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INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! come HATCH, LEARN, & Chat! w/hosts, Sally Sunshine & BantyChooks - Page 3322post #33212 of 1576311/14/16 at 3:42pm
-Kathypost #33213 of 1576311/14/16 at 3:49pmThread StarterQuote:Originally Posted by CliftonFarmer
@Sally Sunshine how do you rig up a fan like the one you showed mme?
I assume you saw all the posts helping you out after you posted?Quote:Originally Posted by ducks4you
Great helpful thread!
I've been incubating for about 6 years now. Last year was such a bust. I only hatched 8 chicks, and then I put them in an enclosure without enough protection, and we had a massacre. Only one chick survived.
Nobody tells you when get into birds that buying the birds is the cheapest part of it!! I finally have the right setup. I have a commercial coop, supposedly for 15 birds. I have my seven layers there, and I just butchered down my 14 Dark Cornish roosters (4 1/2 month's old) to 5, so I have 11 birds. There is enough room in the coop and enough birds to help survive winter temperatures. After lots of buying and grabbing freebies these birds have a 12 x 30 ft enclosure (dog fencing) with a poultry netting roof. The other "coop" is a makeshift building that DH built on top of a pallet, 4 x 5 x 5 high, with a rubber mat for the floor, and a makeshift roost from the handles of an old wheelbarrow. 12 x 12 dog fencing, wooden frame chicken wire roof, and outside is lined with chicken wire. (Amazing how they can escape!) This is where I want to move the baby chicks out of the brooder, so, understandably, I won't be incubating until May.
My layers are 5 EE's and 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes. The roosters are Dark Cornish. Any guesses as to what the chicks this year will look like?
Welcome! I have no clue but they should be a cute mix with big nice bodies!! I am glad you have everything straightened out about the predators.Quote:Originally Posted by JandTRanch
CH- check out this thread: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/315773/computer-fans-in-the-incubator-how-to-rewire
This walk you through step by step what you need to do using what you already have. :-)
thank you!Quote:Originally Posted by fire370
CH, I just ran down the road to the neighbors house to take some pics. (Your welcome).... Anyway, I put a $4 computer fan in her little giant a year or two ago to help her out. I want to say it's a 44mm. It fit right inside of the elements. See pics. And also a pic of the phone charger we used. She hatches well over 80% with eggs she gets from me and a lot of times higher. You do not need a full 12v for that little styrofoam job. You just need to move air and not too much.
THANK YOU FIRE!!! so awesome that you ran out to specifically take pictures for Chicken Hawk!
Thanks Kat!post #33214 of 1576311/14/16 at 3:54pm
I love these chicks!!! They are SO CUTE!!!Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock. Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix. 6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy. Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo. Tiny chicks too many to count.Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock. Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix. 6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy. Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo. Tiny chicks too many to count.post #33215 of 1576311/14/16 at 3:55pmThread StarterQuote:
thanks, those were the frizzled serama of the week olds, the others were the ones just hatchedpost #33216 of 1576311/14/16 at 3:56pmQuote:
With the Frizzled, you need a frizzled one with a smooth one to produce frizzled babies, or something like that, right?Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock. Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix. 6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy. Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo. Tiny chicks too many to count.post #33217 of 1576311/14/16 at 3:58pm
Serama lover! Home of the Super Serama Bunch! Don't forget cochins. 26 Seramas, 1 duccles, 6 layer bird! Make sure to follow Kate's Sassy Seramas as we can ship birds soon!
Serama lover! Home of the Super Serama Bunch! Don't forget cochins. 26 Seramas, 1 duccles, 6 layer bird! Make sure to follow Kate's Sassy Seramas as we can ship birds soon!post #33218 of 1576311/14/16 at 4:00pmpost #33219 of 1576311/14/16 at 4:02pmThread StarterQuote:
yes, but still not 100% and despite what some say, there is a hiding frizzled gene so when she had straight roos that carried the frizzle gene she was getting 50% more frizzled chicks. So at some point we will breed back knowing they carry the gene.post #33220 of 1576311/14/16 at 4:02pmThread Starter
thanks, bubbles and Shah
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