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It has taken me a little while to figure out the image add tool, but I think Ihave it whipped now.
Witness how a chicken addict goes from thinking "free eggs would be nice" to Woah ! Look what I've done now ...
Thank You Mahonri,
Do the momma chickens determine the color of the offspring?
I have tried reading the breeding section, but it gets confusing...
can you give a quick run down of why you picked the BO?
What cross would make this color chicken?
Copper/red color Japanese bantam rooster w/ RIR or BR or BO hen.
She is darker than a buff, but lighter than a RIR, and half the size of her
12 week old, totally barred, hatch mate.
same here with the crumbles while i have baby chickens, soon enough I will be able to switch back to the pellets
I have found they make more of a mess with the plastic type feeder from TSC, the tray is pretty shallow and they scratch in it with their feet.
the crumbles and pellets both get...
Last year I kept my 6 young chickens in the basement, But then again the winter was extra long and twice as harsh as a normal winter.
That will NOT be happening again this year, seeing as those 6 chickens have turned into 28 ! including 2 new hatches, and several new layers.
I plan on...
2 that have hatched since yesterday, another has a pipping shell.
It's pretty cold so I'm bringing them in to dry them out. Then will try to give them back to momma
Any suggestions on what would be best? give them back V/S keeping in brooder?
Another has a pipped shell
day 21 for me too, not a pip or a wiggle but I swear I heard a chirp from one when topping up the water.
Here's something I did do... I gently picked up each egg and held it to my ear to see if I could hear scratching, pecking or chirping.
I heard a faint warbling noise from one. but nothing...
Walmart has a cheap but effective hydrometer, I'd cover the holes with tape... and watch humidity then punch smaller holes in the tape as needed.
oops hydrometer is for wine making... i mean humidity gauge !
mines holding steady at 60%
still air homemade bator.
yeap sure do... you can see one on my byc page. it's being used right now to hatch 6 eggs (started small)
I should know by next friday if it worked as expected.
Link to what i used and how it was tested...
hope it helps !
Charlottesville is over 3 hours from here.. .i'm on the south side of rocky mount, closer to martinsville.
I did find something on craigslist that might interest you though,
RIR are great dual purpose birds... good meat birds, exe egg layers...
I'm IN.. set 6 (just 6) green eggs americanas yesterday morning, Farmin'chick lives close to me, so I ran over there and got a 6 pack.
Been checkin' the BenQbator every couple hours to be sure it's acting right.
I recently brought some eggs for hatching, I have read on here that washing hatching eggs was not the best idea.
I knew what I was looking for and promised myself I'd run away if i seen clean eggs luckily the eggs sold to me had
normal amounts of brown stuff on them.
Now... if I was going to...
Thanks for the advice on the grocery store eggs, these had a "organic" and "free range" on the carton,
Brought from the Aldi Mart.
I have hens and roos, maybe I'll get a fertile egg from them sometime in march or april.
This is really more of an experiment just to practice candling and other...