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by brooksidepoultry
07 Mar 2016, 10:44
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Getting hens to lay:
Replies: 0
Views: 2028

Getting hens to lay:

Ok granted we've had a little snow & frost & it's a bit early in the year but maybe it's just me but the majority of my breeding hens are being buggers at starting to lay. I accept their rare breeds but their on layers pellets & oyster shell, in nice clean pens, some are still free ranging, all have...
by brooksidepoultry
07 Mar 2016, 10:36
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Duck breeding pens:
Replies: 0
Views: 1326

Duck breeding pens:

Normally my ducks free range & have access to a river so messiness isn't really a problem with them, but I'm penning them up for a couple of weeks / months in their breeding pens but their messy buggers & I've got a small water trough for them & their on grass in 4x8ft pheasant panel runs & have she...
by brooksidepoultry
04 Sep 2015, 21:48
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Cream legbar & crested cream legbar genetics:
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

Re: Cream legbar & crested cream legbar genetics:

Well the hen & cock I had I purchased as "Crested cream legbars" & I thought you could get none crested as well but I want a rough idea of the genetics as I want to in future sell hatching chicks & day olds x.
by brooksidepoultry
03 Sep 2015, 00:07
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: My reward....
Replies: 3
Views: 1552

Re: My reward....

Ooh I shall go hunting for some on our ground tomorrow & hopefully find some if the cows haven't eaten them but the weathers also been quite wet by us so hmm x
by brooksidepoultry
02 Sep 2015, 23:58
Forum: George's Lounge
Topic: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this
Replies: 34
Views: 10225

Re: My travel journal -Not certain if I ever posted this

Hey not been on a site for a while & I've been meaning to catch up with darkbrowneggs blog, does anyone know if she still uses the site at all?
by brooksidepoultry
02 Sep 2015, 23:56
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Cream legbar & crested cream legbar genetics:
Replies: 4
Views: 1749

Cream legbar & crested cream legbar genetics:

Hi guys listen just a quick query but I've got a crested cream legbar boy whos recently lost his only girly so I'm looking for some more, but I was wondering if I crossed him to some none crested cream legbars will I still get the autosexing gene & what colour eggs - at my guess they'd be a mix of w...
by brooksidepoultry
10 Aug 2015, 17:16
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: To do lists & poultry keeping wish lists:
Replies: 0
Views: 1839

To do lists & poultry keeping wish lists:

Right has anyone like me got a list of things they need to do with their poultry keeping or a wish list of things / birds they'd like? As we all know poultry keepings pretty obsessive & full of things to do :) ok here's mine lol *Locate fresh breeding stock & organise current *Sort latch on shed *Kn...
by brooksidepoultry
09 Aug 2015, 08:34
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Finally had time to do this:
Replies: 0
Views: 1889

Finally had time to do this:

Well I've finally had time to focus on my poultry & have been able to set up a little site on FB - please feel free to check us out & like our page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Brooksid ... 6844785604

Many thanks x
by brooksidepoultry
26 Jul 2015, 08:46
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: CONFUZZLED MUCH?
Replies: 8
Views: 3532

Re: CONFUZZLED MUCH?

You have 3 options, all of which end up in not keeping him but it's the unfortunate fate of most cockerals or excess male poultry: 1.) Cull him, cook him & eat him - not nice I know but you know how the meats being reared & get a good meal out of it. ( Personally I think all poultry keepers should b...
by brooksidepoultry
26 Jul 2015, 08:26
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: 12 guinea fowl eggs
Replies: 3
Views: 3331

Re: 12 guinea fowl eggs

Henwife are these still available? & what r u asking for them?
by brooksidepoultry
28 May 2015, 00:01
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Candling help & advice:
Replies: 2
Views: 2191

Re: Candling help & advice:

Fair enough, I just didn't want to leave eggs in rotting & giving them the potential to explode or ruin others. It's in 1 of the large brines a cabinet incubators & it's my 1st attempt doing several species at once, & I've got hen, quail, duck & goose eggs in & have just got to candle the quail eggs...
by brooksidepoultry
26 May 2015, 20:01
Forum: Eggs and Growers
Topic: Candling help & advice:
Replies: 2
Views: 2191

Candling help & advice:

Ok so I've candled all my hen, duck & goose eggs at 7 days, the hen eggs were the easiest to do, getting 93-95% with 2 questionable ones - I think the 1 shell was too thick & the other was very dark brown in colour. The duck eggs & goose egg were harder though, I found 5 definite fertile duck eggs b...
by brooksidepoultry
22 Apr 2015, 10:53
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Problems with goslings after hatching:
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

Re: Problems with goslings after hatching:

Yeah all fit & healthy but she was a old bird about 13 yrs old, I know they can go a lot longer but at that age she's not had bad innings, I had to cull the tolouse gosling & found 1 dead in the shell but my 1 duck egg also hatched & at least I know my geese are fertile :grin:
by brooksidepoultry
21 Apr 2015, 09:59
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Problems with goslings after hatching:
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

Re: Problems with goslings after hatching:

Ok thanks well I know the older 1s are good parent's it's just the hatching part their crap at, so will wait & see & the neck does seem to be getting straighter now, at least with the maino I can look without touching, it's just been a awkward year with our geese with the 1 old female dying, the oth...
by brooksidepoultry
21 Apr 2015, 09:23
Forum: General & Misc
Topic: Problems with goslings after hatching:
Replies: 4
Views: 2497

Problems with goslings after hatching:

Well I know my new geese are fertile & my older ones are fertile after a couple of years of doubting them, but I've had 2 goslings hatch out 1 with the navel slightly exposed & 1 with I think possible wry neck, the 2nd 1 I had to help out of the shell due to being stuck because of the membrane & I'm...