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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.
Great video! Nicely done.
I don't intend to show any of my chickens, so I have never given any of 'em a bath. I <I>have</I>, however, resuscitated a nearly drowned Golden Lakenvelder, though, back in 2010.
Here's the thread I posted back then: www.backyardchickens.com/t/358207/near-disaster-chicken-in-the-duck-pool/0_50
Minerva is still with me.
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?
but you need marans!
I have a beautiful Marans roo. Just need his harem.
How are those Fench Californian eggs progressing?
And the Cuckoo Orps?
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!
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.
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
well when my cuckoo marans start laying....I'll be happy to send some your way!!! LOL...just hope they start soon!