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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 11:12 am 
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:lol: You'll have to share some of your fried chicken tips/recipes at some stage BRB....

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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:42 pm 
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I wish I had an old family receipe on fried chicken but, it's fairly inexpensive so I always purchased it from the Popeye's chain restraunts. But now I'm trying to do it myself so I'm starting with a copycat receipe but it's a long way from popeyes but is a pretty good home fry. I use a black pot deep fryer and started with this receipe:
http://www.recipezaar.com/Popeyes-Fried ... ycat-89925
I'm still trying to source some fresh white pepper.


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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:46 pm 
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Dumb hen is still playing musical nests, and the nest she was setting for over a week is now ice cold.
Dumb bird. I'll prolly steal all the eggs and incubate them again.
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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:40 am 
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Yep finally stole the eggs from the dumb confused broody hen and loaded up a couple incubators...I just bought a new hova bator and egg turner so I have about 85 eggs in them. I don't expect very good results being the hen would set a nest then set a different on the next day. :dunno:.


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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:22 pm 
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Some of the eggs that were sat on then neglected went bad. As the incubator started coming to temps about a half dozen started making little foam spots. I flipped them into the backyard where they exploded! I know I have at least one more in one of the incubators from the smell it's giving off. I hope I figure it out before it explodes in the incubator. I also bought a egg candler light. I will give it 5 days then cull the unfertilized eggs and on about day 10 cull the quitters.


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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:30 pm 
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I know I have at least one more in one of the incubators from the smell it's giving off. I hope I figure it out before it explodes in the incubator.

Yep - that'd test the strength of your stomach and your patience (with the subsequent cleaning)!

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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:38 pm 
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Oh yuck..... Yeah find it quick....

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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:25 pm 
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I was able to identify about 3 more with the foam dots but still a smell. I purchased a High quality candleing light 15 watts with the little rubber nose and was able to identify about 6 more in each incubator :shock: They were very dark inside and when I busted them a dark grey milky came out. Looks like I have about a dozen yolkers also. Bright almost see thru. I left them in for now until I can positively Identify chicks in them. I can almost fit them all in one incubator now. If I let that hen set again I will move her to another pen with her personal rooster and just stuff her nest from the other hens. But for now I prolly won't let her set. They just miss meals and loose weight and lay lower quality eggs. I would be nice for her to perform the brooder duties though!
A good link for egg candling info:
http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/Embryology/candling.shtml


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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:10 pm 
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Definitively one of the better sites on candling, photos and techniques are really clear.

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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:49 pm 
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I would have thought that if you wanted to check the off eggs, put them in a pan of water.
The off ones should float, if the water is warm the chicks might chirp and or start to hatch>

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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:05 am 
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Yeah and the vids are pretty cool also.
The air sac gets larger with development/time so I wouldn't trust the float trick.


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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:28 am 
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Just got back from a little 5 day Gulf shores vacation just in time to find my chicks starting to hatch out. 6 little cheapers so far!


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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:55 pm 
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Here is a few future chicken frys/BBQ's...
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baby chicks.JPG
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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:59 pm 
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I started putting kitty litter under an elevated soda crate. Helped big time on odors.
Other than two underdeveloped chicks that hatched a day late no casualties so far. I need to build a brooder cage for these guys to acclimate at their own pace similar to the brooder quail cage I built, just a little larger.


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 Post subject: Re: Making Chickens
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:23 pm 
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Nice one, how have you gone for percentages, does that mean your at 100% survival assuming the underdeveloped ones survive?

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