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I reckoned on low hatch rates and went for a big mix. The LS are still inside but I have a very mixed brood in my greenhouse brooder.
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I reckoned on low hatch rates and went for a big mix. The LS are still inside but I have a very mixed brood in my greenhouse brooder.
Cool idea on a greenhouse brooder.
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Well, its a couple of hours into my Day 21 and I have already had 49 hatches and 22 pips. There are only 11 eggs that have no sign of a pip. I have already transferred 31 of my chicks out into my greenhouse brooder under the Premier1 brooder plates. I have also moved 2 of my 25 day old chicks in with them. In my past hatches I found it was helpful to the new chicks to have these slightly older chicks there for a week. The older chicks already know how to eat and drink, so its a good example for the newbies. Of course I dip the beak of every newbie in the water, and then stuff them under the brooder plate so they get a good idea of what's going on.

 

So that gives me a current hatch rate of 59.76%, and a potential hatch rate of 86.59%. If all the pips make it out ok, this will have been my best hatch ever:celebrate 

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Well, its a couple of hours into my Day 21 and I have already had 49 hatches and 22 pips. There are only 11 eggs that have no sign of a pip. I have already transferred 31 of my chicks out into my greenhouse brooder under the Premier1 brooder plates. I have also moved 2 of my 25 day old chicks in with them. In my past hatches I found it was helpful to the new chicks to have these slightly older chicks there for a week. The older chicks already know how to eat and drink, so its a good example for the newbies. Of course I dip the beak of every newbie in the water, and then stuff them under the brooder plate so they get a good idea of what's going on.

So that gives me a current hatch rate of 59.76%, and a potential hatch rate of 86.59%. If all the pips make it out ok, this will have been my best hatch ever:celebrate  
Love new babies. Congrats.
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Originally Posted by NTBugtraq View Post
 

Well, its a couple of hours into my Day 21 and I have already had 49 hatches and 22 pips. There are only 11 eggs that have no sign of a pip. I have already transferred 31 of my chicks out into my greenhouse brooder under the Premier1 brooder plates. I have also moved 2 of my 25 day old chicks in with them. In my past hatches I found it was helpful to the new chicks to have these slightly older chicks there for a week. The older chicks already know how to eat and drink, so its a good example for the newbies. Of course I dip the beak of every newbie in the water, and then stuff them under the brooder plate so they get a good idea of what's going on.

 

So that gives me a current hatch rate of 59.76%, and a potential hatch rate of 86.59%. If all the pips make it out ok, this will have been my best hatch ever:celebrate 

 

Great news, Congratulations!

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Just an update on Pip Squeak and Goliath
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Size is still a big difference but they are feathering out nicely. Pip is the size of the new chicks 😂😂 poor little girl.
1 week old tomorrow.
Edited by TJordan - 2/20/16 at 6:25pm
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2 boys in a sea of girls 😂😂 poor boys. That's ok. I think I have a buyer for them.
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@TJordan
I have all but the youngest in the greenhouse. I have a raised brooder for the chicks and some broilers on the floor, they basically have the full floor space of my 8 x 6 greenhouse as everything is on legs. As last years season and to a close, I brooder the broilers in the raised brooder, then when jockeys where growing and plant number where shrinking, I moved plants into the brooder and chickens onto the floor. Now chickens have taken hold of my brain, they are everywhere :s I am building an extension to the greenhouse for the chickens so I can have some space back for plants soon.
I have my next hatch due from tonight. I have one pip so far. In my fear of drying the incubator while I'm at work after my last hatch, I have filled it so full this time, when I looked this evening, some of the eggs where sitting on wet non-slip. I have dried everything off, the pipped egg is cheeping. I expect slightly wet bottoms won't be too disastrous but this incubating game ain't easy!
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@TJordan
I have all but the youngest in the greenhouse. I have a raised brooder for the chicks and some broilers on the floor, they basically have the full floor space of my 8 x 6 greenhouse as everything is on legs. As last years season and to a close, I brooder the broilers in the raised brooder, then when jockeys where growing and plant number where shrinking, I moved plants into the brooder and chickens onto the floor. Now chickens have taken hold of my brain, they are everywhere :s I am building an extension to the greenhouse for the chickens so I can have some space back for plants soon.
I have my next hatch due from tonight. I have one pip so far. In my fear of drying the incubator while I'm at work after my last hatch, I have filled it so full this time, when I looked this evening, some of the eggs where sitting on wet non-slip. I have dried everything off, the pipped egg is cheeping. I expect slightly wet bottoms won't be too disastrous but this incubating game ain't easy!
So true. 😂 it's not easy. Good luck on reclaiming your plants.
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Here is the picture added before ar 2 days of my 4 chicks.



Here they are now at 2 weeks, barn yard mystery. so far we know one if a Leghorn, one is a Silver lace(we think silkie by the toes) cross, a Barred rock(possibly cross)Rooster and the all black one is a silkie/ (unknown yet) cross

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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