La Fleche Eggs off eBay.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pgpoultry, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I swore I would never buy eggs again off eBay having had too many bad experiences to ever want to do so again. But...I did.

    So, I swore I would not put any more eggs in the incubator this year as I already have too many chickens .But....I did.

    Why la Fleche?....having read they can be flighty, unfriendly and ....well... that two-pronged comb doesn't exactly make them look like your guardian angel, does it?.... Heard they were rare and kind of felt sorry for them looking like THAT (I already have Naked Necks).

    So........ I bought 6 La Fleche eggs and I bought them from eBay.....

    Oh well, no need to find out too much about them out in the sticks with a very rocky drive for the postie in van-without-shock-absorbers driven at 70 mph to negotiate. Even if they were good when they were posted, they should be fully scrambled on arrival.

    Eggs arrived quickly, labelled 'Fragile', well-packed,and handed over carefully by smiling postie.

    Placed said eggs in the incubator. 5 days on (very early to candle, I know), but little thready veins in all 6!

    Now, I am not counting my chickens before they hatch and accept I could still end up with nothing but warm and rotten eggs, BUT........Anybody keep La Fleche and can tell me their experiences with the breed?

    Maybe someone can also suggest a good therapist for this need to own too many chickens and repeatedly hatch eggs....
     
  2. chicksntexas

    chicksntexas Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I can't help you with breed info but I must say, after reading your post, I will now get a mental image of Eeyore when I see your name. [​IMG]

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  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody familiar with the 'devil chicken'? [​IMG]
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Been there, had those. Not a fan.

    Between them bouncing off my face, the walls, ceilings, windows and roosts (while squawking & totally freaking out) every time I'd go into their area, getting flogged by the roosters and not being very cold hardy, I got rid of mine.
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I thought I'd add--I now have Crevecoeur. They are similar but MUCH more docile and lay better.
     
  7. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gulp.....maybe I should have let the postie play ping pong with them.....
     

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