I have 2 turkey hens that are laying, so today I bought an eight to nine month tom. I released him in with the 2 hens & immediately one of the hens sat on the ground & wanted him. He treaded her almost straight away. How long before the eggs will be fertile. I want to discard the old eggs & want...
I have 12 guinea keets about 3 to 7 weeks & there are at least 3 cock birds & 7 hen birds. I was watching them today & that is what I could figure out by there calls. Will find out more within a week or so. Just would like to know at what age they start breeding. At what age are the cocks to be...
I just had a little bit of luck, I've hatch Guinea Keets in the incubator. Not quite sure what breed they are. A lady gave me some eggs she got from somewhere. Can somebody tell what breed or breeds they maybe.
1 to 2 days old
Hope these photo's can ID. them. I think they could be all the...
A friend has given me 18 Guinea Fowl egg to try & hatch. Do you do the same as
you do with chickens or is there something different. I never incubated them before
so I have no idea. I set them on the 12/27/15. Can anyone give me any pointers
on how to go about it. Thanx.
This morning when I let the laying hens out of their pen, I checked for eggs & found a Teeny Weeny Little Googy
with some normal eggs in the same nest box.
It weighs 20 grams & the largest one weighs 82 grams. They are all from Isa Brown hens.
I have been given 5 turkey eggs from a friend to incubate. Studying the eggs I notice that 3 are a bit longer & pointer, the other 2 are a little shorter & plumper. They all are from the same turkey hen. Why would this be?
I have them in the incubator cooking & don't want to disturb them. I am...
I had a surprise the other day when I went to feed my chooks. A male peacock was in with my laying hens. WOW I couldn't believe my eyes
He seems to be only a young bird, just starting to colour up. He has no tail feathers.
He hangs around with the hens & serenades them & the rooster chases him...
I collect & restore live working model steam engines. I have almost 30 so far.
I display them working at vintage festivals
This my collection & they all work.
White Roadster- Silver Ghost Limo- Burgandy Roadster
Traction Engines + Log Wagons
Steam Roller + Water Cart
These are my egg producing Isa Brown flock
This is one flock of layers
These are my new layers I just put together. The pullets are 21weeks old & started to lay in the last few days.
The Isa brown Cockerel I bred from the hens in the above pic. The GB Hamburg Cockerel was incubated...
I have a flock of Isa brown hens that are fantastic layers & have a problem with crows pinching the eggs. I've shot them & strung them to a high pole. That only worked for a week or so. I've baited eggs with tobacco sauce, they ate the eggs & vomited out the ?sauce. But that never stopped them...
Here are some pics of my little flocks I've been occupied with for the last 2 years or so,
Golden Spangled Hamburg, The pullets in front of the feed trough are the ones I reared in an incubator.
The three at the back is the breeding trio.
This is another trio I put together to breed...
Hi to all you members. I have just joined BYC. I have had poultry for a number of years & now I am starting to breed a few just for kicks. I got a Trio of Golden Spangled Hamburg chooks & started to hatch them in an incubator. I'm trying to concentrate on breeding mostly hens, because hens seem...