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Spring Chicks

Postby KETCHAM » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:04 am

Well our local RKO..[Rual King Ohio] has chicks for sale....2 weeks now....To early I think....So I dropped by to see what they had...They discounted the older chicks to move them...I bought 6...minimum you can buy...Heck,,,they already had feathers on them..I put them at a month old...Well...one month less of feeding them..ISA brown pullets..So now the flock is at 12 with 6 to add when they get big....I got 5 chickens for an old boss of mine....None on them are laying....a couple are going to be killed if they don't start...been feeding them for a month now...not one egg......Kevin
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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby Trent M » Sun Feb 21, 2016 10:18 am

Yep ... non-layers = fryers!!
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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby SONNY » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:04 pm

They have to be 4 to 6 months old ,--or more before they even think about laying! thanks; sonny
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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby Rabbit Holler Flash » Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:39 pm

Speaking of chickens, has anone heard how many bottom plows these new Chicken Tractors I see advertised ,can pull. :?: :lol:

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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby Pabst » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:29 am

Ketcham I was at RKO this past Sat. and they had a another load of chicks and they were on sale, I spoke to a couple of people that mentioned that they had better results at Tractor Supply with getting all hens in their selections. Pabst

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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby torchred89 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:05 pm

Has anybody tried those blue eggs. I love them they have biggest yolks and orange color.

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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby tinnerjohn » Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:32 pm

Kevin, if you can separate the ones that aren't laying, try giving them a heavy diet of corn. A old farmer friend of mine told me about that, he had over a thousand layers in the late 50's, early 60's. Both him and his wife have told me they made the mortgage payment with egg sales! John

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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby torchred89 » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:40 pm

A friend of mine bought 50 meat chicks. By the time we added the cost of feed and taking them to the Mennonites to be cleaned and bagged. We had $22 in each bird. Not counting our time or gas.

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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby KETCHAM » Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:55 am

Well....the chicks are now little chickens and in with the others....The older chickens are picking on the young ones...that is to be expected...they are about 10 weeks....out of 11 hens ...getting 9 eggs a day now....I had a rooster.....didn't ever crow....caught him mounting a few hens....didn't want to candle the eggs...Wish it would get nice out...Cutting grass again so my feed bill will go down also......love push cutting the yard.....Kevin :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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