Awww, I so wanted my small Brinsea to be full of babes like that, but I am having problems getting them through the last couple of days in there. Not sure why. I have to do some checking on humidity and temp. Something isn't quite right. Yours are adorable!
So sad...and mad at myself. Came home to a drowned chick. We have the small chick waterers but it still drowned. Added marbles now. It was my Delaware with the messed up feet so maybe it was a blessing since I wasn't sure we could fix them as bad as it was, but still it is heartbreaking. 4 of 5 silkies hatched. I put them in a new brooder and moved the blind Moran with one of the other small morans into that brooder too. Hoping that the silkies will be nice to the blind Moran, but it was too upset at the move so I had to move one of the others over with it.
I'm so sorry. That is absolutely frustrating. Hugs.
So sorry for your lose. It is heartbreaking when something happens. I have been battling healing and lose at out house too. I discovered a scorpion in our brooder today and I just don't think 2 of the small chicks resisted playing with it and appears 2 have been stung... recovering is not going well. Hugs to you and best wishes to your flock.
Oh my, I couldn't handle scorpions! Terrifying!!!! But, you probably think that about our snowstorms! Oh wait, I do too! Ugh!!!!!
Very nice hatch! Cute babies!
Precious! I can't wait to see popcorn. I need more mommas first. I only have a couple of girls, so we are hatching slowly, a couple at a time.
Yippee!!! It sounds adorable! Yes, my friends always want mine too, but they are mine, all mine!!! :-)
Ok...just locked down...& FORGOT to put my no slip pad in there...it's just the metal grate that's over the water troughs right now...will they be ok???! Should I take them out and add the pad now?! Dang it...this day was nuts enough - I KNEW I'd forget something!!!
Also, can someone remind me the ideal temp for lockdown on a forced air styrofoam incubator??
Yep, I would throw it in quick before pips. The metal grate works, but it is gets super hard to clean. Temp stays the same, humidity up. Paper towels work too, as long as they are rougher for traction.
I don't know too many people that raise bantam pure Rhode Island Reds. I know one BYC member who I believe does, Dick Horstman who is a poultry judge who lives in I believe Pennsylvania. I raise large fowl pure Rhode Island Reds. There is a thread on BYC for the Heritage Rhode Island Reds. My current avatar is one of my females that won a champion at a show. Hatchery RIR's can be somewhat aggressive but I have never had a mean Heritage Rhode Island Red. I raise both Rose Comb and Single Comb.
They are very beautiful!