Originally Posted by Wickedchicken6
I just want to confirm that tomorrow is still included for setting chicken eggs? (I don't want to trust my tired brain)
I could give my set number now...but I know I'll just be adding what I get tomorrow and I'll have to post another answer tomorrow. (Been there, done that with Ron last HAL )
Yep, today is still good!
Originally Posted by flocktastic
And HEY EVERRRYYYYBOOODDDYYYYY!!!
Hatch day - MARCH 26th is my BIRTHDAY!!! So my birthday wish is for ALL of us to have successful, smooth incubations and hatches!!
Happy Birthday! May everyone have great hatches!
Originally Posted by FeatherCreek
Do you guys mind if I join? I have 16 Jubilee Orpingtons, 10 Lavender/Black Split Ameracaunas, & 8 French Black Copper Marans due Friday the 25th.
Originally Posted by Daethen
Ok, I have a question. Do you guys do a final TOTAL count. Like how many eggs have been set in total for the HAL?
Yes. We are collecting the numbers now, then we will announce the winner of the Guess How Many Will Be Set contest and start the Guess How Many Will Hatch contest.
Originally Posted by Wickedchicken6
That's totally cool!! It's MY birthday too......
in the Month of March....................
not on the 26th. It's another day.
Usually it's the day some cow thinks it's a GREAT idea to have twisted twins....or some other anomaly like that. So I get covered in cow goo from head to toe while I extract the twins...or something like that. Totally true! It's what I was doing last year AND the year before that. It was the ONLY assist there was last year. On second thought...let's not think about my birthday!!
I'm hoping your birthday will be MUCH better!!! I'm sure it will be...it'll be filled with baby chicks!!
Happy Birthday month to you too!
Originally Posted by generaldsherman
I found a solution for my eggs due while I am gone in the form of a broody hen someone could not keep. She was sitting on at least 20 eggs, and she's a bantam! They did not separate her, so all hers are at different development stages. Should I stick em in my spare bator to see what happens?
Left broody in new pen (indoor brooder) with a blanket on the top and 3 of her eggs. Crossing fingers she settles down on them. If so, I plan to trade her for my 8 GFF line eggs due Sat.
She's a cutie-looks like a bantam barred rock. Almost made me cry-lost my favorite hen who was a full-size br.
Yay for the broody!
Originally Posted by Chickenluver106
Wish I could participate this year but my eggs aren't here yet..... My fault
Always next year... but this year I get to watch the experts and learn from them
Bummer, but feel free to chat with us anyway! Maybe your eggs will come today!
Originally Posted by Eps32
Believe it or not about three months ago he was about to be culled. I got the all the stuff out to cull him. Because I turned my back one mourning started walking. Next thing I know he was coming right at me. He didn't attack he just put his feathers on his neck out and stood his ground at me. I chased him down grabbed him and through him in a dog cage to be culled. Well long story short it's my mom and girlfriends favorite rooster. So they begged me then my mom put down the mom hammer. So he got a stay of execution. I told them they had 1 month cause they swore to work with him. They go out and feed him treats now and pet him. And we haven't had a problem since. Even after are scuffle the one time he eats out of my hand now. So I'm glad they rehabilitated him cause he's a beautiful our breed black Minorca. But I still keep a close eye on him. So far so good. I have little nephews so I have a zero aggressive rooster tolerance. My 3 year old nephew Liam loves to go out and feed the chickens. But Merlin is doing good now and hasn't shown any aggression since the one time. Maybe something spooked him or something that day I'm not sure.
Sometimes they just get weird about something different. I had a welsummer male that attacked me once, he never did it again. I figured out it was because I was talking on my cell phone because the next time I went into the run while on my phone, he started to come at me. I immediately hung up so I could deal with him, and he backed down. I never went in with my cell phone again, and never had any further issues with him.