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my orlys are gone :(

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Carole AM, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With a heavy heart, I say goodbye to my Russian Orloffs. My last rooster Gordy died today. It seems like after I brought in the "new group", they
    (those and mine) started dying off. No symptoms- just dead the next day.

    I really wanted the breed, and it was fun while it lasted, but now they
    are gone and I won't be replacing them.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Carol, I'm so sorry. I just saw an Orloff hen at the feedstore two days ago and thought of you.
     
  3. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    why won't you replace them?
     
  4. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are supposed to be a hardy breed, and I guess they were, up till now.
    Of all the eggs I hatched, the orlys never made it to adulthood. The eggs were hard to get--they didn't lay real well. Maybe that is why they are so rare. They were sure pretty though!

    I have enough "other" breeds to work on, mainly the Chanteclers.
     
  5. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I am really sorry!!
     

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