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The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long! - Page 959
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Checked two really quickly. One is just a full egg. Can see feathers but no movement. The other one was the Silkie. Air sac still fairly large. It's little toes were curled up and it was taking up most of the egg. No movement in it either. Now I'm even more worried! Lol @TJORDAN
Moved my eggs into lockdown!
18 look GREAT! Due on Easter Sunday!!!
3 are questionable but I am keeping them in to be safe...
5 were dead 2 clear, 1 died around d5-7, and 2 died around day 15
Edited by Farmer Viola - 3/24/16 at 4:30pm
Sumi posted this on the Quotes and Thoughts thread, and I thought it might be appropriate for some of you:
@sally sunshine Up to 6 pips, only 9 more to go
So my second wave of quail are hatching. I am putting them in a little plastic box in the bator so the ones that hatched yesterday don't trample them. I have one from last night that didn't close it's navel. I put a bandaid on him this morning only to check an hour later and he had torn it off. So I used some self sticking tape and put a piece of gauze over it and he had a little overall sort of thing. Two hours later and he was out of it and the protruding intestines looked worse. I decided to cull him but as I took him upstairs to get the scissors he was squirming so hard in my hands i decided what the heck I'll try and operate.
This is a splint that I made to try to stabilize my hen's hip. Didn't work because I couldn't keep it in place. I realized I could strap the quail chick to it so he couldn't squirm while I operated.
Put sugar and Neosporin on the protruding intestine. Using the probe to hold open the hole/navel gently pushed the intestines in. Bandage like before but more carefully and hobble him so he couldn't claw it off. We will see.
GOOD LUCK UPDATE PLEASE!!!!!
Most Striking Domestic MALE Fowl Contest!
7th Annual 2016 Easter Hatch-a-long!
Have a gorgeous male in your flock?
We want to see HIM!
ONE MALE domestic Fowl entry per Member,
up to two images of this same Male in order to show all of his STRIKING Features!
A panel of judges will determine the winner!
3 Prizes for the top 3 winners!
First Prize: $30.00 BYC Gift Certificate
courtesy of @Jessimom
Second Prize: Family Recipe Book
courtesy of @Penny Hen
Third Prize: 6 month GFM
How Many Eggs Will Hatch?
7,491 eggs were set for the Easter Hatch-a-long
But, How Many Will Hatch?
Give us your best guess on how many eggs will HATCH
by all BYC'ers participating in this hatch-a-long.
It includes ALL chicks, whether they are chicken, duck, goose, turkey, quail, emus, etc.
Have the closest guess and you win!
chicken salt and pepper shaker,
courtesy of Hurley
March 27th at midnight PST
to submit Guess!
Deadline for entry is March 29th,2016 at midnight PST
Interesting Places ,Funny Antics and Poses of Other Fowl
NO CHICKENS ALLOWED