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So pretty Ravyn, glad Io is doing better. Amazing how fast they grow

They played outside with the big ducks yesterday...



Then Io chased off the bigger drake when he got nippy with the littles, lol...

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Haha!
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I have a pot of spaghetti sauce on the stove for my lasagna tomorrow when the kids come over. It smells so awesome, the dog is laying on the floor in front of the stove.
Ok, I put a spoonful of it in his food, so he wants more... big_smile.png
Sounds good! I had stuffed shells tonight. Have to go to my aunts house tomorrow for sausage and peppers!
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lol...

OH got the best Christmas present this morn... his Crash duck laid her very first egg...



Lady Greys egg left, Crash's on right...



Crash in front and Lady Grey...

Very cool!
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It actually depends on what the size is normally for the breed/line you are working with, and how quick the pullets eggs gain size...

Some take a month, some less... if they start super small, definitely wait til they get close to normal sized... Lady Grey took almost a month to get hers to hatchkng size, my Am's started laying theirs 3/4 normal sized...

2 weeks to a month is a general good rule of thumb... but if you're just doing mixes, or fun projects, or have a catastrophe then go ahead and try... just keep in mind they *usually* have lower hatch rate, less thrifty chicks, and *could be* smaller at full size...

Btw, mixes *usually* don't have these issues compared to pures...

Very good info!
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Oh, and Io's wing is all fixed...



Looked like a fat guy sportin' a blue Speedo, lol...



Rewrapped so it was just the one wing...





All better... smile.png
Looks good! Can't even tell.
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Why do you say that? Small eggs=small chickens?

In general, yes... sometimes they grow out to full size, but a lot of times they are a bit smaller than their parents... it's actually the reason behind why breeders say not to set pullet eggs...

Jerry actually talked about it on a different thread a little while back... they might grow just as big, but might not... as long as you are prepared to deal with it, it's up to you on trying...
 
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I've never seen

I actually don't remember if I've ever really watched it all the way through... gig.gif

I think it's not quite as bad if you hatch out a batch of all pullet eggs, instead of mixed large and small.  Small chicks have a hard time competing with large chicks, if they are all small the field is level again.  The bigger risk is potential double  yolkers, candle first.

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250+ chickens, 50 turkeys, baskets of eggs...incubators in all shapes and sizes...hatching March-July and wishing I was hatching the rest of the year.

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

 

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Walnut Hill Farm

250+ chickens, 50 turkeys, baskets of eggs...incubators in all shapes and sizes...hatching March-July and wishing I was hatching the rest of the year.

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

 

Life is short...live and love.

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I think it's not quite as bad if you hatch out a batch of all pullet eggs, instead of mixed large and small.  Small chicks have a hard time competing with large chicks, if they are all small the field is level again.  The bigger risk is potential double  yolkers, candle first.

That's true, too... just like trying to hatch bantams and lf together... plus it's harder to regulate proper humidity for both in same bator...

X2 on the double yolkers... I won't ever set those...
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That's true, too... just like trying to hatch bantams and lf together... plus it's harder to regulate proper humidity for both in same bator...

X2 on the double yolkers... I won't ever set those...
what happens if you were to try and hatch a double yolk?
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what happens if you were to try and hatch a double yolk?

If both develop, they run out of room at the end... plus only one ends up in position for hatching, the other suffocates... it is extremely rare that even one survives and *usually* it has health issues...

I dunno if there's ever been a successful hatch of twins... to me, it is just not worth the risk of putting any life through that...

Many try just for the challenge or the excitement, but I'm just not comfortable with the odds... Calls are difficult enough...
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Last lockdown of 2015 underway...8 eggs from my fancy EEs.  I popped them in a Brinsea 20 just for fun.  Should be hatching on the 28th!

Walnut Hill Farm

250+ chickens, 50 turkeys, baskets of eggs...incubators in all shapes and sizes...hatching March-July and wishing I was hatching the rest of the year.

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

 

Life is short...live and love.

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Walnut Hill Farm

250+ chickens, 50 turkeys, baskets of eggs...incubators in all shapes and sizes...hatching March-July and wishing I was hatching the rest of the year.

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

 

Life is short...live and love.

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Last lockdown of 2015 underway...8 eggs from my fancy EEs.  I popped them in a Brinsea 20 just for fun.  Should be hatching on the 28th!

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Last lockdown of 2015 underway...8 eggs from my fancy EEs.  I popped them in a Brinsea 20 just for fun.  Should be hatching on the 28th!

Good day for a birthday wink.png

1 Gold Laced Wyandotte, 1 EE, 1 black Orp, 1 white Orp/Leghorn mix, 1 BR, 1 RIR

 

1 boxer, 1 chihuahua, 2 daughters, and a great hubby

 

All female, except for the hubby. Poor man...

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1 Gold Laced Wyandotte, 1 EE, 1 black Orp, 1 white Orp/Leghorn mix, 1 BR, 1 RIR

 

1 boxer, 1 chihuahua, 2 daughters, and a great hubby

 

All female, except for the hubby. Poor man...

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