​IMG] Stopped to get hay and came home with Partridge Chantecler & Egyptian Fayoumi peeps. I liked the idea of the lacing on the Chantecler and the Fayoumi breed is known to be good free rangers. So, setup another brooder to watch them and make sure they eat/drink.. These are some of the smallest day old peeps I have ever had.
     
  2. MamaHynne

    MamaHynne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeease![​IMG]
     
  3. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    I have never has chantecler, but love me some Fayoumi's. [​IMG]

    Hardy, good forager's and the rooster is the most protective we have ever had. There is something ancient about the breed. They are beautiful too. (Mine love to roost in trees at night if I don't keep them penned up!)
     
  4. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    This is what my 2 week old Fayoumis look like:
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    These are juveniles:
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  5. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you hatch your own birds or get them from a hatchery? I am hoping the Fayoumis blend in well with my Brabanter breed. They too are good foragers and love to roost as high as possible.
     
  6. Patchesnposies

    Patchesnposies Chickens.....are my ONE weakness!

    Mar 5, 2008
    Southern New Mexico
    I could not find anyone selling Egyptian Fayoumi eggs anywhere...BYC, Ebay, EggBid...no one had them when I was looking for them. OKCarla, on here, did have them at one time but then sold her flock. So, I got them (I think) from Murray McMurray, or it may have been Ideal Hatchery. The two little ones in the basket are out of my test hatch of our own eggs.
     
  7. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Made everyone come out from under the Ecoglo brooder.. they love it! Snapped a pic. The two on the Right are the Partridge Chantecler and 4 others are the Egyptian Fayoumi. They have this neat leopard pattern on their back right now.

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  8. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my gosh, that pattern is beautiful! [​IMG] Congrats, I'm jealous! [​IMG]
     
  9. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, they are gorgeous. We never have anything different or exotic at TSC or Co-op. Just the regulars. [​IMG]
     
  10. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We have a good number of private feed stores that are not a chain and they buy from different hatcheries. They seem to offer a nice selection. Next week is the breed I have been counting the days on... Spanish Crele Penedesenca that is known to lay a very dark egg.
     

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