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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Naztrain, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. the-bird-man

    the-bird-man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the coop building is a pain. because of the way my heart is i get super sick if its hot or humid so its hard to work on the coop, plus i am mostly awake at night and i cant work on it then. yeah my broody girl is the sweetest little thing, for some reason my other ee always have to have their head tucked under another hen and she always lets them. but now is just not a good time for a broody. but thank you all for your offers of fertile eggs!
     
  2. sundancenbare

    sundancenbare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a question about the Hovabators. It was my understanding that they keep a constant temp of 100. It says temp is 100 but the other one I put on egg level says 96.4 consistently, Is that normal and if not should I be worried? I don't know what to think.
     
  3. utahchickenmom

    utahchickenmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Guys, Egg overload!! But we are making lots of family happy with fresh eggs. And when Easter gets here, I don't have to dye any eggs! Score!![​IMG]
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  4. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lisa - I don't dare read that article. I already hate the conditions found in most factory farms, and I never thought Butterball turkeys tasted that great, anyway [​IMG] STILL no eggs! I think I've been left out of the cool kids group with my ladies. I am about to go do a thorough search of the back yard for hidden nests.

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    Kimmy, love your flock! Your girls all look superb.

    DEAR DIARY-

    (Haha, sorry [​IMG])

    Well, a little news on the chicken kidnapping front, but not much. I actually made it out to Tooele for a short minute today, and while I was there, I got a good look at the one hen left with the rooster. I thought it was my GLW, and then when I saw her today, I thought it was the stray BO that had wandered into the yard a little while ago. Nope, turns out it is my BO pullet, Princess Peach! I was so, so, so happy to see that she was okay. I didn't even recognize that it was her at first, since she's getting so big. But when I walked by her, she came running over to me, so I stopped and took a good look at her, then picked her up and gave her some loves. I don't know that we will ever figure out what happened to the other three girls, which makes me sad. The chickens out there keep getting decimated, no matter how much we try to rebuild the flock. I am considering moving the BO and the roo somewhere closer to me for the next little while, just so that I can help keep an eye on them. I don't know what I'll do if I lose Peach, too. She's one of my favorites.

    By the by, if for some reason I disappear for a bit, it's probably because my computer finally exploded or something. My laptop is starting to fail, wahooo.

    And, look who came home with me today.


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    Still trying to figure out the breed and gender.
     
  5. La Casa de Pollo

    La Casa de Pollo Overrun With Chickens

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    Red is your new turkey male or female? i do not know anything about those...can you tell yet, it looks big? What a perfect find!

    So glad Peach is ok! I was hoping she had not disappeared. I wonder....if the stray BO disappeared, I wonder if it's old owner came along and took it, along with one more? Hey! Don't Disappear!!

    Birdman, hang in there! The heat is going to get better it sounds like. Hope you take care of yourself first, the coop second!

    Chickenmom, how fun to see your eggs. We saw you guys go from baby chicks to a full carton of eggs, how cool is that? So glad you have posted the progression, it is fun to see! Look at those pretty green ones, too!
     
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  6. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lisa, I can't tell yet if it's male or female. I'm leaning toward female. I posted a thread about it in the Breed & Gender section, so we'll see how wrong I am, hehe.

    Hey Hattie, I was going to tell you......I can totally beat your record for egg laying. I have no layers! [​IMG]
     
  7. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sundance, I've heard that after a trauma, scare or illness, a chicken will stop laying. Maybe your turken will start laying again when she feels better. When you use your hovabator, do your eggs hatch on time or a little late? Do you trust the thermometer you are using at egg level? My incubator is really tiny, and I did calibrate it with a thermometer that DH brought home from the lab, and it was dead on.

    Kimmy, that's a gorgeous egg, congrats! Your flock is so cute, I love how beautiful everyone is. I have to admit my run isn't too pretty. Sometimes we'll dump grass clippings in there, but we usually mulch, so no clippings. I have been sprinkling some DE and have found that does cut down on flies a bit.

    Cynthia, what a bummer that only one OE made it to lockdown. I hope you get a gorgeous hen out of it. Keep in mind that I'm going to be up to my eyeballs in hatching eggs that will be OE. I'd be happy to get some to you.

    Brad, the weather should be cooling off soon. I'd take it easy until then.

    Utahchickenmom, great looking eggs!! I have to admit I would go buy eggs for my kids to dye around easter because I didn't have any white eggs. But, I've since heard here that even our colored eggs accept the dye, so I think I'm going to try that out next year.

    Red, glad you found Princess Peach! If she is a favorite, I think I'd move her closer to home. That turkey is really cool. Will it be a pet or food? You know, the library has internet access!

    Lisa, that article was sad to me. I wish people could be more respectful of animals.

    I had 5 eggs go into lockdown. I figure I'll start seeing pips on Friday night, and I'll fire up the webcam once I get my first pip.
     
  8. La Casa de Pollo

    La Casa de Pollo Overrun With Chickens

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    Yay for the hatchcam! :clap
    Now I better get sleep ahead of time, I always sit up all night watching your webcam only to fall asleep in the morning right before one hatches :D I will likely be glued to the screen this time due to my lack of bator action at my place! Cynthia I sure hope your lonely egg hatches and is a beautiful olive laying girl for you!
     
  9. RedIII

    RedIII Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, but then I'm on a timer for how long I can be on the computer............I'm rebellious and I like setting my own time. And privacy is nice [​IMG] Then I can sit there and browse through all the chicken and turkey and peafowl pictures I want without the person next to me thinking, "Oh, boy.........."

    The turkey will be for a pet. The two white ones will eventually be dinner, but I really like having one that wasn't bred specifically to be a chunk-o. I am thinking we should call her Ugly Betty...............and if it turns out to be a tom, I have no idea what name would be befitting!
     
  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    The hova should keep it around the right temp, it's the thermometers that are probably wrong. It's hard to get a good one. You will always see a difference in two different ones. I put them side by side..and I have many, before I put any eggs in, and the ones that are reading the closet to each other, I use.
     

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