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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.
You should have posted that earlier so I didn't have to wade through so much ........ .
I don't think you have to convince anyone. That's the truth brother!
If you read on Foleys website he got the start on his great line by hatching out 300 one year. He said it was an expensive nightmare that netted something like 3 cocks and 10 hens. It paid off, now he charges $100 a cock bird and $50 for pullets.
I have 2 pens with integration problems. My girls only pen has 2 new EE roosters and 4 new EE hens. They have an enormous coop, but the roosters roost outside on the water stand (still inside a fully enclosed pen)
In my booted bantam pen, the original family and any hatched by broodies still use the coop. Any that I incubated in the house and returned to the pen roost on top of the coop. There's not much fighting during the day, but they stay separate like 2 different flocks. I will sell the roosters soon, and hopefully my alpha rooster will make the hens part of the flock. If not, I will have to sell them and wait for more broody babies
The eat'emup thread usually says 90% cull rate
Byc it was pretty funny....I feel like both posts you saw were mine!!! I am not an alcoholic I promise. . We were just having fun.
That's probably where I read to hatch 100 and keep the best 10... Hatching 300? Wow. My plan with the Orloffs is to hatch a couple dozen each year by single mating, see what they throw, and keep the best ones for the next year. Obviously I'm a hobbyist, not a "real" breeder.
I promised DH we'd only have about a dozen chickens, so I'm only counting the winter chickens......
I agree with you, BYC110. I do believe they had an all night party. I'm glad I was away for most of it. today was very confusing with all the posts about tequila and whiskey and humidity and hatching mixed together.
Congrats on your wife's new job!
SC: you could of just said that earlier and all those posts would of been unnecessary.
Every year I say no more. Every single year...
I started this year with 45. Now I'm somewhere between 130 and 140, with plans to hatch at least 40 more. A lot of these will be sold, and the cull marans pullets can be sold, boys go in the freezer, so I actually do have a plan
But it's so much more fun doing this...