Finally, my eggs are starting to hatch. At least Princess's are. I tried to move her to the safer crate but she didn't recognize her eggs in there so I had to move her back to the other crate. In the process I broke the shell of one egg. The chick is fine inside, still cheeping, and the membrane didn't tear, but to be careful I put it in the incubator. I'll get it back to her once it hatches. A few of her other eggs are talking also.
Originally Posted by Teacherchick18
I want to hatch-a-long this year! Time to dust off the 'ol incubator!!
Originally Posted by PigionLover112
If I have some eggs to set.
So glad you could join!
What kind are they?
Originally Posted by Auroradream26
I set my turkey eggs today, along with a bunch of chicken eggs. This is the first time I've ever had a full tray lol.
PS: no spoiler here, that's not ALL the eggs set. I had to spill over into another tray, just a little
It looks like a mosaic! You could make art out of hatching eggs.
Originally Posted by KDOGG331
Wow that's a lot of birds! We have i think 2.7 acres but only part of it is actual yard, like half is woods. But we have 8 chickens and i thought that was a lot!
Um... what about 65?
We've finally got our numbers down to around 45 but if all the eggs hatch as planned, it will be up to around 60 chickens again. Thankfully we have two barns (both large), a shed, and 10 acres of fields for them to forage in.
Originally Posted by BaileyMChicks
I have 21.12 acres of land, but most is woods. I have a lot of old buildings that need to be torn down and a barn filled with 2 horses, 12 cats, and 2 rabbits, plus my chicken coop was the old milk house/room the milk went to. We have an old chicken coop that fell down last year, and an old garage(there was a house and garage that was built on the property a long time ago with the barn, but it's waaayy to run down to do anything with it. The garage is in better shape. The new house(the one me, my parents, and my sibling live in) is farther away from the barn) with a small chicken coop attached to it. I use the little coop attached to the old garage for broodys and older chicks. My chickens(I'm hoping to persuade my mom into letting me get call ducks and turkeys after we get our new coop built this year..wish me luck lol) love to take dirt baths and eat hay in the breezeway of the barn, and I have two adventurous pullets who love to jump up into the hay mow/loft...I'm hoping they aren't laying their eggs up there...(btw...technically my parents own the 21.12 acres of land..But whatever lol XD) I here a lot of people say that when they freerange their chickens that they go into the woods...Mine never have...Sometimes they go into the pastures for the horses, but none have ever gone into the woods....Does anyone else's chickens stay near the coop and not wonder off too much or is it just mine? lol
I also just got my brinsea mini eco incubator today....I'm exited to try it out soon XD I may have a lot of questions about it....So if anyone has any good advice about a brinsea mini eco, I'm all ears.
Wow, sounds like an awesome place to live. We wish we had that much land, but ten acres is good. Not many trees, but we planted some and they stare starting to grow. Some of the old trees had to come down though because of the danger of them falling during a storm.
My chickens rarely venture far from the barn, especially since it is so big so it has enough room for them to live in comfortably. During the evening they will go out into the field, but only during the evening, when the hawks aren't in the sky and the sun isn't so hot.