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Old 26th September 2013, 10:19 PM   #116238  /  #26
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if they're just doing one breed then my guess is you'll be told they're hybrids. Rhode Island Red x RI white is my even more specific guess

more questions while we wait for your breeder's response: am i right that you plan to let them peck around in the back yard during the day then lock them in some kind of henhouse at night?
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Old 27th September 2013, 01:03 AM   #116286  /  #27
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Yep, that's the plan.
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Old 27th September 2013, 01:05 AM   #116288  /  #28
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Probably keep them in a chook run enclosure when we start a garden.
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Old 27th September 2013, 01:07 AM   #116289  /  #29
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If you let them run in the garden after you turn the soil, they will eat tons of weed seeds and baby weeds! Also grubs and things.

ETA: before you plant.
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Old 27th September 2013, 01:09 AM   #116290  /  #30
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yes, while adding their poo to it :lush:
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Old 27th September 2013, 03:39 AM   #116308  /  #31
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If I ever raise chickens, I'm going to be utterly frivolous about it and raise ones like these:



or these:



or these:



and the classic:

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Old 27th September 2013, 10:53 AM   #116333  /  #32
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Yep, that's the plan.
be aware that they will shit everywhere. you're going to be stepping in it every time you go to collect the eggs

they will also reverse-terraform your plot, which may or may not be a good thing
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Old 27th September 2013, 11:00 AM   #116334  /  #33
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b, i like your thinking. the commonly available layers are the same birds used commercially, so the sole emphasis is on egg production

a bird that's geared up to lay an egg every day for 2 years then flake out might not be the best choice for the hobbyist. And you do end up spending a lot of time looking at them so aesthetics count as much as anything.

some of the really fancy breeds no doubt have their own set of problems but there's a good compromise in the middle somewhere. i'm looking at something like this for my next bird: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sussex_%28chicken%29
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Old 27th September 2013, 11:55 AM   #116348  /  #34
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Those look adorable.

You're right that some of the fancies would have problems. Probably best to get a scarce heritage breed that is also 'normal'.
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Old 27th September 2013, 12:07 PM   #116355  /  #35
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next time i visit the breeder to buy chicken food i'll try to get some pics of the breeds they have available
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Old 27th September 2013, 02:32 PM   #116408  /  #36
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a bird that's geared up to lay an egg every day for 2 years then flake out might not be the best choice for the hobbyist. And you do end up spending a lot of time looking at them so aesthetics count as much as anything.
Came across a problem with this when a wave of chicken husbandry swept through a place I worked at. Problem was, people kept coming into work with bucket loads of eggs exhorting you to take as many as you could. They were fabulous eggs with thick shells and bright orange yolks and everything from happy cluckers but there's only so many eggs you can eat. Fair broke my heart to have to knock them back and spurn the industry of those wonderful ladies.
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Old 27th September 2013, 02:37 PM   #116411  /  #37
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Do you not know how to make pickled eggs and wrap a bit of gingham around the top with a ribbon and give them away as Christmas presents?
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Old 27th September 2013, 02:44 PM   #116420  /  #38
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didn't but guess I do now. My family and friends are so gonna love you this Christmas.
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Old 27th September 2013, 02:51 PM   #116423  /  #39
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didn't but guess I do now. My family and friends are so gonna love you this Christmas.
dozens of recipes, but this one's simple:

http://www.food.com/recipe/pickled-eggs-29150

People make sweet ones as well or add different herbs, peppers, etc. You can add beet juice and they turn pink.

Go well with beer.
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Old 27th September 2013, 05:37 PM   #116491  /  #40
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Steady now - bear in mind I only just got around to completing the CBH project after five years in the planning stage, and even then it wasn't all plain sailing.
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Old 27th September 2013, 05:45 PM   #116493  /  #41
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Lol, because wrong pan. I have a big stainless copper-bottomed skillet that is fantastic for things like frying fish or chicken, or making sauces you want to simmer for a good long while. It's a disaster for frying sticky things.
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Old 27th September 2013, 08:05 PM   #116499  /  #42
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a bird that's geared up to lay an egg every day for 2 years then flake out might not be the best choice for the hobbyist. And you do end up spending a lot of time looking at them so aesthetics count as much as anything.
Came across a problem with this when a wave of chicken husbandry swept through a place I worked at. Problem was, people kept coming into work with bucket loads of eggs exhorting you to take as many as you could. They were fabulous eggs with thick shells and bright orange yolks and everything from happy cluckers but there's only so many eggs you can eat. Fair broke my heart to have to knock them back and spurn the industry of those wonderful ladies.
yeah. we currently have 2 hens, and they're hybrids so we get 2 large eggs every day. getting through 14 eggs a week every week just isn't going to happen so we end up giving away lots
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Old 27th September 2013, 08:06 PM   #116500  /  #43
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mz and char, how many birds were you thinking of getting?
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Old 27th September 2013, 09:25 PM   #116514  /  #44
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gib, you can freeze eggs for winter, when the hens lay less. They aren't the best for eating (unless you like scrambled), but they work great in baked goods.
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Old 27th September 2013, 09:56 PM   #116518  /  #45
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i didn't know that. i only really like fried eggs and pancakes. mrs gib bakes a great cake too

last winter our birds laid daily even in the darkest months, that was their first winter. Today we only got one egg and it's still september so we'll see how it goes
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Old 27th September 2013, 10:34 PM   #116526  /  #46
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Two chooks to start with I think. Purely because of the oversupply of eggs. I've had four in the past.
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Old 27th September 2013, 10:45 PM   #116531  /  #47
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i so need to build a new run for my 2
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Old 27th September 2013, 11:14 PM   #116541  /  #48
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I actually don't know what there is at the new place. I know there's some kind if chook shed because the agent said so. But I think we might need to do a few running repairs.
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Old 27th September 2013, 11:20 PM   #116543  /  #49
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get some pics when you can
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Old 27th September 2013, 11:23 PM   #116545  /  #50
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Definitely. We get the keys on Wednesday.
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