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carrjohn
Kellyville, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2006
3:14 PM

Post #2607158

I just found this amongst my cannas. John

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Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 10, 2006
3:15 PM

Post #2607168

Now who do you suppose that belongs too?
carrjohn
Kellyville, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2006
3:50 PM

Post #2607291

They are for sure a collection from my G fowl.

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 10, 2006
4:27 PM

Post #2607428

Do you think she'll be setting or has she already started to do that? I haven t had much dealings with Guineas , but sure would like to have some! My last little ones got adopted by an old PBRock, then the neighbors Dogs ended them! Hope your little Covey (?) makes it!
carrjohn
Kellyville, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 10, 2006
4:41 PM

Post #2607465

I have about 25 hens and 7 roosters that just run my 20 acres + my neighbors property. They usually hatch about a hundred chicks a year. And about 5 survive. I have tryed to keep them penned up until they are large, but then they do not have the surviver skills and get eaten anyways. So now I just let nature take its course. Lot less stress on me. John

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 10, 2006
5:58 PM

Post #2607687

I understand about the less stress, thing! Im all for it! LOL
Eric19
Lapeer, MI

August 13, 2006
4:12 AM

Post #2616679

What does setting mean?
carrjohn
Kellyville, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 13, 2006
4:22 AM

Post #2616720

Eric, setting is when the hen sits on the eggs to start the incubation period. Which is around 28 days. John
Eric19
Lapeer, MI

August 15, 2006
2:58 AM

Post #2623340

How old are your hens?
carrjohn
Kellyville, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2006
12:52 PM

Post #2624112

Eric, they range from 1 to 6 years. Several of them will lay their eggs in the same nest but only one will do the setting. The others will start another hidden nest somewhere else. John

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 15, 2006
5:02 PM

Post #2624878

Carrjohn has anyone started settin this nest yet?
carrjohn
Kellyville, OK
(Zone 7a)

August 15, 2006
5:28 PM

Post #2624951

No, Eufaula, I went out to check this morning and I guess I have a large black snake, or a king snake. Over half of the eggs are missing without a trace. Has to be a snake because an animal will leave empty shells. But thats life out here in the boonies. John

Eufaula

Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

August 15, 2006
5:40 PM

Post #2624975

John Im going to send you a DM! (E)

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