Originally Posted by weegarden
Ugh, no pips yet. They are moving in the eggs, so they are alive, but none pipped yet. Getting nervous. My first-graders are waiting and very anxious to meet the new babes.
Originally Posted by generaldsherman
I found 3 presents for me when I got home. Set 4 eggs, 1 was infertile so had my first 100% successful hatch!!!!!!!
one looked weak, gave it some electrolytes and vitamins. Crossing my fingers that it pulls through
awwww good luck!!! was humidity too high?
Originally Posted by Razadia
I'm back. Sorta. Stuffs been not so great, but starting to look up. I sold off a good bit of my flock to pay for feed. So my Andalusians, Comets, BJGs, and a few others are gone. Including Saint, the not so saintly Chantecler. Two of the spots he got me are infected, but healing now. I was accused of selling one of my Adalusians as a hen, but they think she's a rooster. They'll be getting a rude awakening once Spot starts to lay for them. She was laying when I sold her.
I made a friend out of the lady that bought the rest I had for sale. We have a lot in common and she's really happy with her new birds. I'm glad I was able to do that for her.
Blu has found a job! He hasn't started yet, but he has the job. I won't have to sell any more of my birds to feed the ones that are left. My friendly Buckeye went broody and my silkie's eggs should be hatching any day now.
My horse has been separated from the neighbor's horses and he's much happier now. He isn't being bullied by the mare and he's gaining his weight back. He's almost ready to start working his way back to being ridden regularly. I need to do some basic groundwork with him to refresh his memory, but he's been doing good otherwise. I'm really happy he wants to ride again, but we both need to get our confidence in each other back. It's not going to happen over night, but it will happen.
Hi RAZZZZ I miss you beautiful!!!! how is yer tongue all healed and good? I am so happy Blu got a job!! Good luck with the silkies babies!!!
Originally Posted by chickendreams24
Hey all think I might have gotten missed in the hatch-a-long list@lindalouly
I had one broody, a buff silkie, due on 4/1 she had a rough time with eggs accidentally getting broken until we seperated her. She ended up hatching three chicks, two black oegb and a silkie. She had one other egg that internally pipped but never externally. Upon opening it up we were shocked to discover a little crossbeak chick, with possible misplaced/missing eye(one was normal) and a complete lack of a right leg. This chick was a slw/buff Orpington mix. One of the little oegb did require some minor assistance when we discovered the membrane was stuck to the back of its head gluing it in the egg.
After two days one of the little black oegb chicks stumbled too close to our Buff Orpington broody due on 4/4. She acted aggressively and pecked the little one to death.
The buff Orpington was sitting on 1 slw egg, and 7 slw/buff Orpington eggs. All hatched perfectly healthy leaving yet more mystery about the little deformed chick.
These two along with two broodies due the week before were our first broodies.
I am currently waiting in the doctors office as I've been running a fever for over a week. Courtesy of some illness complicated by my asthma.
I have been in a haze for over a week now. Well the bator was cleaned and prepped and late on 4/6 in a haze from my cold I decided to jenga eggs into the bator, determined to fit as many of the eggs we had been collecting as possible into the bator. I will tell you idk how many I set. Lol we will be counting them at first candle in the meantime we are running dry and tilting the whole incubator to turn the eggs. I'm hoping we get a good hatch.
Assuming my sudaphed steeped brain did the math correctly we should be locking down on the 25th and hatching on the 28th.
@Chaos18 are you going to take over for Louly Love while she is busy please??????
oh Allissa I am so sorry you are feeling bad, please take care of yourself sweetie!! hugs and praying you get it out of you quickly!
Originally Posted by LocalYokel
I have chicks
Originally Posted by LocalYokel
Also apparently a bad broody.
oh crap!!!!! bad momma!!!!
Originally Posted by mammat
Good Grief! My silkie mommas first chick just hatched and it looks to be a beautiful white silkie chick until I looked at its legs and beak! It has 5 toes and white legs and beak. I guess either the duccle rooster or the bantam salmon fav got in the silkie pen sometime? I have never hatched a silkie with white legs-ever
Originally Posted by Balloonjuice
RH finally got up to 69% so I'm happy with the lockdown. I'll check it again before retiring for the night. Thanks for all those who chipped in to help (or cheeped in?).