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

    Jun 1, 2013
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

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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.


    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

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    [​IMG]but you need marans!
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I have a beautiful Marans roo. Just need his harem.
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2013
  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

    Feb 22, 2012
    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

  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

    Dec 18, 2012
    Los Angeles, California
    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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