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#1 2015-03-08 18:30:45

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Well it has started.....

After much resistance to fire up the incubator I finally caved :chairhide:

I want to do a bit of a fertility check so I have filled the incubator with:
8 - Cream Brabanter
6 - Swedish Flower Hen
5 - Euskal Oiloas
4 - Araucana
and just to fill up the incubator.....
2 - Silkies

Fingers crossed for good fertility :please:  Will update in a week..........:nervous:

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_1803_zpsblcbfulr.jpg

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#2 2015-03-08 19:22:15

Maggiesdad
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Re: Well it has started.....

I'm saving up eggs to stick in later this week! Good luck! :excited:

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#3 2015-03-08 21:04:31

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Well it has started.....

Thanks Glen!!!.  I am hoping I get something to hatch from these eggs.  They were collected last week when it was so cold, I worked 4 morning shifts until 2:00 so by the time I got home some of them were pretty cold.  I had asked hubby to collect but he was out plowing snow quite a bit :sad:  It has turned milder now and will be for the whole week so I am going to collect some more and when I candle if there are any duds I will have some to fill it again. =D

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#4 2015-03-09 00:52:29

Shnookie
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From: Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
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Re: Well it has started.....

:jumping:  Happy chick hatching!  I will be attempting to collect and hatch some of my own eggs for the first time when it is a lot warmer.


Starting with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) Basque, Speckled Basque, and Blue, Black and Splash Ameraucanas.

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#5 2015-03-09 01:01:24

Shnookie
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From: Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
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Re: Well it has started.....

Oops!    :duh:  Not MY eggs, but eggs from my hens!  I have only bought hatching eggs from other people before.


Starting with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) Basque, Speckled Basque, and Blue, Black and Splash Ameraucanas.

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#6 2015-03-09 03:29:56

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: Well it has started.....

Fingers crossed FRF! My first EOs hatched today, lots of infertile eggs so a very small hatch but two cute little fuzzy butts so far!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#7 2015-03-09 09:31:30

Martin Grove Farm
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Re: Well it has started.....

That must mean that spring is on it's way.  Hard to tell from looking out the window.


“Expecting life to treat you well just because you’re a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge you because you’re a vegetarian.”      Unknown

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#8 2015-03-09 10:51:51

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Well it has started.....

:congrats: on the new fuzzy butts PG, you know we are going to need some :pics: LOL

Well I hope it is MGF, am so done with Winter!!!

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#9 2015-03-09 12:42:22

gubi
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Re: Well it has started.....

good for you.  It is going to warm up this week!  Hopefully I can separate my breeds soon so I can start hatching sometimes this year too!  How are your Brabanters looking this year?  Do you have any closeups of their crests and combs?


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#10 2015-03-09 20:44:22

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Well it has started.....

I lost one young pullet this winter.  It was while I was laid up after my knee surgery.  By the time DH mentioned that one didn't look good it was too late!! :sad:

I don't have any recent pictures but I will take some, my young cockerel from last year is quite the looker!! :thumbs:

I know you want some eggs :whistle:

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#11 2015-03-09 20:46:26

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
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Re: Well it has started.....

:jumping: Those little bums are hard to resist.  And they grow so fast.
Happy hatching

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#12 2015-03-09 20:47:56

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Well it has started.....

So true HR!!  :thumbsup:

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#13 2015-03-09 23:43:08

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Well it has started.....

Here you go gubi some pictures of the Brabanters =D

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_1804%201280x960_zps4r4gokuv.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_1805%20800x600_zpsbeezmtkr.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_1806%20800x600_zpspqp6synb.jpg

Different Rooster, he is such a ham!!  Not as nice a crest as the other rooster but am keeping him,  He was raised with EO's so I think they rubbed off on him!!  LOL
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_1809%20800x600_zpsvswpedfo.jpg
http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_1810%20800x600_zpsmjb4otx1.jpg

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#14 2015-03-15 00:17:02

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: Well it has started.....

Well one week candling and am very happy with the results :excited:

8 out of 8 Cream Brabanter
6 out of 6 Swedish Flower Hen
5 out 5 Euskal Oiloas
2 out of 4 Araucana
1 out of 2 Silkies

Sooooooo now I have filled the second incubator with........

11 Cream Brabanters
7 Euskal Oiloas
7 Swedish Flower Hens

:chickout:

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#15 2015-03-15 04:18:14

LNSS
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Re: Well it has started.....

Shnookie wrote:

Oops!    :duh:  Not MY eggs, but eggs from my hens!  I have only bought hatching eggs from other people before.

You must know , we all understood , "it was the hens eggs" you were on aboot !!!
& im a pointer @ that.


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We must be Sissy's , because We haven't fired up the egg-O-bator  yet.
Last year we were processing in late november , killer for the cleaners .
This year we hope to have eggs from all over to hatch + ours .

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#16 2015-03-15 11:22:08

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Posts: 3359

Re: Well it has started.....

LOL those are know as test tube babies!! :funny:

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#17 2015-03-15 16:59:22

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
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Posts: 259

Re: Well it has started.....

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

Well one week candling and am very happy with the results :excited:

8 out of 8 Cream Brabanter
6 out of 6 Swedish Flower Hen
5 out 5 Euskal Oiloas
2 out of 4 Araucana
1 out of 2 Silkies

Sooooooo now I have filled the second incubator with........

11 Cream Brabanters
7 Euskal Oiloas
7 Swedish Flower Hens

:chickout:

Awesome! Results :thumbs:

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#18 2015-03-16 02:01:11

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Posts: 3159

Re: Well it has started.....

hollowridge wrote:

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

Well one week candling and am very happy with the results :excited:

8 out of 8 Cream Brabanter
6 out of 6 Swedish Flower Hen
5 out 5 Euskal Oiloas
2 out of 4 Araucana
1 out of 2 Silkies

Sooooooo now I have filled the second incubator with........

11 Cream Brabanters
7 Euskal Oiloas
7 Swedish Flower Hens

:chickout:

Awesome! Results :thumbs:

VERY Awesome! Spring is finally on its way :excited:


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#19 2015-03-22 00:57:20

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: Well it has started.....

Sooooooo now I have filled the second incubator with........

11 Cream Brabanters
7 Euskal Oiloas
7 Swedish Flower Hens


Candled them today and.....

10 out of 11 Cream Brabanter
6 out of 7 Euskal Oiloas
5 out of 7 Swedish Flower Hens

:excited:

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#20 2015-03-22 01:07:59

gubi
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Posts: 1344
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Re: Well it has started.....

:jumping: :thumbsup: second incubator?  I thought you had a big brinsea?  I got my breeds separated this week and will start collecting Monday.  So far egg production is starting to increase except for the silkies.  I hope for a few hatchable eggs from the old girls.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#21 2015-03-22 15:14:34

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: Well it has started.....

:whistle: LOL

Hey gubi are you going to the F&F on April 26th.  If so I will collect some Brabanter eggs for you =D

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#22 2015-03-22 15:33:56

gubi
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Re: Well it has started.....

Yes I will but you are usually heading home before we get there.  What would you like in return for them?  I should have EO's, Spitzhauben, EE's (Splash Wheaten Am roosters over my beared blue/green laying hens) if you are interested in hatching eggs.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#23 2015-03-22 15:41:02

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 3359

Re: Well it has started.....

Absolutely nothing gubi, you gave me all those eggs last year when I picked eggs up from you for Monika. 

I know you get there later after your done chores but maybe Kathy would be kind enough for me to leave them with her and you can pick them up from her??

Or I may see you sooner depending when and if PG wants some eggs sent ;)

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#24 2015-03-22 15:59:12

gubi
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From: Walton
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Re: Well it has started.....

:thumbsup: Thank You!  But you are more then welcome to some eggs in return.  PG might have to wait a bit I want to hatch as many as possible first here and I just separated them this week.  We will see how the hatching goes first


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#25 2015-03-22 16:08:06

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Well it has started.....

Umm :do?:  well maybe I wouldn't mind a few Spitz eggs :whistle: :chairhide:

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