NY chicken lover!!!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by peggym, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    It is Onondaga.

    Can I get a show of hands on folks who are planning on getting chicks? See the thing is if I hatch more, I'm certain to have some I don't want and willing to give a way. I can't see runnig a half filled incubator.

    I see people post on Ebay, "rare" olive eggers. Are they really that rare?
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  2. Lynzi777

    Lynzi777 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2012
    Woodstock, CT

    And google says my address is Lafayette! :) So Cuse it is LOL I don't go anywhere south of Tully/Lafayette. Everywhere I travel to/shop at is in Syracuse so I just consider myself there.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  3. Tough Old Bird

    Tough Old Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2013
    OK -- I had to look up Basque chickens. I thought I had read about every breed! Nope! They're handsome looking birds, Rancher. Good luck with your bid.

  4. Lapeerian

    Lapeerian Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2012
    Sometime this spring we would like to add a few more. Hubby keeps hoping for a broody to hatch and raise some for us. I like the GLW and EE I got from Morrisville, but think I'd like to try some Dels too. I tried looking up Basque chicken on yahoo, all I got was a bunch of French chicken recipes. On my wish list are Welsummer and some white and dark egg layers.
    Not sure if this is the same basque breed, but they look neat!
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2013
  5. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2010
    Evening everyone. Came home to 14 eggs. Gave everyone some broccolirabe and apples. They wolfed it down so fast you wouldnt even know there was any food given to them! Filled feeders and waterers and gave everyone a looksee. Finished another saddle and put it on the hen that stayed downstairs last night. Seems the color green was something to squawk about at first. Everyone settled after that. I made another one tonight and will do another tomorrow. It will be good to have all the favorites covered as they are getting bare.

    Rancher--it is hard to tell you whom I would trust more. You take a chance any time you are dealing with an unknown, whether on byc or ebay or anything else. I would be more likely to buy eggs/chicks from someone on this fourm than elsewhere because we have known each other through our postings for a while. Good luck with your bid and I hope your dw doesnt kill you when you reload that bator!
  6. Cydney83

    Cydney83 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2010
    Central New York!
    Yes I have one hen! love her...waiting to get more! Good luck!
  7. Cass

    Cass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2011
    Albany, NY
    Nope, not rare at all. Cross any blue gened roo with a brown egg laying hen and the offspring will lay a green egg. If you want Olive, use a Marans....if you just want greenish, use a Leghorn or some other brown egg laying breed.

    Personally I am trying to breed an hen that lays a teal egg. Not really green, not really blue....but halfway between the two. I'll let you know how it goes. (Give me a couple of generations to get it right, K?
  8. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY

    Well I have noticed some breeds that have come down in price for eggs. Not the least the Swedish Flower hens. I sold mine since I can't keep to many breeds if I want to breed chickens. But I can hatch them if I want a mixed flock.

    I have a Marans rooster and 4 EE/Amer hens that have just started to lay green eggs. I also have a Lav Amer rooster and Marans hens. I also have a pullet that has not started to lay yet. and a Del and a BR.

    I expect that some, hopefully not all, of the new Marans chicks will be roosters.

    A teal colored egg would be nice. Even nicer if you could stabilize the cross to get birds that consistently lay Teal colored eggs.

    I just want lots of different colored eggs. Any mix of shades is fine.

    How many here are set up to handle chicks?

    Lapeerian - do you not have an incubator? I just saw a digital pink something or other on Ebay for $35 plus shipping. Not a brand I've seen before. It held 7 eggs I think.
  9. vmdanielsen

    vmdanielsen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    West Lebanon, NY
    You have a marans rooster that lays green eggs? I would think a rooster that lays any eggs is worth a pretty penny!!!![​IMG]

    I just ordered 24 buckeye eggs to add to my buckeye flock for a little diversity. They are slated to arrive March 6!! Yippee!!!!!!
  10. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I try to tell people my chickens are good but no one believes me. I had some Silkies last year but sold them. Since then none of the chickens have been the same. I told my wife I saw a green glow coming from the coop at night but she just said I was getting senile.

    She still doesn't believe me even after we found this in the coop.


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