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Time for me to get horizontal
Last one out the door, kill the lights
Gone

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

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PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

I AM THE OWNER OF ABI'S COFFEE HOUSE. 

PLEASE DIRECT YOUR COMPLAINTS TO MY MANAGER, HEATHERFEATHER7 OR CHAOS18 IF YOU ARE REALLY IRATE!
 

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These are my 10 (+2) Bielefelder eggs. They are smaller than I expected, and I didn't expect the colors to vary so much. The air cells look pretty awesome, most are nickle sized or smaller, with only a little jiggle. The worst one is the top right one with a quater and a half sized saddle cell. but all membranes seem to be intact. *fingers crossed for setting them Friday evening!

Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too
Be so happy that when others look at you they become happy too
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These are my 10 (+2) Bielefelder eggs. They are smaller than I expected, and I didn't expect the colors to vary so much. The air cells look pretty awesome, most are nickle sized or smaller, with only a little jiggle. The worst one is the top right one with a quater and a half sized saddle cell. but all membranes seem to be intact. *fingers crossed for setting them Friday evening!
Lucky you I want some Bielefelders.

Chickens~Rhodebars, Lavender Orpington, Light Brahma and a lot of barnyard mutts.
Ducks~Muscovy      Geese~ Toulouse, Brown Chinese, White chinese
Turkeys~  Royal Palm

Endless chicken eggs hatching year round

 Also raise GMO Free pastured broilers

Chickens~Rhodebars, Lavender Orpington, Light Brahma and a lot of barnyard mutts.
Ducks~Muscovy      Geese~ Toulouse, Brown Chinese, White chinese
Turkeys~  Royal Palm

Endless chicken eggs hatching year round

 Also raise GMO Free pastured broilers

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Well, I just euthanized that last chick that I helped out. He was not doing well, could not stand or use his legs at all (both completely folded up toward his head), breathing fast. I used the baking soda/vinegar CO2 chamber method - it was quick. It was sad, but not as sad as the thought of watching him suffer, which he most assuredly would have. And now I know how to do it using this method. I considered scissors, but opted for this instead.

 

The second chick was looking perkier, so he got yet another bath under running warm water to get the sticky stuff off, but is looking better - once dry, I will move him to the brooder tonight. He's had a delay in eating and drinking (tried to put in Grogel, he hasn't eaten any) - he will need to make it in the group. We will see if he survives overnight. I have a full day of work tomorrow - he'll need to make it through on his own.

 

- Ant Farm 

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In my very recent experience, the important thing to note is that they have pipped THROUGH the CAM, which contains blood vessels (vs. into the air cell, away form vessels). So that if you end up assisting (and you may or may not choose to do so), be aware that if the blood vessels have not receded, they can bleed. 

If you look at the Assisted Hatching article, it is super helpful. I just spent the entire day dealing with this...

- Ant Farm 
Thank you for explaiing this and for the thread. I appreciate you. I have read the thread, but it has been many months. I will read it again.
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Thank you for explaiing this and for the thread. I appreciate you. I have read the thread, but it has been many months. I will read it again.

 

Sally may have something to add or may have meant something else, but this was what ended up being the most difficult part for me. I ended up having to cull one of them, but I have hopes for the other one. 

 

- Ant Farm 

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These are my 10 (+2) Bielefelder eggs. They are smaller than I expected, and I didn't expect the colors to vary so much. The air cells look pretty awesome, most are nickle sized or smaller, with only a little jiggle. The worst one is the top right one with a quater and a half sized saddle cell. but all membranes seem to be intact. *fingers crossed for setting them Friday evening!
Congrats on your new babies...
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Guys i have a question if i have a young hen that is not ready to lay yet and a roo mounts her, is it dangerous?
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I have10 WH duck eggs being shipped to me next week. Is there a site I can read that will help me prepare the eggs for incubating?
thanks
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