January 2020 Hatch along

FortCluck

Purple Minion Wrangler
Sep 9, 2019
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They're mostly Silverudd's Blue with a few Olive Eggers (SB x FBCM). 😁 Some do look like penguins!
Olive eggers!!! My favorite! I lost mine and it's been the only chicken I've lost out of my flock. She always had reproductive issues.

I hope I can get another one some day!

Do you sell your chicks or do you keep them? I always like knowing what people do with their chicks.
 

FoodFreedomNow

Crowing
Aug 11, 2016
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Olive eggers!!! My favorite! I lost mine and it's been the only chicken I've lost out of my flock. She always had reproductive issues.

I hope I can get another one some day!

Do you sell your chicks or do you keep them? I always like knowing what people do with their chicks.
Sorry to hear about your OE. πŸ™ Hope you do get another someday!

I keep some and sell some...couldn't keep them all, even if I wanted to (and there's the hatching habit, lol) without expanding infrastructure a lot.
 

FortCluck

Purple Minion Wrangler
Sep 9, 2019
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Sorry to hear about your OE. πŸ™ Hope you do get another someday!

I keep some and sell some...couldn't keep them all, even if I wanted to (and there's the hatching habit, lol) without expanding infrastructure a lot.
I usually only keep about one or two out of every hatch that I do. So far it's worked well for me. When we move I will have several extra large coops so I never have to worry about room.
 

FoodFreedomNow

Crowing
Aug 11, 2016
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I usually only keep about one or two out of every hatch that I do. So far it's worked well for me. When we move I will have several extra large coops so I never have to worry about room.
Nice - seems like a good practice to keep numbers reasonable! If I just had chickens, that would be one thing, but there are a number of other animals here already (due in part to my, shall we say, active year-round hatching - if it's an egg, I'll try to hatch it 😜).

Are you planning to move soon?
 

FortCluck

Purple Minion Wrangler
Sep 9, 2019
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Central Virginia
Nice - seems like a good practice to keep numbers reasonable! If I just had chickens, that would be one thing, but there are a number of other animals here already (due in part to my, shall we say, active year-round hatching - if it's an egg, I'll try to hatch it 😜).

Are you planning to move soon?
Yes by next year we want to buy 5+ acres with no restrictions. Right now we are on 3 acres and barely using any of it but our chickens have a huge run that's about 7000 sq ft but we are increasing it probably in February when it warms up.
 

Erba

Songster
May 4, 2018
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OMG its day 20 already! I better get the brooder out of the shed and set it up now. All 18 fertilised went into lockdown yesterday. 2 of the bought eggs weren't fertilised, so i took them out and made scrambled eggs for the dog with them, since they cost me 2€ a piece, I wasn't going to let them go to waste.

I have build a barrier for lockdown, because I want to know which chicks came out of the coffee cream coloured shells and which came out of the browner shells. The browner ones will get a brown ring on their leg, so I can see what colour they get and if they got the gene or not.
I only want the coffee cream coloured eggs in future breedings. I love that colour and think suits the Light Sussex much better.
 

Nay

Songster
Sep 19, 2017
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OMG its day 20 already! I better get the brooder out of the shed and set it up now. All 18 fertilised went into lockdown yesterday. 2 of the bought eggs weren't fertilised, so i took them out and made scrambled eggs for the dog with them, since they cost me 2€ a piece, I wasn't going to let them go to waste.

I have build a barrier for lockdown, because I want to know which chicks came out of the coffee cream coloured shells and which came out of the browner shells. The browner ones will get a brown ring on their leg, so I can see what colour they get and if they got the gene or not.
I only want the coffee cream coloured eggs in future breedings. I love that colour and think suits the Light Sussex much better.
So excited to follow along! Would love to see the pretty eggs you're talking about.
 
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