Well, I talked them into it! (PIC HEAVY!!)

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by SilkiesForEver, Aug 21, 2013.

  1. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    We're upping our layer flock! I convinced my dad to build a whole additional coop, and fill it with wonderful egg laying hens. [​IMG] (Hopefully) 16 hens to be exact, and at most, 2 roosters. Now it's his job to build, my job to find out prices, and my mom's future job will be to sell.

    I've picked out my breeds for my hens, but was wondering what to thought of my choices.

    Production red,
    Easter egger,
    Marans,
    Leghorn,
    Ancona,
    Wyandotte,
    Orpington,
    Cream Legbar,
    Olive egger,
    Barnevelder.

    And for my rooster(s),
    Jersey Giant,
    Brahma.

    Suggestions would be awesome. [​IMG]


    -SilkiesForEver
     
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  2. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm picking out my chicks tomorrow. [​IMG] I'll post pictures when they're all settled in.
     
  3. PIGSinSPACE

    PIGSinSPACE New Egg

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    have fun picking them out! Thats alot of fun.
     
  4. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    I will! [​IMG]
     
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    How exciting! I'm voting for a Jersey Giant rooster.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Go for it! Get them all.
     
  7. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    I fell in love with my sister's Jersey Gaint rooster. He is HUUUGE and lets anyone pick him up like a baby. Hoping mine will be a good boy, because we have to drive 40 minutes away to another feedstore to get him. [​IMG]
     
  8. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm so excited. [​IMG] I'm bringing my friend along because of how indecisive I am. [​IMG] I would take the whole barrel of 'em if I could....
     
  9. Chic CAN

    Chic CAN The Wisdom Chaser Premium Member

    I just have Orpingtons ad I think they are the perfect birds! They lay big eggs andf frequently. They are sweet, lay all winter, are big enough for meat, and will brood if you let them. SO far none if mine brood. But they are supposed to :p I has 23 laying hens and got 15-25 eggs a day in the winter. Mine are organic eggs, and sell for a cheap $4 a dozen. You can get more where you live. People are poor here.
     
  10. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay! I came home with 16 little peeping chickies. [​IMG]

    Hens-

    3 Production reds
    1 Black sex link
    1 Gold sex link
    3 Easter eggers
    1 Brown Leghorn
    1 Light Brahma
    1 New Hampshire red
    2 Australorps
    1 Dominique
    1 Delaware

    And unfortunately, all the feedstores were sold out of Jersey Giants. Even cockerels! So, I picked out a cute little Brahma cockerel.

    Rooster-

    1 Light Brahma
     
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