WANTED: A colorful assortment of eggs.

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  1. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, I've never really done this before.. But after some serious heartbreak, my mom and I are trying one more time to get chickens before I go to college.

    The story
    : In September, we got new chicks. Let's just say, they ended up to be COMPLETELY gorgeous. We ended up with.. Two speckled sussex hens, three Welsummers (one roo, two hens), two silkies hens (lucky us!), and four Ameraucana hens. They were the friendliest chickens we'd ever had, especially the speckled sussex who would run up to the edge of the fence every time we would come home, or even when I called them from across the yard. One day, my mom came home while I wasn't home.. And half of the chickens were just gone. There were feathers EVERYWHERE. The rooster, one silkie, and two Ameraucanas were all that we had left. I was completely devastated, as this was the first time I'd actually been the only one who raised them since they got here. Apparently, the fox got through TWO layers of chicken wire.

    So.. A few weeks ago, my mom decided we could get new chickens, mostly because she's doing an egg share program at her store. So, I got all excited and started researching.. My mom's friend decided to go in on our order from McMurray and they were supposed to be here next week. BUT.. She backed out, saying that she only wanted bantams. So, we decided to get them from the feed store. We called about ten places, and had it narrowed down to a few. One of them said they would get a new shipment of assorted rare breeds in two days. They did. It was red sex links. The next one said they would get the same in. They did. Black sex links. The next one said they would special order them from the hatchery and they'd be there today. They called. The hatchery is completely sold out.

    So.. I ask my mom if we can just hatch some, expecting her to tell me to wait until August and raise them 'til they're a few weeks, then leave. Surprisingly, she said YES. So, here I am.. Trying to find the perfect assortment of eggs to enhance our chicken lives.

    I don't know if any of you out there have several different types of chickens that are laying.. Or if you focus on only one. But I've only seen sets of one breed together, and my mom prefers having several different colors of chickens and eggs, mainly because then we can name them and be able to tell them apart, then we can tell which egg was laid by which chicken.

    What we're looking for: Golden/Silver Campines or Buttercups
    Ameraucanas
    Welsummers or Marans or any dark egg layer
    Any kind of orpington except for buff
    Polish or any top hat breed
    Hamburgs
    Black Australorps
    Wyandottes (BLR?)
    Speckled Sussex
    **Really, anything pretty/eye catching that lays pretty eggs. No feather feet, please, my mom hates them a lot (I love them, though.) My mom also despises turkens in every way.

    If you can offer an assortment of eggs, please do! The main reason for the assortment is less shipping costs, and making sure that they all are shipped/hatched around the same time because we don't own the incubator I'm using. Also, my mom loves different egg colors and I love the different chicken breeds, plus her egg customers love all the different eggs. They're amazed by them.

    I hope this post isn't too long.. I just don't want people to think I'm crazy for just wanting a few of each breed. We would always order one of each breed before from McMurray, since we're weird and don't hatch eggs at all, so no need for purebreds.
     
  2. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    I can get you some hamburg,Polish and americanas. If you send me $12 for the shipping I'll send you as many as the lay.

    oops I thought I put $12 hehe.
     
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  3. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I can do an assortment!!!
    I have
    BLRW
    appenzellar spitzenhaubens
    marans
    beautiful blue EE eggs
    olive eggers

    I can do a mixed dozen for $35 and that is shipped. Let me know how many of each you would like or how you would like to mix and match.....I do have buff orps but I seen you did not want them. Just let me know!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    ETA:
    I did not see the last part there. If you want just mixed breeds I can do a dozen for $10 and that is shipped. I have an array of mixed hens. I have one that is a barred, bearded, goldenish colored hen! She is a hoot to look at!!! LOL [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2009
  4. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, two offers already! I'm going to talk with my mom in the morning/tomorrow afternoon.. She gets "chickened out" after a while. If anyone has any others to offer, I'd be overjoyed. I meant that we don't need purebred eggs from our chickens, but mixed breeds work as well as long as we know egg color..

    Forgot to say, we need at least 20 eggs, I think. We need 4 hens for my mom's friend, and six+ hens for us, and going by the laws of nature, we should double that number, right?

    pidgey104 - Only 2$ for shipping? Really? o_O
     
  5. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    I may have a dozen Speckled Sussex eggs available next Monday, if you can wait that long. They are $25 a dozen shipped. Let me know.
     
  6. chickenpea

    chickenpea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickygirl2 has polish,japanese,cochins and others. I have aracanas and crunchie has marans.We are all located in MD. you could probably pick them up at the farm.
     
  7. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    Quote:Awwww......your the bomb!!
     
  8. KinderKorner

    KinderKorner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I know you said no feathered feet but... well. lol

    I have an assortment of Light Brahmas (probably the best breed of chicken in my opinion), Buff Orps. Rhode Island Red, EE, and crested Polish! Most of these eggs will be mixes. But very adorable mixes. Every chick I've hatched out has looked completely different, and have wonderfull personalities.

    I also have a pen of full-blood EE's. Very pretty as well.

    Too bad you didn't want eggs in a few months. Cause then I will have full blood, Crested Polish (4 colors), Light Brahmas, GLW, SLW, BLRW.

    Anyway. I just hatched out 4 mutts this past month or so. I could give you some pictures if you'd like.
     
  9. Puddle Foot Farm

    Puddle Foot Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got home from rehearsal for my musical.. Sorry for anyone who was looking for a quick response.

    I'm starting to think I should practice my "Ohmygosh, mother! I didn't know that would happen!" face. For "surprise" feather feet. (I really love feather feet. They're cute.)

    I am PMing everyone to keep track of things easier.. I think I might actually get eggs from several of you and hopefully they'll all get here around the same time. There's so many options!
     
  10. DutchChicky

    DutchChicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi you might try BYC member 'thepetpaw'
    Joni has some great assortment, of all the colors you want.
    I got Polish , silkie , white eggs , dark Welsummer and a few Blue/ green eggs. They are in the Hatcher now, expecting them to hatch tomorrow.
    She is very nice and does very good packing. Off the 30 eggs I got I still have 25 fully developed. Very good for shipped eggs. Only $5 for a dozen eegs, plus actually shipping, what usally runs between $5-7.-
    Good Luck
     

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