S J Turner Chicken history , project goals, and Pet chicken progress.

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by sjturner79, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI, I will be using this thread to do a history on my chicken experience the to track the birds i hope to use for my chicken projects.
    None of the existing Breeds has all the features i want, so i will be working toward creating some.

    The rest of the standard i will breed for will be worked out once i have begun the program and done more research on what goes with the existing criterion.
    As you can see they all derive from silkie or frilkie - so will be polydactly.

    Breed 1
    Blue eggs.
    Hookless Feathers.
    Frizzled
    Lav Colour
    Bantam
    Walnut comb
    Comb coulor of Black or purple.
    Non tufted.
    Non bearded.
    Non booted.
    not rumpless


    Breed 2
    Chocolate eggs.
    Hookless Feathers.
    Frizzled
    Black/Blue/Splash Colour
    Bantam
    Walnut comb
    Comb coulor of Black or purple.

    Breed 3
    Brown eggs.
    Hookless Feathers.
    Frizzled
    Buff
    Large
    Walnut comb
    Comb coulor of purple or red
     
  2. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK

    General Backgroud.
    In the early 80's i lived of a 250,000 arces property running 46,000 sheep, 150 cattle, various dogs and cats and btewwen 20-30 chooks.
    chooks were all hens, and we brought in POL Pullets yearly to keep our numbers up.

    The chooks had about and acre of coop, which was in 2 sections, both with water troughs, but feed was just thrown on the ground for them.

    I left there in 1996 and got back into chooks in 2014 when we were given a retired hen, Her Blind daughter with a crooked neck, and a rooster.

    Next post - pics of chooks form 2014 to current.
     
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    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    15 baby chicks outside in the outdoor brooder for the first time

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    the inside Brooder

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    Mullet- our baby Araucana

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    Some of the eggs from our silkies, plus KC's First

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    Our First ever 3 eggs day

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    Dorain Grey and KC

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    More of our newbies in the brooder

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    Earlier Brooder pics

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    Hatching in Progress

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    Hatching in Progress

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    first 5 in brooder

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    First 3 in brooder

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    Angel and Dorian

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    Angel and Dorian
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    Dorian Inside after a fight and loosing to sebastian
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    Dorain Grey and Angel
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    More Dorian

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    Dorain

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    red and Sebastian

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    Chook out at farm - not one of mine

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    Damaged egg - It got discarded at day 14

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    angel on my desk

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    a wet shadows and KC

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    5 chooks and an egg

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    setting eggs

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    the 30 eggs i set

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    Dorian

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    Sebastian Crowing

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    the flock

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    chook laying.

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    Bathing Zorrow the frizzle - (not one of mine)

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    Dorain Grey, Shadows of Grey, Streaks of Grey - my 3 silkies

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    Our FIrst egg

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    Zorrow and Dorain hanging out,

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    Zorrow and Dorain hanging out,

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    Zorrow and Dorain hanging out,

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    Zorrow and Dorain hanging out,

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    Dorain

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    Zorrow visiting - to try and get Fertilized.

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    Zorrow

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    Zorrow

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    Everyone in bed - golfballs in the nests

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    Firast eggs out at the farm

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    sebastian collar

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    sebastian collar

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    Blackbeard eating the chook food

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    Cluck cluck

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    Dorian COllar

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    BLakcbeard and chooks

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    chooks

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    balckbeard and chooks

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    clcuk cluck

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    coop version 4

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    coop

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    coop V2 from door

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    chooks in plants

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    chooks in plants

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    Shadows of Grey

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    Red Red

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    CK

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    A way to make a 6 week old stop flying up to the clothes line

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    Red

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    Sebastian, Streaks of grey, Dorain Grey

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    Cluck cluck

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    Dorain

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    Sebastian

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    Chickns

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    Sebastian and Shadow , Streaks and Dorian are behind

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    Sebastian and Shadow , Streaks and Dorian are behind cluck cluck on right

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    Interactive introductions

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    sebastians first day out with the silkies

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    sebastian and cluck clucks first day out with the silkies
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    KC and Red meeting Mum and dad

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    KC and Red meeting Mum and dad

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    KC and Red in Brooder, angel on chair watching

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    Cluck cluck with KC and Red


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    KC red Cluck cluck and sebastian

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    KC and red in brooder

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    KC and Red

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    Cluck CLuck first meeting KC

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    Zorrow rthe Frizzle out at the farm

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    Chooks and plants

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    KC drinking

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    RED and KC

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    Cluck cluck and KC
     
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  4. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay So,
    My first ever hatch i borrowed an incubator and set 18 eggs.
    I got 2 chicks.
    After that I actually found out how a hatch is supposed to work.

    Most recent hatch. I borrow the same incubator and set 30 eggs.
    i will update on that later. for now I am going to go back and tags all the pics in the previous post, then upload some new pics.
     
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    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will hopefully get back on to putting some more information up instead of just pictures in a few days
     
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    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love them who is holding the chick?
     
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    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my DH Bec
     
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    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK - so it looks like the post i am up to should be the rundown on my most recent hatch.
    i Borrow the same incubator i used last time and place 2 digital thermometers that i had been checking for about a week.
    I a total of 30 eggs. 10 from my silkies that had been laying an egg every 2 days for about 2 weeks and had just gone to daily.
    12 Purchased eggs made up of 3 Araucana, 3 Dorking,3 Orpington and 3 Sussex cross frizzles.
    remaining were random eggs from out at farm - 3 of which were from the EE.

    I set all the eggs in the carton.
    I candled at around day 5 and couldn't find all the air cells.
    Dropped one of the Araucana eggs
    Took the eggs out of carton and started hand turning 1 or 3 times daily
    candled day 10. marked all air cells.
    The Ara egg i dropped has lost all its fluid and started to smell. tossed it
    Candled day 14 and put non slips in incubator. made cloth rings to set eggs upright again - no more turning.
    tossed 7 more eggs - all clears leaving 22.
    Day 18 - started adding water.
    Day 20 - first pips. couldn't quite get beaks out of shells. moved eggshell off beaks to allow breathing.
    over the next 36 hours did various air cell pips after they piped -
    missed doing one and it suffocated in shell.
    3 chicks got full assists as the failed to zip correct directions, pipped upside down, mispositioned etc.
    after final zips and life checks had 15 chicks in brooder .
    3 fully formed chicks dead in shell with yolk fully absorbed.
    others were clear.

    The hatch should have 2 Dorking, 2 Sussex Cross, 1 Araucana , 2 silkie cross, 2 Easter eggers and remaining mixed Backyard Chickens.
    total 15 - pictured are above from before 12 days old.
     

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