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#1 2016-04-13 01:33:00

Shnookie
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From: Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
Registered: 2014-05-29
Posts: 72

How's hatching going?

For those who are hatching EOs, how are things going?  I'm not hatching anything yet.  My hens are inconsistent laying, so not enough eggs.  Weather ups and downs have been affecting the amount of laying and the size of eggs I have been getting.


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

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#2 2016-04-13 01:35:37

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 3159

Re: How's hatching going?

Last EO hatched yesterday. Total of 111 hatched this year. All pair breedings. The oldest are about 8 weeks old and I need to get them out into the grow out coop!!


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

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#3 2016-04-14 02:02:57

gubi
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From: Walton
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 1344
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Re: How's hatching going?

starting to hatch EO's this weekend


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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#4 2016-04-16 15:17:46

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
Posts: 259

Re: How's hatching going?

Only got 14, 3 week old chicks and out of them 4 ladies I do believe :duh:.  LS went to freezer camp 2 days ago, what a difference in the chicken coop, all nice a quite, not doing :chairhide: when I walk in.  But what a tuff bugger he was.  The feathers were so hard to pull out, and then his skin was next to impossible to cut, bugger caused me grief when he was walking and in the after life.  He better :eat: good!!

Have 14 eggs in the incubator as a test hatch for someone else.  Wanted to get temp, right for next years run, don't want another year like this one :banginghead:.

Shnookie, we hear you on the eggs.  We did awesome up till Feb. then it has been up and down also.  Some of our bigger egg layers laying small eggs, a few birds going through a molt :huh:

PG - :thumbs: on the hatching, I would love to be able to go through that many and make my choices. 

Gubi - :hatch:

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#5 2016-04-17 17:18:00

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

Re: How's hatching going?

First batch of EO chicks hatched last weekend.  Out of 35 set 25 hatched ( had some infertile, early quitter and no hatches :() Out of the 25 I have 23, two had leg issues and were culled after trying to correct them.  Will be setting next and final batch end of the week and then I am done.  Not hatching as many this year.

Here is a picture of the cheeky buggers LOL

http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z341/Wycrazy/IMG_2215%201024x575_zps5kjqttbq.jpg

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#6 2016-04-19 17:21:09

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
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Re: How's hatching going?

:love: FRF
They don't stay that tiny and fluffy for long :)

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#7 2016-04-19 20:07:31

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

Re: How's hatching going?

No they don't HR and they are already fully feathered on the wings and tail and shoulder feather s are now sprouting.  Have to move them to the outside (in the shed) pen over the next couple days before the dust in the house drives me wild.  It's not bad ...........yet!!!  LOL

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#8 2016-04-23 15:18:19

Shnookie
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From: Regina, Saskatchewan Canada
Registered: 2014-05-29
Posts: 72

Re: How's hatching going?

:jumping:  Glad someone has some chicklets!  :congrats:


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

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#9 2016-04-28 06:32:13

LNSS
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Registered: 2015-02-14
Posts: 59

Re: How's hatching going?

good  2 best we have had

EQ from EU are 80 + on first candle

This year we should make it totally on solar for all the heating & Incubators units.

Last edited by LNSS (2016-04-29 01:34:26)

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#10 2016-04-28 13:16:02

gubi
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From: Walton
Registered: 2011-06-30
Posts: 1344
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Re: How's hatching going?

They are hatching really well for me this year too and only one so far with bad feet.  I would have some extra hatching eggs available for local pick up.


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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#11 2016-05-04 03:59:23

LNSS
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Registered: 2015-02-14
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Re: How's hatching going?

Well were not going to make it on just solar !! this year .
My fault , I added extra frivolous loads to early & when we had 3 days of rain / overcast , all the Incubators might of done battery damage.
So I had to restore shore / grid / Hydro power . We are putting up the first batch tomorrow and then reloading the Incubator #1 lower with duck eggs . Brooders are all ready & this year we have different coops & duck areas .

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#12 2016-07-14 14:56:25

WorthItFarms
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From: Atlanta, GA
Registered: 2011-11-08
Posts: 43
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Re: How's hatching going?

From the States: We have hatched around 115 so far this year. Hens laying very nicely - finally. We were a month late in getting started this year, but the chickens are doing better than the ducks - no infertiles from the extreme heat.

Funny note: Was doing genetics research yesterday to try to figure out how to finally get to the Zilarra (since we should have extra coops by the end of the year), then realized I've been specifically selecting for homozygous barred Marraduna roosters, not heterozygous barred like I thought I was. No wonder I can't get rid of the barring :duh: Well, I've at least determined I do have several Gorria hens, so not all is lost.


Located in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. http://worthitfarms.com

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