?'s on paypal & hatching eggs from bst on byc?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by maplesky7, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    Oh you crazy chicken people....what am I going to get myself in to?

    I have only ordered chicks from a hatchery. I have raised the br's and incubated my own from them a couple of times.

    1) In looking at the buy/sell/trade hatching eggs I've noticed only pay by paypal on them.

    I have heard about paypal but don't know what I'm supposed to do with it? Is there a link? Is it connected to my bank? I don't get it? How do I get hooked up?


    2) When I order from someone here...what about like the immunization thingy? How do people handle that? See how well versed I am in chicken talk?

    3) Say I'm looking for something like buff orps, ee's, and br? If in my mind I envision having somewhere like 4 buff orp hens and 1 roo, 3 ee hens, and 3 br hens....how do I goes about making that known? And I take it I'd need more eggs to guarantee the hatch rate and the number of hens I want....
    What would be your advice to me?

    4) I enjoy the bared rock hens we have...I like their temperment with my children. They are a nice bird. I have had the roo I had at one point be tempermental but he was a good flock tenderer. Right now I have a red sex link roo and he's a good flock tenderer but he's not out to get us and flog my little girls.
    I was told by the hatchery last year that delaware's were a good docile bird, so I ordered them. Number one the coloring is no where near the beautiful pics I've seen of them...so that was a disappointment...hence, my curiosity in ordering from here. And the hens are so dang chatty and LOUD! I mean, I was used to my br's talking to me but NOT LIKE THESE birds. ha ha. They follow me around and get right up in my face from their perches and YELL at me. ha ha ha. You think that's funny?
    And the roo well he flogs my little girls and I don't like that so he has to go.
    I have a farm auction and another farm couple who want one of my roos but they will take my other tame red sex link.

    So what I'm driving at...is I like the thought of colored green eggs...are the ee's a pretty cool bird to have? And I haven't had buff orps but heard they are nice and docile. What do you think?
    My little girls are 7 and 3.


    thanks for the info.

    me,
    g
     
  2. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    answer #1 Paypal is a payment service that is secure that is why everyone likes to use it. It is something where you can transfer money from your bank account into it and then send the money. Go to Paypal.com and you can sign up and get it figured out.

    answer #2 EE's are really calm and tame birds and I love the ones I have. They are not loud or chatty at all. They follow me around and are just curious and fun. Plus the green eggs are too cool. They are also great layers and I almost get an egg a day from the ones I have.

    Buff Orps are tame and calm too. They also are great layers. They are quite a bit bigger and fluffier than the EE's.

    Hope that helps. [​IMG]


    Oh and if you order eggs on here and hatch them....then you will be one of the crazy people just like us. It is very addicting so BEWARE!! [​IMG]
     
  3. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    ...thanks, daisychick...."mudfarm"...I just noticed your change...i like it very much.
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Some of them take Money orders and stuff too , though pay pal is the top choice it seems
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I think you're a nutcase.

    Hey, you asked. [​IMG]


    Here's a hard one for ya. Uhh www.paypal.com

    It's this internet thing. Ya know, the internet....
     
  6. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    Quote:I just have to add to the becoming one of us statement..... It's True this Site makes you a chickoholic! LOL I love it, but in just 8 days I have purchased 2 incubators, 1 dozen RIR eggs, 2 Cuckoo Maran Eggs, 15 mystery Eggs, 11 Silkie eggs, and quail racks for my incubator, and made a brooder.... I've only been a chicken person for 8 DAYS! LOL. But really, I wouldn't have it any other way. Good Luck, definatley Check out PAYPAL.com, I'm only 22 and I've been using it since I was 18, they make life so simple. Happy Hatchin!
     
  7. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    Quote:yeah...well...i got the check book thing down. and I figured out the debit card. But i like staying in my own little secure world....so you can't make me!

    ha ha...fine, if i want some good eggs i suppose i'll have to submit to paypal.

    money orders? what? what are those? never did one of those either. that means i have to leave the house? no way...i'm doin paypal.

    come to me my little eggies.

    i am not a nutcase! and look who's talkin?
     
  8. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:yeah...well...i got the check book thing down. and I figured out the debit card. But i like staying in my own little secure world....so you can't make me!

    ha ha...fine, if i want some good eggs i suppose i'll have to submit to paypal.

    money orders? what? what are those? never did one of those either. that means i have to leave the house? no way...i'm doin paypal.

    come to me my little eggies.

    i am not a nutcase! and look who's talkin?

    Some people take checks too! I know I'm more than happy to.
     
  9. maplesky7

    maplesky7 Flock Mistress

    Jun 14, 2008
    N. IL.
    hmmmm.... [​IMG]

    I have some repairs to do in my coop and was hoping to have someone help me in April...and would like my eggs to hatch around the begginning of May.

    you have all sorts of orps...i did not know they came in so many colors...hmmm....i may have to rethink this.... [​IMG]


    Thank you, bodyflight.


    me,
    gretchen
     
  10. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    Paypal also let's you pay an individual with a credit card. You can connect it to your credit card instead of your bank account (you don't have to connect to a bank account) and pay that way to another person's paypal account. Paypal either takes a percentage or the person pays for a premium account every month to have those services.

    EEs are mutts. Their personality varies greatly and you never know what you'll get unless you ask the person what their flock is like. EEs from one place will not always be like EE from another place.

    I would suggest buying about twice the number of eggs as chickens you want since the hatch rate on shipped eggs is around 50% and sell any extras. If you want to be certain of a specific gender ratio get more than that. Just put in the buy/sell section a wanted post with the breeds you want or I go around with mine in my signature and I get private messages occasionally from people. That's how I got bantam EE and from someone locally too.
     

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