"Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Oh my goodness..he was pretty much ok with it. We have an area that we can keep the chickens out so we could have a swimming pool for them filled up off and on. [​IMG] If, I were to get ducks, I would want the muscovy, the one that isn't loud. But, I don't like that big orange thing on their faces, but discovered that some don't have that..and I found this color..do you call it chocolate in duck color?! Love this brown one!!!!!!!
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  3. Cynthia12

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    Man, if I get a couple, I would have some learning to do. What kind of nest boxes..because I would have girls..hmmm.. they don't crow!!!!!!!!!!
    I could have a boy, and a girl..and hatch some cute babies!!!!!
    Only the boys have that big orange, right?
     
  4. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    AHHHHH I MUST HAVE THAT CUTE FACE!!! :love Look how round and squooshie it is!!! :love Sorry- ALLS MINES! :plbb
     
  5. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    I don't know anything about Muscovy other than they are supposed to taste good.
     
  6. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I feel you. I killed my pre Ehal hatch of Orust, Twentse and Neiderrheiners. But my Ehal is popping A&M quail now because I learned and changed some things.
     
  7. mamahmendez

    mamahmendez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I looked for an older incubator and couldn't find the one I wanted. I collect vintage sewing machines so I thought an older one would be right at home here. I settled on the Brinsea 20 Adv. Basically, I feel like that commercial from the 90's "Just Set It and Forget It!".

    We started with 18 farmers market eggs, 6 are fertile, and 12 Microfarm eggs, all appear fertile. I candled an egg tonight for my kids, they missed it last night, to see the eye and the chick move inside the shell and my 6 yo son was blown away. The Microfarm eggs are mixes of Barred Rock, Welsummers, Easter Egger and Australorp with a Barred Rock roo. It has been fairly uneventful the first 13 days except for 2 eggs kinda exploding during our egtopsy. We barely tapped them and they just cracked right open everywhere. Thank god they didn't smell and weren't disgustingly oozy. I am excited to say the least but they are all adopted to other homes.
    I am incubating Ancona duck eggs next. FINALLY! I bought the incubator for the duck eggs. [​IMG] When will these chicks hatch and MOVE ALONG already. I mean.... all these pics of these cute Ancona ducks that it seems everyone is hatching on this thread. Waiting, waiting, waiting.

    I am just starting beekeeping; picked up our first Nuc tonight I was told there are approx 10,000 bees in that box! They were calm today when I opened their box. I actually transfer the Nuc frames into the hive boxes in the morning. Bees are either LOVE IT or HATE IT. There has been no indifference in the responses I get when I tell people we are beekeeping.
     
  8. mamahmendez

    mamahmendez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!! I don't know what the official color is but i LOVE that chocolate duck. Good pick for sure!
     
  9. firedragon1982

    firedragon1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Golden Neck D'uccle is kinda like a Mille Fleur pattern w/o the black, and they are a little lighter on the carmel/gold coloring. @TJChickens can you post a pic or two for Sally?

    Also, Silkies I got were paint and black/paint splits. Ordered 12, got 14....
     
  10. Cynthia12

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    Mike! No tasting! Ya hear? [​IMG] Oh man, that's the first time I've had to slap someone in a long time. See what ya made me do?!?
     

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