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Breeding and Raising and Hatching of Barnyard Chickens!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poult, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Yes and I love to breed them

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  2. Yes

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  3. No and I'm glad

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  4. No

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  1. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so very sorry I have had the exact same thing happen we have a dog that does that too untrainable as well. :hugs I really am sorry.
     
  2. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had it happen like 5 times. like 4 of the times she was part of it. And she is like my brothers dog, so getting rid of her causes a huge fight.
    Thanks.
     
  3. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah that sucks I understand.

    I had put an extra ameraucana egg in the incubator and I couldn't see the veins & killed it :( but the four other eggs are fertile so they are my breeding project eggs so that's good!
     
  4. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone in my area made a Craigslist ad for hatching eggs. Maybe when everything calms down around here I'll get some. I only have one known remaining pullet, a bunch of Roos, and some unknown that could be roos. So I don't want the pullet to be lonely...

    This is what the ad said:

    I have quite a few breeds of hatching eggs available. All my chickens are free range, good layers, and overall healthy birds.

    Super Blue eggs layers: $12 doz, $8 for a 1/2 dozen
    Brahma: $6 dozen, $4 for a 1/2 doz
    Polish (solid black): $1/egg
    Americauna: $12 dozen, $8 for 1/2 dozen
    Heritage Meat Breed: $8 dozen
    Barnyard Cross (Australorp, RIR, Sex Link, Laced Wyandette, Icelandic mixed with any roo. No guarantee on what you will hatch, but they are all great egg laying breeds. Also have Bantam and Silkie cross. Fun, but not great egg layers.): $6 dozen.


    So tempting, especially the SBEL's, Brahmas, and the mixes.
    Actually they are all tempting
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    Then someone on the other side of the state has Olive Egger chicks and hatching eggs. For really cheap, I wounder why.

    Dang it. Now I feel like hatching. Why does it have to feel like spring?
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2015
  5. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IKR! I want some runner duck eggs.......and muscovy duck eggs.........and african goose eggs..........and some leghorn eggs........
     
  6. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want some Call ducklings, because I hear they are hard to hatch. But hatching is so cool, thankfully I don't hang around the bator for 21 days [​IMG] I just candle and keep an eye on them. Until they start hatching, then I'm there every 15 minutes trying to guess who will hatch next.

    Man, I need to keep my list under control until I have a coop... Then I can go crazy and no one will know.
     
  7. poult

    poult Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I am trying to be patient until I have a coop to my coop isn't complete.I love calls! Yes I heard that too so I kinda want the challenge! I check on my incubator like every hour during the day.
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's my problem! I'm waiting for Elsa to calm her attitude down so this winter can warm up and I can get my first coop finished and the chickens out of the house. We made a make shift coop inside to give them more room, but I am sick of the constant cleaning and dust. They are 13 weeks now! I plan to do the Easter hatch, so by the time those hatch I want these guys at least in the coop during the day.
    Plus my nn roo already thinks he's a stud and has picked out one hen that he wants to ride. They aren't even laying yet! Usually my other roo will step in and make my nn get away from her...lol
     
  9. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop
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  10. TheChickenQueen

    TheChickenQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, awesome! Easter Hatch-a-long sounds like something in my future.... But first I need to get my dad to help me with the coop on as many days he is not working as possible, after I get my brothers to finish digging the holes! Then I'll try to sneak some hatching eggs down to the basement...


    Mine are 8 weeks old [​IMG] How do they grow so fast? No actually. I want to know why they grow so fast, I have some cute pictures of them at a few days old. Seems like it was just last week.
    Over here it seems like Spring already, it is really weird. Normally the sky is gray and snow is falling.

    Hi!
     
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