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I'm actually on day 20 with 4 polish eggs from my own stock. My polish have been mocking me. They finally started to lay again after the super hot summer and then all of a sudden nothing! They better step it up before it's time to set for the new years hatch. Good news though my new ameraucana roo is doing his job in the breeding flock! All of the eggs I set from him over a week ago are going strong. I am hoping to find some black or buff LF ameraucana eggs for the hatch (or any other time really, I havent turned off the incubator for more then 3 weeks since I got it LOL)


My Polish are butt heads like that too.  They lay for 2 weeks then drop down to every other day, then stop. I have not had a egg from the since the week of Sept. 20th. They are taking a long molt. rant  I know because I set the last 3 eggs they laid. he 



I have not shut my incubator down since I got it at all  hide  in March.  th  I WILL shut it down for a bit after this New Years hatch.  tongue
  Unless the Polish start laying  lau


... or until the Easter hatch?
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I'm already scheming what to hatch for that.


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Looks like I will have something to be thankful for (besides my large thighs) on thanksgiving. I will be meeting someone to pick up duck eggs on thanksgiving day. It's been a week since I lost anything and I'm feeling cocky. Besides... If they're not fertile ill know in time for the set for this and will be able to have more room in the Bator. And Mr roo was amorous today with more ladies.

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yuckyuck   gig

I resemble that remark...


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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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post #344 of 4669

i'm beginning to regret hanging the lights since the roos now crow at 1:00am in stead of 7:00am. Apparently they are confused about what "dawn" actually is!

I've also been bad. Yesterday I went and picked up 9 coturnix hens and 2 pairs of bobwhites. I know, I know... But I may have some more quail eggs to set for the hatch.wink

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I am addicted enough to hatching that I just today completed a hatch and go into lockdown again in the morning. Someone help me! More due to lockdown on Thanksgiving. Clearly I will not be giving thanks for my sanity because it has gone out the window. During dinner I was silently drawing plans up in my head for the new grow out pen I would build to house all these chicks in the winter.

Good news 4 out of 4 polish chicks hatched, and this weekend we should be able to get the last four runs we have planned built (that will make a total of 13 runs and in all likelyhood will not be enough. *sigh*)

~ Tricia~  Bantam Polish and  Runner Ducks

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post #346 of 4669
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I turned on the incubator for Mahonri's eggies.  I suspect he'll be over tonight to drop them off.

Laree 
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droolin I guess I'm joining the ranks of "I'm addicted too" because I had to set up another incubator for hatching.  My incubator is full of staggered hatch eggs and the rest of my girls are all starting to lay and it's hard for me to put those perfectly good and probably fertile eggs in the fridge.  he    HELP...ME...I...CANNOT...STOP   th  But I love it!

It's not too late to learn to to love and forget how to hate.

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It's not too late to learn to to love and forget how to hate.

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I'm actually praying for a broody... after the entire spring and summer battling them I finally have no holdouts left.

And now I need them.

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post #349 of 4669
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I'm actually praying for a broody... after the entire spring and summer battling them I finally have no holdouts left.

And now I need them.


Dang chickens! Never on the right schedule!

~ Tricia~  Bantam Polish and  Runner Ducks

Feathers On The Ground

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You're so right.

My first  broody (which I had to let hatch out) did it in the middle of winter. The water in the coop would freeze almost as soon as I put it in. Plus it got so dark early by the time I got home from work everyone was in bed. I had to come out there with a big lantern and fresh water and make sure the chicks drank twice a day.

Then all spring and summer I had almost a quarter of my flock broody at once. It was so frustrating. All my nesting boxes were taken almost and the other girls started laying on the floor because there was no room at the inn.

This spring I got wacky and let 4 broodies hatch at once. What a nightmare. After a few days I gave all the chicks to one mom. I felt bad but wow... that was bad news.


I can't believe I want more of that  madness.

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