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Speaking of hens....
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Dave    Posted 01-31-2003 at 18:26:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I ordered my chicks today from Ideal: 30 R.I. Reds and 20 Barred Rocks. St. run. I am building 2 brooders like the ones at the link below. Then I'll get to work on a coop for later. Should be lotsa fun.
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Curt    Posted 01-31-2003 at 18:40:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have you raised chicks before. If not, you are in for some fun. Nothing quite like raising chicks into egg layers. We hatched our own this year for the first time. Have another batch on the incubator right now and another 25 chicks showing up Monday from Mcmurray. Good Luck


Dave    Posted 01-31-2003 at 19:03:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not on this scale. One of the girls won an easter chick on the radio about 2 years ago. Of course it was not one day old when she got it, but it was pretty small. We have it and one bantam rooster right now. I have 3 girls 10, 12 & 15 and they're "fired up" :)


Curt    Posted 02-01-2003 at 16:38:13       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Our 6 year old son loves helping take care of the chickens. We raised 100 chicks last year, should end up with around 60 this year. New Hampshire Reds and Araucanas mostly. We did order a brown egg layer special, 5 different breeds. Kind of grab bag. You'll probable end up raising them every year now.


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