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By Dr. Chris McDaniel, Associate Professor, Poultry Science Department, Mississippi State University - The main goal of broiler breeder management is producing eggs. However, the only good broiler breeder egg is a fertilized egg. Fertility, the percentage of eggs laid that are fertilized, is very important in poultry production. If an egg is not fertilized, then, of course, it will not contain an embryo and will not hatch. Simply put, "Hatchability can never be better than fertility."...
A few different DIY incubators
Building the Layers Coop: I didn't get photos of the framing, but here we go from there: Size is 12' x 16'. Door is 4' x 8'. Windows recycled (3). I painted inside and out with Valspar brand (oil glossy) porch paint. ... Here are more recent pictures. Still lots to do. The roof is going to be bent down on front, and then a large wide cap over it. Need hardware cloth on the top side ends, the chicken wire will not be enough, then some type of covering for rain. See the make shift...
************************************************** ************************************************** While contemplating building another coop, I looked over at the, "boat shed." It is 33 ft long, and 13 ft wide. I was imagining the possibilities. My dear husband agreed to let me use the building. It does have electricity, but no running water. The plan: 8 breeder pens, each one about 8' x 5' with a 3' center isle, using mostly salvaged materials. I got the front closed in, and buried...
Hatchability Problem Analysis H. R. Wilson Introduction When a problem occurs in hatchability, usually it can be categorized as a hatchery, egg handling, or breeder flock problem. If the problem has originated within the breeder flock, it is probable that it happened at least 4 weeks earlier, assuming 3 weeks of incubation and 1 week of egg storage. This delay in identifying a problem is costly and may even make it impossible to determine the cause if the effect is of short duration. It is...
My ghetto coops..... *Note: links to my breeder barn and layers coop pages are here: Layers coop Breeder Barn Pens Nellabean Brooders - Broody coop Now these aren't the prettiest, but they are functional! First is "The Red Coop." It is 6x8. I built this entirely myself (except for the metal roof), from salvaged lumber. There is ventilation on 3 sides at the top. This is before painting .... Pop door (closed here) and ramp, and upper vent. This is it after painting: This is where it...
Mahonri's 3rd Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long Contests Mahonri's Hatch-A-Long thread is HERE. Open Contests: Closed/Completed Contests: 1. CayuseRanch's Total Number of Eggs Set Contest This contest is open to all participants to guess the total number of eggs that will be set by all participants in Mahonri's 3rd Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long! Each participant is to fill out the spreadsheet with their guess as to the total number of eggs that participants will be placing in their...
THIS IS KADIN'S CHICKEN PAGE. 4-01-10 Kadin, what are you looking at? Wait, I have to show Papa.... This is what Kadin sees: And then, this .... It's a Silkie chick hatcining! THIS IS A SILKIE WITH HER BABIES .... (Mama looking not so thrifty and pretty as she usually does. Sitting on eggs for 3 weeks takes a tole!) THESE PICTURES ARE FROM SEPT. 7, 2009 This is Kadin Lee Bonham in the chicken yard ..... Here is Uncle Ty, feeding the chickens .... Kadin loves the Silkies. Silkies...
Jacob, my first Delaware rooster, is no longer here. These are pictures of my Delaware Project F2s. Hatched the entire month of Sept, 2011. Pictures from 3-23-2012. These are only F2s, and are not 100% Delaware. The F3s should result in 100% Delaware. 200 eggs hatched, and I have 3 females to move on to the F3s. I had about 20 males, and have kept 8. I will cull down more males soon. Building the barn............ Can you see how broad he is, in this picture? Some of them have (as...
*********************************************************************************************************** *********************************************************************************************************** December 20 update: WINNER: CRYSTALCREEK, with picture # 9. Thank you judges! Congratulations CRYSTALCREEK ! ! ! Mahonri Hatchers submit photos that could be on a poultry calendar.Week #1 contest: Limit 1 photo per person. Prize for 1st place: 6 mth GFM or BYC calendar....
Jeremy Woeppel XW Ranch Chambers, Nebraska email: [email][email protected][/email] Bantam Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks .....
Flock pictures .... Barred Rocks The first picture is from XW Poultry Ranch, Jeremy Woeppel. This is where my stock came from. I just love this picture. New Hampshires ... Delawares ... Silkies .... Coronation Sussex .... Light Sussex.... Blue Orpingtons ... Silver Laced Wyandottes .... Blue Laced Red Wyandottes.... Icelandics.... Lavender Orpington projects.... Lavender Ameraucana.... Jersey Giants.... Black Copper Marans.... And, this is me .....
TIPS FOR HAVING A GREAT HATCH! Hachability Hints and Secrets, from members of the 2012 annual Mahonri Easter Hatchalong.... 1. Keep the oyster shell available at all time free choice. The hen can regulate her intake. Shell quality is really important because after about Day 10, the chick somehow takes calcium out of the shell to help build its skeleton! Wow! (I've lost the link.) 2. My tip is to be sure your breeder stock is healthy and fed appropriately for hatching. from this...
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