Light Sussex Hatching Eggs

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  1. dealhound

    dealhound In the Brooder

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    Hello Everyone,

    I am interested in obtaining a few light sussex chicks or hatching eggs. The only location that I can find them is the Sandhills preservation, where I would love to buy them, but cannot make the order for 25. I only want less than 10.

    If anyone keeps this breed and is able to supply hatching eggs, I would love to obtain some. Please let me know.

    Thanks

    Tim (dealhound)
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Where do you live? Maybe you could get together with some people and split an order at Sandhill so everyone could get a few.

    Oh and WELCOME [​IMG]
     
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  3. dealhound

    dealhound In the Brooder

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    Sorry, I guess that would be important information. I live in Central North Carolina. I will update my profile to show that!

    Thanks for the welcome. I have been skulking around for awhile!

    Tim
     
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  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    No Luck? maybe this will help
     
  5. dealhound

    dealhound In the Brooder

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    I do not believe that light sussex chickens are readily available in the US? Might be a good project to get a flock of these going?

    Tim
     
  6. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    that would be a good project get the 25 from sandhill and cull the bad ones out and keep a flock of like 15 hens and 2 roo's and you can separate them out into 2 breeding pens and you will have your self a little breeding flock. I wish I could do this with a breed but I cant have roo's here.

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  7. dealhound

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    You don't think the chicks from Sandhill's might be too closely related to use as a starter for a breeding program? I believe it might be good to get some roo's from elsewhere, although I am not sure where. England would be great! Lots of them there.

    Tim
     
  8. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

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    your probably right I guess you should try and find some one who has already imported stock or pay big $$$$$ to get them here.

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  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I think you would do fine to start a flock with Sandhill birds. You could talk to the owners and I am sure they will let you know the history. When I talked to them they were very open about what was both good amd bad about certain breeds.

    You could breed for a while and if you noticed lower fertility rate you could then seek some "new blood" to intigrate into your flock.
    Good Luck [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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