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Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by dragon, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. dragon

    dragon Out Of The Brooder

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    brainerd mn
    how did you start out? how many hens and roosters did ya have? when did you buy an incubator? did the flock grow, and/or how fast ? If you want quality-not quantity then what was your min. # of birds kept. ECT.[​IMG]
    any regrets? and what was the most rewarding moments
    ? ? ? ect.
     
  2. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    How I got started? Dh bought me chicks at the feed store.
    Roos to hens? Originally we had no idea, but ended up w/ about 50/50.
    Bought an incubator? After I had placed like a dozen chick orders and realized people sold hatching eggs:)
    Flock growth? Oh well the first 16 went up to over 300 in 12 short months!!
    One year I brought in a grand total of 96 chicks/hatching eggs, and kept 11 quality birds!
    regrets? Not really the whole family loves having chickens and we are still experimenting to this day.
    Rewards: You bet ya but that list is soooo Long!
    Currently happily typing with 100 chicks in 3 different brooders 5 feet away. And they are all my breeding:)
     
  3. blue90292

    blue90292 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2007
    Rosharon, TX
    hey, napalongtail! i was wondering how your big hatch went. glad to hear things went well.
     
  4. dragon

    dragon Out Of The Brooder

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    napalongtail [​IMG] what kind of long tails you got?
    *oh* went to your website....very nice!
     
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