so i think im going to have as many chickens as i have goats...eeek
but, going to give up on the legbars so when i sell those it will be easier on the feed bill.
so currently i have um...
3 opal older legbars- planning on selling two
4 silvuerdd's pullets
1 silverudd's cockerel
4 cream(crele) legbar pullets- planning on selling all even though they are laying.
getting 6 eggs a day. i think one of my opals is not getting enough calcium as i found two days with eggs without shells and she isnt very feisty like she normally is.
so then i have the
9 silverudd's older chicks
3 are cockerels- trying to sell two but no luck so far. locally people dont want to buy chickens unless they are like $5 or less.
6 are pullets
they are currently in a small coop and then will be put with the rest in a week or so.
recently just gifted 6-7 Shetland hen chicks. i won in a raffle. never win raffles so it was a Suprise. they are just off the heat and still scared of me, so hopefully they will get friendly in a few weeks. plan to possibly keep the girls and sell boys. They are not cheap to purchase thats for sure... supposed to be really friendly when older and nice to other birds.
so all these blue eggs layers. I need to check for the blue egg gene with the splash cockerel and then the blue cockerel i want to keep. if he comes back not favorable then i will try one of the black cockerels. not cheap but i hope its worth it to at least know for sure his chicks will lay blue eggs no matter what the hens status is.
the older silverudd's had like a 95% chance of have the homozygous gene. and the younger ones i think had a 50/50 on if they received the homozygous gene.