3/2/15 at 5:54pm
Posts by Phage
3/2/15 at 5:07pm
- Forum: Incubating & Hatching Eggs
Remind us again, what phase are we in at present????
3/2/15 at 12:39pm
3/2/15 at 8:48am
I had not realized that you had also kept naked necks. Did they get sunburn? My friend who lives in Sun City where is get up to 110-120 degrees in summer, has more than 50 naked necks and says that contary to public assumption they do not get sunburn Here is a thread on it: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/59426/naked-necks-get-sunburn/0_50
3/1/15 at 5:58pm
3/1/15 at 5:39pm
Naked necks are meant to be great birds for regions that can get hot. As well as less neck coverage, they have much fewer feathers overall. Also I have never heard of anyone who has had them not like them. They are meant to be sweet birds that lay a ton of large eggs. Of course that can vary with underlying breed, I am not sure if debating whether an ameraucana or an EE is better suited for heat is useful, as they share 99%+ of their genes, and at that point...
3/1/15 at 5:06pm
I would suggest contacting the buyer and asking if slightly dirty eggs (due to the rain) are acceptable, and if they would prefer a delayed shipment of clean eggs. Most I suspect would be fine with them, but they know what to expect. I would not send out really dirty eggs or any that have got in any way wet, even cleaning. They can go bad in the incubator and so require careful monitoring. I find that LOTS of dry bedding and frequent retrieval keeps eggs cleaner when...
2/28/15 at 10:05am
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