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Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: Catch22] #6768993
02/13/20 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Catch22
Keith, I never seen that kind of rise in my electric bill. We hatched our own in the spring and had two lights going in the pen. I don't have my books anymore but it was cheaper for me to do it that way or I wouldn't have done it. We had a variety of chickens before we settled in on Golden Comets for laying. The meat birds were separate.


Jeff, if you have them in your house, you will run your regular heater less. $21.60 a month is the average cost of running a 250 watt bulb. I pay $300.00 some dollars a month this time of year keeping birds warm.

Keith

Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6769007
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As the temps warm up in the late spring the less heat you need. They only need it from 4 to 6 weeks in the barn, a small brood isn't gonna add a ton to the bottom line imo.


I wonder if tap dancers walk into a room, look at the floor, and think, I'd tap that. I wonder about things.....
Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6769008
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You getting a couple roosters so that you can hatch some out yourself later?

Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6769019
02/13/20 03:35 PM
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I just changed my order to Murry McMurry's. I changed to 15 (brown egg choice) and 2 roosters.

I think I may try a couple dozen eggs to hatch again this year. Primarily Black French Copper Marans.

There's a supplier near by I can get them from. The price is right also.

Then I'll have additional mixed hens.


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Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: Catch22] #6769021
02/13/20 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Catch22
As the temps warm up in the late spring the less heat you need. They only need it from 4 to 6 weeks in the barn, a small brood isn't gonna add a ton to the bottom line imo.

Ive only ever had the lamp on the spring chicks for 5-6 weeks so thats true!!!


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Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: seniortrap] #6769033
02/13/20 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by seniortrap
I just changed my order to Murry McMurry's. I changed to 15 (brown egg choice) and 2 roosters.

I think I may try a couple dozen eggs to hatch again this year. Primarily Black French Copper Marans.

There's a supplier near by I can get them from. The price is right also.

Then I'll have additional mixed hens.

I like your idea.

Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: seniortrap] #6769038
02/13/20 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by seniortrap
I just changed my order to Murry McMurry's. I changed to 15 (brown egg choice) and 2 roosters.

I think I may try a couple dozen eggs to hatch again this year. Primarily Black French Copper Marans.

There's a supplier near by I can get them from. The price is right also.

Then I'll have additional mixed hens.

Ive had those Black French copper marans... the Shells were so Dark It was Very hard candling them! Near impossible!


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Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6769045
02/13/20 03:46 PM
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Get the delawares, if they bred to standard you'll get a great layer and good eating roosters.

Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: warrior] #6769051
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Originally Posted by warrior
Get the delawares, if they bred to standard you'll get a great layer and good eating roosters.

At this time...Ive decided Delawares and a few Saphire Gems


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Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6769058
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Black giants lay some huge eggs.

Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6769068
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i see , chick days at he local feed store here you order by 2 weeks before and they start delivering in April with a twice a month delivery date typically. it has been a few years since I ordered


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Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #6769073
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Originally Posted by GREENCOUNTYPETE
i see , chick days at he local feed store here you order by 2 weeks before and they start delivering in April with a twice a month delivery date typically. it has been a few years since I ordered

Thats pretty much hoew they do it here


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Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6769074
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They do that here at tractor supply.

Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: Bruce T] #6769078
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Originally Posted by Bruce T
They do that here at tractor supply.

shocked


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Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6769088
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Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6769118
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Originally Posted by 330-Trapper
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Nice looking chickens.

Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6769129
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Saphire gems

Up to 290 eggs a year possible

Sex links


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Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6769328
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I have one Black Jersey Giant rooster and he is awesome. Friendliest rooster I ever had and big and gorgeous.


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Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6769339
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These are Interesting birds also but sold straightrun at hoovers


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Re: " Chick Days " To wait or Not Wait???? [Re: 330-Trapper] #6769354
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A free lunch heck ya Id wait! LOL you get them now you will have mess by the time its warm enough to stop worrying about them. I had a bunch in my fur shed one spring what a mess dust and dander on everything 1/4 inch thick.

My biggest peeve is when the person sorting my birds starts dropping them into the box at the feed store, I just slide in and say, I got this.


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