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Waiting on Spring

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by Lacey1988, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year was the first time I incubated chicken eggs. Here are the results.

    Big Dip
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    Daisy
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    Lacey
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    And Hoppy whom only has one leg and forgot to take a picture of. Anyways, I had a lot of fun doing this and can not wait till spring to do more. I put the eggs in about the end of February so that they'll have a better chance hatching on semi warm days in early spring. Its just easier that way for me. Who else only incubates in the spring or late winter?
     
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last couple of years we hatched year round, but this year we are going to take the easy way out and start later in the year. Just ends up being too much work outside or too dusty inside.
     
  3. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear you on that. Its also too cold, you consistently worry about the temperature when they're outside.
     
  4. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exactly!! We tend to lose a lot of chicks just from huddling if the light happens to go out. In the house that was never an issue, but I will never brood chicks in the house again, just way too much dust.
     
  5. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know what breed/breeds Lacey is? Love the pattern.
     
  6. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, she is what I like to call a cocktail chicken. lol Which means mutt.. She is either a mostly SLW with a dash of red star or SLW, RS, and EE depending on the father.
     
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  7. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been working on a Wybar project for a couple years now and she looks very similar to the breed lacing and barred, even looks as though she may have a rose comb, but could be a pea comb.
     
  8. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahh I just love mutts they're like boxes of chocolate, you never know what you'll get lols.
     
  9. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put my Dark Cornish Bantam Rooster in with my white topped polish hen. I want to see what they'll make; if they make anything that is, she did not look too impressed by him. lols
     
  10. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will have to post pictures.
     

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