Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    8 hours since first pip. 1 chicken is out!!

    Its one if the mutts from my control group from Lake Elsinore. The papa roo is a rhode island. The mamas are Australorps productions rocks and mutts. This one will fluff up yellow but has red tones while very wet.

    52 to go.

    Into lockdown went:

    5 of 8 black copper marans
    8 of 8 blue laced red wyandottes
    6 of 9 Australorps
    20 of 30 OFFGRIDMAMA mutts
    14 of 18 Lake Elsinore mutts

    Of the 20 I culled, 14 were infertile, 1 blood ring, and the rest failed to develop.

    If just a few survive I would be happy but the way its going I am over the moon.
  2. Woo hoo !
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2013
  3. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Crowing

    Oct 25, 2012
    Baltic, Ohio
    Go Chickies Go!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    One out. One zipping. 12 external pops and a few wiggling eggs. Its going to get loud by morning.
  5. bloonskiller911

    bloonskiller911 Songster

    Jan 29, 2012
    Brookville, Indiana
    i can't wait to see your chick pics.
  6. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Songster

    Dec 18, 2012
    Los Angeles, California
    Hi Oz,

    I have a breeding pair of Pekin Ducks I would be happy to ship you some eggs. I won't take money for the eggs because I'm just excited for you reading your story! I've never shipped eggs but it would be an adventure for me so if you are interested please PM me and I will start setting aside some eggs for you. Right now I'm getting 1 or 2 eggs a day and so far I've just been sticking em in the fridge for baking. but I know they are probably fertile because the drake and hen have been seen mating as my 14 year old daughter loves to tell me..."mom, they're at it again." LOL

    but like I said I won't charge for the eggs as I love a good experiment!!

  7. chickety-chick

    chickety-chick In the Brooder

    Dec 14, 2012
    I am so enjoying reading your story! I am addicted to the "chicken forum" anyway, and this just makes it so much better!! Yay for pips and Peeps!!
  8. Rockashelle

    Rockashelle Songster

    May 27, 2012
    Snohomish, WA
    So excited for you!
  9. 3Dchicken

    3Dchicken Songster

    Sep 24, 2012
    [​IMG]GOGOGO!!! :D It's so amazing how you got the eggs in the first place, and now they are actually hatching!! Awesomeness!!!
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm


    I would love to get some eggs from you. I will be back in los angeles in a week. My next official trip will be the end of may but I will try and sneak over for the long weekend over easter. I will let you know as soon as I do.

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