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

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. snowy Mtns

    snowy Mtns Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! Family brought us some eggs to try hatching for them. Black Star, and we are hoping to get a few more backyard mix of our own. Would love some new breeds, maybe next year we will order some.
     
  2. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm going to be incubating peafowl eggs. Right now I have two eggs from my White peahen. The male is a White peacock as well. I'm still waiting for my other White peahen and Indian blue peahen paired up with my Indian Blue male to lay eggs. I'm going to be incubating 5 eggs from each hen hopefully. I don't use any auto egg turners. I turn my eggs all by hand.
     
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  3. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 True BYC Addict

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    Yeah, I have heard that sugar is bad or deadly or whatever and how it's exactly like an addiction and stuff but I never really believed it. But it makes sense especially cause even if I go a little bit without it I want it. I think I maybe could make it but it's hard to. I eat a lot of fast food and drink soda too especially Coke. (Ironic since sugar essentially is or may as well be the other coke it's so addictive :lol: ) . The funny (or sad?) Part is I used to occasionally eat sugar and still eat real meals. Now? The only thing I eat unless we go out or my parents happen to cook is junk whether it's 5000 snacks or fast food or lately it's subs which are actually pretty good but still. It only really started over the summer/early fall but I've always loved sugar ha but needless to say I've gained a ton of weight too. I know it's a tiny bit taboo to talk weights but I don't really care about it or mind oddly enough, just concerned about it being unhealthy and the fact I feel like **** (physically/health wise), soo used to be around 165 and that was pretty steady for a while, one year I was 145 which was way too low but after that it's been like holdi g steady. But then within late summer/early fall it started slowly creeping up and up and up, 170, into the 180s, 195, now I'm holding a steady 200... I'm like 5' 11", 6', so it's not really noticeable or a problem yet but I feel like gaining that much, especially in such a short period of time and when I also don't exercise at all, is really really bad. Which is why I bought all the healthy food today and am trying to grow vegetables this year. And of course the chickens. I tried the eggs today finally. I was too scared before haha my dad and brother have been eating them and I put them in brownies once. But I made scrambled eggs and French toast with them this morning. And it was delicious. Of course, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings for lunch/dinner but at least I tried for 5 seconds lol anyways, I think that I probably could make it but I think it'll also probably be a lot harder than I think it will be. I don't know. The problem is almost everything has sugar or some form of it in it :( so like, I don't know whether to completely avoid it altogether and only ever eat raw foods, which is a much harder path, or whether I should just avoid the obvious stuff, soda, desserts, snacks, super super processed things, etc.???? Thanks and sory for MAJORLY hijacking the thread hahah oops..
     
  4. pjnbill22

    pjnbill22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the eggs Sue!
    And thanks for the tour, we really enjoyed it!
    PJ & Bill (& Curt)
    :celebrate
     
  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    So sorry to hear about your job loss. I was there just a little over a year ago. Finally found a job after 10 months without one. It only pays about half if what I was making, but it gets me by and I still have my chickens.

    Hope you find something soon.
     
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  6. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay now I've officially caught up. I rally went through and read a the posts.

    On the feed thing. I switched to a 22% Game Bird layer feed, about three months ago, maybe it's been 4, anyway, my birds love it. After about a month and half their laying had picked up and seems like the eggs have gotten bigger. I have noticed that there are a couple if hens that their shells are still a littke thin. The calcium in this feed is the same ad the other layer I was feeding, so maybe some hens need way more calcium than others, I do give them baked egg shells. The feed is called Caldwell Feeds, it is milled in Rosebud, Arkansas.

    Now, yesterday afternoon I picked up some NN eggs that are grossed with a Polish rooster. Gonna try to put hats on some of my Naked Necks ( Turkens).

    Getting the eggs a ready to set on Wednesday night Kaye or maybe Thursday. I'll post what and how many after I figure it all put myself.
     
  7. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you.
     
  8. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    These are female alpacas. We have 4 female llamas and 2 gelded male llamas already.
     
  9. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes they are much smaller. I don't have any side by side pics yet, but here are some of my llamas.
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    The boys: Poteau and Denalli

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    The girls: Sonora, Flaming Star, Sha-Boom, and Ladyhawke.
     
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  10. wabbit1964

    wabbit1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So of my leftover aprils eggs I have 4 that look like quitters. Two peeping. And one of those has pipped. I may have a may day easter egger.
     

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