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Old 04-16-2020, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Wife ordered chicks today - delivery not until August 8th.

I reckon they can only hatch them so fast.

Used to be about a month wait time. Not anymore!

I could get some at a feed store, but they pretty much only have leghorns and Rhode Island reds, which tend to be pretty goofy as they've been overbred over the years. Plus, I've never liked leghorns. Still remember getting attacked by a rooster at my grandpa's house when I was a little kid.
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What kind of chicks did you order?
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This kind?

https://i1.wp.com/www.typesofchicken...size=700%2C477
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For people who prefer black cock:

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What kind of chicks did you order?
She ordered some Buff Orpingtons, Australorps, Aracaunas, and Barred Rocks.

We've always had good luck with those birds.
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I got some Ameraucanas from Tractor Supply 3 weeks ago. They had 5 or 6 different breeds when I bought mine.
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I got some Ameraucanas from Tractor Supply 3 weeks ago. They had 5 or 6 different breeds when I bought mine.
I just don't go there very often, and when I do, I am either too early to get anything, or too late.

When I was in there last, they only had a mixed tank, some leghorns, and ducks. Last mixed group I purchased had too many roosters.
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I reckon they can only hatch them so fast.

Used to be about a month wait time. Not anymore!

I could get some at a feed store, but they pretty much only have leghorns and Rhode Island reds, which tend to be pretty goofy as they've been overbred over the years. Plus, I've never liked leghorns. Still remember getting attacked by a rooster at my grandpa's house when I was a little kid.
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Do you eat these chickens as well?
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Do you eat these chickens as well?
When they get old and stringy and quit laying. Then they get butchered and canned. Makes them nice and tender. At least the ones who don't get killed by chicken hawks, or coyotes.

That's why I don't name them. All them are named, "". Except the one rooster I have. His name is, "Shitweasel".
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She ordered some Buff Orpingtons, Australorps, Aracaunas, and Barred Rocks.

We've always had good luck with those birds.
Rhode Island Reds are they the ones lay the brown eggs or was my buddy busting my chops?
I have to the store and get chicken once their here and start hanging out I call them pets.
Gators snatch my neighbors chickens across the canal here once in awhile. You think the coons and birds are bad you should see what a big gator does to the cage.
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Rhode Island Reds are they the ones lay the brown eggs or was my buddy busting my chops?
I have to the store and get chicken once their here and start hanging out I call them pets.
Gators snatch my neighbors chickens across the canal here once in awhile. You think the coons and birds are bad you should see what a big gator does to the cage.
Rhode Island Reds lay brown eggs. So do all the ones I ordered, except the Aracaunas - they lay a blue-green egg. Some folks call them, "Easter Egg" chickens.

I used to really like the Rhode Island Reds, but like the Leghorns, something has gone wrong in their breeding and they have become a really squirrely breed. I'm thinking too much inbreeding or something.
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Rhode Island Reds lay brown eggs. So do all the ones I ordered, except the Aracaunas - they lay a blue-green egg. Some folks call them, "Easter Egg" chickens.

I used to really like the Rhode Island Reds, but like the Leghorns, something has gone wrong in their breeding and they have become a really squirrely breed. I'm thinking too much inbreeding or something.
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I butchered my flock of 12 anticipating the sale of our house and retirement. Then BOOM! China virus hits. Everything is on hold. Now for the first time in decades we're buying eggs. Oh well... This too shall pass.

Once we get settled at the new place, we'll build a coop and start a new flock.
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I’m going to order a couple for tonight....
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