Sunday, June 03, 2012
The best layers I have had are the red sex linked birds. The blue egg layers, Easter eggers were very poor layers and I suppose I will find that true of the dark layers also.
Two of the Rhode Island reds that SAM bought this spring are setting so they are not as good for layers either. The red sex linked hatchery birds have caused me to expect an egg a day from other chickens
I suppose the polish chickens will not be much for laying either.
Sam sold 200.00 at the sale yesterday that pretty well put him out of chickens to sell. I had him sell the 11 silkies. They were a mess. I bet the 10 hens hadn't laid a dozen eggs this spring and they were setting and never hatched a chick. I am beginning to think Sam's rooster isn't fertile.
The silkies brought 7.50 cent each including the rooster!!
The 10 guineas poults we caught brought 3.50 each.
I did get SAM to save a few of his Bantie hens. They are nice little birds that don't eat much and lay pretty well