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Just a reminder to keep your section updated... If you are not on there, add yourself at the bottom, not the spoiler. If you are already in the spoiler, you may edit your section carefully!
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-w-friends-part-2-individual-updates

In the spirit of not wanting to mess it up I didn't update anything. I mess with spreadsheets in excel on a regular basis and am all too familiar with how easy a few erroneous keys can wreck havoc on formulas. It appears as though my profile was still under the spoiler section. Most recent batch is 8 EE's and 33 Giant Cochin that are on day 3. Also have 2 eggs under a broody that should hatch today(one had externally pipped last night).
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7 days 1 hour 8 minutes until hatch day! fl.gif
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In the spirit of not wanting to mess it up I didn't update anything. I mess with spreadsheets in excel on a regular basis and am all too familiar with how easy a few erroneous keys can wreck havoc on formulas. It appears as though my profile was still under the spoiler section. Most recent batch is 8 EE's and 33 Giant Cochin that are on day 3. Also have 2 eggs under a broody that should hatch today(one had externally pipped last night).

Yep! I have a backup on the computer and there is a revert button, so it should be okay. I'll add you though. thumbsup.gif
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First ever hatch was huge success. 24 quail eggs and most hatched already. 10-12 hrs early.

I feel like giving a red carpet speach to thank everyone that wrote the countless articles I read to make this first hatch so successful.
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Good Morning Everyone! :frow

HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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@Fire Ant FarmI have done boiked eggs. I have even done egg salad, but I don't like the same thing regularly. I also like a cereal like Honey Bunches of Oh's or Raisen Bran with fresh goats milk.
The wife bit was a friend's joke since I need help around the house with cooking and cleaning. I told her I would rather just be the wife and do that stuff and the jobs around my property while my husband worked an outside job. Oh well, that is never happening now. I am not even sure at this point if I could adjust to someone else around after being alone and doing what I want so long.

Ah, I see. Yeah, I get tired of things sometimes as well. Sometimes I slice some good cheese and toast bread, and put the cheese between the warm pieces of toast (no mayo or spread), and lightly wrap in a paper towel and let it sit in the passenger seat (if I'm driving) or in the desk until I'm ready to eat breakfast. Just trying to think of options. (Sounds like you've been through the options as well). 

 

Yeah, no way I could put up with anyone else at this point in life either. :rolleyes:

 

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Sorry for the late reply; had a rough day, beginning to end, and bailed early.

Yeah, I candled (what's now yesterday). 5 questionable that look clear, 7 viable with veins or embryo movement, or both.

Sorry you had a rough day - here's hoping you have a better one today. :hugs

 

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Just so happened to time my egg collecting correctly last night. Caught my broody off the nest for her daily stretch. It looks as though at least one egg has an external pip. Looks promising that she will make it this time. Its her first batch so the possibility still exist for issues but at least we made it this far.

Yay!!!! Go broody! :cd Go chickies!!!! :jumpy

 

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First ever hatch was huge success. 24 quail eggs and most hatched already. 10-12 hrs early.

I feel like giving a red carpet speach to thank everyone that wrote the countless articles I read to make this first hatch so successful.

I'm pretty sure I wasn't one of the ones who was helpful, but congratulations!!! :clap

 

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Yeah, so sorry, but if you hatch, you have to think about what to do with the boys. And if you don't want to do it yourself, and decide to rehome them, be aware that sometimes they COULD go to be "bait" to train fighting cocks (at least around here), or someone's dinner and they just didn't tell you. 

Trust me - my first time I let it go a little too long before culling the boys. They were all drawing blood from each other, and attacking the poor girls who were completely terrorized. It was so horrible. It is not a kindness to try to keep all boys. Best to plan ahead. 

Not sure how old your children are, but it is always a good thing to know where your food comes from. This may be an opportunity. Meanwhile, I NEVER name a male chick unless I know I will keep him. And sometimes you have to cull anyway if they are mean or sickly.

Final comment - related to your original question. Depending on where you were reading the discussion. technically, when discussing breeding, "culling" just means removing from the gene pool. Some breeders use the term "cull" meaning they have decided a given bird will not be used to breed for some reason. It does not mandate that the bird be killed. For instance, some breeders "cull" a pullet/hen form a breeding program, and move her into a layer pen to produce eggs - just no babies.

For what it's worth...

- Ant Farm 

Thanks we have raised meat birds forever and hunt. So they know where the food comes from. Yeah!'

But baby roos were just a shock for me because I never considered it.

I'm ok if people take them for food. The cock fight I don't like. Yikes!!!

But I do have a few trustworthy guys who will raise them for soup.

Thanks for all your advice.

 

Yikes - sorry for the long semi-preachy explanation when you already raise meat chickens. :hide It's just that some people want to hatch chicks but say that they think it's mean to kill chickens for food and say they get their meat "from the grocery store". 

 

But now that you mention it, while I've raised some birds (of a given dual purpose breed) with the clear foreknowledge that I would cull the boys for meat, it WAS later that I realized this applied to extra little non-meat type cockerels I hatched, too. I had to learn different processing method(s), and think of different ways to cook them - fortunately, there's lots of good info on BYC. 

 
I had a rough day yesterday because I signed up for a big series of continuing education courses for work this week without being clear on the length of the sessions, so now that I'm committed, I find I have MUCH less time to do my work this week than I thought I would, pushing a lot of it into the evening. I'm beat, and it's only Tuesday. I just need to survive this week. The babies will just have to wait for their new paddock/pen.
 
Right after waking up this morning, I stood at the bathroom sink bleary eyed, reached for my toothbrush, and then I looked down to find a scorpion in my sink. Yeah, I guess it's going to be that kind of day. (Sorry, no pics - I was too focused on killing it without getting stung). 
 
- Ant Farm 

Edited by Fire Ant Farm - 5/24/16 at 6:32am
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@ChickenCanoe I see you there - Good morning! Did you ever find a good/reasonable source for drinking water/potable water hoses? (That was you, right?)

 

- Ant Farm

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Good Morning Everyone! frow.gif
Good mornin! Hear anything from Sally? Oh, you might want to check your part in the article I posted a link to. lau.gif
-Banti
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Breakfast eaten, two cups coffee consumed, and now I gotta run. It's been nice having breakfast with you all - I'll see y'all later! :frow

 

- Ant Farm 

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Good Morning Everyone! :frow


Morning Mike

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

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