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

  1. dragon

    dragon In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2007
    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

    Jan 31, 2007
    NE Washington
    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 Songster

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

    dragon In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2007
    brainerd mn
    napalongtail [​IMG] what kind of long tails you got?
    *oh* went to your website....very nice!
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2007

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