Chocolate Eggs - and it's not even Easter!RSS feed

Posted: Sunday 27 July, 2008

by Rosemary at 6:35pm in Poultry 3 comments Add your own

Six Chocolate Orpington hatching eggs sold on eBay today for £250 (Two hundred and fifty pounds - just in case you think I've misplaced the decimal point). Apparently, a pullet sold for £250 and a cockerel for £500 this year.

They are stunning hens IMHO, but I wouldn't pay that for a REAL chocolate egg!

I bought 12 Cream Legbar eggs - and am committed to following the incubator instructions to the letter. I fear I have been rather complacent with the last two batches, which probably explains the poor hatch rate. Must do better!



Monday 28 July, 2008 at 7:22pm

I had an enquiry through our poultry website last week about chocolate Orpingtons (I didn't know you could get chocolate ones). I think, perhaps, the enquirer didn't know about these prices - or maybe he did and is very rich. Imagine paying £500 and then finding it on its back with its feet in the air!


Monday 28 July, 2008 at 7:26pm

I've absolutely no idea why the previous post has appeared three times.


Monday 28 July, 2008 at 9:12pm

That's OK - I've sorted it!

I know - you'd certainly make sure your facility was fox proof - expensive lunch for Reynard!

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