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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.
Good night Mike.
That is a beautiful basket of eggs! Are they for hatching?
Ha Ha YES!!!
I know that you mentioned wanting a heritage breed, but have you considered the Bielefelder? They are newer to this country but quite a few people are breeding them. They seem to have the qualities you are looking for. There is a dedicated thread here about them. I am just getting my flock together because of the reasons you mentioned above, They are very large gentle birds who lay huge eggs and are suitable for the table.
Got her done for the HAL!!!
Ok everyone I have a stupid question. I plan on hatching barred rock and black copper maran eggs for the HAL. Problem I have is I also have australorps and Im not sure how to tell the eggs apart from my BR hens. Easy to pick my BCM eggs as they are a nice dark #6-7
You could build a couple of trap nest, that way if a barred rock goes in then you know those eggs are the ones you want. I am going to build some and block off my regular boxes so I can get an idea who is laying then will take them out. Check out the thread on here about them.