MAY 2016 "Land of the Free Because of the brave!" Hatch-a-Long Hosted by, Mike & Sally

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  1. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Why thank you.
     
  2. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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  3. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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    Marco!
     
  4. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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  5. BrieCheese23

    BrieCheese23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just got myself a still air hovabator as a hatcher! Rushed the shipping so it gets here tomorrow. Now my quail eggs can move into a hatcher and I don't have to juggle all my eggs into one incubator, which is lovely, because my Cayugas got here and everyone fits perfectly with no air sack jenga going on. The muscovies, pekins, and 12 other ducks eggs, not to mention my mothers's quail eggs we're picking up tomorrow probably would have some difficulties all stacking in there.
     
  6. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    My Coop

    They go in the coop themselves at night :) During the day they free range with the chickens.
     
  7. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Did you have to coop train them like the chickens? How far will they free range?
     
  8. BrieCheese23

    BrieCheese23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Woohoo! Let us know how it goes!
     
  9. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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  10. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

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    My Coop

    Guineas have to be trained to a coop for six weeks before they'll reliably come back. I locked my first bunch up in my new coop as I was building it. Then when I let them out they followed all the chickens right into the old coop and stayed in there :rolleyes: Once I moved all the chickens to the new coop they moved back in there with them.

    Then I lost all my originals except one, so I let my buff orp hatch some guinea eggs and since they were raised right in the coop by her, I didn't have to do any coop training.

    As for free ranging, they mostly stick right with the chickens. They don't go far. They can fly though. Here's a shot of some of them up in a tree.

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