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  1. TinaK

    November hatch along

    Hi all :frow I posted this in another thread, but I had missed that this was the official hatch along! Hope it's not too late to join in! I set some guinea fowl eggs on the 7th of this month, so I'm looking forward to any early December hatch. I also put 2 chicken eggs in as well, so I might...
  2. TinaK

    November hatch along, anyone?

    Hi all :frow Hope it's not too late to join in! I set some guinea fowl eggs on the 7th of this month, so I'm looking forward to any early December hatch. I also put 2 chicken eggs in as well, so I might just sneak in a hatch before this month is out! I'm super excited, as it's been a few...
  3. TinaK

    Can my duck raise her Guinea keets?

    Thanks riverman Removed the remaining keets and popped them under my broody, but unfortunately we lost most of them. The duck managed to squash 2 to death on the first night, and one went MIA from my rat / mice / snake proof cage. Oh and I didn't forget that the hatch dates were different...
  4. TinaK

    Can my duck raise her Guinea keets?

    I had a duck sit on a bunch of random eggs. Some duck eggs, some guinea eggs and some chicken eggs! Turns out that the guinea eggs all hatched (I was suspect on the fertility of the chicken & duck eggs anyway). Now the big question is, can the duck raise the keets, or will she try and drown...
  5. TinaK

    Another fox victim? or hiding in a nest?

    It's quite possible. What I'm wondering is - would the peacock exhibit different behaviours if his mate would gone as opposed to if she was hiding and sitting on a nest? Would he be calling out very frequently and acting anxious searching for his mate if she had been killed? He is probably...
  6. TinaK

    Another fox victim? or hiding in a nest?

    Hi guys, I have had my peafowl for over a year now and this season (I'm in Australia) they have finally reached breeding age. As soon as the season started, my Peacock moved from the back of my house, to the front verandah (to admire himself strutting about in the big windows). My peahen...
  7. TinaK

    Raising Guinea Fowl 101

    hi guys Warming up the incubator for approx 40 guinea fowl eggs that I have just stolen from a nest outside! Not sure how old they all are, but what is the worst that can happen? I would say a few if the eggs would be over a week old, but they all look good and none are rotten.... so wish me...
  8. TinaK

    Life is changing for us, and it is not for a positive reason

    Thinking of you Deb Hope things are going OK and that you applied for (and got) the place that you liked.
  9. TinaK

    Temp at 103 say whattt!!!????

    My particular brand on incubator is a still air (no fan) and the manufacturers instructions say to run it at a temp of 103. The temp is taken at the same height as the top of the egg.... As hot air rises, the middle of the egg will actually be cooler than the top, which means that it will be at...
  10. TinaK

    Life is changing for us, and it is not for a positive reason

    It's been a few months since I have logged in to BYC. I came to look for chicken pictures and within seconds of typing www.bac...... into my search bar I thought of you & Ken. My heart dropped when I realised I had been so consumed by my own life that I didn't think to stop in and congratulate...
  11. TinaK

    Whole feet turned inwards... from the ankles

    Hi guys, I have had a bad hatch. Shipped eggs and by the looks of things, high humidity. Most chicks hatched with curled toes. After putting on chick booties for the past 2 days (taped feet) their toes have straightened out nicely! The problem is... I have one or 2 chicks that have one...
  12. TinaK

    Anyone going to have eggs hatch in novemeber?

    Oh sweetlilbaby. Fingers crossed they are going to hatch! Maybe your temps ran a bit low? That can always cause a late hatch. So far I have 12 that have hatched! But it isn't all good news from what I can see at this stage. Looks like a few have curled toes. They have curled toes, have hatched...
  13. TinaK

    Anyone going to have eggs hatch in novemeber?

    wow! Congratulations to everyone on their hatches so far & wonderful pictures I haven't updated in a while because I have been without the internet. Our local telephone exchange burnt down so the internet & all our phones have been out of action! Any news yet sweetlilbaby? I had 9 eggs in...
  14. TinaK

    Setting Fertile Eggs Under Broody Due to Hatch November, Come Join Me!!!

    Oh cluckcluckluke poor you! You are having a tough run. That you get one more as a hatch buddy for your lonely chick at least! 7 out of the 9 eggs that my broody abandoned have pipped so far. They are on hatch day today! Can't wait for the little ones to get out of their shells.
  15. TinaK

    Anyone going to have eggs hatch in novemeber?

    The eggs from my broody (who quit) are on hatch day today! 7 out of the 9 eggs have pipped and there is lots of peeing to be heard and wiggling!!!! Now I'm anxiously waiting to see which little ones make it out
  16. TinaK

    Is this normal behavior for my chicks?

    At that age they turn into food monsters!!!! Greedy little things! Glad to hear they are scratching about and being happy! Enjoy your new babies
  17. TinaK

    Little Orley won't stop crying!!

    let's get the ball rolling... I might not give you an answer but hopefully someone else will chime in once I have! Here are some questions & suggestions! When did you change the floor from sand to deep litter in the coop? Is it possible that you have introduced a new bug? What are you using...
  18. TinaK

    Is this normal behavior for my chicks?

    Are they just chatting, or are they peeping quite loudly? Do you have a thermometer in the brooder to check the temp? You want a nice warm place at about 80 - 85F at that age, and an area where they can escape the heat if they want to. Sometimes they do get noisy! but generally they don't...
  19. TinaK

    What's in this egg?

    Yep, it's a meat spot! Just one of the chunkier ones! Nothing unusual and nothing to be worried about. They are kind of gross though!
  20. TinaK

    Anyone going to have eggs hatch in novemeber?

    So I had an egg hatch!!! but unfortunately it was not what I expected! I had a hen go broody a few weeks ago and I thought I took all her eggs & replaced them with some of my game bird eggs....... unfortunately I missed one of her eggs and it hatched!!! She then abandoned the nest to take her...
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