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Production 2011

  1. shinyrust01
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    5-4-11
    **chicken**

    5 eggs
    ****quail
    7 eggs
    5-3-11

    **chicken**
    6 eggs
    **quail**
    7 eggs
    5-2-11
    **chicken**
    7 eggs
    **quail**
    6 eggs
    5-1-11
    **chicken**
    6 eggs
    Our white silkie roo crowed for the first time, soooo cute! We gave all our mixed breeds to a lady wanting chickens, but not babies, spreadin' the chicken addiction!
    **quail**
    3 eggs
    4-30-11
    **chicken**
    7 brown
    1 green
    Brought 8 week old Black Copper Marans chicks! Yea!!!
    **quail**
    2 eggs (eggs were discolored and shell had failed to harden)
    4-29-11
    **chicken**
    5 brown
    1 green
    **quail**
    1 egg (it was cracked)
    Two quail apparently flew up and hit their heads killing them, something spooked 'em. very sad.
    4-28-11
    **chicken**
    4 brown
    2 green
    **quail**
    5 eggs (2 were cracked)
    Added 3 more quail eggs to incubator today.
    4-27-11
    **chicken**
    4 brown
    **quail**
    5 eggs (2 were cracked)
    Set 26 quail eggs in incubator.
    4-26-11
    **chicken**
    9 brown
    2 green
    **quail**
    5 eggs
    4-25-11
    **chicken**
    7 brown
    1 green
    Only BCM to hatch was dead in brooder this morning. Sad.
    **quail**
    7 eggs (2 cracked)
    4-24-11
    **chicken**
    5 brown
    1 green
    **quail**
    10 eggs
    4-23-11
    **chicken**
    8 brown
    2 green
    1 of the Black Copper Marans eggs hatched (took over 24 hours to hatch from 1st pip)
    **quail**
    8 eggs



    4-5-11
    ****chicken
    5 brown
    1 green
    my white silkie chick was dead this morning, had been looking puny for last couple of days, was sad, just hoping 3 survivors make it.
    ****quail
    8 eggs
    my 15 pharoh quail are growing leaps & bounds, so cute, the 14 texas a&m quail doing great also, cute as a bug in a rug!

    4-4-11
    ****chicken
    7 brown
    1 green
    No pips from Marans as of yet, removing from incubator, upon eggtopsy, no fertile eggs.
    ****quail
    5 eggs

    4-3-11
    ****chicken
    7 brown
    2 green
    ****quail
    6 eggs
    1 of my a&m babies died, total surviving 14
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    4-2-11
    ****chicken
    8 brown
    2 green
    ****quail
    5 eggs
    3 more texas a&m quail babies born

    4-1-11
    **chicken**
    7 brown
    2 green
    Placed 11 Black Copper Maran eggs in incubator (purchased thru ebay, upon candling only a few of other marans looked like they may be fertile)
    ****quail
    5 eggs
    11 texas a&m babies born

    3-31-11
    ****chicken
    7 brown
    Marans due to start hatching today
    ****quail
    5 eggs
    2 texas a&m quail babies born

    3-30-11
    ****chicken
    7 brown
    2 green
    ****quail
    4 eggs

    3-29-11
    ****chicken
    7 brown
    2 green
    1 gray silkie baby born
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    ****quail
    3 eggs

    3-28-11
    ****chicken
    4 brown
    1 green
    2 gray and 1 white silkie baby born
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    ****quail
    5 eggs

    3-27-11
    ****chicken
    5 brown
    1 green
    ****quail
    4 eggs

    3-26-11
    ****chicken
    5 brown
    2 green
    ****quail
    6 eggs

    3-25-11
    ****chicken
    5 brown
    1 green
    ****quail
    5 eggs

    3-24-11
    ****chicken
    3 brown
    2 green
    ****quail
    3 eggs
    The puny baby quail died. There was another looking kinda puny this morning. I changed the paper again this morning, changed water as usual, this evening no puny looking babies, all look well and man can they eat....lol

    3-23-11
    ****chicken
    4 brown
    2 green
    7 surviving chicks doing quite well
    ****quail
    5 eggs
    1 of the baby quail looks puny, much smaller than others, not sure he's gonna make it.

    3-22-11
    ****chicken
    4 brown
    That mama hen is something else, she protects her chicks vigorously, even attacked the big ole rooster when he got to close, LOL
    ****quail
    6 eggs

    3-21-11
    ****chicken
    3 brown
    2 green
    ****quail
    6 eggs
    Baby quail doing good, very spunky

    3-20-11
    ****chicken
    5 brown
    2 green
    ****quail
    4 eggs
    baby quail are sooooo cute!

    3-18-11 and 3-19-11
    ****chicken
    6 brown
    2 green
    Added 5 Buff Orpington Hens and 1 Buff Orpington Roo to the family on 3-19-11. Brought them back from Louisiana, doing great, have them in quarantine for a couple of weeks at least.
    ****quail
    7 eggs
    One the 17th the quail eggs in the incubator began hatching, 7 babies born on the 17th. Got up on the 18th and had 3 babies in the incubator with several pips showing. I'm also sad to say that 2 of the babies died the same day. The total surviving babies is 16. I had 28 eggs in the incubator, I think that is a respectable hatch rate for the first time! I'm sad to say we had to go out of town early on the 18th due to the death of my step father, J.T. Frame, I am giving him honor here because one of the things we had in common was our love of poultry. J.T. had over 200 quail and around that many chickens when he died. He was always asking me how many eggs i was getting and how the quail business was going, LOL. Seems fitting that 11 baby quail were born on the day of his funeral.

    3-17-11
    ****chicken
    5 brown
    2 green
    ****quail
    6 eggs

    3-16-11
    ****chicken
    3 brown
    2 green
    Chick hatched out over night, is strong, placed in brooder.
    ****quail
    5 eggs
    3-15-11
    ****chicken
    3 brown
    1 green
    1 of the eggs we removed from the nest after hatch, began hatching tonight, so far the only one of 10 placed in incubator when eggs failed to hatch. So exciting!
    ****quail
    5 eggs

    3-14-11
    ****chicken
    4 brown
    1 green
    ****quail
    3 eggs
    50 texas a&m quail hatching eggs arrived with the mail this morning, 2 were cracked, put all in incubator, we'll see what happens! can't wait!

    3-13-11
    ****chicken
    3 brown
    1 green
    ****quail
    5 eggs

    3-12-11
    ****chicken
    2 brown
    2 green
    We welcomed 8 new baby chicks to the family today. 10 eggs left on nest have been put into incubator, just to see if any will hatch, 1 baby died, not sure why or we would've had 9 chicks. Will keep you posted on their progress!
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    ****quail
    5 eggs
    The quail have slacked off a bit, we had to remove one of the two males due to picking. Has anyone successfully integrated a recovered quail back to the flock? If you have, or have any suggestions, please email me. [email protected]

    3-11-11
    ****chicken
    4 brown
    2 green
    1 chick has hatched, can't wait until tomorrow to see the rest of the babies!
    ****quail
    5 eggs

    3-10-11
    ****chicken
    2 brown
    1 green
    Received my order of Black Copper Maran hatching eggs today, have them in the incubator, can't wait for 21 days to be over, LOL

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    3-9-11
    ****chicken
    5 brown
    1 green
    ****quail
    6 eggs

    3-8-11
    ****chicken
    3 brown
    2 green
    Silkie/Frizzle bantam mix hatching eggs arrived today, in incubator, can't wait to see what they look like! My how the family is growing!

    3-7-11
    ****chicken
    3 brown
    1 green
    broody hen still on nest, babies are due saturday 3-12, can't wait!
    ****quail
    3 eggs

    3-5-11 & 3-6-11
    ****chicken
    7 brown
    4 green
    ****quail
    11 eggs
    we went out of town 3-5-11 and came back home 3-6-11 to some full nest! LOL

    3-4-11
    ****chicken
    4 brown
    ****quail
    5 eggs

    3-3-11
    ****chicken
    4 brown
    2 green
    ****quail
    5 eggs

    3-2-11
    ****chicken
    2 brown
    2 green
    We candled some of the eggs before mama hen had enough, still not sure how many
    eggs she's setting on since I know a couple of the hens have continued to lay in her nest,
    already decided to put any unhatched eggs in the incubator to see if they just need a little more time in
    the oven.
    ****quail
    5 eggs

    3-1-11
    ****chicken
    3 brown
    2 green
    ****quail
    2 (and I broke one of them dang it)
    Well, got an incubator and quail rails, moved the little quail and collected, wait, can you believe,
    that little lady was setting on 28 eggs! They're in the incubator and soon we'll have baby quail!

    2-27-11
    Was out of town for weekend, came back 2/27 to
    find the quail had gone set, on 16 eggs! she's not
    big enough to cover that many eggs, guess we're going
    to have to get an incubator.

    Egg production:2-24-11
    ****chicken
    4 brown
    2 green
    ****quail
    6 quail eggs, left them in the nest to see if the quail would go set.

    2-22-11, 2-23-11; 2-25-11 thru 2-28-11
    Sorry guys, as sometimes happens, life got in the way
    and I forgot to write down our egg production for these days, I'll try
    to do better in the future.

    2-21-11
    ****chicken
    3 brown
    2 green
    ****quail
    8 eggs

    2-20-2011
    ****chicken
    4 browns
    1 green
    ****quail
    11 eggs

    2-19-2011
    ****chicken
    1 green egg
    ****quail
    8 eggs

    Egg Production2-18-2011
    **chicken**
    5 eggs added to nest for brody hen
    **quail**
    6 eggs‎‎

    2-17-2011 Egg Production
    **chicken**
    3 brown
    2 green
    **quail**
    ...11 eggs

    Those little quail are some egg laying fools! Speaking of productivity on the farm we bred Oreo Bunny today and left 7 chicken eggs on the nest in hopes the Buffs would get that broody feeling,,,,keeping our fingers crossed!!

    ‎2-16-2011 Egg Production
    **chicken**
    3 browm
    2 green
    **quail**
    ...7 eggs

    ‎2-15-2011 Egg Production
    **chicken**
    4 brown
    0 green
    **quail**
    ...12 eggs

    ‎2-14-2011 Egg Production
    **chicken**
    6 brown
    2 green
    **quail**
    ...6 eggs

    ‎2-13-11 Egg Production
    **chicken**
    2 brown
    2 green
    **quail**
    ...3 and a new layer didn't let the shell harden on egg #4

    ‎2-12-2011 Egg Production
    **chicken**
    5 brown
    2 green
    **quail**
    ...7 eggs

    ‎2-11-2011 Egg Production
    **chicken**
    4 brown
    0 green
    **quail**
    ...7 eggs
    Just counted the quail eggs! We have 40!! Gonna do some crazy quail egg pickling this weekend!! Woo-hoo!!

    ‎2-10-2011 Egg Production
    **chicken**
    4 brown
    2 green
    **quail**
    ...8 eggs
    One of the newborn kits died today. We are down to 5. Bummer.

    ‎2-9-2011 Egg Production
    **chicken**
    4 brown
    2 green
    **quail**
    ...7 eggs

    ‎2-8-2011 Egg Production:
    **chicken**
    4 brown
    1 green
    **quail**
    ...6 eggs

    ‎2-7-2011 Egg Production:
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    **chicken**
    3 brown
    2 green
    **quail**
    ...7 eggs...1 double yoker!

    Sad news: we lost two newborn (2-4-11) bunnies (aka "kits") today. One was found dead in the nest box and the other,,,is lost, gone, not there. Maybe my sweet big brown dog found it on the ground and licked it to hard,,either that or alien abduction.



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