Chicken eggs? Answered

Hi chicken experts.  I have a broody hen and so decided to get some fertile chicken eggs for her to hatch. Now I have bought a mixed lot and so would like to garner opinion as to what I might get out of them. Possibility from the breeders are Welsummer, Cream legbar, Light sussex, to name but a few poeeibilities. Photo attached,

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toxic copper fumes

I have made a tabacco pipe out of a brass bowl and a copper pipe that fits into the bowl. i have heard that copper gives off toxic fumes. will it do so if it is burning in the brass?

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Newly hatched Japanese Quails Answered

My quail eggs have hatched but 50% of the baby quails cannot walk.  Their legs stick out from the side of their bodies.  They seem healthy but craw around the brood box. The good ones can walk on the straw covered brood box.  They just cannot stand Any ideas as to what has happened?

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Why are platypus's mammals when they lay eggs?

I was reading a book at the library on platypus's and the book says it's a mammal yet it lays eggs. How come ?

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Incubated Pheasant has Egg Peeped, but then Stopped. What should I do? Please Help Soon Answered

On 7-09-13 at around 7:00P.M. the first pheasant egg in the incubator peeped.  It made a new crack yesterday next to the first hole like it is going around, but it hasn't done anything more.  Is this normal, if not, what should I do?  It has been 38 hours. Thanks for any help

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Contest suggestion

I'm new here. Did I miss a contest for making the biggest mess while trying to photograph myself separating an egg?

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Camping resource

This is a good website on how to do stuff and how to take care of camping equipment. http://www.outdooreyes.com/outdooradventureindex.php3

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What do you think the Pro's and Con's of a small tent are for camping? Answered

Yes, First camp for this year. Finally warm enough.

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care to check out my first instructable? I went for quality.

Hey, I was wondering if everyone could check out my first ever instructable, found hereit's about dissolving an egg shell using only basic household items......check it out, and please comment!

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What kind of snake is this?

Found this girl in my wood pile. Should I leave her alone or relocate her and the eggs. Is it poisonous? (I'm in north texas by a lake.)

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cool google thing

Linkif you type in "google easter egg", and click "i'm feeling lucky", you will find a cool mini-game.link

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I can't find this ible!

First of all, I wasn't sure where to post this, so I posted it here. Anyways... I'm making an ible (muhahahahaaaaa!) and I need to find something that I saw a while ago... It's a giant Rube Goldberg machine that in the end smashes a custard egg. I think that this won a contest, so why can't I find it??? If you made this or know where it is, tell me pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!

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How do I force my dogs to have babies?

I just want puppies man....

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My tire swing tire Answered

I found an old tire in my pasture by my house. I decided to make a rope swing out of it, the only problem is the old, rusty rim is still on it! How do I get it off??

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How can I stop spiders and bees from nesting in my shed?

I have a shed outside and it is full of spider eggs and bee nests, any ideas on how to deter them? 

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what does a box turtle eat?

I found a box turtle and its been sticking around and i think its gonna lay eggs and it looks like her tail got run over i dont think she can find her own food or wants to leave the place i setup because there are dogs around so please tell me what they eat

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Be a caveman with Swedish style!

I saw this on the MAKE blog: Helmut Smit is an artist/designer. This brilliant Ikea Hack "harks back to one of humanity's basic needs: making fire." As Ikea does not sell matches or lighters, Smits has taken cues from the wartime necessity of burning furniture to keep warm, and created a fire from an Ikea rope, hanger, wine rack, egg cup, napkins, and floral embellishments. Since embedding doesn't seem to work consistently here's a direct link to the video below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzXOVbYUamc

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Should I use the front or back brake for my bmx bike? Answered

I have a bike thats been laying in someone's backyard for a few years and I'm trying to refurbish it and make it nice with a new paint job and some new parts. I'm going to take one of the brakes out. Should it be the front or the back brake? If I take out the back brake there will be a slight problem. You see something is wrong with it and the handle is stuck. I can't even squeeze the brake handle. A little help please!!! 

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Twins Separated At Birth Met And Married

Http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080111/od_nm/twins_odd_dc;_ylt=AoZvBFiQ44VpuITp2zqX9sWs0NUEI know it's not really what iBles is about... but I couldn't resist posting it.Here is the article from Yahoo! News:Fri Jan 11, 2:33 PM ETA couple discovered after they had married that they were twins who had been split up at birth and adopted by separate families, according to a member of Britain's House of Lords.British peer David Alton recounted the story to parliament last month to support his argument that artificially conceived children should be told who their biological parents are.Alton said he had heard the story of the separated twins from a High Court judge who had dealt with the case."This did not involve in vitro fertilization: It involved the normal birth of twins who were separated at birth and adopted by separate parents," said Alton, an independent member of the Lords. "They were never told that they were twins.""They met later in life and felt an inevitable attraction, and the judge had to deal with the consequences of the marriage that they entered into and all the issues of their separation," he said."I suspect that it will be a matter of litigation in the future if we do not make information of this kind available to children who have been donor-conceived," he said.Alton could not immediately be reached for comment and no further information was available about the twins or where they were from."I think it's a very tragic story for the people involved," said Pam Hodgkins, head of a group that helps adults affected by adoption."It is a lesson that we need to learn and apply to the situation of donor-conceived children," she told Sky News."Whilst ... nowadays it would be most unusual for siblings to be separated ... the risk of secrecy affecting the lives of people born as a result of egg and sperm donation is exactly the same as the risks that have affected adopted people in the past," she said.

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Caring for a toad with a broken and infected arm? Answered

Last weekend I found a toad with his arm trapped in a mousetrap.  I don't know exactly how long he was there, but I discovered him when I heard this shuffling sound from the back of my garage and heard flies buzzing.  Upon investigating, I found poor Toady.  The flies had already laid eggs on his wound.  He was trying to hop away attached to the trap.   His arm is clearly broken.  He didn't have significant blood loss, but when I first opened the trap his tiny bones were visible at the injury site. I put Toady in a small bucket lined with moss and vegetation, along with adding a little bit of water, and covered the bucket with a dishtowel.  I used cotton swabs dipped in saline to clean the wound and applied antibiotic ointment (Neosporin without painkiller).  I also tied a thread slightly above the injury site to act as a tourniquet and prevent further infection, and possibly allow for his limb to naturally come off. Below the injury site is swollen, discolored and infected, growing a fuzzy fungus.  I've been checking on Toady every other day (I wasn't wanting to stress him out too much with frequent visits), cleaning his wound and infection and applying antibiotic ointment.  His arm is clearly dead weight and can't be salvaged.   I've put various bugs, slugs/snails and worms in there with him but I haven't seen him eat.  I put a june bug in there, and the june bug ended up trying to climb onto him but Toady seemed to try and squash the bug with his chest and then hopped over the bug to the other side.  Maybe the beetle is too big for him.  I haven't checked to see if the other goodies I gave him are just hiding under the moss. He doesn't appear to be losing or gaining weight.  He gets stressed whenever I visit, breathing rapidly and either trying to make himself look larger or do the opposite and huddle down, despite how careful and gentle I try and be around him. I'm worried about predators and infection if I were to release him now.  What should I do/not do?  I think I'll try Craigslist here to see if there happens to be an experienced amphibian owner with the proper supplies to care for him.  I doubt any vet here would be able to do anything, and I don't have the money to do so. Is this toad a male?  I thought he was based on his size since he's on the small size, but perhaps it's a youngster?  He doesn't make any noises with me, but I'm not sure if it was him chirping in his bucket or a nearby toad.  I know there's several right in the immediate vicinity.

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