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

    we have 22 living breathing guinea fowl [​IMG]

    end of day 25 bernie can see multiple duck bills pushing into the air sacks,

    I added a 2nd mega truck battery to the back up.

    29/31 local eggs are doing well.

    hatch is moving along
  2. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    That sounds great, even better than expected on the Guinea's. Nice form.

    BTW, have a more serious look at those egg cartons!
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2013
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    i found the flats for 15p each on

    thats 35 cents

    they sell on ebay for over 3 bucks

    i will bring back 400 and see how i go
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    No chick photos yet so here of some coop pics that were taken Wednesday afternoon (I know its only Wed morning here but thats the date line for you)


    When the rains are heavy, Dado and Bernie work on the egg boxes. The center divides have to be inserted.



  5. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Good timing on the Guineas as adults their breeding season starts in February here in San Diego. Dont know the season in PI. Those eggs I hatched were Pullet eggs I set four and three hatched. With a flock of 22 you have enough for self sustaining. My plan was to get the flock up to sixty then free range half rotating days to be sure they hung around close.

  6. Jessica Lynn

    Jessica Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2013
    CC, Texas
    This looks so cool! I will have to go back and read the whole thing some day when I have more time!
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Before the ducks turkey and peafowl, we are ar a 29.7% overall hatch rate.
  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Hows your stats over all.... Is 30% an improvement.... barring unforseen losses?

    I think its pretty dang good for twice sometimes thrice shipped eggs.

  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Overall we are up about 50%

    If we deduct complete failure of several sets of eggs (0/12 at 1st candling) then the rates are much higher
  10. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member


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