my auto correct being stupid>> marans sorry.
my phone thinks that "a" and 's' are so close that they should be interchangeable with the majority of them being 's'
or is that my fat fingers??? hmmm I will ponder that in the mean time its a pain!
what do you do when there is an empty incubator? Fill it back up of course!
Chicks will be due 3.13 to go with our run of ducks set last week and the turkeys will be due 3.20
Most of the chicken eggs are from our flock so I expect Lots of necked necks(heavy on the black of course) and some...
found a few copper marans eggs locally(like 3?) And some mosaic eggs (4?) And the rest of these are necked necks and brahma crosses. I am excited to see what happens especially because the rooster in with the brahmas is a necked neck with a little wellsummer genes!
I forgot to add that we moved 14 duck eggs into lockdown last night we had started with 18(6 of them came back out of the refrigerator) so I am happy with this number. We did observe some shadowing going on so I am hopefull these babies will pop out on time!
ours are very good at the fertilized eggs thing, and a couple hens have actually managed to hatch some for us, the rest of the year they are a glorified alarm system. anything goes on they start barking! they are so much fun. oh and great for the freezer too.
if you put a Narragansett tom over a bronze hen then the boys will be bronze and the girls will be narragansett although this one might be harder to distinguish at hatch. but the chocolate one would be pretty straight forward!
I do know by the second generation with the barred black and trying...
the black one was out running around the bator this morn. The next little white one was stuck in its shell so I helped it out. I went to open the last 3 eggs and one spears to be moving still so we are still waiting on a final count. On s sad note I found one that had internally piped and died...
came home to a little white marans out running around. 2 more external pips. Pulled out the legbar egg it quit on me. left 3 marans I was not sure about with the 2 that were pipedour little marans almost posed here beside its little friend
ok now YOU all have gone and done it( ok it was me) I just bid on some Muscovy eggs that are only 265 mile from me!!!
What have I done!!!
not like I don't have enough water fowl.
but I have been looking SO hard to find Muscovy!
I have tried shipped eggs a couple of times. what I have found is that there are not many Near me that have eggs for sale. Because I live at almost 6000 feet above sea level and in the middle of nowhere shipped eggs almost always have the double whammy of elevation sickness and travel sickness(...