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PeepsCa - Hatching Keets 2012

By PeepsCA, Apr 1, 2012 | Updated: Mar 4, 2013 | | |
  1. PeepsCA

    *** Please do not take any of my pictures and use them to sell your birds, keets or hatching eggs. Thanks ***


    Please Note:

    [​IMG] Sorry, I don't ship Eggs, Keets or Adult Guineas out of CA [​IMG]
    (My flocks are not NPIP Certified)


    *~*~ New for 2012 ~*~*
    Batch #1 for 2012 went into the incubator on 1/13/12 (Friday the 13th!)
    [FONT='comic sans ms', sans-serif][SIZE=3][COLOR=#770fd0]The fertility rate is a little disappointing still since it's so early in the season...[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
    [FONT='comic sans ms', sans-serif][SIZE=3][COLOR=#770fd0]Only 21 developing eggs out of a full load. They are due to hatch on 2/8/12.
    I started batch #2 on 1/20/2012, so far looks like 26 are developing.
    Batch #2 is due to hatch on 2/15/12... waiting waiting waiting, ugh![/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

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    [FONT='comic sans ms', sans-serif][SIZE=3][COLOR=#770fd0]UGH!!! [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/B][FONT='comic sans ms', sans-serif][SIZE=3][COLOR=#770fd0]I have to confess, I caved in AGAIN!! I pulled all the clears from batch #1 and #2,
    and then set batch #3, which is due to hatch on 2/22/12 !!! (I know I know, I'm hopeless!)
    LOL hey, setting just 1 batch a week is still using [I]a little[/I] self control...right???? [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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    [FONT='comic sans ms', sans-serif][SIZE=3][COLOR=#770fd0]Just to show you guys how completely off-my-rocker I really am when it comes to hatching season...
    This is what one of the bathrooms in my house looked like for several months last year... lololol!
    Hush, you don't even need to say it, cuz someone else probably already has [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][IMG][URL]https://files.backyardchickens.com//img/smilies/ep.gif[/IMG][SIZE=4][FONT=comic[/URL] sans ms][COLOR=rgb(119, 15, 208)]![/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

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    2012 Hatch Pics... (Here we go again, lol)

    I've been slacking on my updates... sorry sorry, been posting on the forum instead of updating here!
    [FONT='comic sans ms', sans-serif][SIZE=3][COLOR=#770fd0]I've been hatching weekly, just small batches as my fertility/viability rates aren't all that great yet...[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

    [FONT='comic sans ms', sans-serif][SIZE=3][COLOR=#770fd0]Batch #1 - 12 keets (a Brown keet didn't make it past day 3... so only 11 keets for hatch)[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
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    Batch #2 - 23 keets
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    Batch #3 - 23 keets
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    Batch #4 - 22 keets
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    Batch #5 - 16 keets
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    Batch #6 - 20 keets
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    Batch #7 - 32 keets
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    Batch #8 - 19 keets, (20 hatched, but one didn't make it)
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    Batch #9 - 23 keets
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    Batch #10 - 22 keets
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    (Taking keet pics in this bucket sure makes it easier to get a good shot, lol)

    Batch #11 1st half - 61 keets!!!
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    Batch #11 2nd half
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    Batch #12 early keets
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    More of Batch #12 - 27 keets total
    (I didn't get a pic of all of them, sold part of the batch before I had a chance to take any pics! Oops!)

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    Batches #13 - 25 keets
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    Batch #14 - 50 keets (had to take 2 pics!)
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    Batch #15 - 37 keets total
    (I shipped these out as day-olds, so I had to take a quick pic of them before it was too late!)
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    The stragglers from Batch #15
    Plus 3 (Batch #16) that I hatched with my Turkey Eggs
    (a couple days later)

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    Batch #17 - 28 keets
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    Batch #18 - Just 9 keets, eggs brooded by a Guinea Hen
    (but I took them from her to hatch them myself on day 24)

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    Pics of Batch #19 - 11 keets
    (I took these eggs from my Broody Guinea again, and gave her batch #21, lol)

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    Batch #20 - 9 keets (set just a few with some more Turkey eggs)
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    Batch #21 - 8 keets. I let my broody Guinea Hen hatch these in an outside nest...
    (But took them from her because it was 106
    °+ outside, WAY too hot for these lil babies!)
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    Batch #22 - 16 keets
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    Batch #23- 22 keets
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    Batch #24- 20 keets
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    I didn't have time to get any pics of the last 3 hatches, but batches #25, #26 & #27 brought me up to...
    keets for the 2012 season! 577
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    As of Sept, I have stopped setting Guinea eggs for the year, cuz I need a break! (And an omelet!)

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    I also hatched 5 Turkey Poults, 18 Silkie Chicks, 4 batches of Coturnix Quail & 5 Button Quail this season.
    Self-admitted HATCHMANIAC!!!
    [FONT=comic sans ms, sans-serif]What a hard habit to break![/FONT]
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    OK now...
    Fast fwd a few months to pics of some of this season's keets that I kept/grew out for 2013:

    Lots and lots of Chocolates, a few Pied Chocolates, a few Blondes, a couple Pied Blondes, a couple Opalines,
    a Pied Opaline, a few Whites, a couple Lite Blues, a Pied Coral Blue, a Buff and a Pied Sky Blue...
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    Eventually I'll post better pics, of everybody out in the sun...

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    PMs are always Welcome!
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    Please Note:
    [​IMG] Sorry, I don't ship Eggs, Keets or Adult Guineas out of CA [​IMG]
    (My flocks are not NPIP Certified)


    *** Please do not take any of my pictures and use them to sell your birds, keets or hatching eggs. Thanks ***


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  1. bantamfarm
    I love the colors.. only time I have ever wished I lived in CA.. Beautiful birds...
  2. nailladi
    Beautiful dedication to an amazing bird, I too have the fever.. I started with the pearls and was so happy, now I have several colors and want to raise buckets full too. I have some of WestKnollAmy's in my incubator now. Love all the help you give us! Thank you so much for sharing!!
  3. PeepsCA
    I didn't do it! :)
  4. cowcreekgeek
    Oh, noOo; what'd I ever do to you, to cause you to go 'n do this to me?
    I mighta been content w/ my fifteen for a few years, and I did plan on hatching so many fewer ... even as I looked at your pictures, I could feel the logic that usually guards me just melt away. Beautiful birds, and beautifully done. But, I am *so* not ready for this.
    Ehh. I'm a quick study, and a man that's unafraid to stop 'n ask directions along the way.
    Again? Both your birds, and your level of dedication, are truly amazing. Get your camera.
  5. ericwaddle3
    When/if you do get NPIP make sure and let us know. Your colors are outstanding.
  6. WestKnollAmy
    Love all your gorgeous keets! Now you need an individual photo of each color so we can all figure out what colors they are. There are so many that I have not ever seen in your batches. I can't figure out what they are. I know I need to stalk the Guinea thread more but I am usually outside with all the birds.
  7. GuineaLady93
    I would gladly come help you if you didn't live on the other side of the country! lol
  8. PeepsCA
    LOL souther oakie... you come catch all 90+ my birds and then hold them all one at a time for the tester and then I'll get my flocks certified!
  9. southern oaks
    I agree with the comment of "GET OFF YOUR BUTT AND GET NPIP so you can ship to the rest of us drooling guinea nuts.. :)
  10. soldier
    I hope by 2013 your are NPIP certified so I can buy some eggs from you. Love your colors!

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