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WOOHOO nice hatch congrats

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celebrate.gif        Fantastic!!!

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Don't miss the new Nevada thread pages here!  These pages are in their infancy so don't hesitate to send me suggestions for additions or improvements.  Just be kind... I'm old and technologically challenged.     LOL

 

All things Nevada.

 

New Nevada recipe pages here.

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post #1213 of 47066
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Originally Posted by Happy Chooks View Post

Congrats Ron!



 



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Originally Posted by cherylcohen View Post

WOOHOO nice hatch congrats



 



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Originally Posted by SunnyDawn View Post

celebrate.gif        Fantastic!!!

Thanks!

 

The ones with the light heads should be Cockerels. Kim(capay) needs some nice roosters.

 

BTW, I candled the eggs from Poultry Palace and saw chick in six of them. The air cells are better but oddly shaped.They hatch a week from Thursday. Using the new Genesis 1588 was great since I could adjust the temp from the top. It also has better water channels so I could get the humidity up to 75 to 80 without using sponges like last time.

 

Gotta get some chicken work done before the rain!
 

 


Edited by ronott1 - 3/11/12 at 2:07pm

Ron

 

Is this a Hobby or a way of Life? Chickens: Australorp; Partridge Rock; Heritage RIR; Golden Comet, Marans; Easter Egger;  Silver Gray Dorking; Basque Hen, Partridge, Wheaten and Black Penedesenca; Olive Egger; Pita Pinta and UofA Blues

 

Greatest thread on BYC! Northern CA Thread

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Ron

 

Is this a Hobby or a way of Life? Chickens: Australorp; Partridge Rock; Heritage RIR; Golden Comet, Marans; Easter Egger;  Silver Gray Dorking; Basque Hen, Partridge, Wheaten and Black Penedesenca; Olive Egger; Pita Pinta and UofA Blues

 

Greatest thread on BYC! Northern CA Thread

The Great Egg Shipping Experiment

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post #1214 of 47066

Kim(Capay) came by to pick up the SG Dorking chicks yesterday. They are all so cute love.gif. Hopefully we will get to see a new picture of them soon.

 

I got to show her my chicks from the December hatch. She liked the Blue Marans I have.

 

Maranda:

 

LL

 

The other two are Brown and Chipmunk. They are EE's and Chipmunk is on Craigslis along with the two roosters and the light colored Pullet.

 

Ron

Ron

 

Is this a Hobby or a way of Life? Chickens: Australorp; Partridge Rock; Heritage RIR; Golden Comet, Marans; Easter Egger;  Silver Gray Dorking; Basque Hen, Partridge, Wheaten and Black Penedesenca; Olive Egger; Pita Pinta and UofA Blues

 

Greatest thread on BYC! Northern CA Thread

The Great Egg Shipping Experiment

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Ron

 

Is this a Hobby or a way of Life? Chickens: Australorp; Partridge Rock; Heritage RIR; Golden Comet, Marans; Easter Egger;  Silver Gray Dorking; Basque Hen, Partridge, Wheaten and Black Penedesenca; Olive Egger; Pita Pinta and UofA Blues

 

Greatest thread on BYC! Northern CA Thread

The Great Egg Shipping Experiment

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post #1215 of 47066

Kim & Ron,

  I am so happy for the both of you with your successful hatch. I am thinking of selling my pair of Silver Dorkings that just started laying because I really wanted the Crele & Colored but settled for SD when I couldn't find them. Now that Craig has agreed to send me started birds in the fall I can let go of these guys & wait for them. The hunt is always exciting to me. I have been selling off some of my birds to make room for others. A young pair of B/W AMs is leaving tomorrow along with my White Rock breeding group & one of my pair of Harry Shaffer's Lavender AMs are gone next Wednesday. I have been selling off my White Coturnix quail to keep the Jumbo Browns & the 4 new breeds that arrived from Colorado last week. I don't know about these new quail though. They all see so skitterish compared to my chickens. I don't like that......LOL, but we will see after all I went through to get them........I am such a nut sometimes.......LOL


Edited by sewandgrow - 3/13/12 at 1:15pm

Do no harm...............
Breeders in......Black Copper Marans,Light Sussex, Delawares, , B/B/S Ameraucanas, American Orps in Black & Blue & Buffs, Brown Leghorns for some white eggs....LOL, my son's Red Shoulder Yokohamas, Shamos & Red Lady Amherst Pheasants.

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Do no harm...............
Breeders in......Black Copper Marans,Light Sussex, Delawares, , B/B/S Ameraucanas, American Orps in Black & Blue & Buffs, Brown Leghorns for some white eggs....LOL, my son's Red Shoulder Yokohamas, Shamos & Red Lady Amherst Pheasants.

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post #1216 of 47066

The chicks are lively and healthy, so different from the McM chicks. THANK YOU Ron!  I highly recommend his hatching expertise. He has a great set up with all kinds of fancy gadgets. lol.png  Best wishes for your future hatches!

 

Karen, If Craig has SGs available, we should do a road trip to go get some birds from him! big_smile.png

 

To make room for these new lil peepers, I had to move the McM chicks into the big metal stock tank brooder. So I had to move the Braden Dels into their new coop, even though it's not completely finished. Then this morning I found a broody Dork hen hiding under the tarp covering the straw bales. So glad nothing ate her last night! I moved her into the hutch in the main coop. Hope she stays broody and those eggs are fertile! fl.gif

 

Kim

Kim

 

Star*Rose Ranch, Guinda, CA
day ranged, pastured Silver Gray Dorking & Delaware large fowl;

also preserving Dexter cattle, St. Croix Hair Sheep & American Guinea Hogs;

Keeping chickens since the '90's. Dorkings since 2005. Delawares since 2010.

Now striving to learn how to breed my flock to the SOP.

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Kim

 

Star*Rose Ranch, Guinda, CA
day ranged, pastured Silver Gray Dorking & Delaware large fowl;

also preserving Dexter cattle, St. Croix Hair Sheep & American Guinea Hogs;

Keeping chickens since the '90's. Dorkings since 2005. Delawares since 2010.

Now striving to learn how to breed my flock to the SOP.

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Originally Posted by capayvalleychick View Post

The chicks are lively and healthy, so different from the McM chicks. THANK YOU Ron!  I highly recommend his hatching expertise. He has a great set up with all kinds of fancy gadgets. lol.png  Best wishes for your future hatches!

 

Karen, If Craig has SGs available, we should do a road trip to go get some birds from him! big_smile.png

 

To make room for these new lil peepers, I had to move the McM chicks into the big metal stock tank brooder. So I had to move the Braden Dels into their new coop, even though it's not completely finished. Then this morning I found a broody Dork hen hiding under the tarp covering the straw bales. So glad nothing ate her last night! I moved her into the hutch in the main coop. Hope she stays broody and those eggs are fertile! fl.gif

 

Kim

Your welcome Kim! I am learning so much with each hatch. I have another tip sheet on hatching shipped eggs with damaged air cells now. I will use this with the EO Basque eggs if they have damaged air cells. The Easter Hatchalong has hatching tips in the first post.

 

My fourth McM Dorking is getting the chest feathers---colored for a pullet, so I have 1 Cockerel and 3 pullets. The first two Partridge Rocks look like one pullet and one cockerel. I can't tell yet with the three from the second shipment.
 

I will try to get some pictures tonight or tomorrow.

 

Someone contacted me about getting two of my EE pullets. Of course she wants Brown, the one that came out of a blue egg. I emailed her back and told here that did not guaranty a blue egg layer. If she does want Brown, that will give me a reason to get some cream legbar hatching eggs hide.gif

 

 

 

Ron

 

Is this a Hobby or a way of Life? Chickens: Australorp; Partridge Rock; Heritage RIR; Golden Comet, Marans; Easter Egger;  Silver Gray Dorking; Basque Hen, Partridge, Wheaten and Black Penedesenca; Olive Egger; Pita Pinta and UofA Blues

 

Greatest thread on BYC! Northern CA Thread

The Great Egg Shipping Experiment

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Ron

 

Is this a Hobby or a way of Life? Chickens: Australorp; Partridge Rock; Heritage RIR; Golden Comet, Marans; Easter Egger;  Silver Gray Dorking; Basque Hen, Partridge, Wheaten and Black Penedesenca; Olive Egger; Pita Pinta and UofA Blues

 

Greatest thread on BYC! Northern CA Thread

The Great Egg Shipping Experiment

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post #1218 of 47066

I'm going to post this on this thread, too.  If anyone has a black copper marans roo that they are looking to rehome, there is someone in the Santa Rosa area looking for one.  They just posted an ad on a farm classified site that I was browsing.  Here is the link:

 

http://www.bestfarmbuys.com/classifieds/detail.asp?classified_id=138157

Debi
Mom to 6, Grandma to 4,  Owned by a backyard flock of healthy, happy hens!

 

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Debi
Mom to 6, Grandma to 4,  Owned by a backyard flock of healthy, happy hens!

 

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post #1219 of 47066

Wow wee.gif

 

This morning on 113 between Woodland and Davis I saw a Turkey cock displaying to a group of Turkey Hens. That was cool, but as I was glancing quickly, my eyes focused on what was really a flock of at least 50 Turkeys with at least three Cocks displaying to the Hens th.gif. I wish I could have taken a picture. That was the larges flock of Wild Turkeys I have ever seen and it was just off of the freeway in a field next to a side road.

 

Ron

Ron

 

Is this a Hobby or a way of Life? Chickens: Australorp; Partridge Rock; Heritage RIR; Golden Comet, Marans; Easter Egger;  Silver Gray Dorking; Basque Hen, Partridge, Wheaten and Black Penedesenca; Olive Egger; Pita Pinta and UofA Blues

 

Greatest thread on BYC! Northern CA Thread

The Great Egg Shipping Experiment

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Ron

 

Is this a Hobby or a way of Life? Chickens: Australorp; Partridge Rock; Heritage RIR; Golden Comet, Marans; Easter Egger;  Silver Gray Dorking; Basque Hen, Partridge, Wheaten and Black Penedesenca; Olive Egger; Pita Pinta and UofA Blues

 

Greatest thread on BYC! Northern CA Thread

The Great Egg Shipping Experiment

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post #1220 of 47066

I hope that they stay off the freeway! That is an impressive sight. Especially that many males together.

You would love it out here... they are a common sight. You'll see a turkey hen with what looks like a zillion chicks trotting along behind her.

Happy Spring!

Kim

Kim

 

Star*Rose Ranch, Guinda, CA
day ranged, pastured Silver Gray Dorking & Delaware large fowl;

also preserving Dexter cattle, St. Croix Hair Sheep & American Guinea Hogs;

Keeping chickens since the '90's. Dorkings since 2005. Delawares since 2010.

Now striving to learn how to breed my flock to the SOP.

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Kim

 

Star*Rose Ranch, Guinda, CA
day ranged, pastured Silver Gray Dorking & Delaware large fowl;

also preserving Dexter cattle, St. Croix Hair Sheep & American Guinea Hogs;

Keeping chickens since the '90's. Dorkings since 2005. Delawares since 2010.

Now striving to learn how to breed my flock to the SOP.

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