I was lucky enough to win half a dozen "rainbow" eggs in one of the Easter HAL contests here! I asked for primarily green/blue egg layers and boy did they deliver. they even sent me 7 instead of 6!
they were shipped, so I let them settle for 36 hours when they got here. today is now day 18 and I have moved them over to the hatcher! 2 were clear/didn't start, but the remaining 5 of 7 look good at lockdown.
they had saddle shaped air cells through incubation, but now 4 of their air cells appears to be reattached. 1 egg ("green magnolia") still has a saddle shaped air cell with 2 obvious detached areas when I candle.
I moved them over to the hatcher upright in a carton, and marked their air cells! can't wait!
1 olive egger,
1 easter egger,
1 splash ameraucana,
1 green magnolia
guesses on how many of these shipped eggs will actually hatch?
I skipped about 120 posts. Too tired to catch up. The bantam egg my broody was over is now on day 23/24 so I removed, candled and confirmed it to be a quitter. She is now sitting on a day 10 egg (her "backup" egg). This egg is from a Rosecomb Bantam and La Bresse mixed hen and the rooster is an Easter Egger. Because it's only 1 egg I started another backup batch in the incubator now on day 3. Eggs in backup batch #2 are: 5 from a Red Ranger hen, 1 from a Cuckoo Marans hen and 1 from a Black Copper Marans/Black Australorp mixed hen. Rooster is an Easter Egger.
I NEED A SMALL FARM IN CENTRAL PA, NEAR HARRISBURG/HERSEY-STAT
So after setting eggs in the incubator we now haVe 10 chicks from our eggs from the three laying Easter Eggers we recently purchased. The farm had a few roos, but we did not see a naked neck roo, but there must have been one. At first I thought I messed something up when 7 out of the 10 hatched partially bald, lol. After asking questions here I have been enlightened and am now the proud mama of some naked neck chickens, haha. Maybe some will be green egg laying naked necks even.
Almost 1 1/2 weeks old. Anyone want to venture any guesses on how many girls we might have?
I want to keep them all, but have limitations in our suburban back yard neighborhood.
#4-turkey vulture anyone? Lol
#10 last to hatch, treating for spraddle leg, and the runt.
Mother's are the buff and blue Easter Eggers here
2 of the non naked necks are getting a muff like their mothers already. :-) so cute!!
We can't keep them all in our suburban back yard. I NEED a small farm near Harrisburg. Anyone know of any, let me know so we can keep all these babies, ;-)
Best guesses on sex of these about 1 1/2 week olds? I know it's early, but I am dying to hear some opinions from those that know way more than I do!! :-D. Thanks!#
Cute chicks! Good luck finding the small farm.