Originally Posted by muckmuck
They are all either brown, blue, green, or olive. 6 out of the 20 candled clear, I'm pretty sure I saw veins in about half the others but my candling skills aren't refined enough to say for sure.
That's pretty decent. I'll be willing to do an additional test hatch for you. Can I get eggs from you then? Let me know and we'll iron out the details. I'd really like to set them tomorrow night if possible. I'm getting eggs from Holly31 tomorrow too. I really like the look of your black and white EE. She's pretty. I'd be happy with a few mutts like her. Is that a BR or a CM and is that a Blue Marans? I've hatched out quite a few BCM and CM crosses and found out they are sex-linked, I guess BR would be too.
Yay! East side!!! I sure wish I had more vegetative shade for my girls. They would love an orchard to run around in. Hmmmmm.....
Originally Posted by Peep_Show
I won't be considering hatching again until the end of June or so.
vegaschick: I think I saw Nixie when I was at your place, but did you have Casino then? (btw, love the marans that snuck into the picture. The coloring is coming up nicely) Any NYD eggs yet? I bet Token the TJ's egg chick has churned some out by now... Those leghorns are such overacheivers.
Has anyone heard if Leslie Doyle is doing the CLUCK tour this year?
I wish my incubators would wait until the end of June to go broody! They always seem to pick the most inconvenient times.
I've had Casino for at least 2 years. A family from church found her with 3 chicks in their front yard. After about a week and the death of one chick (from pidgeons) they brought her to me. She is a great mom. She'll eat anything that moves and a few things that don't. She is VERY fierce even when not broody...add those hormones and WATCH OUT!!! The wheaten-looking pullet you see behind her was one of her original chicks, Roulette, which I no longer have. The NYD pullets would make two of her! There combs are getting big, pink and floppy. I saw Winner mating with one the other day so I'm sure the eggs are on the way. I haven't heard whether Token is laying yet or not.
Hadn't heard anything about a CLUCK tour this year. I know evonne went to one a couple years back or was a stop on the tour or something. I think she posts it the tour dates on craigslist or at least she has in the past.
Originally Posted by evonne
*waves* i haven't been over here for.... well... i don't even know... i'm on facebook most of the time... the forums here just are so full of bickering he said she said they're wrong i'm right... and stupid people asking the same question rather than searching to see if they could find the answers.. etc... these where are you threads are different of course...
i got 3 pheasants from a friend.. 2 girls and a boy... and the 2 girls have gotten out and are MIA already... not even 2 months... i don't think i'll get them again.. this is the 3rd time i've had them and they're just way too flighty for me... i don't want a bird i have to worry about when i open a coop door...
my chickens are.. well chickens... i have a broody from Shanya (don't remember her BYC name) that has hatched 2 sets of eggs under the house since i got her less than 6 months ago... crazy bird... this time she was even more violent about protecting htem.. she did loose 1 before i could get her into a secure pen... she's doing well with them, and i gave her a boy friend, and a roommate, the boyfriend is great, the roommate we'll see.. she's being mean to her...
the ducks... i'm at 6 roens (1 drake 5 ducks) and 2 mixed (1/1) the mixed ducks are from ke_ben... the ducks drive me nuts with the way they hide their nests... or just lay randomly in the middle of the yard... silly ducks...
the peafowl are great.. 1 hen, 1 cock, he should get his full train this fall.... he didn't get much of a yearling train at all this year though.. so we'll see... i know nothing of his parentage, so don't know if he has crappy genes... i MIGHT be able to get some pied or black shoulder chicks this season or next (crosses fingers)
evonne! It's so great to hear from you. I miss you. What kinds of chickens do you have now? Besides the crazy broody queen....and where did you get your peafowl? I remember you saying you wanted some. Can you believe ke_ben was trying to get me to stick some turkey eggs under my broody girls? I don't have room for turkeys! What's next? Ducks....pigs...a goat? Ha! Definitely a goat or two or ten. An emu? Oh, wait, he doesn't have an emu...yet! Silly!
Please tell Shanyalv to get on here and help us grow this thread. We're trying to build a community here and we need EVERYONES help!
Thanks for posting everybody! Should we keep a running list of LV area people that post on here like they do on the NV thread?