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. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Nice layout OZ.... LOL I see you have nest boxes for the guineas..... Bwhahahahah.... ahem er.... good luck on that.... Mine play football with their eggs that are randomly layed about the pen.


    This is what I want to build for nest boxes. The video also shows how the gang is called in by using a bell. If you use a bell at feed time in just a few days they learn to come a runnin.... Helpful for those of us who free range over several acres.

    This video is part of a whole series on Guineas.... Very good and fun to watch.

    deb
     
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    the nest boxes were for the chickens that will be in there. I was going to leave some sheets of tin for Guineas to lay under - and the plan is to let the guineas out after lunch - I am told they lay in the mornings..................... we;ll see
     
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Its almost day 20.

    I bet Bernie is glued to that Bator. No ditch digging today lol.

    Its OK - he has father's day off - well except for "his" chickens
     
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    2 more are zipping.

    its now day 20. looking good.
     
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    2 hours into day 20

    5 hatched
    2 Kevs Mystery Eggs
    1 Jersey Giant
    1 Andalusian (HFR has her first immigrant [​IMG])
    1 Bresse

    4 of the hatched are socal eggs

    1 more of kev's is zipping
    1 BBS Orp zipping

    13 pipped that can be seen

    the shipped eggs need to get a move on!!!
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    approaching 1am in socal, 4 pm in the philippines and 4 hours into day 20

    the zippers hatched

    the pippers are up to 24

    if all goes well there should be some major fuzzy butt action over the next 12 hours.
     
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  7. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Sounds like it is well started [​IMG] off for a bit more nap, back soon,
    Scott
     
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    me too
     
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    what are the mystery eggs that kev sent?

    its a competition!!!

    the person who guesses will win a prize.

    phaige is out - she knows.

    open to all countries. prize will be determined by location.
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    330 am time for a nap.

    Bernie will hit the sack soon so no more updates unless he sleeps on the bator and needs to get up to pee.

    9 out

    A Golden Sebright banty and a second bbs orp joined the world as immigrants.

    6 hours into day 20.

    if we dont get some plymouth rock and rhode island reds zipping soon i will get concerned. they started pipping 12 hrs ago. still new ones are pipping so its certainly not over in those baskets. lavender and buff orps, as well as australorps marans and seramas are no shows so far.
     

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