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Morning All. I Gotta Chicken Question
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Craig H    Posted 09-16-2002 at 02:30:53       [Reply]  [Send Email]
G'Day Friends,
I have an ever increasing army of broody hens and want to get some mottled Houdan fertile eggs. Now I know that the large fowl are bigger than the bantams, but can anyone please tell me if there are any other differences. eg. Personality etc.
I figure that you folk should know a bit about chooks bein country folk and all. Have a happy Monday.
Craig H......

Ana (got chickens in MO)    Posted 09-16-2002 at 07:47:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes, those banties make great sitting hens. I keep some just for that purpose. The larger breeds are better at staying inside their pens. Here is a website that has lots of information:

I also use McMurray Hatchery. I belong to an information exchange that I like:

And there is an egg auction:
I've bought eggs from there and had very good luck. Happy egg-day.

DHunter n NOLa    Posted 09-16-2002 at 05:30:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Punch the button below for McMurray Hatchery. They are about the best source that I know.

Hogman***    Posted 09-16-2002 at 03:03:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mornin to Ya Craig, don't know a thing about tha sorta chickins Your talkin about. But, Them little Banty types are mostly fiesty rascals compared to tha bigger breeds.We don't even try ta raise chickens anymore, them dadblamed Skunks,Coons,Fox.Bobcats'n Coyotes can just rustle up Their own grub somers else! We got tired of feedin em. When a fox got tha last old hen in broad daylight'n in plain sight I figured tha free lunch counter should close.
Take care

Les fawtunate    Posted 09-16-2002 at 03:53:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hogman, I done give up on the livestock for the same reason. Last two chickens I had was murdered by my son's stupid dog, whilst I was at church, no less. Just ain't worf the bovver.
We usta have sheep and got along purty well most of the time. Occasionally there's be a bear wif a taste for mutton. Then about 30 years ago, the so-called "Eastern Coyotes" moved in and put us right outta business. Lessn you have a donkey or a llama or wunna them pyrex dogs wif um or keep um under the porch, ya mite jes as well not even bovver.

Grove r    Posted 09-16-2002 at 06:59:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
'Mornin' Les, everybody....wish my stupid donkey would do what she's supposed to do....keep the coyotes at bay.....bought her eight, ten years ago for that purpose....all she does is stand and "watch", think its about time for a one way "road" trip.... this one is of the "mamoth" strain, stands about fourteen hands....guess maybe if she would have had a foal, maybe would have been better.....would have given her something personal to protect, instead of some "dumb calves". Have a gooder, R.E.L.

Tammy-E TX    Posted 09-16-2002 at 03:03:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have no clue but someone will stop by that I am sure will know I just stop by to say Good Morning back at you! Hope you enjoy your day!

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