What's on your wish list for spring 2012?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I'll admit...it's only mid-fall and I'm already planning on what I want to add to my flock next spring. [​IMG] I'm thinning down & selling off some breeds to add others....selling my MF Cochins, Crevecoeurs, LF White Houdan and bantam white & mottled Houdan)...

    I'm adding one of these breeds, I haven't which one decided yet:

    Dominques
    RC RIR
    White Dorking (trying again)
    Chanteclers

    But I'll need a new coop. They'll be my "free range" birds for some hatching egg sales, but mostly grasshopper control, eating eggs and eating the extra cockerels.

    I'll be hatching some more bantam Spangled Orloffs (I need more hens), as well as LF GL Cochins (need more hens and a replacement roo as mine is nearing 4yrs old now).

    I am adding another goose breed...not sure what, yet....tried Shetlands and they didn't lay worth a crap. Leaning back towards Buffs (hatched them out this spring but sold them)....or maybe Lavenders....I love the look of the saddleback Poms....

    I'll have to have DH build me another waterfowl pen...and he's already said no....[​IMG]

    As for my projects....

    Bantam Dun Laced Wyandottes [​IMG]

    Two more bantam coops!
     
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  2. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    I thought I'd add if anyone has the same breeds I do (or any of the ones I want)....PM me and we can work out a trade. [​IMG]
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Love it!!! Love thinking about the future.


    First breed our S.S. over our production reds to create some chestnut colored chicks. (hopefully)
    Also breed our select stock of Barred Rocks. That program is coming along nicely.

    And finally, raise a big old batch of new ISA Browns again. I miss having those pullets in the flock.
     
  4. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Fred's Hens :

    Love it!!! Love thinking about the future.


    First breed our S.S. over our production reds to create some chestnut colored chicks. (hopefully)
    Also breed our select stock of Barred Rocks. That program is coming along nicely.

    And finally, raise a big old batch of new ISA Browns again. I miss having those pullets in the flock.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    One billion dollars. [​IMG]
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    You have LF White Houdans?? I want some!!




    My wishlist contains:

    More Shamos. two is pretty lame.
    More Wheaten Marans to diversify and improve the flock, then after them the flock will be closed.
    More Ameraucanas, preferrably Brown-Reds or Wheatens.
    More Araucanas diversify the genepool a tad, and get something to further improve my cuckoos
     
  7. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Oh, I'm always thinking about Springtime.....Chick time.......I would be so excited if I actually had a successful broody in my bantam coop.....

    And my turkey pair, Bonnie and Cyde....I hope they hatch some eggs......Bonnie is a Blue Slate, Clyde being a Royal Palm....They would make beautiful splash babies together......[​IMG]
     
  8. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Oh yeah...I'd take that, too...heck, I'd settle for a couple million! [​IMG]
     
  9. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I only have one LF White roo....I used him to create some more bantam whites...he's HUGE, though...almost as large as my Light Sussex Roo! Sandhill lines (no one else has them)....he's a little brassy, but otherwise has good type, other than a crooked toe, which he has not passed on. He's $10 if you want him. [​IMG]
     
  10. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I've always wanted turkeys but DH says no....unless we eat them. [​IMG] I don't think I could...not after seeing how friendly and cute they are. [​IMG]
     

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