Valentines Day Hatch-A-Long 2016

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by junebuggena, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. RonoKT

    RonoKT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm pretty sure the only respiratory illness that can be passed (very rarely) between chicken and human is a specific strain of avian influenza (H5N1). I would still rather not sneeze into my incubators, gets messy enough without it.
     
  2. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    So I am inbreeding with Black Copper Maran roosters and cross pullets in the hopes of getting more BCM characteristics. Yet I had never looked at what day old BCM chicks looked like. I just googled them and OMG, 2/3's of my chicks look just like BCM chicks...woohoo!! See the black chick in my avatar...2/3's of my first hatch look just like him.
     
  3. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww I have black australorps. All pure because my husband loves the color. Go figure. [​IMG]
     
  4. lmboeder

    lmboeder Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm joining a little late. Mine are do to hatch 2-19!! I have a nice mix I set, 24 eggs from a farm in SC.[​IMG][/IMG]
     
  5. lmboeder

    lmboeder Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] here is the other 12. I had to check air cells before turning on the turner and 17 already show amazing development.
     
  6. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you will have a nice mix. Wish I could talk my husband into mixing ours a little. I love our black australorps but come on. It was nice when I adopted 2 white leghorns when my mother n law moved but my husband doesn't like them.
     
  7. lmboeder

    lmboeder Out Of The Brooder

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    That is one breed I don't have but they are on my want list. This batch has crazy possibilities as to what they are so it will be fun to figure them out!
     
  8. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the fact we started with these. A bought 10 babies 2 years ago from our local feed store and all 10 lived a full year before a critter killed 2 hens and all my current stock (not set eggs) are from my 1 rooster. He turned [​IMG][​IMG] so became [​IMG][​IMG].. We got several for my mother n law when she fell in love with ours so the eggs from this batch are from the 2 [​IMG] oops those be boys not girls chicks we got. [​IMG][​IMG] she couldn't have roosters so they came to my house. Now I'm waiting on 30 eggs to hatch and then all boys will be culled... I'll go get a non related boy from same feed store in March. He will grow and give me babies next year [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  9. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    Lolz, I have to ask, where are you getting these little icons from, they don't appear to me in my editor....
     
  10. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are on a phone you should have a [​IMG] icon. Try downloading emoji icons

    Hope you figure it out. [​IMG]
     
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