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. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ***************************HATCHING UPDATE*************************
    my french Bresse meat birds are hatching out
    so far 1 white is out & another is zipping
    also there are a couple pips.
    the other 1/2 of the eggs are out in the broody cage
    i guess i need to get a flashlight & go see what hides up under my broody






    piglett
     
  2. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm


    dont eat em till we breed em

    wooohooooo!!
     
  4. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if there are extra roos to be eaten i'll split em with ya OZ

    #2 is now out
    big chick , very small air sack [​IMG]
     
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    happy 300th post piggy

    you will have to overnight one dressed
     
  6. LFchixranch

    LFchixranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I about to start the next flock. I won an auction for a dozen Araucana eggs[​IMG], getting some BCM [​IMG]and Americana eggs locally from Hershey, trying to get some Top hat chickens locally[​IMG] as well and might be able to get some English orps shipped to me after this leg of the adventure gets under way[​IMG]. The only thing I need to do yet is find a place for the roosters I hatch, I was hoping to find somebody that would take them with a hen or two so I could hit em up in the future for more eggs but that's proving harder than I thought[​IMG].

    Oz your gonna save the world yet with chicken love yet I just know it...[​IMG]
     
  7. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no problem

    we have 2 white & 1 black already out
    checked the broody last night ,none out yet there
     
  8. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'll start setting yours to the side starting Tuesday
    everyone should have a few monster britts [​IMG]
     
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    A new trip, A new set of updates

    I am leaving Wednesday to go and visit mt family once again.

    I am taking a limited egg run. I will just take the eggs I have coming shipped or paid for. The local temps here are not ideal for saving and storing eggs and I would prefer that I have better hatch rates before accepting peoples generosity. It weighs heavily on me when I don't hatch your eggs.

    I have some Metzer Farm Pekins and Rouens, Guinea Fowl and Turkey do-overs as well as chicken and replacement coturnix.

    My bator temp log shows a temp of 38C or 100.4F. I am going to drop it to 37.5C or 99.5F. That extra heat may be cause for some of my late losses.

    I am working on the dehimidier modifications this weekend.

    I have a few items to buy for the family and I am all set.

    The adventure continues................
     
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  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Amazon just delivered some sausage casings and a pump action sausage maker. I am going to turn a few scovies into Duck Sausage Salsiccia d'Aitra next week
     

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