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#1 2013-04-18 00:14:58

riverbendfarm
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From: Baker Settlement, Nova Scotia
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Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

Just to let you all know, out of the 30 eggs shipped to me from Paula, I got 27 to lockdown! They went in yesterday and should be pipping by tomorrow. I need you all to send me some witchy voodoo hatching vibes magic to get as many out as possible! If this means painting yourself blue and dancing around your mailbox then so be it! They eggs looked so good all through the incubating process I really couldn't believe it. I had heard so many stories of how many shipped eggs don't even develop. I'm all worked up and waiting now to see how many make it out. The pictures of Paula's birds are so amazing. They are such nice EO types that I'm dying to see what I get! Updates and Photos on the way!

I used a styrofoam fish crate to expand my hovabator to near epic proportions. I can easily fit over 60 eggs inside now. I glued the hovabator top to the top of the fish crate with a hole cut in it, and used the cut-out bits to make water channels in the crate.

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No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#2 2013-04-18 00:37:44

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

:EO:  :hatch:  :happycrowd"


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#3 2013-04-18 00:39:45

yardbirds
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

:applause:  LOOKIN GOOD.  Hope you have an awesome hatch in your hovabator-come-hatcher.... =D


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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#4 2013-04-18 01:08:36

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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

Good luck with your hatch!  I put my second batch in my RollX into lockdown and have a Welsummer egg pipped so far.


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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#5 2013-04-18 01:24:41

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

Oh RBF so exciting :excited:.  I am so glad so many made it to lockdown!!!  WooHoo!!

Can't wait for an update on the hatch, all my good hatching vibes are sent your way and you too gubi :hatch: :cheer:

Last edited by Flat Rock Farm (2013-04-18 01:33:46)

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#6 2013-04-18 11:13:44

hollowridge
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

:cheer:  Go CHICKIES GO!!!! 
Can't wait to see the babies!!!!!!!
:chickout:

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#7 2013-04-18 12:48:47

Susan
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

:hatch:

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#8 2013-04-18 22:03:48

riverbendfarm
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

Update: Its 7:03 PM day 20 and I have 2 eo's out, 2 barred rocks out, and at least 8 or more pips. They're cooomin!:jumping:


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#9 2013-04-19 00:40:05

riverbendfarm
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

I just watched an EO hatch fro one of your eggs Pauls...and he's black! :shock: Silkieoiloa? or maybe a sport? Would that just be the coolest thing ever, if we got Beltza all by accident? I'm thinking one of your ladies had an illicit affair =D:whistle:


OOPS! Nope, false alarm. Its a barred rock. :oops: SO far there are 3 of each and a bunch pipped. Looking good!

Last edited by riverbendfarm (2013-04-19 00:43:34)


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#10 2013-04-19 01:08:59

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

Oh my gosh you just gave me a heart attack you bugger!!  I was so careful I took a sharpie out to the barn with me while I was collecting so that I made sure you were getting EO eggs.  I have had oppsies in the past :chairhide:

Am keeping my fingers cross that they all hatch out for you, then you will need to take some........:pics: :please:

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#11 2013-04-19 01:23:48

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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

Yay! I hope they hatch perfectly! :hatch:

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#12 2013-04-19 10:31:06

riverbendfarm
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

Sorry Paula :oops:

This morning there were 7 EOs and 7 Barred Rocks out with a bunch more pipped. We will see what comes today. At least ill be at work and unable to obsess about it. :Crazy:

Today is day 21, so far 14/57 hatched. All strong as bears and loud enough to be heard all through the house!:hatch:


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#13 2013-04-19 11:10:27

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

:excited:

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#14 2013-04-19 18:00:04

Island Girl
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

riverbendfarm wrote:

Sorry Paula :oops:

This morning there were 7 EOs and 7 Barred Rocks out with a bunch more pipped. We will see what comes today. At least ill be at work and unable to obsess about it. :Crazy:

Today is day 21, so far 14/57 hatched. All strong as bears and loud enough to be heard all through the house!:hatch:

lol, like being at work will stop anyone from obsessing ... but you won't be able to wear a path into the floor towards the incubator :whistle: happy hatching!

XOX Monika

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#15 2013-04-20 00:42:31

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

How's the hatching going?  How many have popped?


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#16 2013-04-20 01:03:18

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

Yes I am curious as well :please:

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#17 2013-04-20 22:39:30

riverbendfarm
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

OK Final count is in. I had 15 EO's hatch from 27 eggs in lock down, but 2 appear to have bum legs and can't stand up yet. Will probably have to cull those two. I had 20 barred rocks hatch out of 30 eggs that made it to lock down. So that is a hatch rate of 55% for the EO's (48% with the two I shall probably need to cull). 67% hatch rate on the barred rocks. I'm a bit disappointed after getting all 27 EO's to lock down. Many EO's pipped and didn't finish, some even got mostly zipped and just gave up. I'm not certain if it was due to being shipped, or if my incubator was too wet at 63%. I also had a high lock down humidity as I was scared of shrink wrapping. On a positive note I have 13 healthy chicks that are not closely related to my own birds. If I get from that 2 good cockerels and 3-4 good pullets I will consider the venture a success. I will be banding these guys as their own "family" when they are a little bigger. Thanks so much Paula for your eggs and all the care you took in wrapping and packing them. You have babies in Nova Scotia now!

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In this last pic you can see a telltale mark on the head of one chick. Is this a sign that it may be a pullet?

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No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#18 2013-04-20 23:32:12

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

Oh I am so sorry the others didn't hatch, when I see they are struggling I do the big bad and help them out.  Well the bad legs seem to come with the EO's I had to cull 2 from my last hatch.

The babies you do have are beautiful :love:

I am going to make a prediction of 8 pullets and 7 cockerels just by the fluff colour.  But don't hold me to that :chairhide:, LOL

Last edited by Flat Rock Farm (2013-04-21 10:33:27)

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#19 2013-04-21 05:41:33

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

FRF, which have light fluff and which have dark?


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#20 2013-04-21 10:38:55

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

M&K I am just making a just for "fun" prediction on sex.  It has seemed in the past that the darker fluff chicks like the one in the bottom left above the 2 that are together and with the darker dot on the head seem to be pullets and the lighter ones cockerels........but what do I know :huh:

I have been know to mix up the sexes in the past :chairhide: :Crazy:

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#21 2013-04-21 11:20:13

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

I've heard that!  :funny:   But then again, I posted 15 photos of "pullets" last Spring that ended up being cockerals. :oops:   

Whichever they are  RBF, they are adorable and will add lots of fun (and dust) to your house!


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#22 2013-04-21 21:19:56

Amblecroft
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

So cute!


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

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#23 2013-04-21 21:27:30

Maggiesdad
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

RBF - the dark spot on the head is the columbian gene indicator.

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#24 2013-04-22 00:24:04

riverbendfarm
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

OK so if it is the columbian gene indicator...what does that mean for the chick? Will it have stronger columbian markings at neck and tail?

Had visitors come to the farm today to pick up Barred Rock eggs, and they went over to the EO run to see them, well you can imagine the show those shameless hams put on for the guests! This lady had wanted EO eggs, but my girls were in moult so she agreed to just buy the Barred Rocks earlier in the week. Her two little girls played with the EO youngsters for about half an hour, picking up the pullets and even Melvin, the "somewhat reformed" foot pecker with no problems at all. They were in love instantly, which was exactly as those EO's planned it all along. SHe left with three dozen Barred Rock eggs, plus all 5 EO eggs that I had been saving for my own hatch. :banginghead:

Ahh well, who am I to stand in the way of love? :love::love::love:


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#25 2013-04-22 03:30:21

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Hatch from Flat Rock Farm: These eggs have traveled!

Another EO love story begins!


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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