We are having great hatches this spring - PICS :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MIKE555444, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought my parent stock last year and we are hatching Rhode Island Reds and a Red Sex-Link this spring... Here are some pics...

    BTW we did have a few mixed eggs in there when we first started hatching but now they are all seperated properly

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  2. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hot Dang that's a lot of chicks!! Congrats on the hatches!
     
  3. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are hatching about 100/week :)
     
  4. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jeez, What do you do with them all? Are you selling them that fast?
     
  5. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes... but its a lot of work... We have flyers up everywhere, Crag List ads, and facebook ads... we had 400 sold before the first egg hatched. Just hope we can keep the orders coming.
     
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  6. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I'm a little jealous! Wish I was having that kind of luck selling my animals! How many chickens do you have that you have that many eggs to hatch!!
     
  7. KBG204

    KBG204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Daw so many babies! Hope you sell them all!
     
  8. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought parent stock last year:

    30 Rhode Island Red Pullets
    16 Rhode Island White Pullets
    Plus appropriate Roosters

    They are all great layers but everyone wants sex-link pullets... so now I wish I have bought 30 RIW. Guess I'll hatch some this year so next year will be easier.

    I get between 15-16 eggs from the 16 Rhode Island Whites every day... The RIR lay about 26-27 a day from the 30 hens I have. With a few misc hens (1 green egg 2 silkies, and a few mixed) I get near 4 doz eggs a day.
     
  9. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sheepers! What makes the sex-links so sought after, just the fact that you can tell who's a boy and who's a girl?
     
  10. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep... thats it.... I need to learn how to feather-sex the chicks.
     

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