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

    Feb 22, 2012
    my wife wants to save all of them & put them in the meat pen, fatten them up & send them off to camp [​IMG]
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    sooooo filipina

    and she will eat everything but the crow and feathers
  3. Ashburnham

    Ashburnham Chillin' With My Peeps

    The US style Araucanas start from behind the 8 ball in any case, as you are dealing with lethal gene combinations
    for the ear tufts, and sometimes problems with the tailless genes.

    xxxx M
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    The remainder were underdeveloped so had quit over the last week. This is a great step for me as I did not have one drown or poop out after pipping.

    The Breda Andalusians and the Ameraucanas were california and oregon eggs. the rest were from elsewhere.

    My research is coming together
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Toni at the waterpark in Dasmarinas today



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  6. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2012
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    18 Cukar hatched. 4 zipping and 6 or so pipping.

    A 50% hatch if it stops with these guys. Nice first attempt.

    Now we need a pear tree.
  8. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2012
    Claypool, Arizona
    i have probably missed a few pages here; sometimes you zip along real quick and if I"m busy I can't keep up. didn't you have Welsummers due around now? I thought we set eggs close to the same time. Mine were all clears; just cooked them up for the chickens.

    However my 6 EE look good and so do 4 of the Wellie/Leghorn cross hen; all bred to a nice EE boy named Earl. His daddy was a Lavender orp and he has a huge chest on him. The Wellie/leghorn girl is very small, a little pinched in the tail, but she lays a jumbo extra large egg every other day, so hoping she passes that egg size on to her daughters. These eggs are due Aug 1
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I got one wellie to hatch along with the 16 others.

    The guineas and ducks look very promising and I would be grateful for a pair of turkeys and peafowl.

    My quail and chicks have been enjoying mashed hard boiled eggs for weeks

    We also set 31 mutt eggs last week and another 34 last night. Some are young pullets but the roos are active
  10. epiphone5150

    epiphone5150 New Egg

    Jun 20, 2013
    southern illinois
    wow what a read. im hooked.

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