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April 17th....I set 19 eggs, though.  All of my pastel's were clear, but they are 2011 birds and only started laying on the 13th so I"m not suprised.  Only 5 out of 9 butterscotch are developing, but the other 4 started and quit....so the butters are definitely fertile.  The adults are 2010 hatch, and experienced.

 



they will hatch a couple days after mine (under broody chickens) mine hatch aprl 8th &11th

 

and thats odd all 7 of my birds are 2011 hatch. and my fertility has been pretty amazing.

first clutch 5 eggs set- 3 fertile (only 1 hatched , died early)

2nd- 19 eggs sat,  18 fertile, 2 blood ringed,  the rest made it to lockdown, only had 3 hatch (assisted) the rest never even tried.  and one had a deformed leg and died 2 days later.

3rd (under chicken now)- 11 eggs under 1 hen, 1 bloodring rest are doing great..... other hen has 6 eggs all doing great.

 

have not candled the eggs for the april 11th hatch yet.

 

but im really surprised by my fertility.

 

post #23202 of 38812
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they will hatch a couple days after mine (under broody chickens) mine hatch aprl 8th &11th

 

and thats odd all 7 of my birds are 2011 hatch. and my fertility has been pretty amazing.

first clutch 5 eggs set- 3 fertile (only 1 hatched , died early)

2nd- 19 eggs sat,  18 fertile, 2 blood ringed,  the rest made it to lockdown, only had 3 hatch (assisted) the rest never even tried.  and one had a deformed leg and died 2 days later.

3rd (under chicken now)- 11 eggs under 1 hen, 1 bloodring rest are doing great..... other hen has 6 eggs all doing great.

 

have not candled the eggs for the april 11th hatch yet.

 

but im really surprised by my fertility.

 



That's awesome fertility!  We've had really weird, above average temps all winter...just been really weird here.  Then last week we had a monsoon, and colder temps so egg production dropped quite a bit.  It sounds like your's are laying like crazy.  There is a lot of hanky panky going on with all the Calls...guess the boys are shooting blanks at the moment.  Maybe these next eggs I'm collecting will be better.  fl.gif

 

~~Call Ducks: Butterscotch & Blue Fawn ~~ Runner Ducks: Blue/Black ~~ Giant Toulouse Dewlap Geese: Buff & Grey ~~ Sebastopol Geese: Gray Saddleback ~~ Silkies ~~ B/B/S Bantam Cochins/Frizzles ~~ Sizzles ~~ LF Salmon Faverolles ~~ English Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons ~~ and a few rogue Guineas ~~

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~~Call Ducks: Butterscotch & Blue Fawn ~~ Runner Ducks: Blue/Black ~~ Giant Toulouse Dewlap Geese: Buff & Grey ~~ Sebastopol Geese: Gray Saddleback ~~ Silkies ~~ B/B/S Bantam Cochins/Frizzles ~~ Sizzles ~~ LF Salmon Faverolles ~~ English Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons ~~ and a few rogue Guineas ~~

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post #23203 of 38812
Morning all.

Dutch the swinging temps have been rough here for eggs from the calls too.

Woke up to some new EE and OE chicks this morning. Half the geese have internally pipped and half of those have externally pipped. The rest are pushing hard to get pipped internally. Ducklings are hatching all over, they should be done by this afternoon.


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post #23204 of 38812
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Morning all.
Dutch the swinging temps have been rough here for eggs from the calls too.
Woke up to some new EE and OE chicks this morning. Half the geese have internally pipped and half of those have externally pipped. The rest are pushing hard to get pipped internally. Ducklings are hatching all over, they should be done by this afternoon.


Morning!
Are they really that touchy that fairly mild temp swings would affect them that much?  I shipped a pair of butters down from Maine about 3 or 4 weeks ago and they are dropping feathers all over the place.  Did the significant weather change trigger a moult?  She was laying before she flew down to me and I expected the move to disrupt her.  Just didn't expect the feather loss...like they are shedding.  Are the blue-fawns still laying?

 

~~Call Ducks: Butterscotch & Blue Fawn ~~ Runner Ducks: Blue/Black ~~ Giant Toulouse Dewlap Geese: Buff & Grey ~~ Sebastopol Geese: Gray Saddleback ~~ Silkies ~~ B/B/S Bantam Cochins/Frizzles ~~ Sizzles ~~ LF Salmon Faverolles ~~ English Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons ~~ and a few rogue Guineas ~~

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~~Call Ducks: Butterscotch & Blue Fawn ~~ Runner Ducks: Blue/Black ~~ Giant Toulouse Dewlap Geese: Buff & Grey ~~ Sebastopol Geese: Gray Saddleback ~~ Silkies ~~ B/B/S Bantam Cochins/Frizzles ~~ Sizzles ~~ LF Salmon Faverolles ~~ English Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons ~~ and a few rogue Guineas ~~

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Hello. It has been a very very busy week for me. I went out and worked in the property where my horse and goat is. Did a lot of cleaning up from the winter out there. I also have been cleaning up around my house and the ducks house. Yesterday was hard on me.

I had to cull a beautiful runner baby because it had a heart prblem. I hate having to do that. Also yesterday, when I finally got to come in the house after working all day outside,. I went out to look at the baby chickens and ducks on my front porch, and I found Tut in a corner all curled up. Tut was my Blue Breda Polish chicken that was so cute and comical and who I planned on finally keeping something I hatched. Well somehow his neck got broke. He was still alive but you could tell it was broken. Sad day. I am now bidding on some more Breda eggs and I plan on winning them no matter what.

I think I have my phone fixed so you are going to be getting a lot of pics off and on today...... I have a lot to share. My BEIs hatched, my EEs hatched, some other ducks I hatched for a Guy I know hatched but Sebbie is still thinking about making its grand appearance.

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That's awesome fertility!  We've had really weird, above average temps all winter...just been really weird here.  Then last week we had a monsoon, and colder temps so egg production dropped quite a bit.  It sounds like your's are laying like crazy.  There is a lot of hanky panky going on with all the Calls...guess the boys are shooting blanks at the moment.  Maybe these next eggs I'm collecting will be better.  fl.gif

 



 

 im surprised i have such great fertility.

but the girls frusterate me i have 4 hens.

i only get 2 eggs a day (3 if im luck, which is maybe once a week)

one of these days i WILL get 4 eggs in the same day lol

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Hello. It has been a very very busy week for me. I went out and worked in the property where my horse and goat is. Did a lot of cleaning up from the winter out there. I also have been cleaning up around my house and the ducks house. Yesterday was hard on me.
I had to cull a beautiful runner baby because it had a heart prblem. I hate having to do that. Also yesterday, when I finally got to come in the house after working all day outside,. I went out to look at the baby chickens and ducks on my front porch, and I found Tut in a corner all curled up. Tut was my Blue Breda Polish chicken that was so cute and comical and who I planned on finally keeping something I hatched. Well somehow his neck got broke. He was still alive but you could tell it was broken. Sad day. I am now bidding on some more Breda eggs and I plan on winning them no matter what.
I think I have my phone fixed so you are going to be getting a lot of pics off and on today...... I have a lot to share. My BEIs hatched, my EEs hatched, some other ducks I hatched for a Guy I know hatched but Sebbie is still thinking about making its grand appearance.


hugs.gif  sorry to hear about your baby.  I've learned that if I pick a favorite, and especially if I name it, 9 times out of 10 that's the one I'm gonna lose.  So I quit naming anything until I know it's got it's feet under it.  Bad thing is, that is very hard for me!  They always manage to tell me their names!!  he.gif

Looking forward to pictures!!
 

 

~~Call Ducks: Butterscotch & Blue Fawn ~~ Runner Ducks: Blue/Black ~~ Giant Toulouse Dewlap Geese: Buff & Grey ~~ Sebastopol Geese: Gray Saddleback ~~ Silkies ~~ B/B/S Bantam Cochins/Frizzles ~~ Sizzles ~~ LF Salmon Faverolles ~~ English Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons ~~ and a few rogue Guineas ~~

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~~Call Ducks: Butterscotch & Blue Fawn ~~ Runner Ducks: Blue/Black ~~ Giant Toulouse Dewlap Geese: Buff & Grey ~~ Sebastopol Geese: Gray Saddleback ~~ Silkies ~~ B/B/S Bantam Cochins/Frizzles ~~ Sizzles ~~ LF Salmon Faverolles ~~ English Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons ~~ and a few rogue Guineas ~~

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 im surprised i have such great fertility.

but the girls frusterate me i have 4 hens.

i only get 2 eggs a day (3 if im luck, which is maybe once a week)

one of these days i WILL get 4 eggs in the same day lol


In the pastels, I have a pair and then a trio....out of the 3 girls, only clear eggs....very frustrating!  I think that one of the girls in the trio is timid, and the boy doesn't care for her.  Would move her in with the other boy, but he wasn't interested before I split them up, either.  And these guys have been eating far better than I have! 
 

 

~~Call Ducks: Butterscotch & Blue Fawn ~~ Runner Ducks: Blue/Black ~~ Giant Toulouse Dewlap Geese: Buff & Grey ~~ Sebastopol Geese: Gray Saddleback ~~ Silkies ~~ B/B/S Bantam Cochins/Frizzles ~~ Sizzles ~~ LF Salmon Faverolles ~~ English Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons ~~ and a few rogue Guineas ~~

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~~Call Ducks: Butterscotch & Blue Fawn ~~ Runner Ducks: Blue/Black ~~ Giant Toulouse Dewlap Geese: Buff & Grey ~~ Sebastopol Geese: Gray Saddleback ~~ Silkies ~~ B/B/S Bantam Cochins/Frizzles ~~ Sizzles ~~ LF Salmon Faverolles ~~ English Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons ~~ and a few rogue Guineas ~~

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Dutch, they lay when the temps hold true, but we recently went to low 70's and now mid to upper 80's pushing 90 which I am sure will put them off. I did t have these issues last year, but we didn't swing hot and cold as much. I would expect them to enjoy moving up to you and swing back into full laying once settled in.

The pair from Maine is probably in temp shock since Maine just had snow again. It does sound like a molt, but could just be a minor shedding with climate change. We moved a pair of Sebastopols from Michigan to here this year. I kept them in the shade all day, misted them 3 times a day and they had their pool. It helped them acclimate easier since we were so much warmer.


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Still so sorry about the polish, tut was very cute. Good luck with the new auction. You might want to look for a blue top hat auction also as they have beautiful white tops on blue bodies.


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