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  1. doubleatraining

    Fill the incubator special!!

    FLASH FILL THE INCUBATOR SALE! I'm drowning in eggs and have 2 cabinet incubators full! Over 400 extra eggs! All eggs are less than 3 days old, fertile, well wrapped and packaged. I take no responsibility for the post office handling but almost everyone has excellent hatches. Add color and...
  2. doubleatraining

    Point of Lay - BIELEFELDERS

    Have a POL pair of Bielefelders that I'm looking to sell. They are about 7 months old and the pullet is starting to check out the nest box. They are direct from Green Fire Farms. This is a very friendly and mellow pair. They are auto sexing and unfortunately aren't going to fit into my...
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    Help me think of Farm Names! PLEASE

    I'm trying to name my house/farm so that when/if I sell produce, meat, eggs, etc there will be some name association. I googled my name and got: "crown, garland, defender of mankind, shield wolf" Not sure I want Wolf in my farm name. LOL I have: Goats Chickens Ducks Future: Gardening...
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    Muscovies vs. Ornamental Small Pond

    One of my spring projects is a small water "element" in my front yard for the wild birds under the feeder...... I'm going to make it out of a planted pot and its going to have a very small fountain for the running water sound. I'd REALLY like to have it planted and looking at the list of...
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    NEW to me GQF 1266 Cabinet Incubator

    So this weekend my Dad's gf casually mentions that a local junk auction has an incubator listed. I look online and see its a cabinet. I call in my bid and STEAL it and the hatcher for a whopping $150. I get it home yesterday and see it has been fitted for Ostrich/Emu and so I know I'll need...
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    Organizing hatched chicks

    I have finally got my OUTSIDE brooder set up so that I don't have to have chicks in the house anymore. I have a 4 x 4 pen wrapped in plastic with DEEP shavings and lots of heat. Everyone is doing well and they've been out there for a month and I keep adding more as I go. As I look in there and...
  7. doubleatraining

    New to Muscovies!

    I'm actually pretty new to ducks in general. I hatched a Welsh Harlequin duckling a few months ago and she has been raised with chicks because there weren't any local ducklings her age. A few weeks ago I bought some scovies: choc pied, black pied, and barred? hopefully all are ducks. If all are...
  8. doubleatraining

    They can FLY?!?!?!

    So I learned tonight that muscovies can FLY.....well enough to try to ROOST on top of the other pens. UGH. Why didn't I know this?? LOL Going out with the net tonight to relocate them and remind them that they sleep in the floor of the grow out coop.....not on top of the bantam pen scarring my...
  9. doubleatraining

    Walk me through plucking ducks.....

    This board is wonderful and walked me through processing my first CX a little over a year ago. Now I process almost monthly and am teaching friends/neighbors how to raise their own meat birds too. A good friend of mine has muscovies and has been taking her extra drakes to the auction. I have...
  10. doubleatraining

    Lets Talk Duck

    June 9th is the next big processing day around here. I've got 7 CX heading to the freezer and I have 4-5 friends bringing over their meaties. It will be an all day event. One friend is bringing 2 LARGE Muscovy Drakes to be processed. I have processed chickens and turkeys before but never a...
  11. doubleatraining

    Buying a HovaBator 1588

    So my hatching mentor Bhep has told me that this is the bator I need and I trust her. She will hold my hand through all my future hatches and make sure I don't screw anything up.....hopefully. I REALLY need to buy this with paypal. I can't find anywhere that sells them and accepts paypal as a...
  12. doubleatraining

    Mix and Match!! Delaware, Blue Sex Link, Black Sex Link Hatching Eggs

    I've actually decided to take the plunge and buy a bator!! Time to raise the funds!! $20 includes bubble wrap shipping of 8+ eggs Choices: Delawares(trio from the VP of the Dellie club) Blue Sex Links Black Sex Links Feel free to mix/match. Please understand that hatching eggs are a...
  13. doubleatraining

    I think I created my own meat bird cross....

    While it has been an eventual goal of mine to have a self-sustaining flock it has been put on the back burner until I had more room. I have mostly been selling/trading hatching eggs from my pure pens. I lucked out and got a great deal on a pair of Splash Orpingtons. Sadly the pullet died of...
  14. doubleatraining

    WANTED: Blue Brassy Back OEGB

    I have a friend looking for pairs, chicks, hatching eggs...etc.
  15. doubleatraining

    Bantam Columbian Wyandottes - Barred Gene?

    I'm the first to admit that when it comes to genetics I'm not sure on a LOT of things. LOL I know the Delaware carries the barred gene. Does that mean my Columbian Wyandottes do too? HELP!
  16. doubleatraining

    Can't decide on this EE....Roo or Pullet??

    This EE was given to me in a batch of freezer camp roosters. I get them about 10 weeks old and grow them out for my freezer. Occasionally I get a pullet mixed in and she goes in the laying pen.This is the first one that has had me stumped. What makes me think its a pullet: - pale comb - no...
  17. doubleatraining

    My Duck Plan

    The Duck Plan: A wonderful friend is rennovating their house and has a MASSIVE wood pile outside. I've been invited to get whatever I want. WOOO HOOO So I plan on building a small duck shelter with the excess wood and some extra wire at the house. I want to build them essentially an...
  18. doubleatraining

    Color Genetics help....

    I'm finally getting a handle on the whole BBS chart but now I have a new question.... First is a Delaware considered white or silver? What would Splash over white/silver produce? If I remember correctly white is dominant right??
  19. doubleatraining

    I need ducks!

    I completely blame Bhep because I now need ducks! She very graciously gave me a few dozen duck eggs....I baked with them....now I need ducks! LOL She has offered to sell me 3 of her 300 ducks. I was thinking about getting a drake to cross them with....I'm all about DP. Maybe put a Scovie pair...
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    Martin Colony?

    I haven't had too much trouble lately with hawks but in the spring I was thinking about putting up a Martin nesting box. I figure if anything they will be an advanced warning for hawks or other birds of prey. Ideas?
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