Discussion in 'Chicken Hatching Eggs' started by duluthralphie, Feb 12, 2017.

  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    I have finally come up with a price for Toad eggs.

    I think we will get enough for most of us. I am still trying to establish flocks locally which will take precedent over mailed eggs.

    I also have so 4H kids that want to show them in place of the CX's in meat divisions.

    I cannot tell you how excited I am to sell some and get new flocks started.

    The cost is $15 a dozen and 25 for shipping and packaging. I thought about what some of you said. I decided you were right I sell EE at $10 and these are way more rare and better than EE eggs.

    I will try and consider a bunch of things when making the sale. IT WILL NOT BE FIRST COME FIRST SERVED.

    My goal is to establish a true meat bird that is self sustaining as most of you know. Because of BYC rules we will have to talk back and forth between this thread and the raising toads thread.

    Please report whatever findings you have when you hatch and raise these. I am hoping and praying everyone gets a 50% hatch and does not just raise and butcher these like CX's.

    I expect you will butcher and extra rooster or two, if you do raise it 15 weeks before you process it to make sure all the roosters live and to get that HUGE roasting bird.

    I know some of you keep meticulous records of weight and feed ratios, Report that.

    When it comes to breeding breed only the biggest and best of the breed. I know to start with you will need to breed everything.

    Remember almost everything you know about raising chickens and meat birds will change with these birds.

    I might even do a lottery to see who wins if everything is equal. I will take paypal , here's to hoping I can remember how to do that!

    Do I need a picture?

    Terms: Paypal $40 total for a dozen eggs, $15 for eggs and $25 for shipping!

    I think I covered what I needed. I cannot mention the offer in the text of a post. (maybe) I will put the link to this thread in my signature line...

    Thanks.. Lets spread the toads!!
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  2. mallard-mama

    mallard-mama Just Hatched

    May 16, 2015
    Vandalia, Ohio
    What is a toad chicken???? Pics please!
  3. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    Toads area line of meat bird I have kind of created.

    here is a link to the newest thread on them:

    Also for those of you wanting them, I thought I would have a dozen to go tomorrow night The Toads gypped me yesterday so it could be Tuesday.

  4. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wonderful project! I would order but i am not NPIP!
    Will keep an eye on these!
  5. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    NPIP is not required, I would like it but not mandatory.
  6. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

    May 14, 2013
    Central, PA
    Send me a pm once I'm up next on the list. I'd like to get 2 dozen even if i have to move to the end of the line before i can get the second one lol.
  7. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    This is an awesome opportunity Ralphie for some pretty spectacular birds. Pretty sure you will get inundated with takers.
  8. tlzimmerman

    tlzimmerman Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 28, 2017
    Gove, Kansas
    Posting a message to follow. Cool stuff. I am just getting into chickens but have experience with breeding cattle. I have wanted to do something like this as a breeding project. I know that breeding your own cornish cross is "impossible", but I think with some time and work you oughta get something that breeds true and could get you well above the normal feed efficiency of heritage breeds.

    I'd buy a dozen for sure as you have done a ton of the work for me.
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2017
  9. Bigshooter

    Bigshooter Out Of The Brooder

    May 9, 2016
    I am not NPIP but I would love a dozen eggs. I would not be butchering and would be starting my own flock.
  10. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler Premium Member

    Hopefully, I can get you both some eggs this year.

    If ,you want to breed CX's you can. but it is really hard. You have to really limit the feed to them to extend their life span. Also you need to force them to walk and free range.

    When I started I free ranged 100 CX's. I carried leg bands with me and I marked the birds I found the furthest from the coop. The 10 that free ranged the furthest became my starting birds and gave me my frogs.
    So it can be done. I was told it could not be done either. I know one young guy that kept a CX alive for 2years doing this.

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