Have fun with winter prep!! glad you got them moved! let me know how they react today!!
Everyone seems to be adjusting pretty well in their new digs yesterday and today. The girls are taking to the nestboxes well and I didn't have much of a drop off in production yesterday, thankfully. We have so many orders for eggs and don't have enough layers so I'd really like to hatch another group after this hatch, but the cold weather on the way is giving me second thoughts. I still haven't decided if I should bring these babies due Friday straight out to the brooder or keep them inside for a few days. (Highs 30's, lows 26 forecast over the weekend here) I use a Premier brooder heat plate which the babies love to snuggle under and have an insulated coop and raised brooder...but I haven't used it in ambient temps under freezing yet so..I dunno...guess I need to decide pretty soon lol.
Did my pre-lockdown candling last night- looks like I have 4 Marans out of the 8 (shipped) started that have made it to lockdown today. My air cells were smaller than I would have liked so I'm going to keep my humidity low (its at 35 now on a calibrated hygro) for a little while longer but I've stopped turning and am watching closely for movement or pips in case I need to get humidity up asap.
My 2 flock babies in the still air hovabator look awesome. I saw movement!! Yay! Those 2 lockdown tomorrow.
I will post some pics of my air cells from the Marans in just a minute...gotta switch back to my phone...
ETA: No idea why my post showed up in Sally's quote. I must have done something wrong lol
Edited by Laurel Meadows - 11/18/15 at 11:14am