I am so excited to announce that about 15 Euskal Oiloak chicks just hatched in California out of 21 eggs!  The new owner loves them and is amazed how strong and big they are even after the eggs were mailed from Skyline Poultry in Tennessee!  I know he is going to love them even more when they start hopping onto his hand for attention.

Now we are looking forward to the next lot of Euskal oiloak eggs to hatch as the USA invasion is officially underway.  The second ones were to the same owner 20 days ago and they are pipping right now!

There are more in the incubator in Louisa County, Virginia as a fairly new family to chickens is looking forward to adding these to their new flock.  Their kids will love them!  I am sure there are plans for even more in the USA!  I know James at Skyline has a waiting list, and I can't thank him enough for sharing these.  It's hard not to when they are really great birds.

I will post pics of these new babies when we get them in,  this is a historic time!  Thanks for reading. 

There's lots of great info on the site and here's our resources page Euskal Oiloak if you want to read as much as you can and our forum has lots of enthusiastic Euskal Oiloa owners in Canada, ready to help and share what we know as this breed is so rare and unknown and we have now have over 10 years combined experience with them.  I've had them 3 1/2 years now and can tell you anything you want to know.

Tags: Euskal oiloak, euskal oiloas, basque chickens, basque hens


Cub Creek Forge
10/27/2011 12:37:45 am

The 'bator certainly is the center of attention here in LC,VA! We'll keep you posted... :^))

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10/27/2011 04:24:00 am

That is awesome Cub Creek, I'll be waiting to hear, how it goes. Wishing you a great hatch. You will love the chicks.

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James Meeks
10/27/2011 05:13:01 pm

Pacing back and forth, biting nails.

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10/28/2011 10:53:22 am

Like an expectant father! ;-) It's an exciting time!

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Cub Creek Forge
11/19/2011 06:53:24 am

12 fluffy yellow chicks here in Louisa! Well, 2 are kind of cinnamon colored, but just as cute as ever. They are eating and... um... growing and doing what they do best!

25 more from James Meeks at Skyline Poultry are in the incubator - Awesome packaging for shipment, Skyline!

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That bloke
11/21/2011 02:17:05 pm

hey I can't complain from 40 eggs I had only one clear and I lost 1or 2 on the way out but finished up with 33 chicks, for eggs in the mail that is amazing and they've continued to grow in leaps and bounds, I'll be posting some updated pictures when I get a minute now they're 4 and 5 weeks old.

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11/21/2011 10:02:31 pm

Congratulations to both of you!
So 12 Basques chicks in Loiusiana, and 33 in California. The Euskal Oiloa invasion has begun! I can't wait to see pic that bloke, and I know Cubcreeks are on the Euskla Oiloa Forum.

The 5 week olds probably have their feathers and that creamy white baby fuzz still too! They certainly are scruffy at that age but leaning-all-over-you friendly. I should be able to help you sex them anyway,

James (Skyline certainly packs and ships well) and we have found you results fairly typical in the eggs we have shipped in Canada. The fertility is usually sky high and they are pretty big strong chicks! Good luck with the next hatch you have going on, hope it is even better for your second time ever Cubcreek! Now you guys know what the fuss is about with these chickens!

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Cub Creek Forge
1/30/2012 06:59:09 am

Waaaaaaa! The forum's down, Claire!

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Pops Coops
2/8/2012 05:41:09 am

Just want to say that we now have close to 400 EOs hatched and lots more eggs in the bator, I am so glad that, are there any hatching eggs dow there, that can be sent to Canada.

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