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Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
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Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 13 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Chez wrote:
I've got a chunky Barnevelder that's just come off with eight out of twelve, not trouble.

I've just filled up the new incubator. Literally. It's amazing how quickly you can get twenty dozen eggs without trying.


oh what do you have cooking?

I may have had a little accident and got some Vorwerk eggs...

not having much duck luck - between them my ducks were sitting on 31 eggs - the first failed the second hatched 2... I may be slipping muscovy eggs under broodies from now on...

chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Sun May 12, 13 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Oh just the usual, you know how it is. Faverolles, Barnebars, Cream Legbars, Barnevelders, Araucana bantams, Pekin bantams. It's part of my decluttering weekend. If I stick them in the incy, they aren't piled up six trays deep in our new, improved, tidy pantry.

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 13 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Chez wrote:
Oh just the usual, you know how it is. Faverolles, Barnebars, Cream Legbars, Barnevelders, Araucana bantams, Pekin bantams. It's part of my decluttering weekend. If I stick them in the incy, they aren't piled up six trays deep in our new, improved, tidy pantry.


that is very tidy of you. well done.

chez



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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 13 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Thank you

foggy



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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 13 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

One of my RIRs has gone broody. She's my favourite too. Still can't decide whether we can afford to attempt to hatch any under her!

chez



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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 13 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Oh go on, you know you want to . But try and pick them up rather than get them posted. Sandra R has some lovely birds and is in Devon

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 13 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Chez wrote:
Oh go on, you know you want to . But try and pick them up rather than get them posted. Sandra R has some lovely birds and is in Devon


and don't forget, Newton Market is this weekend and they always have hatching eggs ....

chez



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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 13 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Are you going?

Castle Farm



Joined: 17 Sep 2008
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Location: Powys/Hereford Border.Near Hay-on-Wye
PostPosted: Wed May 15, 13 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I have 26 broodies sitting at the moment, with chicks or on eggs.

Any breed that has the tendency to sit when crossed with another breed that has the same 'gene' will give the majority of the resulting hens a double dose of the will to go broody.

Pure Indian X Australorp are my favorite. Bomb proof mothers and you can run about 20 chicks or 14 eggs under each proven sitter.

I 'harvest' chicks from other nests as they hatch to make up a larger brood and let the hen they came from hatch more.

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 13 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Chez wrote:
Are you going?


to Newton? prolly...

chez



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 13 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I'm busy, unfortunately. And I have to go to Plymouth on Monday to collect a rabbit.

sean
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 13 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Tsk.

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 13 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Chez wrote:
I'm busy, unfortunately. And I have to go to Plymouth on Monday to collect a rabbit.


am I going to have Angora-envy?

chez



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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 13 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Why yes. Yes you are .

Nicky Colour it green



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PostPosted: Sat May 18, 13 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    



feel free to pop in for a cuppa on the way to rabbit

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