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Re: Poultry in the Parlor

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Poultry in the Parlor
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 08:52:33 -0600
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Exactly - creepy people come to get my roosters and I just can't do that.
Feed store won't special order for me, they just get a certain kind, every
year, and when they're gone, they're gone.  I have Silver Laced Wyandottes
and I love them.  The only place I could find them anywhere NEAR my home,
was Lebanon, Missouri - which is a three hour drive from my place, and I
can't do it on a weekend cause they aren't open, and I have to take off
work.  The thought of mailing them - and losing a baby in transit - makes me
cringe.  I'm such a wimp when it comes to animals.  Can't stand to see them
get hurt or lose one.  BUT - that hatchery will sell a 15 minimum of
pullets, so I may try it this year.  We'll see.  Gonna wait until it warms
up a bit.  Raising chicks in my laundry room is a mess.

On 1/14/09, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
> Jesse,
> I mail-order day-old chicks from Ideal or Murray McMurray, or I'll ask the
> feed store to order some pullets along with the Easter chicks and ducks.
> Ideal often has specials, and will ship less than 25 at a time, unlike
> McMurray, though McMurray has more rare breeds and they're fun to fool with
> sometimes.
> I gave up hatching because of the surplus roosters. I couldn't eat them,
> and they were hard to get rid of except to creepy men with no teeth who
> would grab them by the legs and stuff them in a crate. I couldn't do that to
> any of the boys again.
> I tried something new this year. I bought my chicks in August, so they were
> in a box on the screened porch instead of in the dining room.
> d
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jesse Bell" <justjess01@gmail.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 13, 2009 9:12 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Poultry in the Parlor
> OMG...I can SO relate.  Last year I raised TWO batches of chicks in my
>> laundry room.  And now - somebody stop me - I'm ready to do another batch
>> this spring because I need more egg layers.  I have 8 hens and I have so
>> many orders for eggs that I can't keep up with it all.  People want farm,
>> fresh eggs and word got around at my job that I have them.  I can barely
>> keep enough for myself! (I have become the "Egg Pimp")  The problem with
>> this is that I have no idea how many hens will hatch, and how many
>> roosters.
>> I don't NEED anymore roosters.  "Mr. Mojo" is a handful and I have to put
>> him in his place on a weekly basis.  He doesn't like anybody in there with
>> his "women" and he'll come running at me.  I bop him on the head and go on
>> about my business of feeding - but he tries it again a week later.  Goofy
>> rooster.  It's expensive to drive to a hatchery to buy pullets - and not
>> sure it's really worth it.  One of my young hens is turning into a
>> "brooder"
>> so I know she'll sit on some eggs if I let her.  To hatch, or not to
>> hatch...that is the question of the day.
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