Testing the Waters

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by hcammack, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    THESE ARE NOT AVAILABLE TILL SPRING AT THE EARLIEST!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
    I may be able to keep a rooster. I won't be able to sell eggs until next fall and unless something happens they won't be pure breeds. The mixes are

    Blue Ameraucana over

    buff and blue wheaten ameraucana hens
    cuckoo marans hens
    blue marans hen
    black copper marans hen
    welsummer hens
    Delaware hens
    a Leghorn hen
    and a faverolle hen

    I think these babies would look pretty cool I have no idea if I will actually be able to keep him but I am just testing the waters. These eggs would probably be $10 - $15 dollars a dozen + shipping

    Thanks,
    Henry
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I wish Maryland weren't so far away.... or that there were a way to ship eggs that would keep them from getting scrambled.
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I will practice with eggs these next two weeks as the birds are on Tylan and I don't want to eat them so I will wrap them up and throw them out the windows or mail them back to myself or something [​IMG]
     
  4. pasofinofarm

    pasofinofarm NONESUCH FARM CONROE TX

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    Henry we did the off the roof test. We marked eggs wrapped them different ways then dropped them off a two story roof and put them in the hot garage overnight then the fridge for two days.

    The ones that hatched the best are our current packing methods. There is a thread on packing eggs over in the incubating section and all our tested packaging is there.

    I think your proposed crosses will make cute hardy birds and $10 a doz is peanuts!

    Mahonri when are you going to get that 'bator and let me send you some eggs to hatch? How about a mixed 10 pack you would wind up with 5 hens from that.
     
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  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:They would just be pretty mutts first lets see if this blue ameraucana boy puts on enough swag and sweetness to convince my parents and neighbors [​IMG] I will try dropping them off the roof just for fun no bator though [​IMG] Their would be some pretty cool EE's and olive eggers in this bunch. I might just give them away if I can get him breeding and then my Mom tells me to get rid of him then I want my girlies to have some babies so I would just give them away so I can hear about the babies [​IMG] Hopefully a girl goes broody while I have him so I can have some of my own. I made this post because my cuckoo Marans hen layed an egg today and my Ameraucana gave me an egg today for the first time in two months [​IMG] They are done molting celebration dance!!!!
     
  6. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you need to practice sending them to someone, you sure can some to me [​IMG]. i would love to help you test the waters.
     
  7. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    you can test ship to me, too. The way pasofinofarm packs there eggs for shipping is great , they sent me eggs last week.
     
  8. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

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    To bad both my bators are gonna be full within a week [​IMG]
     
  9. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    These won't be ready for a while I know they aren't fertile because the rooster is still very young! Sorry I was just gaging interest. These won't be available till spring [​IMG] and only for a few weeks then it all depends on how loud this boy is I am only home for a short time as I am going to boarding school for this semester.
    Oh and here is the boy only a week ago so he has a ways to go!
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    Here are the eggs I got today from my hens
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    here is my custom egg carton
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    Thanks,
    Henry
     
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  10. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    The blue ameraucana with the blue marans is tempting. I want some potential olive laying EE, mine only lay light blue so far, and I love the blue-grey birds. Let me know if you start cracking open fertile maran eggs and want to sell. [​IMG]
     

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