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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by albird101, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chirping

    Jun 2, 2013
    So I decided to wait out another week or get my chicks and I decided on which breeds I'm getting!! I'm getting 6 easter egger pullets,1 easter egger Cockrell, 2 buff orpington pullets, and 3 silkie hens my goal is to breed and sell the Easter eggers since easter Eggers lay colored eggs for the most part I can always separate all the colored eggs from the other brown and white ones not only that my silkies will be used to hatch the eggs out or I'll sell fertile eggs till one goes broody... I noticed lots of people in my area love easter Eggers and I'm pretty sure I can sell mine pretty quick and make money to supply there food and needs I was just wondering if this was a good idea? I'm getting the chicks vaccinated so there protected and ready to start laying next spring

  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Yes this sounds like it will do fine.

    Good luck!
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Sounds like a workable plan. All three of your breeds are very popular breeds. Silkies are wonderful brooders and mothers. If you want to sell the extra eggs, brown eggs are always in demand (a lot of people prefer them to white eggs, even though nutritionally they are identical) and there is a surprising number of people who prefer the colored eggs of the Easter Eggers even to the brown eggs. We have both brown egg layers and EEs in our flock and we have no trouble selling our extra eggs to the neighbors in our area. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Sounds like a good plan. You may also have a market for young(hoped for) broodies when the silkies hatch some of their own eggs.
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Good luck with your breeding projects and we do welcome you to our flock!
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

  8. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chirping

    Jun 8, 2014
    Long Island, NY
    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.

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