Java Thread

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by usschicago1, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    I did a search and i dont believe we have a thread dedicated to the critically endangered Java Chicken! This is open for discussions of any sort that has to do with javas. Breeders, pictures, questions or anything java should be on this thread! Have fun
     
  2. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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  3. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    Thank you...Yeah, Java thread. I have a pair of Black Javas and some mottled in the bator.
     
  4. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    Quote:How are them peeps doing?
     
  5. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:How are them peeps doing?

    They all still doing great !!!!!!!
     
  6. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    Quote:How are them peeps doing?

    They all still doing great !!!!!!!

    I'm in lockdown as of about an hour ago...wish me luck. I tried Dry incubation this time, wish I had known about it earlier, oh well. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. RAREROO

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:They all still doing great !!!!!!!

    I'm in lockdown as of about an hour ago...wish me luck. I tried Dry incubation this time, wish I had known about it earlier, oh well. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Can you please elaoborate on what you do in Dry Incubation, I've heard of people doing it and I've had times when the humidity gets low in the bator and for some reason the chicks seemed to be healthier and more active, but some get stuck in their shells from the drying membrane, actually thats what happened with these Javas I just hatched, I was gone for a whole day, overnight, and most of the next day while they were hatching and when I got back the fertility was low but all the chicks that hatched ( 6 out or 10 shipped eggs), whe chicks were up and active and doing great, but there was one that had started pipping and the membrane dried and trapped it in and I had to help it out, but it ended up dying.

    So how are you doing it? Please post your results too.

    AND GOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDD LUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    Quote:I'm in lockdown as of about an hour ago...wish me luck. I tried Dry incubation this time, wish I had known about it earlier, oh well. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Can you please elaoborate on what you do in Dry Incubation, I've heard of people doing it and I've had times when the humidity gets low in the bator and for some reason the chicks seemed to be healthier and more active, but some get stuck in their shells from the drying membrane, actually thats what happened with these Javas I just hatched, I was gone for a whole day, overnight, and most of the next day while they were hatching and when I got back the fertility was low but all the chicks that hatched ( 6 out or 10 shipped eggs), whe chicks were up and active and doing great, but there was one that had started pipping and the membrane dried and trapped it in and I had to help it out, but it ended up dying.

    So how are you doing it? Please post your results too.

    AND GOOOOOOOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDD LUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is it: https://www.backyardchickens.com/LC-DryIncubation.html
     
  9. Chickndaddy

    Chickndaddy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2007
    East Texas
    Here are several links to threads I found on the subject of Javas. Some I have started myself.

    Mottled:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=268511

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=223204

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=149589

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=54667

    Auburn:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=171631

    Other (Breeding, etc...):

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=99992

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=70497

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=93762

    I have personally raised Black, White, and Mottled Javas; although I never bred the Mottled birds as I could never get a rooster to live. They always died of some freak accident as chicks. The Whites and Blacks were gorgeous. I wish I could remember who I got the eggs from. I *think* that a few pics of mine are on Feathersite although Barry might not have been interested in them. I can't remember. The Mottled birds came from Ideal and were very nice for hatchery stock. I would love to get my hands on some Auburns eventually. And when I have the space I plan on re-developing the Blue variety Garfield Farms has been working on by crossing the Javas to Mariah Hall's Blue Giants. Another side project might be developing a Mottled Giant or creating Blue Mottled Javas. Might even try for Lavender.

    The last link should have tons of links to websites I have found on Javas.
     
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  10. heritagebirds

    heritagebirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Eastern Shore MD
    Thank you ChicknDaddy! unfortunately I lost my whole hatch over the weekend due to the blizzard and being without power for 22 hours. Oh, well, the year is young! [​IMG]
     

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