What should a small scale hobby breeder know?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by noahsmom, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. noahsmom

    noahsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking about possibly choosing a breed like BBS Orpingtons and offering hatching eggs, chicks if hens will sit or every once in a while I might hatch some myself. This is just a thought would simply be a hobby but tell me the good, bad, and the ugly! Or what you wish someone may have told you before you had this bright idea.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I can't be a bad idea for a hobby - chicken maths is always a problem for us all! [​IMG] I have set eggs four times this year under broodies - just love having little chicks around - quite amusing. Alas, i am no business man and i've given most of them away even though i specifically bred an "improved" variety of chicken (developed by the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute) which are worth more than the average chicken here in Kenya. Come to think of it, i even give my eggs to family and friends as well - Donald Trump i most certainly am NOT [​IMG]

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