"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. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
    Something for me to look forward to I guess [​IMG]
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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  3. mamahmendez

    mamahmendez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man, this all sounds like a real BUMmer. Sorry, I couldn't resist... I do know that a broken tail bone is EXTREMLY painful and uncomfortable so I do sympathize with you. Sorry for any pain and discomfort anyone is in this morning. I hope warm sunshine eases you pain.
    Update - I am still searching for fertile chicken eggs. My kids and I had this great idea to get eggs from the grocery store, farmers market and local neighbors to hatch for a science project.... and we can't seem to find any eggs that have been exposed to a rooster. But, I am sure that when we do find some we will be overrun. Like they say, feast or famine. My 29 chicks are not of laying age yet but hopefully this will be only season I have to search for fertile eggs.
    Since this will be my first time hatching eggs I did want to do a round of chicken before Ancona ducks. For the others hatching Anconas, are they really harder than chicken? Am I over thinking and over prepping this? Thanks!!!

    MamaHMendez
    I am still trying to get used to the "quote" feature. It never seems to quote what I wanted quoted...
     
  4. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good luck on your fertile egg search!

    I haven't found that ducks are harder to hatch than chickens, I've heard call ducks are supposed to be harder though.
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    what is your location? dick hortsman is on the list below somwhere, very good prices and from SQ stock too

    PURCHASING EGGS

    HOW I PERSONALLY SHIP EGGS AND THE REASONS BEHIND IT ALL
    Alettertoeggshippers.doc 30k .doc file
    ShippingEggsTheSallySunshineWay.docx 175k .docx file
    note these files are still a work in progress, thank you @Chaos18 for creating them post #40168
    How Sally Sunshine Incubates SHIPPED EGGS post #53845
    REQUEST HOW YOU WANT YOUR eggs SHIPPED PEOPLE!!!! post #4964
    Kristins horribly shipped eggs and hatch post #57321
    DO you have to be NPIP certified to ship hatching eggs? States/Agencies Info see post #33884
    Great IDEAS to find eggs CHEAP! post #775
    Julian date on trader Joe eggs understanding it! http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/partners/fepp/julian-calendar.pdf post #5098
    BYC Links for EGGS........
    LOCAL BYC THREADS in the Where am I? Where are you Section! click HERE
    HATCHING EGGS FOR SALE/TRADE BYC https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/36/chicken-hatching-eggs

    Breeders/Hatcheries

    Serama Council Breeders Directory post #48135
    Papas Poultry in CA Highly recommended http://papaspoultry.com post #32276 @Papa Brooder post #33904
    Jerry's Seramas LLC CLICK HERE
    Sally Sunshine Poultry click HERE @Sally Sunshine
    TJChickens CLICK HERE
    Dick Hortsma
    n http://www.horstmanspoultry.com/
    Gatewoods nPoultry MS MG clean AL http://www.gateswoodchickens.com/
    Bill P. From the Missouri AG Dept. Works with NPIP etc. Recommend Hoover Hatchery and Murray
    both of which are in IA and are MycopFlasma free and test monthly.
    Leggs Peafowl Farm
    http://agriculture.mo.gov/animals/pdf/poultry_yearbook.pdf
    Missouri Breeders/Hatcheries http://agriculture.mo.gov/animals/pdf/poultry_yearbook.pdf
    Ideal Poultry is not MG clean Please take time to read this: post #32413
    How Cackle Hatchery raises their birds
    NPIP Certification CLICK HERE

    SHIPPED EGGS

    Shipped Eggs = Change Of Plans! post #53845
    REQUEST HOW YOU WANT YOUR eggs SHIPPED PEOPLE!!!! post #1050
    HOW I PERSONALLY SHIP EGGS AND THE REASONS BEHIND IT ALL

    Alettertoeggshippers.doc 30k .doc file
    ShippingEggsTheSallySunshineWay.docx 175k .docx file
     
  6. mamahmendez

    mamahmendez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am located in Dripping Springs, TX (Southwest Austin). Thanks, I will check out Dick Hortsman for sure. I read though ALL the info on the "How Tos" and "Where Tos" and was starting with those suggestions (I am asking people that have chickens). I thought local, backyard eggs would be a good start but maybe I will just jump in with the ducks I wanted.
    I have people that want me to incubate chicken eggs (my kids teachers and friends) so they can have the chicks but I can't find any eggs!!!! I am backwards; I have no eggs and homes for chicks.
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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  8. mamahmendez

    mamahmendez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait!!!!
     
  9. FeatherCreek

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    I have 2 Royal Palm turkey eggs due April 1st
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    sweet!!!!! I love your avy!!! how many peas do you have?
     

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