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Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6723613
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
Originally Posted by Law Dog
Hoover for me they have a White Plymouth breed that are the best birds I ever raised.

White Plymouth? Are they a white egg layer or brown?




Brown, I had a White Rock that would follow me all over the yard, even hang out with me if I sat in a lawn chair.

I found a lady in my area that raise chickens and sells them around 8 weeks old, a lot less of dust in my mud room.

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Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6723652
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I used cackle hatchery last year and was a really good experience for us. ordered a surprise box. pretty cool watching them grow and then figure out what they are. now have a flock of all kinds of breeds. also ordered ducks and turkeys from them

Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6723700
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The Sapphire Gems are lookinh pretty good!

The barred rocks I have now ...won't get them again.


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Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6723759
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
The Sapphire Gems are lookinh pretty good!

The barred rocks I have now ...won't get them again.




The white rocks are a way different bird then the smaller barred ones, FYI apples/ oranges


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6723774
01/10/20 05:44 PM
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I have had the French copper Marans and hatched from start.

They are hard to candle to check the process of hatch.

They would run off the cat for her food. Always out scratching for bugs and green.

The roosters are a little much to get along with. Gutsy to say the least.

I may get a couple dozen eggs again and hatch them. A local farmer raises them.


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Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6723889
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White Rocks

Sapphire gems

Hmmm


Patrice?


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Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6724058
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There's a long time hatchery in Bancroft Iowa, not too far from you

Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6724084
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Best place to get them is from KFC.... grin

Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6724108
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Nice set up Rendezvous!!!^^^


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Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: Munderf] #6724134
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Look at the Hoover site or other chicken sites they list the ones that do well in the northern areas, never had any issues with birds in the cold all have done well. My coop is insulated and has a inside wall, it heats with a 250wt red heat lamp. The red heat lamp provides heat and enough white light from the stem of the lamp to encourage laying in cold weather. Shield any heat lamps from the chickens banging into it to avoid fire issues them lamps don’t blow like a bulb will.

Use 2X4s for roosting instead of round poles the lumber allows the birds to cover their feet easier while resting on a 2X4s.


Thanks I have a red lamp, I am using a white though. I need to insulate a little more, I have one of those heaters coming, might help.


Originally Posted by Munderf
Originally Posted by yukonjeff
Thanks. I am open to any suggestions. What is Dub them ? how does that work ?

That's when you cut their combs and wattles off to prevent frostbite. I use a pair of scissors and trim close to the head.
It doesn't bother them, bleeds a little but there are things you can do to keep it minimal.


Thanks I was wondering about doing that but was picturing a very bloody, flapping rooster and not sure its doable, But I might give it a try now.

Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6724187
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Insulating my coop really helped a lot...I did it all with 2" pink foam and osb covering it.

The hanging red lamp keeps it above freezing ...they have it good.


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Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: yukonjeff] #6724704
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Originally Posted by yukonjeff
I need to find a more cold hardy bird .....


Have you tried the Icelandic or Swedish breeds?

Have used Cackle many times in the past, very satisfied. There was another Missouri hatchery i used many years ago but they may be out of business, seems like their name was "Marty?" or something close to that. Have used Ideal as well; their birds were ok. And some other hatcheries through the years. If you live close to Cackle you can drop in on ship days and see what they have left over that is available for purchase.

Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6724714
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Yes that's my plan for next season get something without waddles and a comb. Meyer has a new breed called a Green Queen It has no comb or Waddell's, It looks real cold hardy, but they only sell the chicks, I need hatching eggs I don't think I can get live chicks shipped in here. Easter eggers might do ok here, I have one now.

Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6724759
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Easter eggers dont lay that great....low production


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Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6724863
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Last couple of flocks for me has been Sex-Links, egg laying machines.

Here they are fertilizing the garden.
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Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: BigSky] #6725210
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Originally Posted by BigSky
We have several of the Sapphire Gems.....excellent birds.


Are they really putting out 290 eggs/year? That's about what's listed for white leghorns. White Leghorns are the best laying breed that I've tried. Mine were putting out about 6 eggs/week and laid through the winter.

Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6725252
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The Sapphire gems are a cross between a Blue Andalusian (splash color) rooster and a barred rock hen. This is a sex link cross that produces all blue hens and blue barred roosters.

Their laying ability depends on the production of the parents. The Andalusian is a white egg layer and not known to go broody and most modern barred rocks do not go broody either so that helps with egg production.

Like I said, mine lay well and come from Hoover’s.


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Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6725354
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I might get two breeds this spring

Sapphire gems will be one


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Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6741477
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Last flock I hatched were mixed from a neighbors eggs.....worst foragers and biggest gluttons I ever had. My rhode island reds and barred rocks were good foragers.
looking for good foragers now
In the philippines we kept native chickens similar to jungle fowl and could fly high and roosted in trees at night. Took little feed.

Re: Ordering Chickens- Best Hatchery? [Re: west river rogue] #6741591
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Sunnyside Hatchery out of Beaver Dam WI provides chicks for many firms selling in our area. We have bought from firms selling their stock for 6-8 years and have done very well be it show chickens, heavy roasters, layers etc.

Bryce

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