The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Crowing

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    I'm glad she's okay! [​IMG]

    Pheasant chicks are more nervous and prone to flying then turkeys, from what I hear, and Peafowl are said to be more delicate, so watch that they don't get any diseases. I haven't kept either, but this is what I have heard.

    It sounds like fun though! I think its a good idea! [​IMG]

    Beautiful birds! (though I can certainly believe they are loud!)
    I'm so sorry to hear that.

    I hope you had a good birthday other then that though!
     
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  2. UGLYFOOT

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    Very sorry for your loss. I hope you have a good birthday inspite of it.
     
  3. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

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    You can see the difference in egg shell colors I'm getting. In this clutch of 122 eggs, only 18% were the darker brown, and that brown isn't even on the BCM chart. The lighter brown is the color all the eggs were from my Gen 0 layers.

    I think I am going to start keeping eggs 14 days and fresher for the next hatch, in an attempt to get a higher ratio of darker eggs in the bator.

    Oh, and no doubt @Sally Sunshine , has a whack of links for this, but this is the first time I've done it and I thought the process was usefull;

    Started with 122 eggs, needing 96:

    • Went through all and removed every ground egg...don't know why I have been putting them aside for hatching anyway
    • Went through all and set aside for hatching every dark egg
    • Went through the rest and pulled all small and very light brown eggs (I don't keep Jumbos for hatching anymore)
    • Filled up the 96 with the freshest eggs
    • Decided that I will not include eggs laid on Day 0 in my hatches...no time for them to warm up before putting them in the bator, I'm guessing the shock is not good for them
     
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  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Crossing the Road

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    that is it!!! yeppers!!

    really? I only lasted through the male when he started to vocalize and that was about 1.5 days!! bawahahhahhahah if I had more area and open instead of woods it may not sounds as loud and annoying!

    [​IMG]Thanks for welcoming me Mike!!! [​IMG][​IMG]

    yes I would do so as well! nice darks!
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Enlightened

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  6. TJChickens

    TJChickens Songster

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    That's what I do!....Oh, wait...I am the parent....[​IMG]
     
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  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Crossing the Road

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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Free Ranging

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    Yay! Glad she is well!

     
  9. nate1the1great1

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    Thanks guys, you are the best...
     
  10. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New!

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