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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2006, 01:36:26 PM »
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Go to the following site and I think you will find all you want on sexlike chickens

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-US&q=sexlink+chickens

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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2006, 10:40:30 AM »
Jack, thanks, I'll check it out.  Great day. Cndi
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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2006, 10:44:14 PM »
For those too lazy to do their own research sexlink is the trait of birds (and animals) to take the characteristics of the parents on a basis of sex.  IE the rooster is one color and the hen a different color.  The offspring, if sexlinked, will have all the males the same color of the father and all the hens the same color as the mother.  A second variation is that the offspring have different colors that their parents but each sex is distinguished by a particular color.
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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2006, 11:02:20 PM »
Brian, I admit I am probably one of the lazy ones that you are speaking about.  But, it really is not an actual laziness.  It may be referred to that.  It may be simply how some of us learn.  We all learn differently.

Me, for example, if someone speaks to me about something and physically shows me an example.  I NEVER FORGET.  If I were to read this in text form, I would get it, but it would take a longer time, maybe with having to read it over and over. 

On the internet, sometimes the information is so great, it is difficult to pick out the important parts, because of all the muddle inbetween.  If someone is to pick the important parts out and give that information, it may be very simple to understand and remember.

The sexlink thing, now that you explained it simply as you did, I get it.  I looked and read on the internet and did get it too, but it too longer.  Have a great day.  Keep bringing on information for us who would prefer to be rather lazy.  Cindi
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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #24 on: December 28, 2006, 10:18:30 AM »
the sex link thing is very useful if you are going to caponize your cockerals.

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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #25 on: December 28, 2006, 11:03:04 AM »
Randy, OK now this is getting funnier by the minute.  Ha, ha, (that means LOL). Great day. Cindi
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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2007, 11:14:53 PM »
Mr Bray
you sure are a smart guy
good luck
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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2007, 06:09:14 PM »
Serendipity has struck.  The area to my north is being turned into a park by the developer who his planting houses on the hill west of me.  The name of the development is The Orchard.  named such because of mine and a neighbors orchard.  But the developer decided that 2 small orchards of 12-20 tress wasn't sufficient so he planted 100 (yes, 100) flowering Japanese cherry and plum trees in the park area.  won'thelp this year but next year with 100 flowering fruit trees near by my bees should go bananas.  I did an informal survey and decided that within a 1/4 mile radis of my  house there are approximately 300 fruit trees and three beekeepers.
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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2007, 11:24:55 AM »
Brian, ah, now this is your lucky day.  I am happy that someone has some sense to plant more fruit trees.  The world cannot have enough.  Greatest of days.  Cindi
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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2007, 01:17:05 PM »
brian-whatever happened with the broody hen? did she hatch them last year?
i want to try to hatch some guinea eggs with a broody hen but first i have to move her and then see if she remains broody. then i have to try to find guinea eggs. i saw some on ebay.

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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2007, 12:02:37 AM »
The broody buff orpington got off the eggs before they hatched.  I have a trio of bantams that I got 2nd hand from the Amish and both hens went broody on the same day.  I put eggs from the other chickens under them but only had one chick hatch.  Only two unhatched eggs left.  I wondered were the other eggs went.
Set another batch of eggs under the still broody bantams.  They should hatch this week--If I have any left.  Found out I had have an old laid out egg eater in the same pen as the bantams that was given to me by my neighbors when they moved a few months ago.  seems she's been sneaking in and eating an egg now and then.  My wife promised the neighbors we would let the chicken die of old age but my ax is starting to drool.
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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #31 on: June 19, 2007, 07:30:59 AM »
the hen i tried to move isn't cooperating. o well...no new guineas this year. i need to get one of those automatic turning incubators.

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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #32 on: June 19, 2007, 02:12:08 PM »
Brian, get some game hens they can hatch a rock. They will also defend their chicks against anything. I've seen game hens fight off hawks, dogs, and a 600 pound sow I had that loved chicken. But you have to be careful around small children.
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Re: Farm Increase
« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2007, 12:21:47 AM »
Currently the 2nd banty hen hatched out 2 chicks I put under her from the Orpingtons.  The Rooster and both hens herd those 2 baby chick every where.  They make a very protective trio for thos chicks.  I'm hoping that my experiment works and these 2 chicks will grow up to be broody like the hens that hatched them.  I have come to believe that artificial incubation has been breeding the broodiness out of several breeds for fowl. 

There is even one breed of pigeon (called Owls) that have such short beaks that you have to foster the eggs to another breed of pigeon to raise them successfully.
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