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SERAMA INCUBATION TIPS ~ Not hard to hatch after a few tips!

    Our Serama House of Littles Click HERE     SERAMA INCUBATION TIPS   I start my serama at 50-55 humidity CALIBRATED, I run a hot bator at 100.5 CALIBRATED, I run at that for all my eggs....... on day 7 candle, day 10, 12 14 16... "I dont candle all after day 7 just a few to keep track of air cell growth. " I adjust humidity throughout via looking at air cells. I lock down day 17 or when draw down had begun & raise HUMIDITY 72%-75 CALIBRATED HYGRO! LOWER TEMPS ON DAY 18 = Temp Min 98.0 Max 98.5    KEEP in mind with serama, they are small, so in the last... read more

Soo EggCited the ladies will be here next month!!

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Integrating new birds at 4 weeks old.

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If you have any questions, please ask them in this thread: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1159151/integrating-chicks-into-flock-at-4-weeks-old as I don't get notifications for article comments.   In 2016 I integrated the chicks at about 4 weeks old. Chicks went into the coop at 1 week with their heater, separated from the main flock by a wood and mesh temporary wall. I had added the doors and put the wall up before taking chicks out to coop and found a couple of my slimmer hens could get thru, glad I inadvertently 'tested' the door sizes. Found I had to narrow... read more

\~ * >One Will Reign< * ~/ a Wild Horse Role-Play's Character Page!!

MOUNTAIN HERD: Lead Stallion: Name: Smoke Age (in seasons): 48 seasons (12 years) Herd: Mountain herd Gender: Stallion Rank: Lead stallion Personality: Protective of his herd, intolerant of trespassers, patient and gentle, yet fierce in battle Color: Grulla with gold/yellow highlights (PIC) (the roots of his fur are blue, but the tips are gold) Markings: Socks on back feet and left front foot, very small star Description of bodily attributes: Short and stocky, thick fur during winter, short mane that doesn't fall down his neck. Mate/crush (please specify which):... read more

A Few of my BYC Besties

Over the months that I've been on BYC, I have met many wonderful people. These are just some of my besties, so if your not on it, don't be offended. Anyways... Savannah (@TroyerGal) I have known Savannah since I joined the forum back in September, she is always very kind and welcoming. Savannah and I usually chat about our animals, and other stuff, such as, everything. I love reading her blog posts, as they are always very humorous and knowledgeable. It is always nice to talk with other homeschoolers that I get along with, since most of the local homeschoolers are... read more

A Few of My BYC Friends...

Yeah, can't have a title (or even a sentence) without a few dot-dot-dots...XD...hey, what can I say...I'm Micah...   Aaannnyyywwwaaayyy...   First up (These are not in any order BTW) is:   Abby (@TroyerSis)   I first met Abby back in December when her sister found my BYC profile page. We mostly talk about what’s going on in our lives, our animals, and future (mostly animal) plans. I know my family cares about me and I know most of ‘m like me but it’s hard to feel important when you live in a house with 11 people. I just wanna thank you for making me feel... read more

Some of my besties <3

I have met a TON of people on BYC... And I love em all!!! So I decided to make a list of my BESTEST BYC friends. Let me know if I left you out! It definitely wasn't intentional  These are not in order of bestieness   TheKindaFarmGal: @TheKindaFarmGal   I met TheKindaFarmGal on my chat thread a few weeks ago.. She is just SO sweet, loves (and I mean LOVES) to tease, and is just incredibly fun to have around!! I love that she is also a Christian, Homeschooled, and an animal lover, just like me!!    Bills vs Beaks: @Bills vs Beaks   I met Bills vs Beaks back in... read more

Incubator Recommendations

I have responded to so many postings asking for a recommendation for a starter incubator I decided to write an article and just link to it in the future. I presently have 8 incubators "in working condition" (several are mothballed because they aren't working well for me). There are 3 makes/models that I can recommend, each with different uses / features. I am going to go in order of increasing cost:   1. GQF Genesis Hovabator with turner - Get the Genesis (digital) version, don't try to save a few bucks on the lesser models, they are underpowered and source of huge... read more

Breeds Of Chickens-What To Pick, and How To Pick and Why To Pick

Muff-Less Easter Egger Pullet Black Australorp Hen Barred Rock Hen and Hens[/B] Now, many of us find our selves asking the question:What breeds? Breeds For Pets, Yes.But what about Pets AND Eggs? Yes!Yes!Yes!My flock is pretty much all eggs layers, but there my pets!It surely can happen. But what breeds you ask?Well, Barred Rocks, Easter Eggers, Silver or Gold Laced Wyandottes, and Black Austrolorp and Giants are the ultimate best.Friendly, Pretty and perfect eggs! Easter Eggers If your font know already, the most of one breed in my flock is... read more

Breeds Of Chickens-What To Pick, and How To Pick.

Muff-Less Easter Egger Pullet Black Australorp Hen Barred Rock Hen and Hens[/B] Now, many of us find our selves asking the question:What breeds? Breeds For Pets, Yes.But what about Pets AND Eggs? Yes!Yes!Yes!My flock is pretty much all eggs layers, but there my pets!It surely can happen. But what breeds you ask?Well, Barred Rocks, Easter Eggers, Silver or Gold Laced Wyandottes, and Black Austrolorp and Giants are the ultimate best.Friendly, Pretty and perfect eggs! Easter Eggers If your font know already, the most of one breed in my flock is... read more

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