Hi from Morgan Bay, South Africa

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by trevchar, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. trevchar

    trevchar Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2014
    Hi everyone
    We are in Morgan Bay, South Africa. We started with our chickens six months ago with 30 Potch Koekoek eggs and an incubator - we turned the eggs by hand three to four times a day and were rewarded with a hatch of 26 GORGEOUS Koekoek chicks. We have sold off the roosters and currently have a flock of 12 hens and two roosters which we plan to incubate and produce more Koekoeks from - the girls are busy...up to 7 eggs a day already...and the boys have been busy for some time already so we are hoping it will be a successful endeavour!! We also do broilers for commercial reasons - the first batch we produced from eggs that we incubaed ourselves, the hatch rate was terrible and so we bought in day olds for the next batch, it seems to be working better so far...
    We have also in between incubated a batch of 200 mixed indigenous chickens and produced a mixed bag of Koekoeks, Boschvelders, a Naked Neck and some other as yet un-named hens - great fun!!! The little 3 - 6 week old fowls have been sold to various folk wanting hens for eggs - I suspect the poor roosters will end up in the pot...
    We joined BYC because we are free ranging our indigenous chickens and BYC comes up in EVERY search we make looking for info on food, illnesses, etc that we have made, so we are hoping to learn a lot from your collective expertise and perhaps to connect with others in SA who we can network with :)
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop

    Great to have you aboard BYC and enjoy all your poultry adventures!!
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Very nice to have you here.
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Always nice to see another South African member. I'm just on the other side of East Londen from you [​IMG]
  6. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

  7. trevchar

    trevchar Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 20, 2014
    Awesome! So glad to meet other South Africans involved with chickens!!
  8. Jo-Anne White

    Jo-Anne White Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 22, 2013
    Rustenburg, South Africa
    Hi all

    Can anyone tell me when Mallards & Pekin's breed in South Africa I am in Rustenburg & can't find anything conclusive on the net, I have six mallard's & two pekin's all moulted together October November & December, They are in stunning condition eat all the right foods & free range during the day after noon till bedtime @ six they sleep in a secure inclosure at night. they seam healthy & happy but no eggs!!! last time they laid was September? Any ideas?

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