Originally Posted by chickenjoe12
this is spud and his mum is called rico but this picture seems very familiar to me
ahh yes this is his older sister gary (we name them before we know the sex😂) from last year his mum is also rico i wonder if it is in the genectics to open their mouth when they see a ca,era but no the rest dont do it so rico must train one of them to do it 😂😅😁😄😆😀 (i sold her to a lady who had lost a hen and to cheer up her son bought her and her sister to replace it)
sweet image !!!!!
that is interesting!!! I bet she was happy with her too!!
Originally Posted by wabbit1964
Well I have had several more hatch today, one is zipped, there are now only 6 eggs left that I don't see a pip ... I think I had at least 13 unpipped eggs when I posted last night. Will see what my end of April tally is when bedtime rolls around tonight, I think I will be up late waiting for husband. He's with his siblings discussing the future of his mothers care so I expect it will be a long evening for him.
Originally Posted by Chaos18
Originally Posted by DwayneNLiz
look a knight in shining armor! And they say chivalry is dead!!!
Stop........You're gonna make me blush.
WAIT you blush I dont thinks so
Originally Posted by dgibson0604
hatched 2 yesterday have one pip it stopped so must be tired
Originally Posted by Hawk12 @Sally Sunshine
I didn't set them in cartons, they were laying down. I can't upload a picture of them for some reason 😕 Here is a list of my hatch though...
1 blue/gold partridge brahma
3 gold/black partridge brahmas
2 partridge orpingtons
1 chocolate orpington
1 mottled lavender orpington
6 lavender orpingtons
1 unknown orpington (chick is yellow)
They are so sweet 😙
Sweet @Hawk12 how can you tell the difference from goldblack blues so early? and dont you get splash too? CONGRATS!!
Originally Posted by ChickenChaser43
Update: 26 eggs that made lockdown 14 hatched, 2 pipped and quit. tomorrow is day 21 at 11 am. Better pics later.
Originally Posted by snowy Mtns
All righty! Our first hatch is officially over, incubator clean and ready to fire back up in a few days for round 2. We had 29 in lockdown, hatched 18, one of those got shrink wrapped and I didn't notice in time(piping on the underside) and one had issues form the beginning and only lived a day(it was so sad). All in all we are very happy with the first round. Excited to set some more. Thank you everyone for your great advice a long the journey. Hatch with you again soon!
Originally Posted by blkjak
End of Hatch day total is 11 chicks. No pips in the bator with 14 eggs left in there.
if the majority hatched and its the same breeds remaining, you can try to tap candle and see whats going on.....
LOCKDOWN, DAY 18, CANDLES, PIPS, ZIPS
*IMPORTANT INFO= TIMELINES PIPS ZIPS!!! & MARKING AIR CELLS DAY 18, DRAW DOWN, INTERNAL PIP, EXTERNAL PIP, and ZIPPING post #35770
Eggs UNHATCHED at end of Incubation
Step by Step Guide to ASSISTED Hatching - Click HERE
I HAVE EGGS LEFT UNHATCHED NOW WHAT? post #25223
tons more info HERE http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-w-friends-helpful-notes-links-informational-post-links
Originally Posted by realsis
Originally Posted by melnjerm
Congrats to everyone in the April HAL!!!!
I feel like I've been blessed!! I placed my order for April in January and it was my first time ever ordering from a hatchery . I choose Meyer Hatchery for my chicks.i was really worried about the chicks long journey from Ohio to California where I live. I ordered 10 chicks,they hatched and shipped on the 11th and I received my chick's the afternoon of the 12th. All ten chicks came alive and well! Thank God! I'm so happy! Meyer did a most excellent job! Three weeks later all ten are growing and beautiful and healthy! They bring great joy into my life! From start to finish my hatchery experience has been absolutely wonderful. I highly recommend Meyer Hatchery to EVERYONE wanting chicks! When I started this thread, I didn't know what the outcome would be. I'm so happy to report that things went GREAT! I couldn't have asked for a better outcome! THANK YOU MEYER HATCHERY ♡♡ I love all ten of my chicks!♡♡ I'm so greatful they are doing well!
So happy for you and the chicks!!
Originally Posted by chickenjoe12
so wet today in england so my mummy hen is shut up in the compost bin with her chicks so they dont get wet and they are 1 week today
it is the same here, nasty chilly wet!
Originally Posted by TerryH
Originally Posted by wornoutmomto3
The flipping was amusing when i didn't know anything about wry-neck. Now that i know, it is very difficult to watch. The chick constantly gets stuck on its back. Sometimes I have to go take care of things and leave the chick unattended; when I come back the poor chick is laying there twitching miserably because it is physically unable to right itself.
If there is no improvement within the next 48 hours it may become necessary to cull the chick. Its inability to get around means it can't eat or drink on its own. In 48 hours it will be three days post hatch and the nutrients from the yoke will be used up. The chick will need to be able to eat by then to keep from starving. Sometimes being a chicken keeper means making the hard choices for the benefit of the animal.
Our little one has responded so well to vitamin E and NutriDrench. We snip the end off a regular vitamin E capsule and squeeze some out on a Q tip. Hold the Q tip on the side of the beak and they will take it. We did NutriDrench water for the entire flock. I would have never dreamed that the chick would still be alive given the ugliness of her condition. We did give her water with the Q tip at the start to make sure that she stayed hydrated. She responded quickly and was able to feed herself the next day after the treatment began. The episodes have gradually lessened day by day. She's functioning normally now.
awesome!! here is the timeline story of my "Wry" Wry Neck post #60013
Originally Posted by sjturner79
I'm not sure when the eggs went under my hens so i candled again tonight. 3 look about 90% done, so i guess they will hatch sometime about Thursday. The other was clear and I tossed it.
Originally Posted by ChickenHermit
Update on my eggs: Candled at day 7 last night, and out of 8 eggs, 1 looks for sure fertile, with 2 others possibly. :-/ This wasn't entirely unexpected- that's about the fertility rate I see in our eggs. My roos need to work on their mating technique!
try throwing some scratch around see if it helps. Did you sign up for the may hal too?
Originally Posted by flocktastic
I KNEW I should have helped that pipped chick!! It started to make a bit more progress so I went to bed...found it DIS this morning!! 😭😭😭😭😭
oh NO!!! so sorry!