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  1. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those might have been crows. I have seen several in my area. They are looking for dead stuff and downed corn. They scare the h*ll out of chickens though. The guineas freak out, but the crows just keep circling and waiting for something to drop dead (a chipmunk, for instance[​IMG]).

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  2. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Just say a hawk circling the bean field beside my house. The hawk cant get my chickens because they are all in the barn. I havent built runs yet. For once I can say I saw a hawk without one of my chickens attached to it.
     
  3. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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  4. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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  5. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welsummer eggs are not as dark as BCMs, but they are darker than other brown egg layers. So I would think you would get an OE out of them. I have two Welsummers, and I may put them with one of my CCL roos to see what we get.

    And it is more fun 'making' them. As someone who for the first time this year both incubated and had a broody hatch, it is totally worth it. You get the full experience. You get to pace endlessly hoping your eggs will hatch, wring your hands hoping your chicks will live, fret that they won't all turn out to be boys, and then wonder if they are ever going to lay. Isn't chicken keeping great?
     
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  6. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    Someone on the easter egger braggers thread hatched a bunch of welsummer X EE, they said it will give you OEs and I always thought it would, but you will get way better color if you use a marans
     
  7. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are relatively new to this, but I am impressed with your research and level of knowledge.

    What incubator, etc. are you using? What hatch rates are you getting? Are you hatching shipped eggs? What are your thoughts on the subject? Your comments may prove helpful to those of us who have yet to take the plunge.

    John
     
  8. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    For the backyard mixed eggs I set just over a week a go, I candled them twice. Once on Wed night and once this afternoon. All of the duds on Wed were still duds today and got pulled. But of the 12 eggs I set 8 got pulled. Of the 8 that got pulled not a one was fertile. I had 4 mating roosters in the pen with 9 hens. Now 2 were less than 20 weeks so I did not expect them to be fertile but the others I was hoping. I think part of the problem may have been the heat. I can see not wanting to be sat on in 90 degree weather. Another part of the problem might have been the roosters overmating. Perhaps they were so happy to see hens that they just could not get enough. Either way, I'm glad I have some more eggs coming and chicks too.
    This chicken raising is addicting.
     
  9. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far what she has left hasn't resembled an egg much.
     
  10. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    going to warren in a little bit for a christmas party. Yes a christmas party in september!
     

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