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. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    By the way, if any of the rest of you would like some of these Rainbow Layers, she gets 40+ eggs per day. All I need to do is give her 24 hrs notice not to wash them or put them in the fridge!!! I can get 4-6 dozen in 2 days time for anyone who wants some. $8 per dozen plus shipping. Discounts on larger orders & combined shipping.
     
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  2. EPetrilli

    EPetrilli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! Chicks and pictures[​IMG]And that coop!!!! It looks like it could be an exhibit at the zoo, that is amazing how pretty your yard is going to be[​IMG]
     
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Its. 425 am on tuesday. the snob bator has 1 BA, 1 BCM 4 BLRW.

    At last!!!
     
  4. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    They just had to be "fashionably late" [​IMG]
     
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    The sixth wyandotte should hatch today. Only one Australorps and one Mariani hatched thus far. I will lodge a complaint with my supplier
     
  6. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the province is both good & bad all at the same time
    great place to kick back & relax
    bad place to try to make any real amount of money (but you can make a little)
    day 10 on the test hatch, all but 1 egg looks to have someone in it
    the mystery egg not sure it's tough to see through the shell on that 1 for some reason
    still not stinking so i'll give it a couple more days



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  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    As yesterday was picture perfect, today is not so. Twenty mile an hour winds are battering us directly from the gulf. We are working in the garage making the laying boxes. I will put a double roe of sic on each side of the duplex chicken coop. 12 boxes in an 8 x 8 coop should be sufficient for up to thirty hens going forward.

    As I am faced with the possibility of only one breeding batch of purebreds I will just put rings on the maran and Australorp and put them with the mutts till I can bring overall new batch of eggs to make them partners to breed.

    There are lots of lessons learned in this experiment. I am learning every day. Once back in los angeles I will develop long long lists.

    In the mean time ....

    The adventure continues!
     
  8. alisar

    alisar Chillin' with my Peeps

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    I want to come out of lurking to tell you this is just such an amazing thread. Thank you for sharing.
     
  9. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first born from my eggs is likely the polish mom, black silkie/polish roo... those were the lightest color eggs I had. Also had some barred rocks and gold laced wynad. laying at that time... most will be from the two polish Roos. The olive color eggs are from buff mixed hen/my corn flakes roo in the other run. see the pics in my album so you can see the possible moms :)

    Love all the pictures :) the coop looks AMAZING! !!
     
  10. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    love the looks of the new coop OZ
    sounds like you will have plenty of adobo when you return there come May.
    i'll set you up rite with everything my britts lay for a week
    along with a bunch of american buff orpington eggs
    so you can start hatching out the big boys
    & show the locals what real chickens look like.


    pig
     

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