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That's funny...I was just getting ready to get on and ask you what you set penmaster.  smile.png

I set, 21 EE's, and was going to set 6 silkies, but there was an accident involving those at the home I went to pick them up at...but, got two out of the 6 .. and it looks like one is developing already, just one day in..took a peek..big nice orange dot floating around in one. 

Too bad you aren't hatching! Man, NN silkies?   No fair.  I love those birds.  I have a couple outside.  They are cute to hatch.  This one little silkie egg..could be..a SG..he wasn't sure if he got one of hers or not.  Will be a surprise, if it makes it that is.

I do have 38 of my Orpington's and project eggs set today.

Funny you had six silkies eggs. I too had a chance on 6 but found out he had kept them in the fridge for two months. Yea I'll pass. I did tell him when they start laying again I'd be interested. He has Black NN and also White NN silkies. I've had them before from him. His brother gave me a box of eggs literally a box probably 60 eggs of different ages. Picked the best out of them and got 7 to hatch. Gave some of them back to him and now he has quite a flock going. Lost mine to a raccoon.
What is a SG silkie
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Originally Posted by Pensmaster View Post

In that article they mention using the emu just as you were thinking about. They also changed the genes in the chicken to trick the tail into growing. Strange stuff.

Wow thats so cool!! But wow yeab, definitely strange!!
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Originally Posted by MadamPoofyBrow View Post

Whats with all the timesing? What's I miss? XD

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Originally Posted by Pensmaster View Post

Thanking Mike for working on the Easter HAL

X7

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Originally Posted by misfit acres View Post

x8

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Oh! Thanks!

X9!!!!!!!!!!

Lol yup, what they said!
Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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Kelsey. Massachusetts. Have a 4 year old Black Lab/Great Pyrenees mix named Gator, a 6 year old kitty named Luna, and 8 hens hatched October 26th, 2015. 1 Barred Rock, 2 Black Australorps, 3 Buff Orpingtons, and 2 Easter Eggers on about 3 acres. 5 more chicks coming this October
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We set 90 eggs, but some are older so we shall see how this goes... Good Luck everyone!
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Originally Posted by Fire Ant Farm View Post


Everything I've seen/read says that you need whatever you use to wash the egg (water, solution, whatever) to be WARMER than the egg, or there is a risk of drawing bacteria into the egg. 

I used a dilute bleach solution at about 100°F (I used a thermometer and kept heating it up in the microwave when it cooled - no higher than 115°F) to wash some eggs that were both poopy and had a lot of broken egg all over them (bad shipment). No icky or oozy eggs. 

FWIW...

- Ant Farm 

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Don't wash it but dip it in vinegar and let air dry before putting it in the incubator. It will keep any germs from multiplying. When I haven't done this I have gotten at least a couple of stinker eggs with green goo. With the vinegar the eggs that don't hatch at least don't rot.
OK, thanks. I'll decide in morning.

1 chihuahua, a cat, 4 chickens (so far...), and 5 runner ducks

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1 chihuahua, a cat, 4 chickens (so far...), and 5 runner ducks

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Originally Posted by Razadia View Post
 

I'm off to bed. I'm not feeling so hot. I've been running a low fever for the hours and it's draining all my energy. Night Y'all.


Oh no..I hope you don't wake up feeling worse!   I hope you get a lot of rest.  :hugs

Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Originally Posted by Pensmaster View Post


I do have 38 of my Orpington's and project eggs set today.

Funny you had six silkies eggs. I too had a chance on 6 but found out he had kept them in the fridge for two months. Yea I'll pass. I did tell him when they start laying again I'd be interested. He has Black NN and also White NN silkies. I've had them before from him. His brother gave me a box of eggs literally a box probably 60 eggs of different ages. Picked the best out of them and got 7 to hatch. Gave some of them back to him and now he has quite a flock going. Lost mine to a raccoon.
What is a SG silkie


  The Show Girl Silkie..sounds like that's what you got from that guy.  You say white NN.. silkie..that's a Show Girl.  NN's from silkies are SG's.  I've had some that come smooth, so not fluffy like a silkie, but little like a silke.  I still call that a SG. 

Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Here is my total set tonight,. Unless some quail eggs magically appear tomorrow this will be it.
19 Barnvelder
9 Ameracauna
11 Olive egger
12 Black Copper Marans
72 backyard mixes
THAT IS A TOTAL OF 123!

My flock= 1 old red lady, 2015 spring pullets 2 GL Wyandotte, 1 SL Wyandotte, 1ea Blck, Rd, GLD sex link 1 Blue Andalusian, 2 EE 2015 fall baby's 3 Bielefelders, 2 Ayam Cemanis, 11 that are BCM with maybe two or three possible Black Isbar mixed in. Roo's 1 mixed who literally wandered into my yard. 1 Ayam Cemani  

1 Rodent killing machine cat.. 

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My flock= 1 old red lady, 2015 spring pullets 2 GL Wyandotte, 1 SL Wyandotte, 1ea Blck, Rd, GLD sex link 1 Blue Andalusian, 2 EE 2015 fall baby's 3 Bielefelders, 2 Ayam Cemanis, 11 that are BCM with maybe two or three possible Black Isbar mixed in. Roo's 1 mixed who literally wandered into my yard. 1 Ayam Cemani  

1 Rodent killing machine cat.. 

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Something to watch while looking at incubators...https://youtu.be/FhpSKmoc6tM

1 chihuahua, a cat, 4 chickens (so far...), and 5 runner ducks

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1 chihuahua, a cat, 4 chickens (so far...), and 5 runner ducks

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Originally Posted by campingshaws View Post

I'm not going to be able to set eggs because we'll be gone all Easter weekend. sad.png But I'll still hang out. love.gif
Sorry to hear, but have a great Easter!!!
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Good night folks!!
Edited by ToddQ - 3/5/16 at 10:20pm
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