Major Thumbs Up for Gabbard Farms! **UPDATE - Hatch with power outage!

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by CountryMom, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wanted everyone to know that I got home this weekend to a box full of wonderful eggs I had ordered from Julie at Gabbard Farms. All very uniform and no packaging issues what so ever! She replaced some from a previous batch and has been a real pleasure to deal with. I am so excited to get some of her Speckled Sussex and SLW!

    Big Thanks Julie! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I got her Spitzhauben eggs and they were packed well! Out of 8 eggs I got, four chicks hatched.
     
  3. Starwalker Fallen Angel

    Starwalker Fallen Angel Out Of The Brooder

    [​IMG] Just got Australorps and going to order Barred Rocks.[​IMG]
     
  4. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to update everyone on these eggs. I thought for sure we were a goner here. Had a power outage for about 2 hours during their 19th day. I wasn't home and had power just returned a few minutes before so I couldn't tell you the lowest temp. I am on day 23 and believe it or not I have TWO CHICKS! I didn't expect anything to hatch and I know all but one egg developed. I will wait a bit longer and see if anything decides to come late. I would say this is still a wonderful outcome for shipped eggs. Also must note that my dozen quail eggs in the bator at the same time did not survive the power outage. And quail eggs are hard to mess up from my experience.

    Still very pleased with Julie's eggs! [​IMG]
     
  5. CountryMom

    CountryMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, one more update. One more chick hatched, and two pips. I am amazed. No power for that long and still hatching.
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Wow! Thats pretty good!
     
  7. Mom2Cool

    Mom2Cool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I purchased 30 eggs from Julie in March & I too had a wonderful experience. Not 1 egg was broken & for a novice I'd had a pretty good hatch of more than half of them.... I had purposely ordered in excessive to what I wanted trying to counter breakage in shipping & my inexperience in hatching & I literally came to BYC tonight to get pricing ideas for the chicks I'll have in excess now.... I have 16 Speckled Sussex chicks that have some reallylovely coloring of their feathers. I still consider myself a novice to chickens & this breek is completely new to me too but boy they sure are pretty. I'm not sure how I'll ever decide how to let go of which ones??? I'm going to have to upload some pics to photobucket so people can see they sure are darlings & of course the Buff Orpingtons are too....

    I would purchase from Julie again. I had to stop looking through her web site for fear of temping myself with even more...

    ok here's some pics of the finished product. [​IMG]

    First pick is a couple days old And the 2nd pick is 3 wks. old. [​IMG]
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  8. ke_ben

    ke_ben Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hadn't noticed this thread before but I bought 48 asst eggs from Julie in May for a June 18 hatch that all arrived great. It was a little later than I had planned on keeping the bator going because of the heat but I couldn't resist the urge. After 10th day candling I had to toss 8 but again, it is hot here and shipped eggs, you know. I hatched 38 chicks and the other 2 eggs were fairly developed. Beautiful chicks and I was quite pleased with the results. What do you think? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. insiderart

    insiderart Obviously Insane

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    Julie is hatching some speckled sussex eggs for me, she says they are pipping even now!! You guys she is so kind, and so smart! I've really enjoyed my interactions with her, and have read great things about her birds all over the boards. Can't wait to get DD's SS chicks!
     
  10. Got5Chicks

    Got5Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Julie ...... She is so nice to deal with and I have had wonderful results with her eggs....beautiful birds........she is honest & fair....... She genuinely wants you to succeed and have a great breeding program..... I am a Gabbard Farms customer for life...... [​IMG]
     

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