wanted more layers-getting BA girls and boy

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chooniecat, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    currently have 6 11 mo layers and 5 4 mo layers(getting 1 egg a day now)(various breeds) so wanted to ad some GREAT layers and remembered how good my australorps(spelling?) were so ordered 6 black austalorp girls and 1 boy. hope to eventually make some of my own. will pick them up in less than 3 wks. originally did NOT want more BA layers but decided to be practical(have been getting "prettier" layers) and as I remember my australorps were all sweethearts so am doing it!!!! yeah! and in 2 yrs I will be overloaded with eggs!!!
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    See we just can't stop! [​IMG] Sounds good to me
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:I so totally understand the above, snipped comment. My Matilda has a homely face
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    but such BEAUTIFUL feathers, and she's so friendly.
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  4. chooniecat

    chooniecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well-I am not normally into "pretty" as a choice for adopting my animals and realize now that the "pretty" layers I have are very much individuals and I will have a hard time when it comes time for processing(and some of ya'll will be horrified). I have room for the current and upcoming chickens ONLY so will have to process SOMEONE in a few years so I can bring in new stock. so the thought process for getting new layers was not being able to differentiate the hens(so much) and maybe it won't be so hard to process them? see how THAT goes in 3 yrs. or so. we've already learned to do meaties(and I cried quite a bit as I did a few myself) but we no longer buy commercially raised eggs/meat so........will be building new area for meaties also.[​IMG]
     

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