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CreativeTwinsZoo's journal of self sufficancy

Discussion in 'Member's "Self Sufficient Living" Journals' started by creativetwinszoo, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Oct 26, 2014
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Here's a good one for you.... you actually CAN incubate the eggs for a couple weeks after your roosters are gone. The hens have some way that they 'store' sperm for awhile. I lost a beautiful Lavender roo a while back so for the next two - three weeks I collected every egg those hens laid and had a great hatch! Crazy, huh?
     
  2. Oct 26, 2014
    Denim Deb

    Denim Deb More Precious than Rubies

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    I've heard it can be up to a month.
     
  3. Oct 26, 2014
    frustratedearthmother

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    I've heard that too Deb. In my case I only gathered eggs for three weeks. Every ten days I set a new batch in the incubator so that none of the eggs were old. The eggs that the hens laid three weeks after the roo died were waning in their fertility but I still got about 50% fertility from those. It's quite possible that eggs laid even later would have hatched also.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2014
    creativetwinszoo

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    Wow!!! I didn't know that! I thought it was a straight one time shot! So its like with mollies and platies then? (They can hold sperm up to 3 months I believe)
     
  5. Oct 30, 2014
    creativetwinszoo

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    So not much been going on around here, dad doing pretty good, he's moving around enough to get to the computer and have a smoke outside again.
    Halloweens tomorrow!!! I haven't even got any of my pimkins carved and my decorations are few and sad :'(
    I hope everyone has a safe and fun day tomorrow! Have a good fall harvest and stay safe from the ghoulies and demons!!! Anyone with munchkies, be sure to check their candie, for safety reason of ncourse and to devour half the bag ;p
     
  6. Oct 30, 2014
    sumi

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    We don't "do" Halloween in this boring country :( Have fun and stay safe!
     
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    creativetwinszoo

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    Whaaa- why not?.? Just to far from everyone or not enough peeps celebrate?
     
  8. Oct 30, 2014
    sumi

    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    I don't know :hu We have plenty people who'd be happy to celebrate it, but we don't...
     
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    creativetwinszoo

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  10. Oct 31, 2014
    creativetwinszoo

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    So finally did some pumpkin carving!!
    Lol every year I forget how much work it can be lol
    Got my apples to please the passing spirits if they want them and 12 bags of assorted candy mixed together as well as my work costume ready for work!

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    I think this is the most difficult pumpkin I've ever carved haha
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    And that's it for now!! See ya all later!
     

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