That's so nice to read....I know it's a far cry from the accepted wisdom of chick keeping, but it's been working for broody hens since the chicken-or-the-egg question first came up! I imagine these little stinkers will be ready to go out by Tuesday or so. All are eating, drinking, and know where to get warm, and the others already out there aren't that much bigger yet. But I'll keep a close eye on them at first. Feel like I have so much invested in them (not financially, but time and the ups and downs) that I want them in here for a few more days.
Katie was here with her face pressed to the brooder and she just fell in love with one little chick in particular. I'm not sure if it's the first one she held or what, but she's decided this one is named "Smudge" and it's going to be her special pet. That may change tomorrow. But guess what??? She's going to see about joining 4-H and use her special Silkie as her project! For a little girl with autism, this is HUGE!!
Off hand, do you happen to know what color I might get (and I know that's subject to surprise endings, as Amy's white-turning-gray chick shows!) out of a yellow chick with bright orange smudges on her head? I've got one of those and she's adorable! There's another one like that but her orange isn't as pronounced. In this photo, Katie's Smudge is the one standing tall with her back to the camera, and Ruby is the one right in front.
Forgot to quote the OP on that incubator, but there is a thread here on it. I saw one when I first started and considered it, but ended up going bigger.
And Ruby, you are soooo right about looking at the funky air cells, I'm wondering how the chick is going to position, and how I'm even going to lay them down! Some have rounded out nicely, but the weird ones are perplexing.
Happy you got more call eggs! And air cells in one spot, stuck there? Seems almost foreign, huh?
I know you though, you will get more call babies, if you have to try a hundred to do it! Hopefully 3rd time is a charm!
Dog house with momma ducks at 30% humidity meat thermometer 90 in water temperature outside of dog house 80 f inside 82 f on front back one at 80 f temp 90f and 35 but just put back one in 10 minutes ago so it might have to adjust from outside air to in dog house air no lights or heating pad or vaporizer or humidifier going at these time tell I can get the part. To we connect circuit board . Warm air cool air heat. Plus momma ducks. Equal to what when eggs laid. To what is the promising hatch rate. Physics and math to equal to Heath and safety of chicks and hens to ducks and duckings.
Did you get a response on your guinea eggs?
Your post reminded me that I sold some sebright eggs a few weeks ago (locally thru FB), tried to contact the buyer to see how her incubation was going a couple weeks in. Didn't get a response. They should have hatched by now, so I sent her another message. Still no response. I sold her 19 eggs for the price of a dozen (because she "said" she wanted 3 dozen more later) and I even delivered the dang eggs to her. You'd think she would have the courtesy to reply.