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Yep, chicken math gets me too. I told my husband in the fall that I was putting my incubators away until spring. No winter babies this year, absolutely not doing it. Then I got suckered into the New Years Day hatch-a-long here on BYC (okay, okay, it didn't take all that much convincing). Of course, when the hubs came home and caught me tweaking the 'bators I got a raised eyebrow and an "uh huh, no hatching until spring...." "but, but, darling, theres the NYD HAL on BYC and I'm just going to do a small batch to check fertility anyway". That was, oh, 2 hatches and 24 chicks ago and the incubators are STILL running. Oops. And I have hens sitting on eggs in both of my coops (which already contain a dozen adult chickens each). Yep, chicken math. Gets me everytime gig.gif

And, I've carried single chicks around in my shirt pocket more than I'd like to admit. It got me some funny looks at the grocery store once hide.gif

:gigA man looked at me strange when he started screaming in Lowes.

 

This link: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1074082/help#post_16402203 leads to a thread that has a silkie brain damage problem. You seem to have more expirence with this than me and their hen is in bad shape....

 

I think this site is a "support group" to "enable us"

I have this

These pictures have so much truth! They are my screen savers!:gig 


Edited by chickens102403 - 1/17/16 at 8:19pm

My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

"I dream of a better tomorrow. A world where a chicken can cross the road and not have his motives questioned."

 

-the philosophical chicken (every coop has one)

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My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

"I dream of a better tomorrow. A world where a chicken can cross the road and not have his motives questioned."

 

-the philosophical chicken (every coop has one)

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post #12 of 15
I like these ^ pics, I might have to steal them, print them out and tape them right above my incubators big_smile.png
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post #13 of 15
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I like these ^ pics, I might have to steal them, print them out and tape them right above my incubators big_smile.png

Speaking of incubators....

I have to leave them in their for 24 to 48 hours before taking them out:th?! I don't think that I can do that. 

My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

"I dream of a better tomorrow. A world where a chicken can cross the road and not have his motives questioned."

 

-the philosophical chicken (every coop has one)

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My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

"I dream of a better tomorrow. A world where a chicken can cross the road and not have his motives questioned."

 

-the philosophical chicken (every coop has one)

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post #14 of 15
You don't have to leave them in there, but they live off their yolk reserves for up to 3 days after hatch (which is why they don't immediately need to come out and can be shipped from hatcheries through the mail). But, if you do open your incubator to remove them, you'll loose humidity, which could possibly shrink wrap your pipped eggs. Personally, after so many have hatched, I open the top and take them out. They start rolling eggs all over the place and pooping in there. After I open it, I put the plugs back in so the humidity can rebound, then remove them again smile.png
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post #15 of 15
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You don't have to leave them in there, but they live off their yolk reserves for up to 3 days after hatch (which is why they don't immediately need to come out and can be shipped from hatcheries through the mail). But, if you do open your incubator to remove them, you'll loose humidity, which could possibly shrink wrap your pipped eggs. Personally, after so many have hatched, I open the top and take them out. They start rolling eggs all over the place and pooping in there. After I open it, I put the plugs back in so the humidity can rebound, then remove them again smile.png

Okay, good. Because I DEFIANTLY could not wait two days to take them out. That would kill me. Thanks!

My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

"I dream of a better tomorrow. A world where a chicken can cross the road and not have his motives questioned."

 

-the philosophical chicken (every coop has one)

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My farm:3 dogs (catahula, scotie, and soft coated wheaten),2 mini potbelly pigs pigs(boy and girl),1 goat,1 giant sulcata tortoise,9 hens(of different breeds),2 roosters (father and son), and soon guinea fowl and spring chicks! 

 

"I dream of a better tomorrow. A world where a chicken can cross the road and not have his motives questioned."

 

-the philosophical chicken (every coop has one)

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