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#1 2013-03-25 22:53:42

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
Registered: 2011-10-05
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Palm Sunday Babies

I did a snatch and grab a little while ago - these guys were in the second half of a game of egg soccer, so I figured I'd better give the latecomers a break. 21 eggs still in there. The two EOs with black sharpie are the only two so far from the Black pen (and one has a crooked toe :stomp: ) , once again the Yellow pen is outperforming...  The BR x (EOxJG) mutts are by far the most vigorous though, hatching a full 12 - 20 hours earlier than the EOs.

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#2 2013-03-25 23:29:58

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Re: Palm Sunday Babies

Making me think maybe you are starting to see some lack of vigour in your EOs due to inbreeding MD. It wouldn't be surprising I suppose but I was hoping our luck would hold and no problems would crop up.


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

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#3 2013-03-25 23:38:24

Maggiesdad
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Re: Palm Sunday Babies

I've got another 60 EO eggs in their first week,  and 40 more collected and still adding to that. I may just follow the vigor and type... I don't know yet. Maybe put Mr Yellow in with my original two girls? I'm already looking at a lot of chicks now.

Those bigger hatches with my mutts as controls are showing a pattern, though.

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#4 2013-03-26 00:57:46

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
Registered: 2011-12-20
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Re: Palm Sunday Babies

i love that you are thinking about the mutts as your control group. Nicely done! I'm thrilled Yellow is having success with your girls. It will be interesting to see what happens if you put him with the older girls.


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

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#5 2013-03-26 01:24:27

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
Registered: 2011-07-03
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Re: Palm Sunday Babies

Do you think that maybe the crooked toe is Lucky's offspring????

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#6 2013-03-26 03:04:15

Maggiesdad
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Re: Palm Sunday Babies

Flat Rock Farm wrote:

Do you think that maybe the crooked toe is Lucky's offspring????

No. The Black pen has the same players as last year. I liked last year's results, and will be watching for variations. I, too, culled a chick today who's toes were so curled she couldn't motivate.

Yellow's pen is comprised of Lucky and three Black pen f1 pullets.

I wonder if the Sportsman is just bringing out more crooked toe chicks that were dieing in shell last year, from sloppy styrobator incubation...

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#7 2013-03-26 13:05:35

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Palm Sunday Babies

Ok just thought I would ask.  Yes it could be that you have a better hatch rate with the Sportsman that they are hatching were before they were not in the "sloppy styrofoam incubation" makes sense.  I had to cull two from my last hatch their feet were up around their ears and could not walk even after trying to band aid them up for a few days. :sad:

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#8 2013-03-26 13:53:05

yardbirds
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From: just north of Yorkton, Sk.
Registered: 2012-07-09
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Re: Palm Sunday Babies

:excited:  beautiful sign of spring... =D  and your kids have Easter chicks.... :jumping:


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#9 2013-03-26 14:39:17

Micah and Kiah
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From: West Grey
Registered: 2012-04-20
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Re: Palm Sunday Babies

Beautiful chicks, hope you figure out what is happening with your EOs


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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