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post #221 of 2094


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Originally Posted by Arielle View Post

Yesterday I cleaned out an old dog crate, the all plastic with a mesh window type, and hauled it over to the turkey coop.  It didn't fit thru the door!!!!   I started to unhinge the top and bottom  sections but ran into bolts. somad.gif

 

Guess I'll make a wooden nesting box  instead. TRying to give the hens a clue!!love.gif


In my turkey pens I just have a good layer of oat hay... they love to scratch through it for the grain but they make depression/nests in the corners..
 

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Yes!  Some eggs do take a bit longer to hatch don't ya know?!

 


I still think it's weird that emu eggs take 2 weeks longer than ostrich eggs!!! an ostrich egg only takes 42 days... muscovies are 35...
 

 

post #222 of 2094

It's a long story, so the short version is I am getting 6+ Narragansett eggs and 14+ Bourbon Red.  So, depending on the +s, that could be a LOT of turkey eggs!  (DH doesn't knowabout 6 of the BR.)    Ohhhh, I guess they just sent a lot of extras!?!?  LOL  So that is why I said I may be overrun with turkeys.  They are all being shipped, so that should probably lower my hatch rate.  We need to build a new pen for them.  Does anyone have a simple, economical plan for a turkey pen for maybe 10-15?    Oh, do turkey eggs fit in an automatic turner?  My first eggs should be here  tomorrow  today or Friday. ya.gif  The rest have supposedly been shipped but haven't received USPS tracking number yet.   hu.gif 

Wife of 1, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, surrogate mom of 3 horses, 3 (large) dogs, 2 cats, 29 pheasants and too many chickens (of various ages, breeds and sexes), and I am hatching more.  

 

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Wife of 1, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, surrogate mom of 3 horses, 3 (large) dogs, 2 cats, 29 pheasants and too many chickens (of various ages, breeds and sexes), and I am hatching more.  

 

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post #223 of 2094

My turkey eggs should be here today. wee.gif

 

That's just what I'm going to need as a pick me up after work today.

 

 

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A lonely blue girl guards the riverbed, she shakes her brown torch at the tide...

 

 

 

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post #224 of 2094

SCG I just checked the tracking and yours should definitely be in your hands today!! wee.gif

I think mine might be here today as well.  They left ID yesterday so they might be here today.  Funny how it seems like they could be here faster (I can drive there in four or five hours) but the PO is not going to deliver them early.  Oh no, you paid for two days, it will be two days (at least).  LOL 

Turkey Hatchalong!

 

Each little flower that opens, Each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colours, He made their tiny wings.

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Turkey Hatchalong!

 

Each little flower that opens, Each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colours, He made their tiny wings.

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post #225 of 2094
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SCG I just checked the tracking and yours should definitely be in your hands today!! wee.gif

I think mine might be here today as well.  They left ID yesterday so they might be here today.  Funny how it seems like they could be here faster (I can drive there in four or five hours) but the PO is not going to deliver them early.  Oh no, you paid for two days, it will be two days (at least).  LOL 



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post #226 of 2094
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I don't understand.  What does that mean?  Are you speaking a foreign language?  What is the phrase............"too many"?

 

Deb
 

 


Oh, MY! I will have to go look that up. It's certainly not a concept familiar to me, either.

<* thinking hard*> Surely that has no relevance to any of us! "Too" means "also" and "many" means more than a few.". Oh! I also have more than a few!

We're fine, then. No problem here.


gig.gifI'm definitely among friends!!

 



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Originally Posted by Arielle View Post

Yesterday I cleaned out an old dog crate, the all plastic with a mesh window type, and hauled it over to the turkey coop.  It didn't fit thru the door!!!!   I started to unhinge the top and bottom  sections but ran into bolts. somad.gif

 

Guess I'll make a wooden nesting box  instead. TRying to give the hens a clue!!love.gif


In my turkey pens I just have a good layer of oat hay... they love to scratch through it for the grain but they make depression/nests in the corners..
 

 

THanks for the tip. I had bedded the coop with leaves and sticks that I rake up and dump in there. Trying to make it feel like home, though the 3 girls don't seem to appreciate it yet. 



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Originally Posted by dsqard View Post

SCG I just checked the tracking and yours should definitely be in your hands today!! wee.gif

I think mine might be here today as well.  They left ID yesterday so they might be here today.  Funny how it seems like they could be here faster (I can drive there in four or five hours) but the PO is not going to deliver them early.  Oh no, you paid for two days, it will be two days (at least).  LOL 



lau.gif They want you to get your money's worth!! lau.gif

 

 

One box I mailed took FIVE days to make it half way across the US. THe USPS actually hand carried the box, no conveyor belts. Eggs seem to be developing very well, so I'm told! I think I did get my moneys worth that time!
 

 

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NPIP Tested Clean

 

             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

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post #227 of 2094
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Oh, MY! I will have to go look that up. It's certainly not a concept familiar to me, either.
<* thinking hard*> Surely that has no relevance to any of us! "Too" means "also" and "many" means more than a few.". Oh! I also have more than a few!
We're fine, then. No problem here.


That is hilarious! lau.gif
 

 



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gig.gifI'm definitely among friends!!

 

THanks for the tip. I had bedded the coop with leaves and sticks that I rake up and dump in there. Trying to make it feel like home, though the 3 girls don't seem to appreciate it yet. 

One box I mailed took FIVE days to make it half way across the US. THe USPS actually hand carried the box, no conveyor belts. Eggs seem to be developing very well, so I'm told! I think I did get my moneys worth that time!
 

 


Better old than scrambled! Hand delivered is SO much better! For example the 23 out of 24 hand carried Icelandic eggs I have locked down from NotAFarm wink.png
 

 


Edited by karimw - 4/5/12 at 6:24am

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Iowa Blues and a mixed flock of a wide variety.

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Dark Horse Acres

NPIP 42-618

Iowa Blues and a mixed flock of a wide variety.

http://www.iowabluechickenclub.com/

 

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post #228 of 2094
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Originally Posted by dsqard View Post

SCG I just checked the tracking and yours should definitely be in your hands today!! wee.gif

I think mine might be here today as well.  They left ID yesterday so they might be here today.  Funny how it seems like they could be here faster (I can drive there in four or five hours) but the PO is not going to deliver them early.  Oh no, you paid for two days, it will be two days (at least).  LOL 



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Butte, MT

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Butte, MT

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post #229 of 2094

My eggs from Lotsapaints safely arrived today. I didn't put my thumb through any while unpacking.

Chickens: Building an Icelandic flock

Dogs: Schipperkee, and 2 Icelandic Sheepdogs

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Chickens: Building an Icelandic flock

Dogs: Schipperkee, and 2 Icelandic Sheepdogs

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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post #230 of 2094
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I still think it's weird that emu eggs take 2 weeks longer than ostrich eggs!!! an ostrich egg only takes 42 days... muscovies are 35...
 

 


well.. it all depends on what temperature the emu eggs are being incubated

 

97.5 degrees makes it 50 days til hatch

 

95.5 takes it closer to 60 days

 

I've been incubating mine at 97.5 which seems to be the most "popular" artificial temperature... and I've had them hatch out anywhere from 47 days to 51 days

 

 

the next batch I incubate I'll experiment with the lower temps just to see if there is a marked difference in the chicks.

 

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Emu Hatch 2013-2014    Emu Hatch 2013   Emu Hatch 2012   Hatching Muscovy Eggs  Turkey Incubation and Hatching

Sexing Emu Chicks   Our Hoop Coop build   Blowing Out Emu Eggs for Crafting 

 

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I don't have poultry.. I have mini feathered velociraptors
Emu Hatch 2013-2014    Emu Hatch 2013   Emu Hatch 2012   Hatching Muscovy Eggs  Turkey Incubation and Hatching

Sexing Emu Chicks   Our Hoop Coop build   Blowing Out Emu Eggs for Crafting 

 

My Swap Page     

I ignore Trolls, so if I suddenly stop talking to you, it's not that you have won, you're just not worth the effort

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