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    Default Raising chicks for hackle

    Hi there I was wondering if theres any of you guys that raise chicks for hackle?
    what breed will be best?

    since i live on a farm theres plenty of space to raise chicks
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    thinking of giving it a go

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    You can use any rooster with long hackles, just look for birds with longish hackles in colors you like ... however, the guys supplying these commercially have spent many years (50 years +) selectively breeding for long hackled birds so would probably take you a long time to catch up to the quality available commercially (ie genetic hackles).

    would be an interesting hobby though. driving through Steynsberg a few years ado i saw a rooster with fantastic hackles, was very tempted to "kidnap" it
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    Quote Originally Posted by firephish View Post
    ... with fantastic hackles, was very tempted to "kidnap" it
    Only take the risk for superior genetics:

    The highest form of existence is play.

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    Sorry I read " trading chicks for tackle".

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    Quote Originally Posted by karoo View Post
    Sorry I read " trading chicks for tackle".
    Bad idea, tackle outlasts most chicks.
    Calling fishing a hobby is like calling brain surgery a job - Paul Scullery

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    Except of your rod is broken haha.

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    I had the same thoughts over the weekend. I almost did abduct a chick or two, but my wife was with me...

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    give it time..youre still young
    Quote Originally Posted by icstuff View Post
    I had the same thoughts over the weekend. I almost did abduct a chick or two, but my wife was with me...
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    Ek het heelwat navorsing gedoen en verskeie telers gekontak. Die twee lyne wat hoofsaaklik gebruik word is Phoenix en Anakadori. Die hoenders is onverkrygbaar. Indien eiers beskikbaar is betaal jy tussen R200 en R300 per eier. Dan moet die eiers ingevoer word en in 'n broeimasjien uitgebroei word. Daar is soveel probleme met die invoerpermitte dat dit net nie die moeite werd is nie. Ry liewer nou en dan deur die swart nedersettings in die platteland en laat 'n paar hane vang wat jy kan stroop!

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    well I got to impots a chick with good genetics
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