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

    yup. i have black orps, jersey giants and marans.
  2. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Added to our quail, we have hatched 150. We may hit 200 with the rest of the menagerie.

    I agree Phage. Every egg that hatches is a miracle.

    At 2am I got a text from Bernie suggesting ostrich.
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  3. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

    Aug 1, 2009
    San Diego, CA
    Originally Posted by piglett

    Originally Posted by ozexpat

    The good news is you can sex Cream Legbars by color. I have all yellow/brown with no chipmunk striping. That means all roos.

    i have a silkie hen that throws chipmunk stripped babies
    she can also throw white babies which could be either sex
    i think she is mixed with a little cochin but she sure loves to brood eggs


    That is because the white in silkies is recessive (unlike with leghorns where the white is dominant) and she carries at least one partridge gene.

    The white cream legbars can also carry recessive white but the chipmunk chicks are striped due to different genes

    sorry messed up the quote thang :rolleyes:
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  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    How about Emu first?
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    That was my response!

    I added that he would have to come to Manila, meet me at the airport and then hand carry the eggs back to our farm on a ferry as I would hand carry the eggs from LAX to MNL, I explained that he would have to hand turn the eggs in a separate incubator at one degree lower for 56 days.

    He was fine with it.

    Mrs Oz says I've created a monster. lol
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  6. launius

    launius Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2013
    Crossett, Arkansas
    Finally made it through all 3662 posts! Oz, thanks so much for letting us all live this adventure with you!

    Sending positive vibes your way for all your hatching projects and the adoptions!

    I am heading back to lurker mode but rest assured that I will be following along. [​IMG]
  7. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    Me too! [​IMG]
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    you lurkers need to tell us about yourselves before sliding back into the bushes.

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