Attempting to keep up with all this.
Originally Posted by generaldsherman
Holy cow! It took me 30 min to catch up just from not being on since lunch.
When is a good day to candle duck eggs and actually be able to see something? Got 16 khaki Campbell eggs on day 4
Any time works, but day 7 should let you know which ones are developing and which ones aren't.
Originally Posted by Hurley
Now for something else, totally random, for grins and giggles.
How about a couple drawings I did on a 3-subject challenge?
This was a 5 drawing set - free choice of subject, but all 5 in the series were to have the same 3 objects in them (more or less) and each drawing was to stretch for a different feel from the others. Not sure what I did with the last two drawings, right now, but here are the first three of them.
(Moon, Apple/Tree, and Chicken were the 3 things I chose to include in the series. These are the first 3. The 4th one was a chicken jitterbugging with a tree with the moon as a disco ball overhead, blackout background. The last one was an older chicken, head shot from front, beak holding a sprouting apple seed, with the moon behind, surrounding the head. I wanted the chicken to grow up as I moved through the drawings, with the apple tree going backwards through its life - barren tree, fruit bearing, flowering, sapling, seed).
Originally Posted by sjturner79
My wishlist is
Lavender Araucana - If i get less than 2 hens out of current hatch.
Rhode Island Red
If I don't have any of those avaible i'll set the current gen of my sizzle projects
What color of Dorking is your favorite?
Originally Posted by ToddQ
will be attempting copper marans and a few barred rock
I love Marans, and my favorite rooster is a Barred Rock. I don't think you can go wrong with a Barred Rock.
Originally Posted by Cynthia12
I may have an active Blue Copper Marans by the time the set date comes along myself! I am so excited to see if he is ready, and the girls are laying.
Good luck! I hope you get some awesome chicks!
Originally Posted by UGLYFOOT
7 days for my runner eggs and we had movement on one and veins on another. I will report on day 14 which is saturday
We'll be waiting for the updates.
Originally Posted by Sahwithchicks
I am in. My newly formed plan (and likely unobtainable plan, at that!) Is to hatch EVERYTHING I want to keep for the year. This will be an extreme challenge to my planning skills and somewhat of an engineering feat... but I am going for it. Worst case scenario - I will be sitting in the corner in my incubator/hatching room, hiding under a chair, as chicks fly about causing chaos when I have no room for them all.
I will also need to gently persuade my turkeys, peahens, pheasants and quail to all start laying just a tad earlier... any suggestions
Go big or go home, right?
Originally Posted by NTBugtraq
Overnight the temperature dropped to 31F. When I just looked in on my chicks in the unheated greenhouse, there were several who had their heads sticking out from under the brooder plates. Unfortunately, one failed to thrive overnight, and as usual, was being sat on by several live chicks. I've moved the plates away from the water and food so there is much more room for them to roam around now. Last night was much warmer than usual, so still for the colder nights in the next 7 days or so. Thanks to all those who kept my kids in their minds overnight.
And I just have to say, it was really disappointing to see 311 posts overnight. I like the jokes and pics and such, its a shame to have to just skip so many posts.
I'm sorry about the chick you lost, that's always hard, but I'm glad the rest are doing well.
Originally Posted by aplynn
1 pip out of 6 eggs I really need to make sure this bator is all set for the Easter hatch. I have never had this much trouble, lost 1 baby to the membrane drying out and killed one baby another was born so wet it took her 2 days to cool off....... I will never again use the small bator I will stick to my old trusty foam one. New technology my butt..... Praying at least the one little pip makes it out and hopefully we will get at least 1 more out of this..... Feeling bummed out right now
I'm so sorry to hear that. I hope it hatches out nice and healthy.
Originally Posted by tao chick
I'm in. I'm testing my MacGyver Bator with fertile eggs starting next week. If it works well I'll be using it for the Easter hatch too. If not, I'll either tweek it or borrow my friend's incubator.
Welcome! So glad you could join!
What breed are you setting?
Originally Posted by aplynn
I changed bators about day 18 because the little one kept messing up not even sure what the brand was but right now it is sitting in the dumpster outside LOL I have one that I love it is just bigger and I figured with a smaller hatch I would use the small one, NEVER gonna make that mistake again stick with what works.
My 1 little pip is starting to unzip and thank god I have 2 x2day old babies for her to chill with. I think she is gonna be fine.
Originally Posted by sjturner79
I had my thermometers arrive today, because my others broke just as I was setting up for this hatch. I now know why my first hatch in my new bator is not doing so well. I set 50ish eggs. Culled to 35 on day 7 and now down to 24. The temp is 2.5 c higher in bator than setting. Have now applied cal factor for that and set to 38.0c which is giving me 100f at the center of the eggs all round. All good for lockdown tommorrow. Will see how many hatch. Should be good for the Hal by now. Just stuck in a preorder for 6 lav ara 6 black orps and 12 RIR to set. Need to see if I can track down the other 2 breeds now.
Best of luck with the hatch!
Originally Posted by lacymorgan
Good morning all it is 30 degrees in the desert. Hmmmm, thought it was supposed to be warm here. On my way out to break ice off the waters. Had to turn off the automatic ones, had one break and dump 350 gallons of water in the back paddock. No one got wet as the ground soaked it all up. Yeah for sandy soil. Up to getting 2 to almost 3 dz eggs a day. Got my GQF with 5 dz eggs in it and 3 48 egg bators going. 'Stops to take a breath' Anyway lots going on here. Oh yeah, mid-way through building the last three paddocks lots to do still.
this is the open run area each one gets to play outside in
30 F is warm here.
I hope everything turns out well with your hatch. Those are some nice looking chickens!