Monthly Archives: February, 2013

Heavy Breed Chick Pix!

I took some photos of the heavy breed crosses while I had them out to clean their cage. I also am doing another guess as to how many roos I have.. Here are the three blondes. They have created their own clique and spend most of their time beating on the other chicks. SIGH. The …

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Serama Egg Progress

Well, my incubator is possessed again and has been flitting between 98-102 degrees. I thought we had come to an understanding and it was done with this but I guess I was wrong. I candled the eggs I had shipped. Seven are still alive and kicking. There are a couple others that might be alive …

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Serama Eggs – Will there be chicks??

Well I have candled the Serama eggs twice. Here’s the run down… Henny Penny, my old hen, laid 5 eggs. They were all duds. Aphrodite and Athena laid eleven eggs, one of which did start to develop! The bad news is that it has since died, displaying a prominent blood ring for me to find …

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Serama Eggs!

Well, I ordered some Serama eggs and they arrived today… I popped them in the incubator along with five of Henny Penny’s eggs and eleven of Athena and Aphrodite’s eggs. All of those lovely hens got to spend some time with Popcorn so we’ll see… I am excited and hope to have some hatch. The …

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Heavy Breed Chicks

Well there’s been a lot going on this past week! Out of 13 eggs, only two didn’t hatch, and together I ended up with twelve chicks. No, I didn’t do the math wrong here… I actually ended up with twins hatching out the same egg! Interestingly enough I know they were paternal and not identical. …

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We’ve Been Snowed In!

I wrote a couple blog entries last night – chick updates – but WordPress ate them so now all you’ve got is today’s snow report. I was unable to keep up with the “Nemo” storm and when I woke up this morning this is the sight that greeted me out the back door… the bump …

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Chick Updates and Plans

Well, I guess I didn’t miscount when I thought my eggs would be hatching on Wednesday, I just forgot I had put eggs in on three separate days and the last batch were set to hatch on Wednesday. I think some will hatch tomorrow as well. We’ll see. In the meanwhile two of the three …

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New Babies!

While my laying hens were breaking their latest record (18 eggs in one day!) Fredo’s progeny started to hatch! I heard peeping for hours before I saw a crack in the first egg. The second one beat the first by popping out of its shell in less than half an hour. I didn’t even see …

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Never Get Attached to the Runt…

It’s good advice not to get attached to the runt. Advice I have heard a lot but never took to heart. I have had so many runts of all different kinds, some healthy, but most not so much. Sadly there’s a reason for a runt to be a runt, and more frustratingly sometimes we as …

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