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I have to give a shout out to Cloverleaf!  I bought some eggs at the Canby swap.  Last week I had a 100% hatch rate on her gorgeous Salmon Faverolles.  My eggs from Ed did great as well, both shipped and picked up at the swap.  I'm thrilled!  Thank you both!

 

This is only my 2nd 100% hatch ever.  

 

I have now come to realize that I had previously had my humidity up a little too high for LF eggs.  My silkies have been hatching great but I had been having a hard time with bigger chicks.  

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Why should the humidity be different for silkies and LF eggs? and different how?

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Originally Posted by bstarr20 View Post

Why should the humidity be different for silkies and LF eggs? and different how?

I don't know why it "should" be but I know what my experience has shown.  I've heard from others that the humidity for LF breeds needs to be a tad lower than silkies.  If the humidity is too high, they drown.  Humidity is just one factor when hatching.  This time I allowed the water tray to completely dry out before refilling.  I've also partially covered my water tray with glass so the rate of evaporation is slower.  I'm going to open my rear vents a little also.  My incubator is separate from my hatcher.  The hatcher will still be kept at a higher humidity percentage.

 

 

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Originally Posted by NewToFarming View Post

It seems like it has been forever since I had posted but I thought I would update and post pics on my bantams. I still have Lenny, Squiggy & Shirley and also some of their kids now. LOL I also had bought some eggs but none had hatched. The P.O. was pretty brutal.

They are all by far my favorites in the flock. I just love them. It is hard to believe they are a little over a year old now.

 

Here is Squiggy. AKA The Squidster. LOL  He always stops what he is doing to pose for the camera. He recently lost his signature one long tail feather that curled. I just love this guy!

 

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It is hard to get a picture of Lenny because he has a wife and kids now and takes them for long walks over to the neighbors! I will have to post a little older picture of Lenny.

 

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And little Shirley. She flits around and does her own thing and thinks I have to give her food constantly! She is quite bossy with the other hens, no matter how big they are!

 

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I also have a couple white youngsters pop up.

 

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Oh!  My grandbabies!  The boys look so much like their daddy!  Guess what?  The other folks I sold babies to got some white in theirs as well, and they gave me one back, so now I have a couple of my original pair's descendants.  Can't wait to see how the white turns out.

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I think true happiness can only be found in the wanton indulgence of animals  -  Hobbes

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Oh!  My grandbabies!  The boys look so much like their daddy!  Guess what?  The other folks I sold babies to got some white in theirs as well, and they gave me one back, so now I have a couple of my original pair's descendants.  Can't wait to see how the white turns out.


These guys are great and I am so glad I got them from you! I just love watching them grumbling and mumbling all day long because they have so much to keep track of here! wink.png Shirley goes through phases where I have to hold & carry her everywhere and is quite spoiled! You will have to keep me posted on your whites!

Lisa
RIP Sweet Honey! My blind girl who didn't survive the flooding Sept. 2011. You will be very missed by all!!! Honey is my avatar.
Currently have NN's, brown leghorns, salmon favorelles, showgirls and more silkies than I can count!

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Lisa
RIP Sweet Honey! My blind girl who didn't survive the flooding Sept. 2011. You will be very missed by all!!! Honey is my avatar.
Currently have NN's, brown leghorns, salmon favorelles, showgirls and more silkies than I can count!

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so how many generations did it take you to get that beautiful black bird u showed us??? and have you kept any pure blue also??? 

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I outcrossed using a LF Blue Orp hen crossed with a LF Salmon Faverolles rooster and went from there.

Elias in Clinton AR.
White Empordanesa. Black French Marans. White Marans. project Lav Marans. an EE project. dun O.E.G.B. project dun crele O.E.G.B.  white bobwhite quail.  cinnamon and red coturnix quail.

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Elias in Clinton AR.
White Empordanesa. Black French Marans. White Marans. project Lav Marans. an EE project. dun O.E.G.B. project dun crele O.E.G.B.  white bobwhite quail.  cinnamon and red coturnix quail.

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These are my only 2 SF that hatched out and lived- they are about 3 weeks old now.  Any one know if the darker will be a roo and the lighter a hen?  SALFAV1.JPG

we always have eggs/chicks for sale- pm for details- check out our profile for our breeds and pictures  and check out our web site at www.adifferentchickfarm.com    We share our BYC together (Steve and Tiffany) we have 4 kids. For our wonderful life we give God the Glory because all things are possible through him!  
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we always have eggs/chicks for sale- pm for details- check out our profile for our breeds and pictures  and check out our web site at www.adifferentchickfarm.com    We share our BYC together (Steve and Tiffany) we have 4 kids. For our wonderful life we give God the Glory because all things are possible through him!  
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These are my only 2 SF that hatched out and lived- they are about 3 weeks old now.  Any one know if the darker will be a roo and the lighter a hen?  SALFAV1.JPG

Yep.  You've got a pair there. :)

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Great, that means I've got 3 roos at home and 2 pullets roll.png

 

Maybe my sitters will hatch a couple more pullets...fl.gif

North Central TX native, serving my country in the USAF. Member of the BBSAI, raising registered Barbados Blackbelly Sheep.

Working on a small flock of quality Salmon Favorelles, 4 French Marans :-D

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North Central TX native, serving my country in the USAF. Member of the BBSAI, raising registered Barbados Blackbelly Sheep.

Working on a small flock of quality Salmon Favorelles, 4 French Marans :-D

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Originally Posted by Cloverleaf Farm View Post

Yep.  You've got a pair there. :)

Yeah!! That's what I thought, so glad that I have a pair.

we always have eggs/chicks for sale- pm for details- check out our profile for our breeds and pictures  and check out our web site at www.adifferentchickfarm.com    We share our BYC together (Steve and Tiffany) we have 4 kids. For our wonderful life we give God the Glory because all things are possible through him!  
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we always have eggs/chicks for sale- pm for details- check out our profile for our breeds and pictures  and check out our web site at www.adifferentchickfarm.com    We share our BYC together (Steve and Tiffany) we have 4 kids. For our wonderful life we give God the Glory because all things are possible through him!  
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