Large (and Giant) Fowl: Plymouth Rock, Rhode Island Red, Brahmas and some more of my JGs 4-7 August 2016

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August 31, 2016 by janem213

After an uncharacteristically long break from hatching anything I decided on a mega hatch: some chicks. And quail. And guinea fowl. And something more exotic. See later posts!!

All were large or giant breeds:: Rhode Island Red and barred Plymouth Rock both of which I’ve had success with, and Brahmas, which I had a disastrous hatch with. I also added a few of my own Jersey Giants’ eggs. I also got another 12 Buff Sussex from a breeder I’d had eggs from before which hatched only a few chicks but one that was super friendly and I wish I’d kept.

Variously  66% /50% /just over a third /66% hatched – and 0% of the Buff Sussex :(((

Here are some photos…

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First one to hatch

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One day old Rhode Island Red

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Lots of different colours

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Lots of different chicks, 26 in all!

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Randomly all the dark ones on the left and all the light on the right … and a light colour one thinking of deflecting!

30 Brahma eggs, 5 lots of 5 different colours eggs, 6 of each in the incy 14th July.

At lockdown 16 looked good.

11 hatched 4-5 August. Although the 5 lots of eggs were from the same breeder and sent together there were varied results: 6/6 Buff Colombian 🙂 0/6 Lemon Pyle 😦
(and 3 Dark, 1 Splash and 1 Light)

Also 12 Plymouth Rock, 12 Buff Sussex, 6 of my own Jersey Giants and 6 Rhode Island Red in the incy 14th July

At lockdown 18 of all of these looked.

5-7 August 15 hatched – 8 Plymouth Rock, 3 RIR, 4 Jersey Giants but not a single Buff Sussex…

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