Virginia

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by tntfarm, Jan 15, 2007.

  1. Cheapchicksfarm

    Cheapchicksfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't been on here in awhile the birds are doing well and I am very happy with my 2012 Birds they are great improvements over their parents I divided my breeds this weekend into their own pens and look forward to purebred eggs [​IMG] Now I am trying to decide if I want to set eggs on Christmas or just start selling them [​IMG] I am really looking forward to next year
     
  2. localcommotion42

    localcommotion42 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone- I am looking for breeders of: Mottled Cochins, Wyandottes, or OEGB (all bantam sizes). I am interested in other breeds as well. I bought a new incubator and am looking for hatching eggs as well as pairs or trios. Please post here or inbox me with your county and a list of breeds that you raise. I won't be able to hatch until after Christmas since my incubator is full at the moment. Thanks so much.
     
  3. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    do you still have delawares?
     
  4. Cheapchicksfarm

    Cheapchicksfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I loved the rooster he was actually very friendly every one liked him but I hated that hen her egg shell quality was not as good as I would have liked she laid the worst quality egg on the farm I tried different feeds and supplements but it didn't work she also refused to lay in a nest box so half her eggs would be broke before I collected them
    I have excellent pullet to cockerel hatch rates in all my breeds but with the delawares I hatched 1 pullet and 15 cockerels I may try again one day with the delawares I still have an interest in the breed so once I expand my coops I will get more hopefully the roosters I get will be as great as the one I got from you I hated to have to sell him
     
  5. cubalaya

    cubalaya Overrun With Chickens

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    i have his son here and he is so friendly he eats out of my hand and has never tried to flog anyone. i too, am not that impressed with the delawares laying abilities but will try them a little longer. sorry they didn't work out for you. eventually i will probably only have a big flock of cubalayas and a few orientals. i have a trio of asils, a shamo, and a cubaXthai now.
     
  6. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    i picked up some freebie girls last month, including 1 dellie girl. she's a sweetie but the guy said she also had poor shell quality, tho she laid the largest eggs of all the girls (4 sexlinks, 3 buff orps, 2 barred rocks and the dellie). said he was getting rid because they had stopped laying. LOL they were all recovering from a moult, the dellie's tail is finally back. oh well his loss.

    i processed the sexlinks, they were all much older than the other girls (one had a tumor the size of a softball! - she didn't go in the freezer at all), who i'm guessing were spring 11 hatches.
     
  7. LesaA

    LesaA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone live near Bristol that would be interested in free bantam cochins?
     
  8. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    not near bristol, but not horribly far either... i might be willing to take a drive... pm me with details?
     
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  9. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    and on a positive note, yesterday i was late getting out of bed (bad arthritis flare) so the girls didn't get out of the coop until about 10am... and i found a TEENY (about 1" long dark brown egg!) and a normal sized EE egg (first in a couple months!). today, i found a broken teeny egg (still no yolk, but it's progress, right?) in the same nest in the coop, an EE egg where my one faithful dorking lays (2 milk crate nests under the top half of a plastic doghouse), and 2! MF Cochin eggs! my 2nd girl is finally back to doing her job after being broody or moulting or being broody again most of the summer. now for the 2 baby girls to start laying. both are about 6-7 months old...

    now if the rest of my 'rebel' dorkings would at least put their eggs where i could FIND them... [​IMG]
     
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  10. ChickenMommy2B

    ChickenMommy2B New Egg

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    I live in Carrollton and want to build a chicken coop to keep 3 hens in. I need some help. Are you interested in assisting me for a fee?
     

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