Originally Posted by Blooie
She looks totally captivated!!
Okay, looking ahead and finding problems where they don't even exist yet, how the heck am I gonna know which chicks hatched out of which egg? I mean, when they start hatching and flopping all over the place, with bits of marked egg shell here, there and yon, how do I know which chick came out of which egg? Do I make a thingy on the top of the incubator like the top of a Whitman's Sampler box and then hope nobody moved the caramel to the toffee slot?
I know, I know....Diane, go have another soda and curl up with a good novel. <sigh>
Originally Posted by AmyLynn2374
Well I usually know who comes out of what egg cause I'm glue to the bator at hatch....lol
People do fasion "pens" or trays or sections in there bator. I've seen it done with different things.
I have a brinsea that has 2 trays, I thought for sure the chicks would stay in their own tray....not a chance. They were like monkeys....I had silkies (my own), they should be easy to pick out. I had Spitzhauben, they seem to be easy to pick out, and bantam EE's, they came out all different colors! To top it off, I had what was supposed to be silkies/sizzle/frilkies and Crested Cream Legbars hatch a few days earlier. I tossed them all together with the 28 new additions, and I have NO IDEA WHICH CHICKEN is which.
The one chicken I can pick out from all the others has 4 stripes down it's back, and tiny squiggle on it's neck and a spot on its head. It came out of the sizzle/silkie/frilkie/CCL batch. It's not a silkie, and I don't think it's a CCL. It must be an extra egg they sent. I know which one it is, because it has spraddle leg and I had to hobble it.
All I know is they are SO CUTE!! I can't keep them all, but how am I ever going to choose which ones to sell?