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Crazy weather making me turn on incubator...

post #1 of 5
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We live in North Central Illinois and the weather has been unseasonably warm. Not that I am complaining but some of our birds that normally are not laying now are slightly confused. Our black wing bronze turkeys are laying. So I am setting 2 dozen turkey eggs, 13 call duck eggs, and 102 button quail eggs tonight and will set the chicken eggs that we are getting next week so they will hatch with the turkey and duck eggs.
Anyone else setting eggs now?

Breeds we are raising here on the farm...

Bantams Chickens: Black & White Wyandottes, Lavender Ameraucanas, & Barred Rocks

Standard Chickens: Black Copper Marans, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, Black & Blue Ameraucanas,

                              Blue Partridge Brahmas,& Turkens

Ducks: Khaki Campbell, White Call, & Muscovies

Quail: Buttons

Working on: Bourben Red...

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Breeds we are raising here on the farm...

Bantams Chickens: Black & White Wyandottes, Lavender Ameraucanas, & Barred Rocks

Standard Chickens: Black Copper Marans, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, Black & Blue Ameraucanas,

                              Blue Partridge Brahmas,& Turkens

Ducks: Khaki Campbell, White Call, & Muscovies

Quail: Buttons

Working on: Bourben Red...

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post #2 of 5

Yes it is unseasonably warm. I had planted lots of forage over the last month.

However, do you ever check the long range forecast? It will be getting cold by the end of next week. Winter is here.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 5
Yup have hatches in the next few days. I chose to do the same and take advantage of this awesome weather. I'm not worried about the forecast as I can keep mine in the garage under heat for weeks if necessary. And you can always provide a heat lamp in the coop for them once 12 weeks
post #4 of 5
I'm with you, though I don't have that many eggs going (and I always do winter hatches even though I say I'm not going to hide.gif ). I have 15 Silkie/Sizzle eggs due to hatch on the 1st, another 19 due on the 11th and an egg carton filling up on my kitchen counter that I'm still undecided about.
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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post #5 of 5
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I knew I wasn't alone! I love hatching, i just wish we had more space for brooding during the winter. We heat our outbuildings but most of the space is occupied by our breeders. I should have asked Santa for a chick building! Good luck with your hatches everyone.

Breeds we are raising here on the farm...

Bantams Chickens: Black & White Wyandottes, Lavender Ameraucanas, & Barred Rocks

Standard Chickens: Black Copper Marans, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, Black & Blue Ameraucanas,

                              Blue Partridge Brahmas,& Turkens

Ducks: Khaki Campbell, White Call, & Muscovies

Quail: Buttons

Working on: Bourben Red...

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Breeds we are raising here on the farm...

Bantams Chickens: Black & White Wyandottes, Lavender Ameraucanas, & Barred Rocks

Standard Chickens: Black Copper Marans, Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, Black & Blue Ameraucanas,

                              Blue Partridge Brahmas,& Turkens

Ducks: Khaki Campbell, White Call, & Muscovies

Quail: Buttons

Working on: Bourben Red...

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