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#1 2015-05-02 13:18:52

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
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What's your number?

How many EOs:
Have you hatched so far this year?:chickout:

Are you hoping to hatch this year?:nervous:
Do you have hopes and plans to add to your flock over next winter?:snowman:

:EO:


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

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#2 2015-05-02 23:12:43

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: What's your number?

poplar girl wrote:

How many EOs:
Have you hatched so far this year?:chickout:

Well I've set over 100, but fertility was off on the Easter hatch.

Are you hoping to hatch this year?:nervous:
A bunch! ;)
Do you have hopes and plans to add to your flock over next winter?:snowman:
yup! :love:

:EO:

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#3 2015-05-03 00:35:28

poplar girl
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Re: What's your number?

To answer my own questions:

I have hatched 40 so far, more supposed to hatch tomorrow and then some eggs from Flat Rock Farm due in a little less than 3 weeks.

Total will likely be around 65 EOs hatched this year.

I will likely keep about 8-10 pullets and 2-3 cockerels. Really happy with the looks of the oldest so it might be hard to choose!


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

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#4 2015-05-03 01:31:24

Shnookie
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From: Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
Registered: 2014-05-29
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Re: What's your number?

I haven't hatched any yet.  I'm still trying to make suitable pens (barn blew over last fall and stuff keeps getting in the way of progress!).  I'm hoping to hatch some Marraduna  (hopefully some from each of my two roosters) and some Speckled ones.  I have no idea of the number of chicks I will get as this will be my first year breeding my chickens.  I am hoping to find two more Speckled pullets from another line to add to my flock.  It depends how my chicks turn out, and how the chicken housing turns out, what I will keep.


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

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#5 2015-05-03 02:03:33

gubi
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Re: What's your number?

I'm hoping for about 50-60 chicks this year.  I'm about halve way there.  I sold all of last years pullets so this years best pullets will be for me!  I will try to keep the best 4-8 pullets depending on how many turn out!  If anyone is interested I'm willing to let some of my current breeders go to make room for this years crop.  Fertility and hatch ability has been great this year so far but my breeding flock is 3 4 year old, 2 3 year old and 3 2 year old hens so egg production has slowed down.


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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#6 2015-05-03 11:11:22

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
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Re: What's your number?

Hatched 24 E.O.'s that are now 10 weeks old.
Got 7 pullets out of that.  Going to keep all pullets for winter with one CHOSEN Roo.  But out of the pullets we probable only have 3 that are close to breeding standards. :duh:
Plus we are trying to come up with a way to have more, so we are trying to come up with a plan to build, that won't break the bank.  :shock:

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#7 2015-05-03 11:52:42

poplar girl
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Re: What's your number?

Sounds like everyone is in the same boat...only so much time, money and space! If it weren't for winter I think my numbers would be out of control!

Gubi, like you I have a lot of older hens. I think I should be reducing numbers to make room for more good quality young ones but i am struggling, at a certain age I kinda feel like they earned their place. Some tough decisions to make.


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

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#8 2015-05-03 12:42:41

gubi
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Re: What's your number?

I know PG that's why they are still here, even my 5 year old club foot, clavel combed millie hen.  I still see her in the nest every few days.  She's in with the EE's where I keep all my non breeders.  I usually sell mine at 2 years old when they still have some value as layers.
In Ontario we have the added uncertainty of AI this year!


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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#9 2015-05-05 01:22:26

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: What's your number?

Who else has a number? :chickout:


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

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#10 2015-05-05 02:00:24

LNSS
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Registered: 2015-02-14
Posts: 59

Re: What's your number?

55 %
first batch
second were hoping a wee bit better.
the timing of the quarantine shut down (imported eggs) put us off a few weeks so will have ducks & chicks & then the ducks again all happening .

Last edited by LNSS (2015-05-06 04:52:36)

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#11 2015-05-05 20:52:56

Lisa
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From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2011-07-05
Posts: 649

Re: What's your number?

PG,

First batch is in the Sportsman! About.... oh.... 4 dozen Red Cuckoo and about 2 dozen Gorria. What happens next will depend on how good this hatch is!

Hatch is due in about 10 days.... :)


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#12 2015-05-05 22:56:51

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Posts: 1980

Re: What's your number?

...set 73 more Sunday night. :hi:

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#13 2015-05-06 01:30:09

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: What's your number?

Sounds like there is potential for quite a few EOs to come into this world soon!


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

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#14 2015-05-06 02:56:00

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
Posts: 1403

Re: What's your number?

I have hatched 66 EOs this year. I set eggs until I was sure that there were no further possible progeny of Prancer's (RIP). I will keep half the pullets and Debbie will keep the other half and I will keep at least one roo, maybe two and Debbie will keep one roo. We had hoped to hatch at least 100 chicks but I shall not complain and I am thankful that we were blessed with as many as we do have. If all goes well here with my MG testing, I may order and hatch some more.

XOX Monika

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#15 2015-05-06 05:00:05

LNSS
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Registered: 2015-02-14
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Re: What's your number?

Island Girl wrote:

, I may order and hatch some more.

XOX Monika

Where are you ordering from ? Local or abroad?

lnss

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#16 2015-05-06 05:58:36

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
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Re: What's your number?

I believe there are a few people on this site that have some for sale =D

XOX Monika

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