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Awesome! You must be tired but how nice to have all that chicken in the freezer! Way to go, girl. The gumbo sounds delicious.
Awww, how cute.
My hatch is over. I'm about ready to throw my incubator into traffic. I'm pretty sure my temp was a bit low this time, but I also think there is a design flaw with my incubator. I think the ventilation is poor. Out of 18 locked down eggs, (10 shipped, 8 local) I got 7 chicks. One pipped right below the air cell and aspirated. 2 pipped internally but never pipped externally, and the rest are dead in shell, fully formed.
Ugh. I'm sorry to hear that. I hate it when eggs die during lockdown.
I'm getting a bit nervous about the Barnies that I have cooking, since every shipped hatch I've done has had some late losses.
I was expecting some late losses, due to shipped eggs, but not like this.
This weekend we were harassed by a new pest...a beautiful year old wild tom turkey that set his eyes on our girls and drove our guys to distraction. He was so intent on getting to the girls that we walked right up almost on him before his instincts kicked in and he took off. But he wasn't gone long...so we let the dog shoo him. He was back first thing this morning teasing one of our toms through the coop fence. Shooed him off with the dog again, and this wily old tom thought he'd outsmart us and the dog by making a full circle of the house and coming down to the coop from the back side. But the dog, who isn't as dumb as he lets on, was watching for him and sounded off, and the tom left again.
As lovely as he is to see, I certainly don't want his genetics in my flock or any disease he may carry in my yards. I could get a hunting license and ensure his departure, but I think that if we just keep making his life difficult he'll move on.
This is Hoot, my little owly looking EE. I do think he's a boy, so his name will be short-lived, but I think it's fitting.
Edited by WalnutHill - 4/10/16 at 7:47pm
Thanks, not better yet.