Articles from kathyinmo

A few different DIY incubators
************************************************** ************************************************** 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...
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...
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."...
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...
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...
Page created 04-13-2010 These 3 chicks hatched from blue eggs Jan 29, 2010. Both parents look exactly like this, though their grandparents appeared as common (smooth feathered) Ameraucanas. At this time we are unsure what gene is involved in this feathering. First are pictures from today (10 1/2 weeks old), then the story.... At this point, I believe I have 2 roos and a pullet. ************************************************ The story starts here:...
*********************************************************************************************************** *********************************************************************************************************** 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....
Sept 25, 2010 first pictures when I got home with my new Rocks.... 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 1-16-2011 Cockerel #147 48 49 50 51 52 Cockerel #2 53 54 Cockerel # 3 55 56 Cockerel #2 with pullets: 57 #2 and #3 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 New Hampshires:
****************************************************************************************************************************** E. B. Thompson One of the greatest breeders of Barred Rocks in history is Edward B. Thompson (1862 - 1928) of Amenia, New York. He made his first purchase of Barred Rocks in 1879, while still but a schoolboy, purchasing from Virgil Gilman. He won at Madison Square Garden Shows for 26 years straight. Can you imagine?! from: Reliable Poultry Journal page 590 - 592...
***************************************************************************** *************************************************************************** Six pullets are numbered from 10 through 15: #10 #11 #12 #13 #14 #15 # ? Cockerel #1 Cockerel #2 Cockerel #3 Cockerel # 3 and # 2 Cockerel #2 with pullets
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 .....
The Warden's Icelandics thread on BYC: [URL]https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=299038&p=1[/URL] These are the parent stock of all my Icelandics .... These are their chicks ............
Delaware eggs ..... Delawares This is Alexander 5 months old. 6 months... Oliver at 6 months: 5 mths: Oliver and Alexander at 5 months: Oliver: Jacob Jacob and a couple pullets: Young pullet: another ... Series 1 ...This is Floozy. She will not stay in the pen. She must think the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, or something. Floozy also lost her leg band! Let me back in! The next 5 pictures are "Number 8," named by leg band...
Jeremy Woeppel XW Ranch Chambers, Nebraska email: [email][email protected][/email] Bantam Silver Penciled Plymouth Rocks .....
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