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. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Yes I was told to go there once during one of my rants. Its a fun place to share thoughts with people who have a good grasp of reality.
  2. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    **heads over to check it out** [​IMG]
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Day 5 is over.

    I candled with Bernie tonight. We did not look at all 374 eggs but we got about 120 done.

    The Breda fowl looked great. They were the first eggs we candled so seeing 11 spider webs made a nice start. The Swedish flower eggs I was sent instead of peafowl were mostly clear. Guineas look great. The ones marked G1 were 90% keepers. Jumbo Pekins had 4 clear regular pekins had 3 clear. Welsh harlequin and rouen were 5 clear each or blood rings. It leaves us with 46 ducks looking good.

    The flashlight started to fade so we will get fresh batteries and try to complete tomorrow night.

    We put 9 local eggs that look good in the hatcher. Two had internal pipping.
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Well, most of 'em. I am still reeling from my acknowledgement I truly am a crazy chicken lady. At least "crazy" does not equal "stupid."

    I should look for that photo of me in my Extra Secure Long Sleeved Jacket.
  5. apteryx

    apteryx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2013
    I will take a look. Not easily offended - after living in Alabama for 10 years, there is very little that I can think of that offends me. Most of what I encounter I find humorous. Alabama is a beautiful place with really nice people that are well meaning, but do not realize exactly what they are saying. One of my favorites was being told that I need to speak "American." Ok, so that one was in Mississippi, not Alabama, but I have heard similar things locally...
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  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Two of my home grown eggs have hatched into chicks. More to come.

    We moved the chicks from the last hatch from the brooder to their coop.
    The OGM splash marans looks like a cockerel. The Andalusians from HFR, the Buff Orps from Piglett and Kevs naked necks are all healthy.

    Lots of lavender orps BBS orps RIR BBS Jersey Giants and barred rocks.
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  7. Debs55

    Debs55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Finally caught up! I decided to revisit this thread and of course just had to keep reading! Good luck with the new hatchlings
  8. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2012
    Claypool, Arizona
    naw, that's my line. And what my kids are thinking of me. Went from 5 birds in March 2012 to currently somewhere around 140.... I lost count after 100, what with hatching, selling, eating....
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I own the website so we are in the same class
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  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Our three week old Guinea Fowl joined the chicks in the coop. We put a cover on the run to keep them in there.

    The chicks and keets will stay inside for a week then they will be free to roam outside but within their premises.

    Six chicks moved to the brooder.

    Its a fun day on the chicken ranch by the sea
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2013
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