The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long! - Page 1035
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whats going on CC? I am heading to the incu w/friends thread see you over there
My hatch total: set 12 eggs and 2 were not fertile. 10 locked down, 5 chicks hatched. Considering they traveled from Indiana to AZ, I am OK with that.
Of my 5, 4/5 are Ameraucana. 8 of those made it into lockdown. 1 had the world's worst air cell and died. 2 quitters. Only had 3 heritage Dominique egg to begin, 1 was a quitter one pipped through the wrong membrane and drowned itself, poor baby
Congratulations! I saw you joined is in the April Hatch A Long!
Been very busy had a colt born unfortunately mare didn't make it. I was shocked to no end. I was out there checking on the mare at 3 AM she was cleaning up the last of her dinner.
At foxtime (sunrise) 630 am 7 am some where just light enough to see. The other mares were up waiting for me as they normally are.
I glanced out in the pasture 1/2 way out I saw her laying out there Lifeless. Took a deep breath and walked out there. She was gone. but she had the foal but the foal wasn't there either. I found all the after birth but no foal. My fences are all wire and panels I am trying to figure this out. Walk that pasture 3 times. No baby.
went back to house to get something to cover the mare up . had a cup of coffee and a phone call. Totally puzzled.
Started feeding my chicken when I thought I saw that dread fox out behind the shed on the opposite side of the field. Another mare was watching very carefully. I thought the horses aren't afraid of Mr Fox. What over there.
I walked over there that colt was inside a fence area around the pump behind the shed. There is about a 1 foot space there. How he got in there I have no idea. Totally Totally a nightmare.
He is fine No cuts or bruises.
Lots of sleepless nights, and hours trying to keep him alive.
just came in from feeding 3 AM meal. He almost has the bucket training down..
checked incubators another turkey pipping and some eggs.....Lots of unfirtile eggs. Especially the wheaten marans.
Picture chicks and turkeys later today
I'm so sorry you lost your mare! I'm glad you were able to find and save the foal.
Originally set 8 Cream Legbar eggs from my own birds on March 5.
One clear/infertile, taken out day 10
Seven went into lockdown
Six hatched (two boys, four girls), one DIS. All chicks doing well (and being adorable). BEST EASTER EVER!!!!
Happy Easter, everyone!!!!!
- Ant Farm
Wonderful! Thank you!
I'm so sorry.
Looks like I have 15 out of 38 set. 39% not as good as I'd hope but I've had much worse.
5 of these
And 10 of these varying from light to dark
Here's their new home for now
Cute chicks PensMaster! Thanks again for donating that wonderful pen to the Fowl Drawing/Painting contest!