Thanks @Saris and @RubyNala97 ; it's really horrible to think someone's out there - just metres from where we're watching TV and they could mess with our chooks! But I WILL NOT let it stop me from keeping them; I just love chickens! There's a few AC breeders over here, so these are hatching eggs. The first lot I stuffed up and got the humidity wrong = dead chicks in shell. The second weren't fertile, so here's hoping for third time lucky! I got one from the first round - a little roo I think. AMAZED how fast he's growing!
I am still curious how they catch criminals as this has me bothered ! @GreenRunner
Hello everyone! I hope I can still join in! I currently have 2 bators running for hatches due 11/20 and 11/22 with a total of 14 eggs set. I got a great deal on a Brinsea mini for $25 bucks and it is at full capacity with 8 shipped black copper Marans eggs and the hygrometer. I am hoping for some quality breeding stock out of this hatch to add to my existing blue copper breeding prospects. We really also wanted to hatch some from our existing mixed flock too- so I was able to talk my husband into letting me get a Hovabator on sale :-) and each family member chose a hen we wanted a baby from. So we have 6 in there. They are all covered by our silver laced Wyandotte rooster. So there's a slw egg, 2 barred rocks eggs (Chicks should be black sex-links), 2 Easter eggers eggers, and a black sex link's egg. Should be a fun mix! :-)
WELCOME TO THE THREAD!!!
Wow Great breeds in the bators!!! I hope you have a great hatch! Marans are tough to loose weight during incubation always fun to hatch those nice big chicks too! when are they due?