Old English Game ?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bigspringshatchery, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm wanting to pick up a pair or so OEGB. There is a guy that sells them locally here. He said he will only sell by the pair. He wants 20 a pair for ones that are about to lay. I gave a few questions.

    1. Is this a good price
    2. Are they good layers like my RIRs
    3. What is a good breed to go with or are they all the same just look different?
     
  2. cochin123

    cochin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where in bama are you ? and what color are the oegb , and are you wanting to show them ? [​IMG]
     
  3. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

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    That is a good price if you ask me! Especially if he has breeder stock instead of hatchery stock. I sell mine for $10 each usually. OEGBs are decent layers, but they lay tiny eggs and aren't as consistent as a production breed. They make excellent pets and are quite energetic and outgoing despite their small size. Mine like to fly on my back and shoulders when I go in the coop because they're so friendly! They do just fine with larger breeds although they're small.

    I'm biased, though, they're one of my favorites. [​IMG] If you're looking specifically for layer birds you might want to pass and go for something bred more for production, but as pets and decorative birds they're wonderful and very fun. I love my OEGBs!
     
  4. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in Randolph county. I'm not wanting to show. I jus want a few to raise to add to my flock. I have 9 others RIR hens I use as egg layers. Now I'm tryin to build up a few birds to sell eggs for hatching and to sell the chicks.
     

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