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. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Holy Crap Bernie will have no back left in a few years!! WOW!! How often does he move it forward?

    Look how big they are already! Must be the warmth????
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    also what did you use to band them and did you band males or just breeds? How long do bands stay on?
     
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm



    We just banded the local chicks that the mama abandoned to sit on some eggs laid by her buddies. Just cable ties. We will replace them next week.

    I have 9 colors lol. The next batch of eggs will contain breeds that are clearly distinguishable so I may just band all the mutts.
     
  4. loves2hatch

    loves2hatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this is a chicken thread but how adorbable is that goat?!!! I would say totally adorable!!!
     
  5. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    its a shame he was born a male. He will have to be come stew-ie. I will band his eggs when I get over there. but he is very cute
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Bernie had help but its not easy work for sure. This is the first time we used bamboo stakes and it seems to be holding. We may add another row a further 15 feet closer to the water if this holds. That way we may be able to add a decent reserve before next december. Its amazing how much the beach grows and then gets eaten away each season.

    The chickens - cant call them chicks any more I guess are huge alright. I was shocked myself. We should start getting eggs in 3 months [​IMG]. Phase one of getting the flock out of here appears to be a success.
     
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  7. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are big!!! Here are some of the lake Elsinore babies:
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    And some of my other babies :)

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  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    The Lake Elsinore mutts (my first hatch !!) look awesome OGM. They will be giving you eggs in six weeks I reckon.
     
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    So I have these cochins taking their sweet time to hatch.

    Seven eggs were all chirping with three externally pipped for hours. I was starting to get concerned that those that did not pip yet would have enough air left to breath.

    Things are moving now. Once has hatched.

    I am hatching these with an 11 and 12 year old. Thank God they have the 3 buff orp chicks to fuss over.

    I want then hatched and dry so I can get them out of here tomorrow.
     
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  10. 3Dchicken

    3Dchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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