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#1 2012-04-13 04:01:17

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
Registered: 2011-07-06
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They are starting to hatch

So its 21 days as of this evening and I have babies =D Apollo (I think) has 6 new babies to add to his name. There are 5 more eggs pipping, no sleeping tonite must continue the hatch watch. None of the Gorrias are hatched yet but its early!! The broody mama hatched out 4 of the 6 eggs I gave her and I added 1 from the incubator. She happily accepted it and is patiently waiting for the other 2 to hatch under her (they have pipped). She may be pleasantly surprised and find more than that in the morning as the incubator babies dry off. Thanks again Susan :wine:

XOX Monika

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#2 2012-04-13 09:53:34

gubi
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Re: They are starting to hatch

Congrats!  I have 1 EO that hatched last night and 2 Spitz and just hatched right now and an EE that has completely zipped and just needs to push the lid off.  Lots more pipped too.


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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#3 2012-04-13 11:43:40

skeffling lavender farm
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From: Wiarton, ON, Canada
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Re: They are starting to hatch

:jumping: :happycrowd" :congrats: Both of you! What fun! 

Oh and I got the spammer.  :thanks:

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#4 2012-04-13 11:49:03

Lisa
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From: near Arthur, Ontario, Canada
Registered: 2011-07-05
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Re: They are starting to hatch

:congrats: IG and Gubi! Go Babies!!! :cheer:


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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#5 2012-04-13 12:19:26

Helliefant
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From: Arthur, Ontario
Registered: 2011-08-17
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Re: They are starting to hatch

Gotta love this time of year!   :hatch:

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#6 2012-04-13 14:17:18

Prairie Chick
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From: Qu'Appelle Saskatchewan
Registered: 2012-03-27
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Re: They are starting to hatch

:congrats:


Chickens:  EO's, BLRW, Ameracauna's (blue/black/splash also Lavender) and lavender D'Uccles
Waterfowl: Super dewlap Africans, Seb's, American Blue Geese, Muscovies,
also guinea fowl and peafowl

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#7 2012-04-13 14:22:29

ChestnutRidge
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Re: They are starting to hatch

:chickout: :cheer: :cheer: :cheer:
Go, chickies!

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#8 2012-04-13 14:45:10

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
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Re: They are starting to hatch

Yay!! Yup, I'll tell Apollo and his ladies! Keep on coming chickies!

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#9 2012-04-13 23:56:29

Susan
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Re: They are starting to hatch

So, Monika? How are the rest coming along??:please:

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#10 2012-04-14 01:07:33

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Re: They are starting to hatch

Congratulations Gubi on your chicks too! Don't you just love it! I stayed up til 1 am watching them pop like popcorn it was great (til I had to get up this morning :P) Susan, I am so thrilled with this hatch. The chicks are beauties and very active little ones at that. Of the Marradunas 17 of the 18 have hatched so far and the last one is pipped, that is 100% hatch rate by my calculations for Apollo's chicks, and of course they were shipped!! The Gorrias appear to be a little slower in their hatching. 3 of the 9 have hatched and 1 is pipped. 5 are being slow pokes but day 21 isn't completely done yet =D so I will definitely give them more time. All of the chicks were accepted by the 2 broody mamas with no trouble at all. I also gave them a few heat lamps to make sure everyone stays warm. I did take a few pictures so I will try to post them later on this evening.

XOX Monika

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#11 2012-04-14 01:12:41

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
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Re: They are starting to hatch

100% is pretty good!;)

Are the Gorrias babies darker? :pics:

Congrats to you too Gubi! Lots of new babies.:chook:


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#12 2012-04-14 01:24:04

debbiej
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Registered: 2011-08-26
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Re: They are starting to hatch

the gorria babies look the same to me and Monika and I put 2 under broody momma and forgot to band them, so we'll have to wait till they are feathered . On the bright side the Silkies are so easy to tell apart, poor tiny babies look so small next to the lumbering EO's =D

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#13 2012-04-14 01:42:10

gubi
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Re: They are starting to hatch

That's great IG, what kind of incubator do you use again?  My incubator looks full off chicks too but I still have some eggs in there too.  The silkies are easy to tell apart from the EO's.   They are so slow to feather too.  I usually keep them back with younger chicks.  Your silkie chicks might have trouble keeping up with the EO chicks depending on your set up with the broodies.  I leave the broodies in with my flock.  They have a huge bankbarn and a large pasture outside.  I find the Spitz chicks can fly as much as the Silkie mother by a week old and the silkie chicks will have a hard time keeping up.  I find it makes a huge difference in the silkies if they are broodie raised or hand raised.  My broodie raised silkies are wild and my incubator silkies are calm like silkies are supposed to be.  I don't see a difference in the Spitz.


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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#14 2012-04-14 01:47:35

Susan
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From: Saskatoon, Sask, Canada
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Re: They are starting to hatch

:happycrowd" yay! I always worry about my shipped babies! That's awesome!! C'mon little Gorria!!

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#15 2012-04-14 16:12:03

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Posts: 1403

Re: They are starting to hatch

Gubi I use a couple of Brinsea Octagon 20s but pulled out my old Hovabator as well for this hatch as I was trying to keep chicks separate. Doesn't help much if you forget to band them before you give them to a mama :duh:  NP, I have taken some pictures of a couple of Marraduna chicks with a couple of Gorria chicks to compare down color (this time I banded them), maybe I will post them under the new genetics discussion for the fun of it. =D Susan, 6 of the 9 Gorria chicks are out now, I did candle and then open one up last nite that I was suspicious of and it had quit some time ago. The last 2 eggs do still have movement of last night :nervous: any suggestions for them? I so want to open them up in case I can help them, but way down deep I know that if they don't hatch (even if they are moving around in there) then they are weaker chx and I shouldn't really help them, right ...right?? :(

XOX Monika

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#16 2012-04-15 04:03:00

Island Girl
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From: Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Isla
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Posts: 1403

Re: They are starting to hatch

Final update for this hatch. 7 of the 9 Gorrias hatched, #7 hatched about an hour ago. The last two late arrivals have splayed legs so they are hobbled and we will wait and see what becomes of them. I opened up the very last one and it had its head stuck very low in the shell pinned under its legs so it could not hatch and had stopped developing some time ago. So Susan, 100% hatch rate on the Marraduna's and 78% hatch rate on the Gorria's. I am totally happy with these results! :cheer:

XOX Monika

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#17 2012-04-15 11:03:43

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

Re: They are starting to hatch

Wow great hatch Monika  :congrats:  Looking forward the Gorrias hatching here in a few weeks, fingers crossed XX :thumbsup:

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#18 2012-04-21 14:31:11

Amblecroft
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From: Millbrook, Ontario
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Re: They are starting to hatch

:happybday:


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#19 2012-04-21 17:10:01

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
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Re: They are starting to hatch

Do you have photos of the Gorrias and the maradunnas? The Gorrias are a different type of Basque?


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#20 2012-04-21 18:56:15

Lindy Lou
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From: Priceville, Ontario
Registered: 2011-07-03
Posts: 999

Re: They are starting to hatch

The Gorrias are the same breed as the Marrudunnas just a different colour. They are much redder.


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#21 2012-04-22 16:30:45

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

Re: They are starting to hatch

Micah and Kiah wrote:

Do you have photos of the Gorrias and the maradunnas? The Gorrias are a different type of Basque?

Yup like LL said, I wouldn't know the difference except that Susan had marked the eggs for me, so I would know who came from which.

XOX Monika

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