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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by ChooksChick, Sep 26, 2009.

  1. chicken danz

    chicken danz Crowing

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    Ha! Ha! What a decorative egg you have!! Hawkeye, remember the people hatching eggs in the breathable fish bags? You could run to one of those great fish shops in Wichita and buy a few bags from them. Put that egg shell and all in the bag and if the yolk isn't destroyed it should still hatch. I've also used onclusive dressings like they use for burns and other skin openings that require air but you need to keep from getting dirty. They are pricey and hard to find but awesome. I normally just use tape too but these things work for the bigger cracks.
    Ivy you crack me. You should have been a comedy writer!
    Well I got some reprieve. The chicken buyer isn't coming until tomorrow. Yippee. He doesn't want to buy my ducks so I guess I'll have to sell them elsewhere. I need to get hold of the rooster buyer and see when he wants to come.
     
  2. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Songster

    [​IMG] Well, between me, Danz and Karen, I think we have a soap opera. [​IMG]
     
  3. Hawkeye95

    Hawkeye95 Songster

    What kind of tape do you use? Scotch tape? Did it seal well? Can you order that onclusive tape online or can you buy it in a Pharmacy?

    Glad you get to relax today and not have anyone coming over. I think I need a Margarita already.... is it 5pm yet? How in the world I can turn a nice morning into a stressful panic.... it just must be one of my talents. [​IMG]
     
  4. pikeman94

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    Its not a official forum until some one does what one of those three have done. I think we will set the standard, by which all other forums are measured.
     
  5. JosieChick

    JosieChick Songster

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    These are the days of our lives on Consolidated Kansas....I think I can hear the theme music... [​IMG]


    I LOVE getting on here so I don't feel like the only one who is losing her mind on a daily basis!! [​IMG]

    Hawkeye- sorry about your egg, such a bummer but don't beat yourself up! If it is any consolation to you I got a batch of mottled bantam cochins from a breeder on the east coast a few weeks ago and I had ten precious eggs and decided to put them under my tried and true cochin broody hen who had been sitting religiously on dud eggs for 2 weeks awaiting the arrival of these eggs. Five days in they were ALL developing and I was so excited. I got home from class one night and found her sitting on the floor in the corner of the coop on NOTHING!! I was so upset, they were all stone cold so I raced them inside and slowly warmed them up and put them in the bator. I am so glad to have the three healthy chicks I have but I was so upset that they were all going and I lost most of them. Silly, foolish hen!

    Ivy- White Sebastopols can kinda be down color sexed right at hatch but any other color is impossible. They can be fairly easily vent sexed. Metzer farms has a great video on you tube on how to vent sex waterfowl babies. It is best to do it when they are a day or two old. Otherwise it is a waiting game like silkies, they either lay an egg or don't. If she is familiar with geese they will display some male/female behaviors sometimes but I wouldn't use that as a sure thing and get rid of one based on that alone.

    Lucie was so filthy the other day but I was amazed when she came back 20 minutes later just as clean as can be!
     
  6. chicken danz

    chicken danz Crowing

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    LOL! I think that is why I love it here. Regardless of what goes on there is always something funny. Am I morbid to laugh at everyone else's mishaps? Makes me feel better about my own anyway.[​IMG]
    Where's David (Wichita Kid) He seems to be MIA recently.
    How ya feeling Pikeman?
    Yes, I use that scotch magic tape or equivelent. You know they kind that isn't clear but disappears on a package. I always have it around for wrapping. Well DA that I am I mispelled the word. It is Occlusive dressing. I found mine at a drug store but didn't have any luck when I looked a while back at Walmart and Walgreens. Here is a link to prices at Shopzilla. Also if you have a medical aid store nearby they might have some. http://www.shopzilla.com/medicine-remedies/occlusive+dressings/22001/products
    I had some on hand from a bad burn and used them on broken eggs. Expensive but they worked great. It would probably be cheaper to get the breathable bags.
    Speaking of being a klutz, that burn was to my knee from the back of my zero turn mower muffler. I bumped my knee on it while adding an implement. When that just got healed I bumped it again this time really burning it bad. I put a gauze pad on it to protect it from my jeans rubbing it at work. The gauze slipped down and my pants caused it to rub back and forth on the burn. Then it was really deep and got infected. That is why I had to use the dressings on it. I have a nice big scar on my knee after that episode. It doesn't show to much though because of all my other scars. Just kind of blends in! [​IMG]
    DH finally welded a guard on the back of the mower so I couldn't bump it again. I really need guards for everything the way I manage to hurt myself. As you can guess I was never a Ballerina!
     
  7. chicken danz

    chicken danz Crowing

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    Ivy, normally in white Sabastols the females have more gray on their backs. If that is all true I have 7 females. But one was marked different than the others so I am hoping and wishing it is a boy. That would be perfect to have 6 girls and one boy but what are the odds of that?? Whatever sex mine turn out to be I might be interested in a trade down the road for a different sex. I read a while back that color sexing isn't very accurate any more. I guess time will tell.
     
  8. JosieChick

    JosieChick Songster

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    Danz-Ditto to that on the geese. I have seen so many people sex their goslings at hatch and end up with the complete opposite of what they thought they had. Sometimes the males are really yellow but I have a male that had a lot of grey on him and I would bet money he is going to be a gander. How will I know sex on these two cayuga ducklings? They look exactly alike right now and the sebbie gosling acts like their protector! Puts his neck over them when I reach in the brooder, its pretty funny!
     
  9. chicken danz

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    You can vent sex the ducks but I sure don't have any luck at it. I just haven't gotten it down yet. The easiest way to sex them early is by voice. If they get excited a boy will have more of a raspy quieter voice and a girl will have a louder voice. When they get more mature the boys will get a curl above their tail. I sure wish I'd get the vent sexing down but then I would have no way to separate them anyway as babies. I'm always afraid I will hurt them. I've got at least 50 babies out there now and have no idea what is what.
    I've been sitting here reading and writing all morning. I need to get in gear and get some stuff done.
    It just feels good to relax for a while.
     
  10. rvroman

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    Hey Hawkeye, where did you say that nursery was that knows ALL about roses, and what was the name? I am going to start planting some and would like to go visit and see if they have anything I can't live without!

    Thanks
     

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