We have had smoke not constantly, just on and off ~
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I smelled the smoke around 2am..Woke me up. I did not get excited and look for fire after seeing you guys talk about it. I thought about waking the WWD and have her look, but decided not too......
I have a chick out of last weeks disastrous hatch (five live birds from 100 eggs) that is the prettiest lavender/blue color. I think I know who her mother is. Holm it is that one you said you have "only that color Easter eggers). With the Blue from Sven-son of Ole's tail she (hoping here) is beautiful. Even Judy says it is the prettiest colored chick we have ever had. I will try to get a picture today.
One thing the hatch is a lucky hatch in that they all get to eat Gamebird starter. I feed 28% gamebirds started to turkeys and Keets, If I have a chick with them it gets the better food. This lucky group is 4 chicks and one turkey.
I have decided to put Judy's grill together today. She has been complaining long enough about it still being in the box. She can blame the pick up being such a PITA for that! As of today no one has taken me up on my Craigslist barter. I was disappointed, I thought EJB would use this opportunity to get me into something other than a Ford.. BUT he has not been on much lately so maybe he just missed the post.
I have discovered the weak point in my hatching. It is the foam hatchers. I am going to have to build some new ones or buy some. I did buy some automatic humidity devices ( a bucket and hose with a float) I hope that helps maintain a more stable humidity. I also got some new setting trays for the one 1202. And that low pressure waterer Jerry told us about...
Judy was NOT happy with the purchases. I am now banned from Sam's Club, Amazon, and all internet shopping. She is so unreasonable. On the plus side, she did tell me I could build a new hatchery, if I do a few dozen things on her honeyDo list instead of fixing up the old shed for a hatchery.
I am really giving it serious thought. I am thinking a 24x32 garage package from Menards that I insulate and put a few windows in. With 2 mandoors and maybe one 5 ft door for larger items, like a new incubator that holds 3000 eggs!
Now it is picture time!!!
First the cute "blue" one. The color is not as realistic as I would like, an IPhone failure.
Here is all 5 of the survivors of the disastrous hatch of '16. I think the one just to the left of the blue one is a PC. I did not mark these as they were such a weak hatch I refused to sell any.
Same as above but shows side view of blue one.
And this was unbelievable. The other day when I got my old truck "fixed" again. I had Judy follow me to Elk River to make sure it was running ok. I brought with me tools to pull the axle and the wheel bearings incase of a problem. We stopped every couple miles so I could feel the bearings to make sure they were not getting hot. When we got to Elk River Judy wanted to go into Walmart. I picked a parking place as far away from people as I could. I parked in 4 spaces, so I could pull the axles if need be. I wanted lots of room around me...
When we came out this is what we found...The old truck is mine...There is not room to get in my passenger door.
I guess the other 400 spots around me did not appeal to the PITA.