Originally Posted by Cynthia12
Boy I know what you mean about those Speckled Sussex! Mine was a sweetheart too..and a talker! And yes, a begger! :D
Yeah. My sussex is named Captain and she is really friendly, likes to jump on my lap. However, Yosemite, my white giant, is the one who will jump on my head whenever she wants to. Of course it had to be the Giant that was the friendliest. Why couldn't if have been a bantam?
Originally Posted by Susieq2015
Hi I'd like to join! I'll be setting my own eggs on March 5th, from a variety of hens paired up with CL & EEs roos. I'll update with pic/quantity on set date. Also I'm using an old incubator that I've had great success dry hatching in, put the eggs in, do nothing, 21 days later out pop the chicks:)
EE roosters are awesome. And I love the chicks they have, with those beards and green legs.
Originally Posted by generaldsherman
No duck eggs left
lost the last egg maybe 6 days ago or so, but thought it was alive cause I saw blood vessels still.
Got an LG with fan if anyone wants it, you pay shipping. Also got a spare fan for any still air incubators, again I ain't paying the shipping but anyone's welcome to it.
New hovabator is hooked up and holds steady temps much better already. Calibrated my thermometers this evening so I am ready to go! Hopefully the new incubator will help a lot
Sorry about the duck eggs. I hope the new incubator makes things go better.
Originally Posted by Lapeerian
Think I'm going to join in, as long as I can find some eggs! Been crazy temperature swings here in Central New York. I know I can get some Wheaton Ameraucanas locally, but no success in finding non-hatchery, utility bred Wyandottes that I really want.
Yeah, finding non-hatchy birds isn't easy. Maybe you could find some on here?
Originally Posted by NaJoBeLe
Well today was a good day. Candled and put my test hatch in lock down. I have 13 of 13 going into lock down. Hoping it goes good and I have new chicks by the end of the weekend. They are from my partridge rock hens with a roo that I'm not sure what he is. Also had the lone survivor of a fox attack from a batch of the same trio from about 6 months ago that started laying this week. It was a good day. The trio was actually part of my hatch from the 2014 easter hatch along.
I'm glad things are going well. Things are doing well here too but are a little chaotic with three broodies and an incubator full of eggs as well as the need to get rid of about 10 chickens in a couple days and the fact things are warming up so chickens will try to go on the road again.... yeah, the chaos of chickens.
Originally Posted by nate1the1great1
Ugh finally caught up.. Today was stressful.. I woke up at 4:30 because my door in my room blew open. So I decided to check on Twizzler, so I felt and I could only find 1 so I looked everywhere under her, and I lifted up the flap that kept getting straw under it so it was lifting it up. Well guess what was under... An egg on day 16... It was cold... So I put it back under, and tried to sleep, but once it got light out I checked her and made sure they were BOTH under her, and then I proceeded to cut out the flap so it wouldn't happen again ( thinking that it was dead) so I eventually decided to candle it around 9 this morning to check, and sure enough IT WAS ALIVE!!! I was so happy, and I know God was watching us, because if that door didn't blow open I wouldn't have woken up until later, and that chick would be dead... Then we had to make the goat pen into a pig pen to move the big ones over... I had to stand out there so that the chickens wouldn't fly in, but they didn't, but tomorrow we have to put a door in which shouldn't take long. So how was everyone else's day?
I'm so glad that you found it! My broody hen let her eggs go cold so many times I took them in and put them in the incubator and placed some replacements under her (I switch them out daily so they won't develop). I'll return her eggs at hatching so she can care for her chicks. It wasn't really her fault, the big hens keep chasing her off to lay in the box and she goes out and foragers until they are done. The last egg was like ice when I brought it in, so I named it Snart (Captain Cold) and I'm really hoping it will hatch. It would be fun to have a Snart.
Originally Posted by chattery41
4 so far. Moved them into temp housing. Gave them a stuffy to cuddle with.
Originally Posted by chattery41
Don't know where the '700' came from. Tried to edit it out and can't. Oh well, i have 4 healthy , happy, 1 day early babies. Hoping the other 2 hatch tomorrow along with the 3 rescues. Out of 6 eggs only the 2 blue ones are left. hmm
I was thinking "700!" You must have a lot of space! Lol.
They're really cute. : )
Originally Posted by butterfliesdoku
One of my girls is a Sumatra so I will be setting some of her eggs, the babies will only be 1/2 Sumatra. I have 3 different roosters in with my girls.
Sumatras are so beautiful. You'll get an adorable chick from her.
Originally Posted by dolfi
My coops are still crowded. I moved chicks,hens and roos around. I really need more space. One of my older hen keep pecking the juveniles so I put her with a pair of my mixed. The coop was a 8x6 with nesting boxes and place to hide if needed. All was great. The next morning when I went to feed is couldn't find my hen. She was hiding all hurt. Apparently she was attacked by the other hen.
Lily's head is now swollen and she can't open her eyes. I feed her 3 or 4 times a day. I put iodine on her head. This happened two days ago. Today she finally stand and open one eye. I think she's going to make it.
My question is Lili hatch 2 months ago and chick, it is a tiny one that I keep with the newly hatch. ( I think it's a female) she is awesome with the babies. Warms them teaches them to eat and all, but when I put my hands in the brooder to change feed or water she attacks me. It's so bad that she pecks my hand that she stays hanging when I put back.
Should I keep he? After what happened to Lili I'm not sure what to do with her.
I'm glad Lily is okay. She's lucky to have someone giving her suck good care.
As for the aggressive chick, I've found young roosters to have a "phase" where they just love to attack any hand reaching for them, whether it had food in it or not. Your girl might just be a boy, though if Lily was aggressive when young perhaps her daughter could be as well. I hope everything works out.