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Fertility pics of yolk: [URL]https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16008[/URL] Candling for beginners: [URL]http://shilala.homestead.com/candling.html[/URL] Incubation Chart Species Incub. Period Temp (F°/C°) Humidity Humidity (Last 3 days) Stop Turning Chickens: Bantams 21 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 19 Game 21 days 99.5°/37.5° 55-65% 65% -80% Day 19 Standard...
Rhode Island Reds By Maurice Wallace There is no better breed of fowl than the Rhode Island Red. In my experience with poultry, of all the breeds with which I have worked, the Rhode Island Reds have been the best. No matter what the purpose was, the Reds have always stood the test. In considering Rhode Island Red fowl that is something that must be kept in mind. This is a breed of great beauty and also of great usefulness. In this breed the two can go hand in hand. The beauty of the Red...
Orpington Blue/Black/Splash Created by allaboutdemchicks Breed Information, Comments, and Experience with breed: The Orpingtons are a joy to own. They are an English breed that are dual purpose (meaning they were created for meat and eggs.) A hen typically produces around 4-5 eggs a week. They are a large breed with some lines that can easily produce roosters that can reach up to 12 pounds. Both roosters and hens have a docile personality and are good protectors to their hens and offspring....
Chapel Farms located in Jemison, Alabama Website: [URL="http://www.chapelfarms.net"]www.chapelfarms.net[/URL] Me, Claudia, with 6 month Serama cockeral (aren't they tiny!)...
My white Silkie pen Silkie traits: 1. Look for wide and short bodied, with a deep chest. Also look that they have a wide stance and stand square on their two feet. For the rooster, look for a nice short back, and a tail so fluffy and round it almost touches the back of the crest. Same for the hens. I personally put much more value in a solid breeder over the fancy show bird. The breeders are were it's all at. If you don't have solid breeders that produce well, basically you have nothing....
Lucy and Ricky, 1 week old Blue Swedish The following information is information from Nettie on the feeding of ducklings, thank you Nettie!! (WEEK 1 to at least 8 you should have food and water available all the time (but the water shoud be shallow so they can not play/drown in it). You can construct a special watering device out of a juice bottle to keep them from playing in the water, I'll add a pic at the end to show you. They eat a lot when they are growing their feathers....
Ivermectin It's easier to under-do it than to over do it, really. Ivermectin has a wide safety margin. If you're using ivermectin, not eprinomectin, then you'd use something like this: 1 drop small bantam - micro bantam sized 2 drops regular bantam hen 3 drops regular bantam male 4 drops small standard hen 5 drops standard chickens 6 drops large standard 7 drops giant breeds I use drops that I make from a 3 cc syringe with a 25 gauge needle just because I find it much easier to make one...
First, let me explain to anyone who stumbles on my BYC pages that I often use these pages as a tool to store information that I thought to be informative enough to save. There has been some excellent ideas on preparing for shows, so I have posted links here. Cochin links: [URL]http://www.harvestbreezefarm.com/PreparingforShow.html[/URL]
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