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Incubating w/Friends Notes & Links 

Because sometimes notes work Better than Brains!

 

 

Changes to Antibiotics Regulations Coming December 2016 most will need RX   post #53348 

By Dr. Mike Apley     List of Affected Applications/MEDICINES CLICK HERE

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Here is the thread link, come join us! 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1137467/educational-incubation-hatching-w-sally-sunshine-learn-everything-from-hatching-to-processing-and-so-much-more-through-questions-and-chatting-hosts-bantychooks-and-many-many-more/0_20

 

 

INCUBATORS

CHOOSING an INCUBATOR & SUGGESTIONS  post #1901

Incubator Accessories & PARTS (Click to show)

Incubator Accessories & PARTS click HERE or item below...

TIPS TRICKS for Incubators

ADD a LEGO to your dial of cheap styrofoam incubator to make minor adjustments! post #38133

Wrapping an incubator for steadier temperatures post #25454

R Com 20 MAX Egg Turning Song video of turning post #25776

Hov-A-Bator guide & which direction turns heat up and down!  post #42178

Incubator Warehouse heat won't go up post #46629

Adding Fans and Thermostats

THE IMPORTANCE OF FANS and HOW TO ADD ONE to your STYRO! post #58100

MORE DETAILS ADDING FANS & THERMOSTATS (Click to show)

6" 240 cfm DUCT FAN for cabinets all sizes click HERE

THERMOSTATS/TEMP CONTROLLERS: *Also see Incubator Accessories and Parts Above

  • Temperature Controller Thermostat Control Switch Unit 1 Relay Output with Sensor CLICK HERE

  • STC-1000 Digital Temp.Controller w/Sensor AC110V Install/Wiring Diagrams post #63789

  • How a wafer Thermostat Works Click HERE & HERE

  • Hot water heater Thermostats, Must get drilled Watch Video HERE & See  CoolerBATOR

HEATING ELEMENTS: *Also see Incubator Accessories and Parts Above

  • Aluminum PTC Heating Element Thermostat Heater Plates Click HERE  & Ceramic Thermostatics Click HERE

  • Incubator incubator heat elements Click HERE

  • Replacing LG thermostat & wafer stuff post #13845

  • Replacing a wafer with digital and keeping a wafer as backup post #22856

Homemade DIY Incubators (Click to show)

Homemade DIY Incubators

BYC MEMBERS' Homemade Incubators CLICK HERE

CABINET COOLER INCUBATOR

CoolerBATOR

RUSH LANE~ MUST SEE B4 DIY  https://www.youtube.com/user/RushLanePoultry

Links to 'bator building! post #4423

WINE / Fridge COOLER DIY:

CABINET DIY:

Cooler DIY Incubators & Box Bators:

HOW TO SEAL a BATOR Click HERE

HOW Many VENT HOLES do I NEED? post #24735

DIY WAFER thermostat with ASSEMBLY Click HERE

Alternate heat source instead of lightbulbs post #24280

Wiring diagrams for incubator post #5

post #28906

Aquarium Cheap light to see in Bators post #68412

Thermostat post #26329

Coolerbator wiring help & how a wafer thermo works http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1046313/incubating-w-friends-come-hatch-learn-chat-meet-new-friends-w-host-sally-sunshine/127740#post_17310062 & http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1046313/incubating-w-friends-come-hatch-learn-chat-meet-new-friends-w-host-sally-sunshine/127910#post_17311580

DIY Turners & Egg Trays & Hatching Baskets Mics (Click to show)

DIY Turners & Egg Trays & Hatching Baskets Mics

Awesome Turner IDEA PLEXI GLASS!! post #80006

How to put a turner back together post #63577

Benny's Awesome MANUAL horizontal EGG TURNER post #64262

Easy manual egg carton pvs turners click HERE   and another in HERE

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/9302/semi-automatic-egg-turner

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bens-hens-diy-incubator

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/9302/semi-automatic-egg-turner/10#post_67770

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/968827/my-diy-automatic-egg-turner

Homemade automatic or manual HORIZONTAL egg turner CLICK HERE

Horizontal DIY Turner post #64675

DIY Quail Turner post #64682

Sally's manual cabinet turner with trays post #32186

Manual PVC turner for incubator  HERE

Hatching baskets Egg Trays and sizes/depths post #64634

DIY Egg Tray Hatching Baskets out of Hardware Cloth post #64620

CHEAP EGG TRAYS click here  and HERE

Egg trays, also look at Cutler Supply and Hawkhead Hatchery Equipment

GFQ Turner Supplemental Maintenance Manual with detailed images  PDF CLICK HERE

Rotisserie motor considered using with a timer chkncanoe  CLICK HERE

Rotisserie Motor - NEW MODEL 6RPM Click HERE

Replacement Egg Turner Motor for Little Giant, HovaBator, and Farm Innovators Click HERE

Cleaning Incubator and Equipment 

FUMIGATION OF HATCHING EGGS AND EQUIPMENT post #48689

CLEAN INCUBATOR BEFORE AND AFTER USE post #48689

COLLECTING, WASHING & EGG STORAGE

Washing, Cuticle, Sweating eggs post #63837

How to Tell the Age of a Chicken post #8494

Digital Egg Scale - Accurate Humidity Measurement and Egg Sizing HERE

ZONES OF COLD INJURY fro EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT post #36213

PULLET EGGS??? post #41984 UNDER CONSTRUCTION post #127403 post #34946

DOUBLE YOLKERS NOT suggested but they can hatch with assistance post #46649
BIRTH DEFECTS CONVERSATION AND INFO ON WORMERS!! post #25078

Abstract DIPPING EGGS IN VITAMIN C post #33828

Pre-Incubation Warming of Chicken Eggs post #65812

Hydrogen peroxide as an alternative hatching egg disinfectant post #23299

Egg Quality: (Click to show)

Egg Quality:

Fertility: (Click to show)

Fertility:

  • IS IT FERTILE? Many images see post #43324

  • Campingshaw's double yolker with only one yolk fertile post #133264

  • Egg with two fertile blastoderms??? post #138102

  • Managing Fertility click HERE

  • Several Reasons Why Your Hens May Stop Laying Eggs click HERE

  • Winter Blues w/the Roos, why are my eggs infertile ugh starting post #1986

  • Reproductive Physiology of the Hen  post #40628

  • HOW long does a ROO SPERM REMAIN IN HEN  post #40628

 

Example 57 out of 126 were declared fertile.

Hatch Rates...

Example 50 of the 57 fertile eggs hatched the % hatch=
 
 

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PURCHASING EGGS

HOW TO REQUEST AND SHIP EGGS Sally Sunshine Way  

HOWTOREQUESTANDSHIPEGGSSallySunshineWay.docx 940k .docx file

Unpacking-USPSReimbursementsSHIPPEDEGGS.pdf 561k .pdf file

Results Shipped SS Way post #63575 cree post #6321

REQUEST HOW YOU WANT YOUR eggs SHIPPED PEOPLE!!!!  post #4964

Kristins horribly shipped eggs and hatch post #57321

DO you have to be NPIP certified to ship hatching eggs? States/Agencies Info see post #33884

Great IDEAS to find eggs CHEAP!  post #775

Julian date on trader Joe eggs understanding it! http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/partners/fepp/julian-calendar.pdf  post #5098

BYC Links for EGGS........

LOCAL BYC THREADS in the Where am I? Where are you Section! click HERE

HATCHING EGGS FOR SALE/TRADE BYC http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/36/chicken-hatching-eggs

 

Breeders/Hatcheries (Click to show)

Breeders/Hatcheries

Serama Council Breeders Directory post #48135

Papas Poultry in CA Highly recommended http://papaspoultry.com   post #32276 @Papa Brooder post #33904

Jerry's Seramas LLC  CLICK HERE

Sally Sunshine Poultry click HERE    @Sally Sunshine

TJChickens CLICK HERE

Dick Hortsman http://www.horstmanspoultry.com/

Gatewoods nPoultry MS MG clean  AL http://www.gateswoodchickens.com/

Bill P. From the Missouri AG Dept. Works with NPIP etc. Recommend Hoover Hatchery and Murray

both of which are in IA and are Mycoplasma free and test monthly.

Leggs Peafowl Farm http://agriculture.mo.gov/animals/pdf/poultry_yearbook.pdf

Missouri Breeders/Hatcheries http://agriculture.mo.gov/animals/pdf/poultry_yearbook.pdf

Ideal Poultry is not MG clean  Please take time to read this: post #32413

How Cackle Hatchery raises their birds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVcvU09GAuM

NPIP Certification INFO CLICK HERE

 

SHIPPED EGGS

Shipped Eggs = Change Of Plans! post #53845

REQUEST HOW YOU WANT YOUR eggs SHIPPED PEOPLE!!!!  

HOW TO REQUEST AND SHIP EGGS Sally Sunshine Way...

HOWTOREQUESTANDSHIPEGGSSallySunshineWay.docx 940k .docx file

Unpacking-USPSReimbursementsSHIPPEDEGGS.pdf 561k .pdf file

COLD? REQUESTING HEAT PACKS discussion post #32219

Heat packs for shipping animals/etc http://www.tsksupply.com/categories/Heat-Packs/

Rules for shipping eggs/chicks by state post #143211

 

INCUBATION

A MUST READ*****  BASICS!!! INCUBATION QUESTIONS w/answers post #15921

Hatching Eggs 101 CLICK HERE

Shipped Eggs = Change Of Plans! post #53845

Important FIRST TIMER Incubation TIPS! post #66830

***DUCK INCUBATION, QUAIL, GOOSE, PEAFOWL, GUINEA &

                    TURKEY Refer to individual sections below

INCUBATION TIME CHARTS FOR ALL FOWL SPECIES CLICK HERE

Weighing Eggs, why and HOW TO! post #70097

INFO on The influence of high altitude on the hatching of chicken eggs post #37908

Egg Incubation Countdown/up Timer 21+ day digital TIMER, no more calendars!!  click HERE

Figure out your hatch times Hatch / Egg Turning Chart CLICK HERE

TOTAL INCUBATION TIME HOURS short hatch window is not the only factor to consider post #39238

LINKS TO POST RESULTS ROUND OVAL = FEMALE MALE EGGS post #7595

HOW to figure out FINAL HATCH RATE % post #4601

ANTS IN THE BATOR start post #1884 post #2031

Classroom Incubating Links for Slides Projects Programs Worksheets ETC post #67049

Incubation Seminar/Dr. K Bramwell Univ of Arkansas https://vimeo.com/40180319

Incubating SERAMA EGGS post #145226

What day did my chick die? post #5649

The effects of setting eggs small end up post #5496

Separating chicks in bator post #12145

 

EMBRYO GROWTH & HATCH VIDEOS (Click to show)

EMBRYO GROWTH & HATCH VIDEOS

Chicks Hatching videos post #67478

Embryonic Development, Day by Day  click HERE

Video See Through eggshell to watch embryo development CLICK HERE  

The Genius of Birds - Embryonic development CLICKHERE

DOUBLE YOLKERS NOT suggested but they can hatch with assistance videos post #46649

A crowing 1 DAY old chick: via Happy chooks post #49705

So much for loose AC in Hatching eggs you have to co to this page....

http://designtaxi.com/news/386512/Watch-Japanese-Students-Have-Found-A-Way-To-Hatch-An-Egg-Without-Its-Shell/

http://www.sciencealert.com/watch-a-chick-develop-and-hatch-outside-of-the-egg

https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/jpsa/51/3/51_0130043/_pdf

 

INCUBATION RECORDS, SOFTWARE/APPS (Click to show)

INCUBATION RECORDS, SOFTWARE/APPS, weight charts

Egg Details 19k .xls file   

Incubating Chart 22k .xls file

unprotectedfieldscanbeeditedwithCAUTIONforfunctions.xls 306k .xls file

Hatch / Egg Turning Chart  click HERE:  Hatch Chart Schedule

Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign farmers Almanac see HERE 

Hatchabatch AP Keeping track of your hatch! see here

Printable Month CalendarThis app can be used to generate a planning calendar for a selected month and year. Click HERE

Casportspony weight charts see post #117296

CANDLING EGGS

HOW TO CANDLE EGGS post #40826

REASONS to NOT candle SO MUCH! http://blog.mypetchicken.com/2013/03/31/5-reasons-why-egg-candling/

BRINSEA HOW TO CANDLE

Candlers/ FLASHLIGHTS TO CANDLE DARK EGGS & Innovations SUGGESTIONS post #38996 

Strombergs CANDLERS (basic models 4 hobbyist, high intensity models 4 professionals click HERE

Flashlights - try more than one! post #1689 BEGIN post #2702 post #18179

Saris Toilet Paper addition to flashlight post #40251

Clears at CANDLE are not always infertile! post #1825

SHARPIES on EGGS? Sure! post #10857 & the age old question Can you write on a hatchin egg with sharpie. answer is yes with proof

Casportspony Sharpie Eggs post #57508

 

Are my air cells the correct size?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Candle IMAGES

Coturnix Quail Egg Candling Guide: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coturnix-quail-egg-candling-guide 

TURNING ITS IMPORTANT

HOW and Why To TURN Eggs TURN MORE THAN 3 times a day!! post #22178 

Turning until day 18 post #51410

UNDERSTANDING the CAM ~chorio-allantoic membrane post #22177

The Biology behind egg turning

DIY turner upright cooler post #13722

 

VENTILATION (OXYGEN)

Hatching at High Altitudes post #37908
O2 deprivation to day 10 of incubation followed by regular oxygen concentrations leads to stronger chicks post #33815

NEVER USE VENT holes as a means to Control HUMIDITY especially during HATCH DAYS!

THERMOMETERS, HYGROMETERS & CALIBRATION

Celsius to Fahrenheit (ºC to ºF) conversion calculator click HERE

Thermo/hygro suggestions post #13998

Brinsea Incubator Thermometers click HERE

Strombergs Thermometers click HERE   Hygrometers click HERE  Digital Thermo/Hygros click Here

Hova-Bator GQF Incubator Thermometer / Hygrometer (Wet Bulb) 3018    post #32892

HEAT SINKS/ Stones/Pebbles ADD THEM TO STYRO! post #43903

ziplock water wiggler for estimating internal egg temps with a probe thermometer post #115296

Calibration is a MUST: HOW TO CALIBRATE post #262

 

INCUBATION TEMPERATURES

READ TEMPS SECTION HERE: post #262  &  Hatching Eggs 101

Incubators with fans and without fans need to run at DIFFERENT TEMPS! post #9068

ADD a LEGO to your dial of cheap styro bator to make minor adjustments! GENIUS post #38133

What is the maximum and minimum range of temp I can go before killing the chicks? post #12473

ZONES OF COLD INJURY fro EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT post #36213

HAVE A PLAN IN CASE YOU LOOSE ELECTRIC ITS THE SEASON! see post #522

What to do when you find a HIGH TEMPS in Bator post #7061

10/13 day old embryos begin to produce excess heat in the incubator post #27240

 Increased incubation temp leads to better muscles at hatch? http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1046313/incubating-w-friends-come-hatch-learn-chat-meet-new-friends-w-host-sally-sunshine/129020_20#post_17324328

 

HUMIDITY  Humidity is NOT a set number!

It is a tool to get the correct weight loss in the egg! post #7068 see Hatching Eggs 101

WHY do we need less humidity to get the best weight loss for colored hatching eggs during incubation?  post #36320

Reducing humidity during the first 18 days of incubation post #109266

KEEPING MOLD and BACTERIAL from growing in water WELLS during incubation post #1644

Humidity pumps DIY ETC post #79960

TIPS n TRICKS to raising humidity in incubators post #42512   Humidity pumps DIY ETC post #79960

Got some eggs that need more humidity that others in the same bator? post #21561

More humidity shtuffs post #25080

Too low humidity can inhibit albumen absorption post #20128

 

LOCKDOWN, DAY 18, CANDLES, PIPS, ZIPS

*IMPORTANT INFO= TIMELINES PIPS ZIPS!!! & MARKING AIR CELLS DAY 18, DRAW DOWN, INTERNAL PIP, EXTERNAL PIP, and ZIPPING post #35770 

 
 Everytime you open that bator DURING LOCKDOWN, think of it this way.....   Opening your door on a cold day into a nice warm house, it almost takes your breath away, what that does to the egg SHELLS is sucks all that moisture that has accumulated in all those tiny pores.  People think because humidity on the gauges goes up right away it has no effect but in turn it does.  It takes much longer to begin to fill all those pores again.  Keep this in mind when opening that thing in lockdown.  

DAY 18 CANDLE IMAGES/VIDEOS:  post #3579

Day 18 Ancona Duck post #84853  Day 21 Ancona Duck post #85709 Day 24 Ancona Duck  post #87139

 

FIVE VIDEOS show Draw Down and Internals post #44701

DAY 18 DIS CANDLES post #43401

Incubation CHICK FIRST AID KIT Supplies post #71640

Pips and ZIPS ARE NOT THE SAME PATIENCE is a MUST!

DONT PICK THE PIPS! post #24611

TIMELINE of a silkie HATCHING!  NOTE HOW LONG IT TOOK FROM INTERNAL TO ZIPPING post #33770

TIMELINE OF A POLISH HATCHING QUICK HATCHOUT! post #46572

VIDEO of zip and hatch AT :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyO3YwrsJPg 

DO my Air cells look ok Day 18? post #31971

LOWERING TEMPS lockdown IS NOT NECESSARY but is said to AID THE HATCHING PROCESS  post #2898

Hatching Behavior & How the chick Comes out of the Shell post #34865

YES a chick can chirp when its not pipped internally! post #20506

****  TIPS adding/Maintaining HUMDITY SEE HUMIDITY SECTION ABOVE ~  

****  SEE VENTILATION (OXYGEN) SECTION ABOVE !!

TIPS KEEP CHICKS SEPARATE IN THE HATCHER  post #44668

Empty shells - a valuable source of information click HERE

This is what am EGG from a good chick hatch looks like! your goal post #14673

HOW to figure out HATCH RATE post #4601

Hatching videos see above VIDEO SECTION

Chicken Clucking playlist for incubation by Venymae link is Here Chicken Clucking Playlist

Hens Clucking Vs LOUD Music effects incubation Emrbyos post #71835

 Another reason for early hatches- STILL AIR post #3869

Euthanasia

Dispatching chicks/chickens see  Post #44564 and This Article

 

 

911- INCUBATION & CHICK EMERGENCIES! 

Step by Step Guide to ASSISTED Hatching - Click HERE

Why to ALLOW  ducklings to hatch on its own post #110858

NOPE she is not ready for you to assist yet! post #24835   now is she? post #24850

MALPOSITIONS /PIPS WRONG END are the first to pip and the last DIS after hatch post #19606

Malposition (pipped wrong end) chick most times will hatch! VIDEO post #22241

A WRONG END PIP IS BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL Pip!  post #518454 VIDEO HATCHING post #54642

DUCK ASSISTING VIA CANDLES post #79130 

assisting, Brown spot Duck egg malposition post #87959

Casportspony Scovy malpositions assists post #43908

STUFF OOZING from pip begin post #19606

Images normal chick pip position post #19606

STUCK ZIPPING WHAT DO I DO? bottom of post #35770

YES a chick can chirp when its not pipped internally! post #20506

Heathers Call DUCK assist post #43902

It has a bump on its head! What The Heck Is A Vaulted Skull? post #46616

Help cracked egg!! post #31537

Malpo post #24142

 

CHICKS Wet? Sticky? Stuck? Yellow Gel? What did I do Wrong? post #25379

Swollen abdomen? A WET chick? or infection  post #24810

Eggtopsy possible Sticky chick post #35087

 

Navels, Umbilical, Yolk Sack and Abdomen Issues:

NAVELS  She HATCHED! But what's with her butt? post #25012  

Umbilical Gunk aka Strings post #25012

Help I have a BLEEDER!  NAVEL looks like a Vagina? begin (this is gonna be a long one) post #5159

Yolk Sac problems:

Duckling was high risk for yolk sac infection, dipped it's umbilicus in chlorhexidine and gave it Baytril. post #35400 Chlorhexidine post #35432

MY CHICK has yolk hanging and is dragging in the bator HELP! begin post #15672 post #2189

Mushy Chick Disease YOLK SACK INFECTION:  Mushy Chick Disease

THIS IS NOT PASTY BUTT its Umbilical post #4077

Look ok or not fully absorbed yolk?? Begin post #4578

Chick hatched with foot through yolk sack post #68442

 

Eggs UNHATCHED at end of Incubation

Step by Step Guide to ASSISTED Hatching - Click HERE

I HAVE EGGS LEFT UNHATCHED NOW WHAT? post #25223

EGGTOPSYS &  REMINDERS IF YOU WANT US TO HELP SEE post #2140   post #42654 post #44923  post #45013 post #54834

Pipped but dead post #47432

Normal hatching position and the six recognized malpositions Images: click here 

Examples and images of issues during incubation post #110864

ANALYSIS OF THE CAUSES OF EMBRYONIC MORTALITY CLICK HERE PAGE 51

Trouble Shooting Failures with Egg Incubation post #110875

http://msucares.com/poultry/reproductions/trouble.html

Hatchability Problem Analysis  http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00008570/00001

Troubleshootting Incubation http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8127.pdf

This is also a great pdf with pics: paste link in browser search: CLICK HERE

Eggtopsy: What happened to my egg? http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/363717/eggtopsy-what-happened-to-my-egg-graphic-pictures

Effects of Nutrition on Infertility, Embryo Mortality and Hatchability

POOR INCUBATION RESULTS post #20480

What Went Wrong During Incubation could it be the flock? or Incubation? post #1825

Signs of Deficiency in the Embryo & Poultry Vits Oz/Sal Diary Thread post #13719

Effects of nutrition on infertility, embryo mortality and hatchability click Here

Some causes of EARLY CHICK MORTALITY post #17586 ~ http://www.poultry.uga.edu/extension/documents/French-Livability.pdf

Possible causes of deaths after day 18 post #57322

 

ORTHOPEDIC & POULTRY PODIATRY links:

Treatments for Leg Problems in Chickens & other Poultry

https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry

CURLY TOES Spraddle Leg TENDON Leg ISSUES post #42573    post #110393

DUCKS can have Spraddle leg too! post #15184 post #15355

BONES STICKING OUT legs freom BATOR Mesh! COVER IT B4 Lockdown!! post #67787

RED HOCKS, HIGH HUMIDITY post #464

Wry Neck  post #60013

 

 

OTHER Embryo, Egg, Chick Issues & Help

Chick Air Sac Rupture image of sacs post #54382

MY EGGS ARE COOKING TEMP TOO HIGH HELP post #14649

TEMP SPIKE DID I KILL THEM! read bottom  post #8814

Hens dont always kick out bad eggs BUT GOOD ones too! post #18059

HOW do I know when my chick as turned the corner? post #15777

Homemade Electrolyte Recipe for weak/ill chicks post #3876  USING SPONGE WEDGES post #4473

Chick and Chicken Vitamins HAVE SOME ON HAND post #61039

"yawning" thing like a silent crow. Any ideas or should I not be so concerned? NOPE normal post #7522

Injured Chick stuck to momma hen sore broken wing  post #24212  post #24748  post #24751

chick that has a larger than normal head and it's feet are not under it right post #24680 post #24687 

Funky nodule on nostril on a chick Saris post #28995  post #31237

lump on the side of my chicken's neck? (its just a Full crop) HERE

READ ABOUT Little Crocket who spent her first 36 hours in a padded country crock dish post #1993 post #2062

Momma Hen Booted egg out of nest, SAVE The chick Video Assist A THANK you video from Maxine post #1864

What To do with those chicks hatched? post #2201

Discussion of chicks that just dont grow begin post #3626 & http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/492333/my-little-nando-just-will-not-grow-update-hes-found-a-forever-home/0_30

Partial Comb and Wattle Removal in chicks post #36708

HOW Sally Sunshine Euthanize chicks only for the strong at heart post #15697

Freaky looking chick with two crops, two vents four feet and three legs: post #41295  post #41297

Wry Neck  post #60013

Cross BEAK Scissor BEAK post #74787

Resuscitating chicks CLICK HERE

 

BROODY HENS ~ All about! (Click to show) SEXING CHICKS & CHICK IDENTIFICATION (Click to show)

SEXING CHICKS & CHICK IDENTIFICATION

SEXING CHICKS! post #15172

VENT SEXING http://naturalchickenkeeping.blogspot.com/2013/07/vent-sexing-chicks-sex-links-autosexing.html

Is my chicken a pullet or cockerel? CLICK HERE

LEG BANDS ideas for ID chicks: post #5609

Chickencanoes chick/chicken Identification practices post #25833

FEATHER SEXING LINKS http://cdn.backyardchickens.com/d/d0/d075bb42_13371_sexfaether.jpeg

FEATHER SEXING LINKS http://animalsciences.missouri.edu/reprod/ReproTech/Feathersex/sld006.htm

FEATHER SEXING LINKS  post #7608

SEXING DOMINIQUE CHICKS click HERE  and post #821

http://www.calvinroberts.us/index.php?_page=5

http://www.nantahala-farm.com/chicken-dominique-looks2-chick-pullet-cockerel-s.shtml

http://www.nantahala-farm.com/chicken-dominique-chicks-sex-link-s.shtml

Sight Sexing Barred Plymouth Rock Chicks at Hatch  Click HERE & HERE

Sight Sexing Barred Plymouth Rock Chicks at Hatch click here

Sexing salmon faverolles post #8698

 

 

CHICK CARE

***DUCK,  QUAIL, GOOSE, PEAFOWL, GUINEA, TURKEY Refer to individual sections below

How to evaluate Chicks after Hatch!  post #56572

WHEN to start feeding CHICK after HATCH! post #4657

Chick Pro and Pre Biotic vit cheap! I swear by them! 1st & 2 wks then ACV see post #1409

Chick and Chicken Vitamins HAVE SOME ON HAND post #61039

Raising Baby Chicks CLICK HERE

New CHICKS Care Links & When to begin feeding post #22550

First 60 days of Raising baby Chicks click HERE

Socializing Baby chicks CLICK HERE

How to Spot Problems with Newly Hatched Chicks post #22550

More Problems of Newly Hatched Chicks http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-spot-problems-of-newly-hatched-chicks.html

All about COCCI   Prevention Vaccines TREATMENTS Poo Samples post #70896

How to Prevent Chicks from Getting Coccidiosis post #4779

Quick lesson on pasty butt  post #4657  

Homemade Electrolyte Recipe for weak/ill chicks post #3876  USING SPONGE WEDGES post #4473

CHICK TEMPERATURE Measurement vs. observation: recognizing the comfort status of day old chicks   post #20918

HOW do I know when my chick as turned the corner? post #15777

 

BROODERS & HEATING

Homemade Brooders of BYC members CLICK HERE

The cheapest brooder/fast assemble Lowe's LG moving box. It's $1.39.

If you need more space, add more boxes and cut doorways between them. Put heat in one, Later in another and food in another. 

Cheap quick Insulation brooder post #43909

Plastic Drum Type Brooders! post #68585

Setting Up the Brooder post #68242

Baby video monitor IN THE COOP or Brooder! post #31817

SIMPLE CHICK BROODER post #869 post #46388  post #46470

Pic of my Brooder and talk, wax paper between papertowel layers for simple roll up see begin pic  post #3543

Brooder talk post #4358

Ur's Brooder post #5222 & addition post #34281addition to brooder post #31959

Canadachickens Brooder Build post #35489

Brooder/hospital cage: http://www.rainbowparrots.com/brooder.php

CLEANING THE BROODER COCCI COCCIDIA Survival post #39296

Getting chicks OUT OUT OUT mini heated hoop coop post #12182

Chicky hut w/ rope lights post #12178

 

Brooder Lights

LEDs and CFLs are better for light (less electric cost)

Ceramic emitters. They last longer and if they break, they don't get glass all over. 25-250 watt. I use 150s.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/25W-250W-110V-120V-Ceramic-Emitter-Heat-Lamp-Grow-Plant-Lamp-Pet-Reptile-Heater-/231394987292

Smaller watt ceramic heat emitters if brooding indoors. They come in 50-300 watt sizes. Click HERE

Bulb comparison post #30139

 

Heating pads, Caves, Plates

http://www.premier1supplies.com/detail.php?prod_id=135875   

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/956958/mama-heating-pad-in-the-brooder-picture-heavy-update

http://www.farmandfleet.com/products/938894-farm-innovators-heated-chicken-mat.html?feedsource=1&gclid=CKacxYbgjsoCFdgGgQodvBMOOw

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=29838&cmpid=04cseYY&ref=XXXX&subref=AA&ref=6111&cmpid=04csegb&gclid=CM_5iMngjsoCFYYjgQodQQ8Dcg

https://www.enasco.com/product/C31504N

SWEETER HEATER post #3572

Heat PLATE post #27809

Premier one brooder plates  https://www.premier1supplies.com/detail.php?prod_id=135875

Heating pad cave By Joey Ur! post #23974 post #24341  post #25309 

Gotro7s heating pad post #46388

Mama Heating Pad UPDATED click here

Momma cave fer cheap http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

For cold weather and lots of chicks, Ohio brooders. https://web.extension.illinois.edu/hkmw/downloads/46524.pdf in action post #26965

Kristin's how to set up a MHP post #37879 post #36376

NOTE OF CAUTION ON those momma heater brooder things: post #8192

 

QUAIL (Click to show)

QUAIL

DUCKS (Click to show)

DUCKS

 

GEESE (Click to show)

 GEESE

PEAFOWL (Click to show) GUINEA FOWL (Click to show)

GUINEA FOWL

 

TURKEY (Click to show)

TURKEY

 

Ratite Production: Ostrich, Emu and Rhea (Click to show)

 

FEEDING, WATER & SUPPLEMENTS (Click to show)

FEEDING, WATER & SUPPLEMENTS

Toxic foods for Fowl post #118072

Horizontal nipple waterers WARNING post #27152

COOL CHICK nipple WATERERS!! LOVE THESE post #6792

Cut Milk jug Bottoms OUT, place over Waterers & Feeders to keep Birds off post #68604

How to Prevent Chicks from Getting Coccidiosis post #4779

DIY Reduced Waste Feeders post #47418

Heated water suggestion coop post #15802

Sterilite 2-quart pitcher horizontal poultry nipples  post #39218

Discussion of what everyone uses for FEED AND WATER dishes  begins here post #7510

Ur's Deicer post #30689

Farm Innovators de-icer... post #23901 

HEATED WATERER DISCUSSIONS Winter weather! post #28163

Duck heated water by Phil post #28277
Bucket Feeder w/ PVC heads post #6330

PVS homemade feeders! post #18066  post #18081

Tips and tricks for keeping them off the feeders and ways of saving feed! post #28281

FOR ANYONE CONTEMPLATING BUILDING A PVC TUBE GRAVITY FEEDER post #47822

Whites PVC feeder post #25370

Joeys PVC feeder post #27808

What's a safe way to get rid of bees congregating around my tube feeder post #11767

Chick Pro and Pre Biotic vit cheap! I swear by them! 1st & 2 wks then ACV see post #1409

Bargain vitamins and electrolytes from Jeffers post #18098

Peanuts Make Chickens Lay Bigger Eggs post #39347
HOMEMADE MOLT LOAF post #1894

Feather Loss in Chickens  CLICK HERE    and HERE
ADDING other pet foods to feed start at post #2032

Acorns as Chicken Feed, Revisited  http://livingthefrugallife.blogspot.com/2010/10/acorns-as-chicken-feed-revisited.html

Scratch Grains – The Ultimate Winter Chicken Treat  click HERE

Discussion on feeding Alfalfa and Hay see post #2114 post #2130

Bargain vitamins and electrolytes from Jeffers post #18098

Chick and Chicken Vitamins HAVE SOME ON HAND post #61039

PROTEIN / FEED Calculator ~feed to mix together to obtain a specific protein percentage.CLICK HERE: Pearson's Square

Calcium can also inhibit absorption of other minerals so supplemental calcium should be separate post #40507

S5apiotrowskis homemade 5 gal food saver feeder post #52385

Organic Chick Starter Feed Recipe  &   Fermented Feed (FF)   CLICK HERE

CHICKEN FEED:Feed Recipes, Rations, Formulas ~Modern and Traditional http://www.lionsgrip.com/recipes.html

Homemade Non-GMO and Organic Chicken Feed Mix  https://gnowfglins.com/2013/11/11/homemade-non-gmo-and-organic-chicken-feed-mix/

Chicken Treat Chart  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-treat-chart-the-best-treats-for-backyard-chickens

World’s Longest List of Slug Remedies post #3949

Why aren't my hens laying? post #147963

Nutrition PDF post #151197

Bucket waterer post #149111

Feeders PVC post #12173

auto waterer post #12174

FREE DIY chick feeder, disposable post #13772

 

FLOCK INTEGRATION (Click to show)

FLOCK INTEGRATION

Flock Integration Series http://blog.mcmurrayhatchery.com/tags/flock-integration-series/

Integrating Pullets into the Chicken Flock   http://www.betterhensandgardens.com/integrating-young-pullets/

DEALING with bully chickens and chicks click here  and see post #2   post #22

Partial Comb and Wattle Removal in chicks post #36708

REMOVING SPURS VIDEO EASY post #96862

Caponize your roosters How to caponize a rooster Warning Graphic pics  &  post #39979

NO CROW COLLARS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbjs5STPg_M

Mediterranean roos being good against hawks? What breed? post #51121

Caponize your roosters How to caponize a rooster Warning Graphic pics  &  post #39979  VIDEO post #54418

 

SPREADSHEETS, APPS & DOWNLOADS (Click to show)

 

COOPS & ACCESSORIES (Click to show)

COOPS & ACCESSORIES

BYC Map of potential chicken sitters  CLICK HERE to read thread and CLICK HERE FOR THE MAP

How many square feet do I need per chicken?  CLICK HERE  

Accessories for Your Chicken Coop Click HERE

ROOSTING issues talk of nest boxes need to be lower! see starting  post #939

Auto Coop DOOR DIYS http://ploughandstarsproject.com/lazy-chicken-farmer-101/

ROOSTING issues talk of nest boxes need to be lower! see starting  post #939

Coop Nest Boxes, Ramps, Doors ETC  IDEAS! post #59272

Automatic coop door  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/automatic-coop-door
Installing Tposts with a Tpost Driver video post #59445
WhiteWash Coop and Recipe for it! post #292

Chaos18 Coop post #76177

Laurel Meadows Coop post #76681

Figure out ROOF PITCH post #38922

Joeys /Urs Coop post #38939

Fire Shipping Crates post #48553

My pallet coops / Shed conversion post #15959 

Steel Roofing and Siding Information &  Installation Guide  metalroof.pdf 431k .pdf file

Joey Breeder Pens post #48041   post #51491 post #54274 post #57776

Chickencanoe: Predator guards post #54824  SITE LINK click HERE

PALLET DUCK HOUSES post #16063  

Kristins Coop post #49071

PALLET DUCK HOUSES post #16063  

Fire Ant Farms Coops post #46144

Link to HERBS From hippiestink for nest boxes  http://fresheggsdaily.com/2012/07/benefits-of-herbs.html
INFO on What colors to Distract Chicks from Pecking and help laying in nest boxes SEE post #932 

BYC COOPS! http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops 

Mephins Net Co Cheaper supply sun shades and nets post #116339

Bucket Nest Boxes post #46681

SAFE Heater For The Henhouse click HERE

Amazing Coops = TREEHOUSES for Chickens! post #28914 

Talk of 14 hour lighting over winter begin post #6726
Hoop Coop post #34634 

PREVENTION OF FLOOR EGGS commercial but good examples of getting them in nests click HERE

RATS MICE How to Build a “Stairway to Heaven” click HERE

Affordable bird netting http://www.raintreenursery.com  post #58369  post #58476

DIY Small animal Traps post #71895

Putrescent whole egg Solids as repellents post #85932

What to do if an egg breaks inside a hen? CLICK HERE

COOL CHICK nipple WATERERS!! LOVE THESE post #6792

asthma and chickens post #90265

My Top Twelve Plants to Grow for Chickens all easy too  CLICK HERE

An Herb Garden for Chickens CLICK HERE

Jclips Rabbit pens / Chicken Pens post #101892

HAWKS OH MY post #102025

Lime in Poultry Houses READ IN FULLpost #109933

NEsting Boxes made out of kitchen cabinets post #115304

Funny and Recycled Nest Boxes post #115416

MISTERS for HOT WEATHER post #116279

Nest boxes post #13773

PALLET shtuffs post #13695

 

 

CHICKEN HEALTH & MEDS

Solutions used for poultry post #49689

ASPIRIN SOLUTION, ASTRINGENT SOLUTION,COPPER SULFATE SOLUTION,

LAXATIVE SOLUTIONS, NUTRIENT SOLUTIONS,PARASITE (INTERNAL) SOLUTIONS,

PESTICIDE SOLUTIONS, SANITIZING SOLUTIONS

Lime in Poultry Houses READ IN FULLpost #109933

post #145960 acronym meanings & labeled uses of some drugs

Reference info for diagnosing, meds, etc post #148587

 

Frostbite, Prevention & Treatment

post #156143

 

Washing/Bathing Chickens 

The Chicken Chick®: How and When to Give a Chicken a Bath  CLICK HERE

How to Give a Chicken a Bath - Tilly's Nest

Chicken Keeping Basics - How To Bathe a Chicken - CLICK HERE YouTube  

SHOW BATHING PREPS CLICK HERE

 

 

 

Diseases & Prevention

How to Send a Bird for a Necropsy post #81844 post #149474

 DIY necropsy http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1046313/incubating-w-friends-come-hatch-learn-chat-meet-new-friends-w-host-sally-sunshine/129880_20#post_17335228

Avian Pathology IMAGES info CLICK HERE

HANDBOOK OF POULTRY DISEASES  http://www.slideshare.net/mahmoudghonim/handbook-of-poultry-diseases-2

Chicken Diseases and Prevention Tips  http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/chicken-disease-prevention-basics.aspx

Measuring Poultry Condition post #39343

Mareks and raising turkeys to help prevent it? post #35717

Mareks vaccine post #2880

Denagard's (tiamulin) effectiveness on various strains of Mycoplasma http://m.ps.oxfordjournals.org/content/88/11/2353.full#ref-5

necropsy lab finder post #14628

Cleanin the coop post #10

post #15827

post #15816

First AID

Bargain vitamins and electrolytes from Jeffers post #18098

Brooder/hospital cage: http://www.rainbowparrots.com/brooder.php

CHICKEN MEDICINE CABINET/ FIRST AID KITS post #20968  begin post #18094  post #29   and CLICK HERE post #20998

An Herbal Mash for Sick Chickens  click HERE

NATURAL CHICKEN REMEDIES http://hensingtonpalace.blogspot.com/p/chicken-medicine-cabinet.html

Force Feeding / Gavage / Tube Feeding http://beautyofbirds.com/tubefeeding.html post #5672 http://lafeber.com/vet/tube-feeding-birds/#Contraindications_and_potential_complications

Hand-feeding Methods & Tools http://beautyofbirds.com/handfeedingmethods.html

Measuring Poultry Condition post #39343

How to Provide Emergency and Supportive Care*  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1048620/how-to-provide-emergency-and-supportive-care

  *UPDATES http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1048620/how-to-provide-emergency-and-supportive-care-updated-1-3-2016

Step-by-Step Tube Feeding http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1064392/step-by-step-tube-feeding-guide-pictures-updated-12-28-2015

Dehydration  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069598/dehydration

Fluid replacement therapy post #110275  post #110191   post #110182

First Aid  http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069413/first-aid-kit-updated-12-28-2015 

Kathy necropsies http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1069296/lame-chicken-exam-necropsy-pictures-added

HELP My chicken has been scalped! post #28229 post #28239 post #28248  post #28253  post #28260   post #30106

Slipped tendon (perosis) post #30274  post #21884

Wry neck?? Silkie Chick duckling post #60013

Possible NewCastle Disease? 5.25 wk chick post #60002

HELP My chicken has been scalped! Hawk12 post #72054 Bjs post #72071

REMOVING SPURS VIDEO EASY post #96862

post #139753 post #139764 Sinus infection

Hospital cages post #146974 post #146981

Broken legs & splinting post #144129 & this pdf

Avian oral speculum post #33988

Meds to treat bumblefoot without surgery post #35468

post #28603 First aid kit

 

 

 

Poop, Butts, Egg binding, PARASITES, Coccidia, LICE, MITES

ALL of Kat's poop links CLICK HERE

Kathys Parasite book, treatments post #30361  http://www.amazon.com/Veterinary-Parasitology-Reference-William-Foreyt/dp/0813824192
Poo Page - Warning, Pictures CLICK HERE

All about COCCI   Prevention Vaccines TREATMENTS Poo Samples post #70896

UPDATED AMRPOLIUM AMPROL CORID COCCI MED DOSAGING http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818879/updated-corid-and-amprol-amprolium-dosing
POOP ALL About CHICKEN POOP sometimes it is runny clear a must read!  post #51529

Tapeworm pics n treatment post #85132  post #85136  post #85165 post #85232

What to do if an egg breaks inside a hen? CLICK HERE

Poultry Lice Mites ID and treatments  http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/search?q=Lice

PARASITES be on a preventative schedule/treatment see  post #18165

Water Soluble Wormers

Worms and Worming - Warning, Graphis Pictures

Oxytetracyline and Tetracycline Powder Doses

Affordable Valbazen - 60ml bottle for $14.95

How to Send a Bird for Necropsy

Avian Vet Search...

Fenbendazole Wormer including paste equine wormer post #52183

Wazine worming Click HERE

Wormougel - 20g/L Praziquantel, 20g/L Oxfendazole  most worms, including tapes post #55337

Albon 5% sulfadimethoxinepost #71866 

Fenbendazole Wormer including paste equine wormer post #52183

Cocci under the microscope post #58455

External Parasite Identification and Treatment Chart

Common Lice and Mites of Poultry:post #27130

Controlling Mites in Your Poultry Flock click HERE

Scaly leg mite discussion begins... and for some time post #25649 post #26110

Scaly leg mites kerosene and linseed oil post #58353

Citronella in my nest boxes.  Not a single red mite issue post #37730

To worm or not to worm post #29066 begins here  post #26093 post #26098

BIRTH DEFECTS CONVERSATION AND INFO ON WORMERS!! post #25707   post #25706

Egg binding  http://beautyofbirds.com/eggbinding.html

HOW TO CHECK FOR A STUCK EGG post #118490

Swollen CHICKEN BUTT  watery balloon it could be a phenomena called Ascites post #25235 post #24807 size draining syringes  post #29631

Salpingitis inflammation of the oviduct CLICK HERE

Impacted Crop Surgery Video post #45504
Fecals for all animal types CLICK HERE
Stuff on cayenne in feed post #144188
Fenbendazole and molting post #144313
CHEAP Poultry Dust!! post #154086
Cocci drugs post #145974
Does a high protein feed aid the growth of cocci? post #2839
Worming info thread post #154492
Lice and link #2 poultry dust post #11058 post #7815
How to measure a "peas sized" wormer dose 2posts post #13069 post #13070
How to check for gapeworms post #22898
Liquid Permethrin spray directly on chickens and in coops INFO and residual effects post #17296
Big long discussion on microscopes and such post #21450 post #21361
Mail in poop test for most farm animals post #32429
Hydrogen peroxide kills bitey things post #17348
 

Medicine & RESPIRATORY ILLNESS

Math and Medications CLICK HERE FOR HOW TO FIGURE THEM OUT!

Poultry Body Weights average body weights of various exhibition poultry. https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-body-weights

Or visit Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart for weights of more breeds.

Slipped tendon (perosis) post #30274  post #21884

Wry neck?? Silkie Chick duckling post #60013

Possible NewCastle Disease? 5.25 wk chick post #60002

How to Send a Bird for Necropsy

Avian Vet Search...

Fungal Infections in Poultry  https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/chicken-fungal-infections

Albon 5% sulfadimethoxinepost #71866

Medicine Chart for Chickens & other Poultry CLICK HERE

Oxytetracyline and Tetracycline Powder Doses post #154894 

Affordable Valbazen - 60ml bottle for $14.95

Updated - Corid and Amprol (amprolium) Dosing CLICK HERE     and post #115534

fishmox for chickens? you betcha  post #30338

Amoxicillin/Ampicillin is Birds post #30344

Baytril for Birds discussions: &  Kathys example treatment Baytril is the brand name for Enrofloxacin, post #154894   AND CLICK HERE for BAYTRIL

Tylan CRD indications and Tylan dosage    post #4606   http://www.elanco.us/products-services/poultry/water-soluble-crd-control.aspx 

various drugs will only treat bacteria that are sensitive to that drug post #30389

Drugs that can be used in Ducks - no prescription needed http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1022278/drugs-that-can-be-used-in-ducks-no-prescription-neede

Denagard's effectiveness on various strains of Mycoplasma http://m.ps.oxfordjournals.org/content/88/11/2353.full#ref-5

Meds for use in poultry post #143867 post #144182 post #144607

Clinical avian medicine post #144159

Avian Medicine: Principles and Applications post #144168

Free newsletter avian post #144190

Home Remedies post #145433

GLOSSARY OF POULTRY TERMS CLICK HERE

 

BREEDS CHICKEN/FOWL INFO                   

How to say difficult chicken breed names  post #43979

Conservation priority list, ducks geese all animals CLICK HERE

Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart - Chart listing characteristics of many breeds, with illustrations of some breed color varieties.

Chicken Breeds Chart http://www.backyardpoultry.com/wiki/index.php/Chicken_Breeds_Chart

Woodlot Farms Chicken Breed Chart - Chart of photos & breed characteristics

BackyardChickens.com Chicken Breeds searchable database designed for choosing chickens to raise.

ALBC Conservation Priority Breeds - List and images of comparatively rare chicken & waterfowl breeds needing conservation.

American Poultry Association Recognized Breeds & Varieties - Plain list of most recent APA update

Wild west seramas page, you can look at their shows, and see pictures and Results of their shows

Serama what the judge looks for https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q5VelvFAxs

Egg-Cellent Guide to Chicken Breeds

Breed Selection charts breed selection charts:

http://www.albc-usa.org/documents/chickenbreedcomparison.pdf

http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html

What The Heck Is A Vaulted Skull? post #46616 POLISH/SILKIES

post #123611 Cool read on eggs turning inside the hen before being laid

Breeder quality vs hatchery post #22041

GENETICS

EGG COLOR FEATHERING ETC

IN-BREEDING TALK AND OTHER TALK begin post #2290

Study on NNs better meat growth and immune system in heat post #35810

IDing homozygous NN post #27522

Marans genetics and eggs info post #155184

Clan breeding post #2685

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/basic-chicken-color-genetics

Isa Brown x Cream Legbar post #1647

Sex-Linked info

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/261208/sex-linked-information

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sex-links/BRKSexLink.html

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/CGP/Sex-links/BRKMaking.html

Blue Genes? Lavender? Chicken Genetics Made (almost) Simple  post #1804 post #1806

Chicken Quest Gene Info

Genetics of Chicken Color

Poultry Genetics for Exhibition Breeders 

FRIZZLE GENE post #146841

INHERITANCE OF EGG COLOUR IN MARANS http://www.maransofamericaclub.com/uploads/4/0/1/8/40183925/14e05a14.pdf

Sigrid Van Orts book http://www.chickencolours.com/index.html

http://kippenjungle.nl/basisEN.htm

http://articles.extension.org/pages/65363/poultry-genetics-for-small-and-backyard-flocks:-an-introduction

Chicken Genetics Made (almost) Simple - Overview of genetics and their effect on coloring.

Genetics Basics and Chicken Colors - More in-depth explanations of basic genetics and how color patterns are connected.

Chicken Genes - Lists of genes that affect many characteristics in chickens, with allelic genes grouped together.

Scratch Cradle links of  https://scratchcradle.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/gms1-genetics-of-egg-color/

GMS1: Genetics of Egg Color 

GMS2: Breeding for Blue Eggs

GMS3: Breeding for Other Egg Colors

GMS4: Incomplete Dominance of Blue Feathering

GMS5: Chicken Chromosomes

GMS6: Sex-Linkage

GMS7: Plumage Pigments

GMS8: Breeding for Two Traits

GMS9: Autosexing Recipe

GMS10: Skin and Shank Color

GMS11: Breeding for Type

GMS12: Inbreeding Coefficient

GMS Supplement #1: Recessive White

GMS Supplement #2: Skin Color Punnett Squares and Test Crossing

GMS Supplement #3: Selecting for Head Shape

Gimmies Special egg start at  post #1785 post #2509

Picture

*NOTE*: Silkie rooster over purebred hens will usually produce sexlinks. Females will have dark skin, and the males will have light skin.

post #124541 Benny's green egg color genetics eggsplanation

PROCESSING

Chickens Commonly Raised for MEAT and Weights at Ages post #54051

Processing Support Group CLICK HERE  

LINKS VIDEOS HOW-To's   http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/processing-day-support-group-summary-of-thread

ChickenCanoes links post #109391

Brining 101 Osmosis post #44313

Chicapees Awesome Homemade plucker Hal post #438

MISC Fun, other Wacky Discussions and Ideas!

HA HA HA WHICH WAY to put the TP ROLL on!  BEGINS post #41929

Putrescent whole egg Solids as repellents post #85932

REMOVING SPURS VIDEO EASY post #96862

asthma and chickens post #90265

Warm Hands and Feet post #53261 post #53243  http://www.amazon.com/Reusable-Warmer-Perfect-Outdoor-Activities/dp/B009RIOT0S

Snow roof removal tool post #54241

INSPIRATION FOR THE LAZY post #33056

Adding Fishing rod Holders to vehickels and Best spot in the garage ON THE Door post #43618

WEIRD discussion about good diviners, or water witches starts about post #1253

HOW TO BLOW OUT EGGS http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2011/10/egg-blowing-101-and-how-to-decorate.html

DUCT tape Little ones mittens on in the winter! post #32234

Uses for the X-wifes Wedding dress  www.backyardchickens.com/t/1046313/incubating-w-friends-come-hatch-learn-chat-meet-new-friends/32200_100#post_16378940

For all the Tinamou lovers! post #13663    

How to dye a baby chicken http://www.wikihow.com/Dye-a-Baby-Chicken

How to get a truck out of the mud or wait till it freezes some LOL  post #30928

5 gal bucket ideas http://fivegallonideas.com/

Xtra emojis post #145388

National Poultry Census RELEASED post #662

Milking stands for goats post #6293 post #6281 post #6247

Solar livestock waterer post #12168

MOLTING VID post #2

Goats urinary issues post #34824 Is there really blood in my critter's urine? post #34573

cool play structure to coop conversion post #12196

 

RECIPES, Good EATS and FOODSTUFFS

RECIPES, GOOD Eats Food Stuffs! (Click to show)

PEELING hard boiled FRESH EGGS!! http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=24428

Recipes that use up those eggs Click HERE

  Canadian Snow taffy post #55173

  Brining 101 Osmosis post #44313

  home made ACV! Organic with the very important "mother "! http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/make-raw-apple-cider-vinegar/

  Pennsylvania Farm Show blue ribbon whoopie pie RECIPE!  post #35363

  Adult Brownies   post #32618

  Shakshouka post #38125

  Fermenting Peppers http://thehotpepper.com/topic/23146-fermenting-peppers-101/

  Chi Chi's fried ice cream recipe straight from the former manager :) post #17394
  Injara - an Ethiopian bred made from Teff flour post #17418 video recipe post #17433
  Santa Bread  post #19056
  Bennys Recipes for Ox tail soup: tongue with mushroom sauce post #30071 images post #30021
  Khachapuri a Georgian pastry, full of cheese and an egg over! Delicious! Recipe: HERE

  Dippy Eggs and Toads in the hole! post #31896

  halupkies is stuffed cabbage http://allrecipes.com/recipe/220002/halupki-stuffed-cabbage/

  Benny- Artemisia arborescens we use it in a herb tea,( not 4 use during Pregnancy! ) it helps digestion. post #32148

  most expensive coffee in the world GROSS https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopi_Luwak   

  Organic Butternut Squash Soup  yummmmsss  

  Death By Chocolate Cupcakes post #34316

  Wheat rolls with Spinach paste and Betroth paste! post #41161 post #69976

  Sourdough pancakes post #4372

  Chicken Jerky post #24614

  SOURDOUGH discussion and recipes start post #117664

  Banti's Microwave Brownie Recipe post #63092

  Flat bred recipe: post #66475

  PA foodstuffs post #155206

  Angel food cake post #744

  Philadelphia Snapper Soup!! post #67945

  Monkey Bread with apples post #70003

  Libyan flavored black coffee BENNY! post #74702

  Banana Bread recipe post #5541

  Gummy worms post #5881

  leopard bread post #11234

  3 minute butter post #21762

  Corn chowder and corn casserole  post #14151

  campins red beans and rice post #144208

  Trash Can Chickens/Turkeys post #295

Why You Should Be Eating More Rabbit (Recipes Included)

http://www.foodrepublic.com/2016/05/17/why-you-should-be-eating-more-rabbit-recipes-included/

How to butcher a haunch of venison post #145343

http://www.farmshow.state.pa.us/files/whoopiePie.pdf

 

 

Technical HELP ON BYC AP's/Threads

BYC Under age RULES reminder FOR ALL AGES! READ  post #53361

HOW to POST PICs from a CELL PHONE / AP or browser see starting at post #1208

Updating avatar/profile picture HERE

Posting pictures onto the BYC Forum from laptop/desktop HERE 

Posting pictures from Cell/mobile HERE

TAG HOW to keep typing after you @ someone!  see:post #2469 post #1088

Ovation Overview SEE : Ovation points by clicking on the “thumbs up” http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/699980/announcing-the-new-byc-reputation-system-ovations

BYC Recognition Awards - Educator, Friend, Spirit, & Greeter http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/812597/byc-recognition-awards-educator-friend-spirit-greeter

BackYardChickens.com Membership Upgrades  http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/byc-memberships-help-support-backyardchickens

EMOJI CODES FOR BYC post #98259

How to view post counts stats HOME page Post countshttp://www.backyardchickens.com/pages/stats/top/range/1day/#members

I forgot my BYC password! post #27693

BYC coupon code tutorial.... HOW TO USE http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1036197/store-upgrade-information-about-using-store-coupons/0_30 

How to add a SPOILER to posts (drop down) post #33505

Trouble Logging In or Changing My Forum Password or Email HERE

DH , DS , DD, D----- what do all these different D's stand for? HERE

SEARCH FEATURES: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/search-and-advanced-search-tutorial

 

BYC Learn how to:

Use the Forums

  1. Start A New Thread
  2. Reply To A Post
  3. Reply With A Quotation
  4. Edit Your Post
  5. Rate Posts
  6. Report A Post

 

Read the Forums

  1. Understand The Icons
  2. Read All New Posts
  3. Go To The First Unread Post In A Thread
  4. Use The Activity Feed
  5. Mark Forums As Read

 

Special Thread Links!

HenHoney's BLOG! http://the-crazy-chicken-lady.blogspot.com/ 

VIP BYC member interviews http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/905602/introducing-vip-member-interviews

Sallys weird photo editor not a download  http://funny.pho.to/christmas-frames-effects/

Warning, "fowl" language ahead: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhBC67Ogwgo WATCH THE FUNKY CHICKEN!

An egg-cellent activity from Science Buddies  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-home-chick-breathe-inside-shell/

PINTEREST CHICKENS CHICKENS CHICKENS CLICK HERE

Pinners Include... Grit Magazine Hobby Farms Magazine BackYardChickens Fresh Eggs Daily® and more

Hippie's cool website http://hippiestink.com/

Shahtir's serama project http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1074647/ee-serama-project

Bubbles' thread http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1075755/my-hatching-journey-the-adventures-of-a-complete-newbie

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: Please note this information is offered as friendly advice only and, whilst I have made every effort to ensure it is accurate, I can not be held responsible if it proves not to be useful in your case! I am not a vet and nor is anyone else that I know of.

 

 

My personal info to grab as needed on the thread just ignore it please!

Sally sunshine: (Me!) :old   Personal: 48 year old hen 

My pallet coops / Shed conversion post #15959 SKID DUCK HOUSES post #16063  peas post #42698 my brooder  post #3543 New coolers post #63173  LED discussion for lighting the bator to see post #63186

my cooler post #58053 project post #36768  Genetics specks marans egg color post #14440 serama weightspost #48273 serama showing frizzle tips 3 days post #5817  Now watch me nae nae starts post #13290arrow post #14587   flyponiepost #15313 duck nopost #15324 grannypost #15393 because I said sopost #49021 help incu questions post #61725 members monkeys post #87374  help incu questions post #10735

 

 

 

 

UPDATE:

I have pulled extremely helpful NOTES, LINKS &

Informational Post Links from the Incubation w/ Friends thread

for EVERYONE'S convenience and will continue to put them HERE:

CLICK HERE: post #2


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Comments (4)

Anyone told you lately that you're A*FLOCKING*MAZING?
You just did white! I agree!
Thanks. Probably won't edit much, but if I do I will let everyone know.
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