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. Sweetpea3829

    Sweetpea3829 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    The maran eggs were all clear

    I am not surprised - They came with 12 Wellies and 12 Marans - most were smashed on the way accross the USA. The guy used the wrong size shipping foam - squeezed 'em in. The "popped" on the way here.

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    I cant wait for Bernie to wake up and see if the Guinea Fowl finished doing their thing.

    Interestingly - they call Guinea Fowl "Bengala" in the Phils. I wonder if they arrived by way of Bay of Bengal/Bangladesh?
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG]but you need marans!
     
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm


    I have a beautiful Marans roo. Just need his harem.
     
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  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Hey Piglett!!

    How are those Fench Californian eggs progressing?

    And the Cuckoo Orps?
     
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Day 25.75

    5 Bengala hatched. one other has pipped but it has been a while. I will have bernie open the egg if no others pip soon. 5 or 6 white guineas is great. I will be taking mixed color guinea fowl eggs this upcoming trip to top them up.

    We have produced poultry from 3 of 3 breeds with 3 more to go!
     
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  8. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so far the french eggs look good
    a couple had blood rings in them so they were pitched into the trash
    but most are still looking good
    i put 1/2 of them up under one of out broody buff orpingtons
    our other broody has 1/2 of our muscovy duck eggs & 1/2 of the lemmon cuckoos
    i had a large metal cage like what you would put a bunch of rabbits in (it's over 4 feet long)
    i have it now inside the main coop up on a big strong looking shelf
    i added 2 nest boxes for my 2 boodys
    i didn't want my other hens laying any eggs in with the broodys
    or stepping on the incubating eggs.
    we swapped the broody at night & they look to be doing fine in their temp broody cage
    the have food & water & some room to run around if they would like to.

    the lemon britt eggs are still not to the stage where i can see much of anything inside them
    i think today is day 7
    i'll recheck them on sunday with my candel box
    which works much better than a flashlite.


    we started working on an outside enclosed area for the britts yesterday
    i can't allow my splash britts to be outside in direct sunlite
    or the feathers on their backs will turn all brown & nasty looking :)
    so they will have a covered area so they can still scratch around & enjoy themselves.



    thanks OZ

    piggy
     
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Day 26

    The 6th Guinea is alive and well.

    As they are 2 days early, we will keep the remainiing 3 eggs in the bator with the turkey peafowl and geese
     
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  10. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well when my cuckoo marans start laying....I'll be happy to send some your way!!! LOL...just hope they start soon!
     

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