Originally Posted by 3riverschick
Originally Posted by sharron
Originally Posted by hannakat
warm fall warm fall
i have eggs coming to incubate yet
Same here.My dozen Euskal Oiloa(Basque hen) eggs will be arriving later this month. I run electrical cord out to the coop at winter to make light/heat. This is very late for me. That's ok. I am determined to start the flock this year. Will brood in a heated room over the garage. Then harden them off. Should be ready to go outisde (9 week feathers) about 1st week of feb. Yeah, I know, that's cold. here in western PA. If it is too cold, I may keep them inside until March/April. Sprouted oats should keep them in good shape.
yes, this is late for me too but like you, a new breed for me and i think i got a great deal on the eggs, these are the lemon cuckoo orpington eggs so needless to say, grabbed them up.
if worse comes to worse, i will keep them in my bird room(i raise hookbills too) since i hatched the babies myself i know they will be clean and not have anything that will hurt my hookbills. i just need to get rid of some bantam cochins and i'm set with the outside pen. my cochin hens hatched out a bunch of babies this year, daddy is a lemon blue, mommas are mf cochins lol, i didn't want the chicks but by the time i found out they had the eggs hidden, was too late. i hate to admit, beautiful babies, but can't keep all of them.