Welcome!! what kinda eggs?
This tragedy with the killed flock has me being supper protective of my birds. We were going to leave the run access open tonight until we could set up a sliding door but not after reading that. I grabbed a big piece of plywood and slid it over the opening. It's only 1' thick and 2'x7' long 😅 I think that's heavy enough to to keep critters out.
The kids love the new run. My son and daughter liked it too 😂😂😂
Long day, but I'm home. Ran to Iowa and back to pick up a couple roosters for the IB flock and some eggs for fresh blood.
Got home and set eggs...
Set all the eggs!...23 Iowa Blues, 9 green egged Iowacanas, 17 tan egged Iowacanas, 15 (+1 cracked) serama eggs, 8 (+1 cracked) cuckoo Marans, 2 Welsummers.
Won't have as many for the Easter hatchalong, but have to set the shipped ones as I get them.
Cleaned, disinfected, and prepped a brooding tank for my new quail.
15 of 19 eggs hatched. Most are silver or silver tuxedo, best I can tell, with a couple dark/more normal looking ones, and one that looks like it might be white/cream. Will have to look at them again when I am not so bleery eyed. I'll get some better non-stupid-camera-phone pics later, but here are a couple quick snaps while I was setting them up in their brooder. They're all tucked away under the ecoglow now and quiet.
So stinking cute. Love them. Had 20 eggs shipped, 19 were set, 15 hatched. All the ones that showed development hatched, the 4 clears I set in the hatcher separate didn't hatch. They're tough eggs to candle so I didn't want to throw them out without giving them a chance, but looks like I scored 100% on the candling this go-round.
Glad to see a good number of silvers in there. Not sure what the dark dark ones will turn into, but the others are obviously silvers. Several what looks to be tuxedo silvers in there, too. Can't wait to see them feather out!
Peered into the hatcher again before heading upstairs, no visible pips yet, but probably tomorrow night or Monday morning. These are A&M (jumbo white coturnix).
go babies go!!!