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  1. Cowpie
    08-21-2016 01:07 AM
    Sup dude. Hope all is well
  2. aakash
    07-15-2016 08:13 PM
    hi, wat u expecting for the mewtwo?
  3. Lightning
    07-08-2016 12:41 AM
    Nah its all good.
  4. Lightning
    07-08-2016 12:39 AM
    Alright, done.
  5. Lightning
    07-08-2016 12:33 AM
    Yeah I sent it to him. Is that it or do I take the Mewtwo he has?
  6. Splurge
    06-28-2016 12:02 AM
    Just droppin' a "hello." Hope you're well.
  7. Zack
    04-30-2016 08:18 PM
    not much man. just working lots of overtime. knocked a woman up who doesnt love me so lifes about to get interesting. Just trying to work to save up for it.Got back into game birds to. Breeding pumkpin roundheads and del mack mugs to sell. Already sold 40 stags this year for 200-250 apiece depending on the breed.
  8. Darkheart
    04-12-2016 10:19 AM
    I do want to do it for a living, but I don't make any money at it. :P
    So it's a labor of love.

    It's a lot of work, and though it is definitely worthwhile it's also definitely not easy whatsoever... I mean, it might seem easy to just plant a seed and pick it later, but you have to fight the weather, animals, disease, customers, etc. all the time.
    I grew up with it in my family, as in my dad always grew large amounts of produce, and there were horses and cows around when I was very young. But, they eventually grew away from it because of hardships etc. We had equipment left over which helped. But, it's definitely possible to learn. It really helps to have a mentor, though, and I was glad to have people around me who knew at least something about it.

    Chickens do better in groups of at least a few. I've never heard of anyone keeping one chicken. It can probably be done but I know that even when I have an injured chicken inside to doctor it up, it does not like to be apart from the others. I will often put a gentle one in with it to make it feel better.

    They cannot be taught not to poop inside the house. However, there are specialty products sold such as Chicken Diapers and Crowing Collars and stuff that make it possible to keep them inside the house if desired. I wouldn't recommend it in general, though. They can be very dusty/create a large amount of dander, and I feel they just do better if given outdoor space. I don't have a barn anymore, it burnt. I just have a chicken coop out by the garages.

    My preferred hatchery is Mount Healthy http://www.mthealthy.com/
    I advise strongly AGAINST Meyer Hatchery, they will reimburse for problems BUT the birds I've gotten from them have been sickly and spread disease into my flock.
    I don't have a lot of experience with other hatcheries but some common ones are Cackle Hatchery and Murray McMurray.
    Hatchery birds are bred for utility and are usually not up to breed standard and cannot be shown. But they lay better than, and are a lot cheaper than, birds from a breeder.
  9. Darkheart
    04-02-2016 11:59 PM
    Not old age, no. Some had Marek's disease as the hatchery I got them from did not vaccinate them as I had requested. My vaccinated birds are doing fine including the batch I vaccinated myself.

    I actually bond with them, and the friendliest ones have names and are kinda like pets :x Some are kinda skittish and not really appreciative of being handled, but they will still run up to me when called or gather around for me to hand feed them treats.

    Hatcheries are the same places I got all of these birds, breeders are really only for if you want birds to a certain standard and they cost way more anyway. I mostly want them because they're fun to have and I also get eggs. I have preferences due to cold hardiness, temperament etc. but I don't really mind how they look like other than that they're heavy breeds (not bantams) and not strictly ornamental like they have 4 foot long tails I have to worry about.

    A day old chick -> more like a chicken varies depending on breed, but most of the breeds I have get their 'young' feathers in by 4 weeks or so, are looking mostly like they will as an adult within 2-3 months, and then by 4-5 months they are laying/crowing (though I sure don't need more roosters, I have 3 lol).
  10. Darkheart
    03-29-2016 10:43 PM
    I was considering ordering more, really... I had some die and others are getting very old, so I need replacements. Most hatcheries ship day old chicks no problem but it is done USPS. FedEx and UPS won't ship them. The chicks themselves are only a few dollars apiece usually, although there is typically a minimum of 10-15 birds which brings the cost up. A site like MyPetChicken will ship as few as 4 as long as it's after April begins (which isn't far now). Some hatcheries have started pullets too which is basically just a single older bird that can be sent one at a time if need be. However, the shipping on these is outrageous! I just checked one website and although the started bird is about 12 bucks, shipping is 50! I can get 10 pullet chicks from my preferred hatchery (Mt. Healthy) shipped and vaccinated, for less than that! ;x


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