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Photo of a 4 day old bantam egg in incubation - stay tuned to see how this bantam develops - we will be photographing its progress.

1.      For people that sell eggs for consumption. It is important that the quality and impression is maintained as professional. If someone finds “something” in a farm raised egg they are often times physiologically traumatized at the horror of what they might find next time – due to this physiological bias  they are reluctant to purchase farm eggs again. It also allows the farmer to very clearly see any cracks in the eggs helping to produce a safe and satisfactory product for the customer.

2.      For people that sell eggs for hatching – clearly distinguishes cracked eggs, frozen eggs, and other damage, it is even possible to gauge the age of the egg based on the air cell size for those that free range their birds and discover a nest.  

3.      For small homesteads to mitigate losses of naturally incubated poultry. A natural nest can be evaluated for fertility, ceased development, bacterial infections and other previously stated issues. The possibilities are endless here, two or three nests can be consolidated into one, then the hens “de-broodied” and reset, this can often times gain weeks or months of progress. Entire nests may have to be destroyed because of a new hen that did not get the incubation schedule right, again saving tremendous time. Rotten eggs may be avoided, saving the others etc.

4.      Fertility evaluation. Fertility can be evaluated as soon as possible saving vital time during the breeding season.

5.      Hatcheries, breeders and hobbyists

6.      Increased operator confidence, this gives people ‘control’ -  it allows them to feel as though they are the ones managing their breeding practices and progressing. This allows them to make crucial changes in a timely and informed manner  when otherwise they would be at the mercy of the slow processes of nature i.e. a nest that doesn’t hatch after a month.

The eggs ray increases homestead and hatchery productivity, maintains professionalism of egg producers, improves bio-security of natural nests and incubators, and gives the operator greater control of their business.

Call to order your Fleischmann Eggs-Ray today!

 
 
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Our Buckeye hen finally has her little chicks - after 21 long days of constant motherly care over her eggs!  She is so patient with them.  When it gets cold she clucks to them and gently shoves them under her with her beak.  The chicks are learning to take dust-baths, look for bugs, eat, drink and all the other things they need to learn.  I think it is so amazing how God's creation works - how a little puddle of goo can turn into a live chick!  And how a mamma hen knows how to sit on the eggs for the right amount of time - she knows if an egg is bad and she'll push it out of her nest - then she knows how to care for the chicks when they come out of their eggs - how to teach them to do all they need to know.  With their tiny little brain, yet they are perfectly equipped to do all they should.

 
 
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Our Khaki Campbell ducklings, Silkies and Old English Game bantams go out to pasture in their Chicken Tractor - enjoying the sun, eating grass, scratching, pecking - they love it!

Khaki Campbell ducks are amazingly cute and busy - constantly on the move - so full of personality.  I love it when they turn one eye up toward you to see you better!