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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:19 pm 
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Great news!! Grabby has scraped together her last dozen eggs to give me a shot at getting a cinnie this season! So thankful that she has been willing to help me, and really excited to see what happens. Still not heard back re those other eggs, but maybe next season, as Andrew says.

Wish me luck, and I'll keep you posted :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 9:26 pm 
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Good luck! Yes, keep us informed.

She sure is a champion helper. We wouldn't be without her on here. :-D

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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:04 pm 
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How nice of Grabby! That is great news, fingers crossed for cinnamon or silver keets coming your way soon :) I just had a surprise hatch of wild type pearl keets from a free range hen, here I was thinking my season was over...


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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 11:07 pm 
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Well done Grabby and I HOPE the original supplier comes good on his promise. Good luck with the hatch.

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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 8:14 pm 
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awwe shucks guys, i love the chook chat.

awesome that you got some late babies B_Hunter!
fingers crossed that there is some fertility left here, for Pazzwegian. :-)

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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 12:54 pm 
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Happy Days! Grabby's eggs arrived safe and sound yesterday, and are now in the incubator cooking away :-D

I have also been in contact with the original seller of the eggs, and it turns out he wasn't ignoring me, we just had some phone issues. He has me on the list for some spring eggs, so hopefully between Grabby's eggs and the replacement ones I will get a few special keets!

Very excited, now I just have to be patient and wait (not a strong point) ;-)

Will update you all when I candle the eggs in a weeks time. Thankyou so much for all your encouragement and advice, I really appreciate it :th


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That's good news!

Good luck and best wishes for a successful incubation. :-)


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 3:03 pm 
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Well I candled the eggs yesterday, and unfortunately only 1 seems to be a starter :-(
I guess it's just really the wrong season to be trying, but here's hoping that one makes it. Luckily, it was from the area marked by grabby as being a likely cinnamon, so there's still hope! I haven't given up on the other eggs yet, but I have added a couple of chook eggs to the incubator so that if this little guy hatches he won't be lonely.


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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 8:44 pm 
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that is such a good idea pazzwegian with adding the chook eggs!

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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 9:07 pm 
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Thanks! I thought so too :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 10:01 pm 
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Poop, poop, poop! 11 of the twelve eggs are still clear and obviously no good. The one starter seems t have quit, though I won't give up on it yet. And of course of the six chook eggs that I added to be friends for the potential guinea baby (that I don't really need) ALL of them are growing nicely!


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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 8:06 am 
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sorry they didn't work out, pazzwegian.

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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 9:53 am 
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That's ok grabby, not your fault! It's just that time if year I think. It was really nice of you to try :)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:17 pm 
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hey Pazzwegian, i was just thinking of you and your cinnie / silver egg person arrangement of getting replacement eggs this season.

i am asking as apart from regular curiosity we have had an onslaught of foxes and probably hawks too, though i have not seen any to date.

our last loss was Sunday morning at 5.40am-ish when i awoke to guineas flapping and squawking as a fox ran after them across my yard outside my bedroom window. i leaped up, screaming fox and bloke went from asleep to stone cold killer instantly. within 2 minutes he went from sound asleep - got weapon and killed it with one shot.
we have so very few of our special guineas left.

sorry about waffling on with my crappy Spring, back to the thread.
did you get the eggs?
if yes, how was your hatch rate?
i am hoping things have gone well for you and one day down the track maybe we could swap some eggs.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 2:28 pm 
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Hi grabby,

That's really nice of you to ask after me! Unfortunately, I haven't received replacement eggs yet, though I have been ringing and emailing quite a bit :-( Very disappointed, as I was really hoping to have some babies on the ground by now. I'm not sure what to do really...

Sorry to hear about your losses. Foxes suck! Very impressed by your hubby though, mine would probably take two minutes to wake up, let alone shoot a fox!

Will definitely keep you posted, and would love to swap eggs if I ever get started with these colours.

Anyone else got cinnamon eggs for sale at the moment?


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