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Spring Chicks

Postby LA Eric » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:53 am

Well, spring is here in deep south LA. Went to my local feed and seed Friday and came back with 10 Barred Rock chicks. :{_}: I have had superior results with these in the past. They are very hardy and lay lots of beautiful brown eggs.


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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby Yogie » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:30 pm

Looks like Spring is here to me....
Mom always had baby chicks each spring back on the farm. :D
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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby johnny j » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:38 am

So did I 10 white Leghorn my wife Regina likes the white eggs.
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My Grandchildren thinks they are cool :D :{_}:
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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby Stanton » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:15 am

Your chicks look great! I'm currently remodeling the coop, getting ready for our chicks later this Spring. We've had Barred Rock before too, and I agree, they're hard to beat. Great temperment besides being hardy and good layers. We've also had Silver Lace Wyandotte, Golden Lace Wyandotte, Araucana (fluffy-faced chicken that lays blue/green eggs), Rhode Island Reds, and Dominique (similar to the Barred Rocks).

We usually order our chicks at the feed store, then they arrive about a month later. We sure enjoy them. Leaning towards a whole flock of Barred Rocks, like yours.

Well, enjoy yours and look forward to having some real eggs later this summer/fall. Thanks for sharing the picture. :)
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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby LA Eric » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:34 pm

I am trying to get the coop ready as well. It seems like I am trying to build Fort Knox. The run is about 14' x 7'. I am putting in steel posts with fence pickets for the walls. The top will be chain link fencing with 1"x1" welded wire a few inches below it. I will then have a solid roofed area for them as well. I am then going to bury wire and concrete around the perimeter to deter something from digging in. It is hard because we have so many darn raccoons here and I have to take the necessary precautions to keep them out. Chicken wire is pretty much useless as the coons eat right through it. :!: They also love my corn crop. Last year was so stressful that I have decided not to plant corn this year. I wrapped over 250 individal ears to the stalks with heavy duty strapping tape to stop them from taking them. It did work, and I saved all the ears, but that was just too much work. I will plant next year though with the use of an electric fence.
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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby KETCHAM » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:30 pm

I think my wheat crop is going to stay in.3 years of corn put a hurting on the soil.Wheat is at $7.94 a bushel.Maybe late crop of green beans and peas.Nice chicks!!!! I think I'm going to want more.I always said,start small,see if ya like it. Kevin 12 just does not seem to be enough!!! haha!!!
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Re: Spring Chicks

Postby IllPayForIt C.H.B » Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:17 pm

I remeber ever spring driving with my dad to the feed store in ponchatoula louisiana to get about a dozen rhode island reds for the year, beautiful brown eggs.
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