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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby alan refail » Sat Dec 01, 2018 4:36 pm

Pa Snip wrote:We gave our neighbour some eggs with blue shells, I convinced her that when she cracked them open the yolks
would be blue


My ultimate challenge would be to get some Cayuga ducks and try persuading people to buy the black eggs :roll:

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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby Pa Snip » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:20 pm

I think some would react negatively in the same way as some do for black tomatoes or purple spuds/carrots
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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:41 pm

The black eggs look rather special. What colour do you think the yolks will be Pa?
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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby alan refail » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:08 pm

A bit of a slow start at selling the eggs, but things have really hotted up now. Over the past two weekends we have sold dozens, duck eggs included for the connoisseurs. The ladies of the village were busy baking for Christmas and the word seems to have got around that this is the place to come. Though we are getting over 100 eggs a week, my son even had to take some straight from the nest boxes to make up an order!
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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby oldherbaceous » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:38 pm

Sounds as if there will be some good produce baked this year then Alan, let's hope they return to purchase more...
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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby alan refail » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:16 pm

Building up the flock again! Son and grandson just back from Welshpool with five Cream Legbars - four hens and a cock. Now he's talking about breeding them later in the year. I hope our growing band of regular customers will take to the blue eggs. The birds are eight months old so we should have eggs from them starting tomorrow morning.
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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby robo » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:49 pm

I have three chickens that lay blue eggs they are west Sussex crossed with araucana (I think that spelling isn't far off) the eggs are no different from the white or brown eggs I get off the others but great novelty value everyone is after them
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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby Pa Snip » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:16 am

We gave some blue eggs to a neighbour, I had her convinced the yolks would be blue
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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby alan refail » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:12 am

Some new additions. Exchequer Leghorns, Gennaro and his three hens.

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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby alan refail » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:20 am

...and some other recent arrivals. Cream Legbar, Gwilym and some of his four hens.
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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:35 am

Lovely looking birds, Alan.....just a quick question though, do you keep the different types seperate?
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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby alan refail » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:40 am

oldherbaceous wrote:Lovely looking birds, Alan.....just a quick question though, do you keep the different types seperate?


The Cream Legbars and the Leghorns are both separate. my son is intending to breed them so is busy building separate pens. He'll be getting a job next building Trump's ruddy wall. The rest of the birds have the remainder of the field.

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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:54 am

I was just wondering if the Cockerels tend to end up fighting, Alan.
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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby alan refail » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:01 am

oldherbaceous wrote:I was just wondering if the Cockerels tend to end up fighting, Alan.


They would if they could, which is why they're apart.
They have more important things to do :wink: so best not to waste time scrapping!
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Re: New kids on the block - New birds in the flock

Postby Diane » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:23 am

Love the pics of your poultry - wonderful condition. I miss having hens at the bottom of the garden so enjoy looking at other folk's flocks. One of the breeds I used to have was Transylvanian naked necks. They were great layers, good immune system and very friendly (well, mine were).
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