Too Early for Feb Hatch-A-Long Thread??

ShannonsChimkens

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That’s really good to hear. Goal is 20 to 30 hens and 5 good roos. So far we have 3 old laying hens and 6 pullets that should be laying mid spring. Nowhere near enough! If we could pull off even 80% hatch rate, we should meet the numbers.

And if not... more fluffy chimkens will be needed!
 

FortCluck

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Sep 9, 2019
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That’s really good to hear. Goal is 20 to 30 hens and 5 good roos. So far we have 3 old laying hens and 6 pullets that should be laying mid spring. Nowhere near enough! If we could pull off even 80% hatch rate, we should meet the numbers.

And if not... more fluffy chimkens will be needed!
Are you needing the roos for breeding? Or meat?
 

ShannonsChimkens

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Jan 4, 2020
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Arlington, WA
I plan on keeping certain breeds of roos to breed later on. Flower hens and Marans lay nice eggs, Isbars as well. I’ll just separate them from the main flock when I would like to add more of a certain kind. I don’t plan on breeding to sell anything

When it comes to meat for the roos, I would need someone to kill them. I’m a chicken and can’t do it. But we feed our dogs raw, so would only make sense to utilize what we already have.

Turkeys will be next in the incubators. Keeping eye out for some Narragansetts.
 

FortCluck

Purple Minion Wrangler
Sep 9, 2019
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Central Virginia
I plan on keeping certain breeds of roos to breed later on. Flower hens and Marans lay nice eggs, Isbars as well. I’ll just separate them from the main flock when I would like to add more of a certain kind. I don’t plan on breeding to sell anything

When it comes to meat for the roos, I would need someone to kill them. I’m a chicken and can’t do it. But we feed our dogs raw, so would only make sense to utilize what we already have.

Turkeys will be next in the incubators. Keeping eye out for some Narragansetts.
You won't regret doing them for meat especially if you do raw with your dogs
 

Stonewall Acres

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Feb 19, 2019
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I’m excited for you!! I adore Ameraucanas. I have a Wheaton, a Lavender and 3 White Ameraucanas in my incubator right now!
What a beautiful variety of colours. 😊 I hope to add lavender ameraucanas at some point too. The color is lovely. I have 4-1 week old black/ black split lavender ameraucanas in the brooder right now. I am hoping the ones that look like they might be more lavender don’t end up being roos. (But I expect them to be 😂)
 
Oct 13, 2019
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What a beautiful variety of colours. 😊 I hope to add lavender ameraucanas at some point too. The color is lovely. I have 4-1 week old black/ black split lavender ameraucanas in the brooder right now. I am hoping the ones that look like they might be more lavender don’t end up being roos. (But I expect them to be 😂)
Funny how it always seems to work that way!
Can’t wait to see which eggs of mine are developing. Im sooo hoping all 5 Ameraucanas are!
 
Oct 13, 2019
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Eeek!!! It’s day 3 and I candled my ones from Gypsy Hen and alllll the ones I can see through are developing!!! Ahhhh I saw veins and everything! Wow. What a trip for a first timer. All 5 Ameraucanas are developing, all 3 F2-3 Olive Eggers, and I could see through the 2 lighter Marans eggs. So stoked.
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