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August 07, 2015, 08:39:42 PM
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Fat Daddy

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I'v concentrated heavily on the LF cornish this year..... I really like the bird. Really only had one really good hen, Pandora and Thor, my roo. I have incubated every egg they produced. they missed a good part of the season due to a late moult I caused with the use of lights for heat this winter. The hen was laying long before the roo was roo'n! The last two dozen eggs were not fertile either. Once the weather got excessively hot, He lost all interest in love! But I ended up with several groups Iv now lumped into two pens. the older pen has 10 whites and one dark cornish in. THe other has 23 birds in it.... Over all Im quite pleased with the springs work....







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August 08, 2015, 05:16:45 AM
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Peacerose

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Wow!  It's pretty exciting to see so many white cornish.  You ought to be able to find a few good breeders in that bunch. 

August 08, 2015, 08:15:26 AM
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Good morning Dawn. I hope to end up with two new groups of Cornish.... 5 or 6 pullets in each group and the best cockerels I can muster. That should put me into spring with three breeding groups of fairly nice birds. The third being Thor and Pandora with two ebay pullets that are 23 weeks old now.... I hope they lay this fall actually. The cockerel that hatched with then sucks.... I have not culled him yet but its likely gonna happens. I have him in a wire pen waiting to see if the ugly duckling turns into a swan..... But I fear hes just gonna be a older ugly duck..... You can see in the pic he has rusty bleed in his wings and is very lanky.... The pullets are with Thor and Pandora now. one is pretty good, the other has a tail carriage that is a bit higher than Id like but ill keep her for now to make a group of 4.....




August 08, 2015, 09:59:23 AM
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Good pictures Bill! I should have some after today! You have lots to work with!!!!!!!!! So excited for you! I think I lost my touch on the hatches I had.....seems to be more roos than hens............ :-\
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August 08, 2015, 10:45:47 AM
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Oh its like a pendulum sweetie, it swings one way then the other! Next time you'll get a butt load of pullets!

August 09, 2015, 01:22:34 PM
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Exactly -- the Buckeyes I hatched this spring turned out to be 11 cockerels and 2 hens.  The Olive Eggers turned out 8 hens and 5 cockerels.  It's always a surprise!

August 29, 2015, 09:22:09 PM
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 11111 OK I haven't figured out how to reply to an individual comment (the lower right "reply" doesn't work) But I could use the REPLY on the top and just continue in the thread. Nice Birds Bill and also Stout coops!!
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August 30, 2015, 06:47:13 AM
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Hello Renee, Glad to see you made it over and joined out little group.   Folks I met Renee on a cornish page and she's a good lady from Florida. She has similar interest as most of us.... As to the posting to a individual comment I cant help you there Lady. aint figured it all out yet myself, we're brand new!

August 30, 2015, 07:38:43 AM
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September 27, 2015, 08:38:57 AM
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Good Morning folks. I have been slowly working my white cornish flock down.... Most are still too young to evaluate proper yet. So iv been just culling the ones that I clearly dont want in my breeding groups. But the oldest two pullets have made the cut and will be in a breeder pen. They are 12 weeks older than any others and 4 months older than the youngest..... They have filled out really nice over the last few weeks.








September 27, 2015, 09:01:46 AM
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Wow! Pretty birds.....white as snow!!! Would they happen to be Pandora's babies? They look as pretty as her, huh?
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April 04, 2016, 06:50:25 PM
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You birthing babies Bill? I just know you are  hi5

April 04, 2016, 07:18:16 PM
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Not the first pip yet.... if all is perfect i should hatch bout 6 tomorrow night.... but I been run'n a wee bit hot and hatch'n early... I did tweek it back a fuzz so I may be on time, but I been check'n regular!

April 05, 2016, 10:12:52 AM
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I just went home and counted pips.... 10 so far but none have hatched..... So far shit is exactly on track....

April 05, 2016, 11:25:27 AM
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You'll have babies when you get home! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edit to add:  DANG, NOW THAT'S A BIG SMILEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Edit to add again.......That's better! That was driving me crazy..............
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