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. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cute story about sarge the turkey/dog. Does he have any other "girlfriend" when you are gone?
    How much does he weigh? Is he a pet or will he be ........

    I am interested in the possibility of raising our own turkey for food but have to learn a lot more
    about them first. I loved your photos.
     
  2. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL!! Well duh!! Good chicken friends keep the pot handy and the water boiling !! Lol
     
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  3. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    My latest hatch - 14 out of 24 eggs.
    Quite a good result for pullet eggs and the time of year.
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  4. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats - what types do you have there?
     
  5. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    These are all 3rd cross Aruacana with white hens derived from Isa Browns.
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Sarge is a pet, but he IS one of a breed generally raised for meat: "Midget White.". He is just a year old and is full sized at about 30 pounds. There is a MW hen, Melissa, which he covers when she feels like it, and he has tried to cover a Broad Breasted Bronze (BBB) hen multiple times, but he keeps falling off. Edith is compliant and will squat for him, but he can't balance on her also broad back in order to make the proper connection.
     
  7. kacklinkelly

    kacklinkelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gryeyes - I went to pick up some feed today and the store is carrying midget white turkeys. I thought of you and Sarge.
    They were so cute (although they were panting heavily due to the 100 degree weather we are having) Gotta go research them.
    Hoping Sarge finds his "bliss" or your shoes - just so he's happy.
     
  8. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have always been told that pullet eggs can't be hatched ....well i guess you proved them wrong :)
     
  9. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep - all pullet eggs.
    I was in a bit of a hurry trying to get another generation hatched before winter.
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    thats a great result.

    congrats
     

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