In the incubators now....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rare Feathers Farm, May 14, 2011.

  1. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] Hey guys! Just dropping in! [​IMG] Been really busy...I went a little nuts this spring with hatching eggs. [​IMG]

    In the mini cabinet bator I have:

    4 GL Cochins (1 shipment, only 1/3 of the eggs I paid for made and no response from seller) [​IMG]
    9 RIR RC (2 different shipments)
    24+ Bantam faverolles (3 different shipments)
    12 Black Australorps (my MIL's birds)
    3 bantam Houdans
    9 Blue Wheaten Ameracuanas
    2 bantam BLRW (others did not survive the trip & 0 response from seller)
    7 LF BLRW
    4 Black Sumatras (my own line)
    7 Crevecoeur (new line)

    In Hovabator #1

    4 Giant Dewlap African goose eggs (candled Thursday night and all four are developing!) [​IMG]
    4 American Buff Goose eggs (candled last night but they have only been cookin' for 3 days)
    18 black Muscovy eggs (aka "wild" Muscovies)

    Hovabator #2

    6 white call duck eggs
    24 lavender, silver, blue, chocolate, blue fawn muscovies

    Coming within the next few weeks I have:
    RIR SC & RC
    Blue Wheaten Ameracuanas
    BLRW bantams (just won off eBay this morning)

    In the brooder:

    1 GLW bantam chick
    2 Salmon Fav chicks from cloverleaf (both appear to be roos!) [​IMG] But one looks to be a really nice one! [​IMG] Excellent toe spacing, full muff/beard! I'm excited about him.
    2 Blue Wheaten Ameracuanas from pips&peeps not sure on the sexes but I'm guessing a pair...

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    That said--I'm hoping to have quite a few chicks available this fall, if anyone is interested in some of the above?
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Oh I feel so much better now. Almost normal [​IMG]

    It looks like you are going to have your hands full with all of the hatching.

    We have been bit by a similar bug, and have brooders everywhere right at the moment. I need to stop setting eggs, however I am sure I will load the rack again tonight.

    Imports are limited to, Sebastopols, Pilgrims, Muscovy, Narragansetts, Ringneck Pheasants.

    We have been wanting to concentrate on our white Araucanas, and I think we have about 50 in brooders, with at least that many more in the pipe line. We are also trying to build numbers in White and Buff Silkies, so all of those get to rider in the bator as well.

    Fertility has been good for the most part, and hatching success has been good with the exception of the goose efforts, success in that species is only around 30%.


    Good luck with everything.
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:[​IMG] Which breeds of goose are you having issues with? I have heard the Pilgrims are sometimes an issue....??? My Sebbies have been doing well this year, but I think they are done laying. [​IMG] If you end up with an extra female sebbie, let me know...maybe we could work out a trade or something? [​IMG] Or if you need any more Muscovies! [​IMG]
     
  4. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    I have had problems hatching pilgrims and buffs. We are at about 65% on the sebbies, with a couple of more chances.

    At this point I think we are mostly females. After I see what quality I have to work with later in the year I might be interested in talking.
     
  5. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Okay...I'm just looking for one more female...I think I might have found TWO more but I am waiting on photos...
     
  6. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    So I'm wondering--what does everyone else have right now?? Anything new & exciting? [​IMG]
     

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