She said/He said Who's right? Who's wrong? No one!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.

  1. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    You should have posted that earlier so I didn't have to wade through so much ........ .
     
  2. sideWing

    sideWing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think you have to convince anyone. That's the truth brother!

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    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.
     
  3. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    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
     
  4. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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  5. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    The eat'emup thread usually says 90% cull rate
     
  6. rossfam06

    rossfam06 Beak Brokers

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    Byc it was pretty funny....I feel like both posts you saw were mine!!!:) I am not an alcoholic I promise. :gig. We were just having fun. ;)
     
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  7. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    That's probably where I read to hatch 100 and keep the best 10... Hatching 300? [​IMG] 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......
     
  8. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    I agree with you, BYC110. I do believe they had an all night party. I'm glad I was away for most of it. :lol: today was very confusing with all the posts about tequila and whiskey and humidity and hatching mixed together. :gig
    Congrats on your wife's new job!

    SC: you could of just said that earlier and all those posts would of been unnecessary. :D
     
  9. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    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 [​IMG]
     
  10. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    But it's so much more fun doing this...
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