Trader Joes & Other Grocery Store Egg Hatching Club - Are you a Member

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by GardeNerd, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. tlcmama

    tlcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh YEAH that little comb popped right up on the boys
     
  2. tlcmama

    tlcmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im having a hard time resisting the urge to do another batch!
     
  3. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL, Do It!! [​IMG]
     
  4. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alexthechicken- My TJ leghorns are the sweetest of my flock! So far they are laying an egg a day and they began at 19 weeks old! They are curious, and LOVE to be picked up and held. I had leghorns only once before about 30 years ago and swore never again because they were so flighty and horrible to work with- flying straight into me if they perceived I was between them and escape. I had purchased those at 4 months old so perhaps that is why, because having raised these from the egg stage- I am in LOVE with the leghorns and will always have them in my flock from now on [​IMG]
    Cluckcluck- how are your eggs doing?? and you are absolutely right about the early sexing of leghorns- I knew two of my five were roos at about 3 weeks- and they began chest bumping, and going at each other with their non-existant spurs. I gave them away at 5 weeks old. My EE rooster didn't show his "maleness" until 17 weeks old- we were suspicious, but no real markers until he began to crow. He is now 22 weeks old and is a delightful roo- very gentle, and calm. Which is a good thing or he would be going onto Craigslist. His "harem" seems to love him too, and the leghorns seem especially fond of him and stay close- it's very cute.


    Here are a couple of pix of the leghorns with my grandkids- they are very sweet.

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  5. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Beautiful grandchildren!!! Yaaay for kids!! My eldest is 19 and claims she'll never have kids, ROFL, right! I can't wait!

    Awesome birds too! Mine are over 7 weeks now, and my eggs started pipping this morning! It was cold last night, and you know how these houses are, so much like paper (and of course I enjoyed the cool air and didn't think) but the incubator got a bit cold last night, I don't know how long. I just hope they hatch. Like I said, two pips so far...no zips, but I do hear peeping.

    I guess I'll try and see if anyone wants my roos on Craigslist. I was hoping they could move into the coop together for a while, since I only have 2 hens, but they've started crowing and I don't want to tick off my neighbors [​IMG]
     
  6. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY for pipping!! soooo EGGCITING! Take lots of pix and keep us posted!
     
  7. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Two are out, I hear others in there :)
     
  8. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!! How many now??? I can hardly wait to hear how the hatch went :)
     
  9. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    So far,7 are out. I tried my hand at vent sexing, and 2 are roos, for sure, then 5 should be pullets (but I coulda missed something, very tiny!!) I have one that died while zipping?? And 2 more eggs, one with a pip, and I thought I saw it move a few hours ago, the other, nothing. So I'm just waiting to see if more hatch.
     
  10. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAHOO!!! congrats on vent sexing- it'll be interesting to see if it's right. I tried wing-feather sexing when mine were 3 days old and it turned out wrong :) but the boys made themselves known so young it didn't really matter. CONGRATS!! Can hardly wait to see photos! Are you having trouble posting on threads? I keep getting an error message and have no smilies available.
     

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