Has anyone done wing banding and have you found a site that explains it?
Also, has anyone bought chicks from Virginia from Joel Gilman? What did you get?
How many people have Mottled Javas. I do?
If you got a new incubator this year what model did you get and how did it perform?
Toe punching has been done for decades. Right from the incubator to the brooder box.
Great responses hope you have many nice birds growing up for you who don't know this you can get a
account at Picturetrail.com or Photo bucket then post your pictures on there so we can see them. May help with your feed bill so you don't keep some longer than you should
I'm feeling fortunate today....
I just found out that Tom Roebuck is sending me @ 18+ LF BUFF ROCK eggs.
He usually does not sell eggs, chicks or started birds...But he's breaking up his Rock breeder pens next week and has collected/saved some this week ...too hot to ship birds now, so he offered me hatching eggs. He reported good hatches. He's expressing them like 'lives' to reduce air cell damage and hopefully increase hatch rate...I've have decent hatches with shipped eggs even done with priority only shipping..fingers crossed. He says he will most likely have adults available in the Fall and will be able to ship then.
Thanks to everyone that referred me etc....
P.S. Tom says his Buffs may not beat the Whites right now, but they are getting close in comparison...size and body are there...just fine tuning some 'details'.
Congratulation's not many people have his buff rocks and they are I think the best out there. At least you are not remaking the wheel like some strains.
I think shipping these eggs that way is a good idea. I have thought about shipping the eggs in a single nest box with good backing and then ship them two day priory mail like sending chicks. bob
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