Had a great hatch started April 30, morning 7.am all the way though this morning at 7 o'clock. You all would be proud of me did not open the bator until late last night May 2the,8. o'clock.
Some of the early hatch began showing a little slowness. The first hatched needed food and water....
Remove 34 chicks from the Dickie into the brooder. One had just hatched put it back in Dickie, checked on eggs. 5 had pipped, 5 no signs of life.
this morning one chick was out, 4 of the other peeping drying out, assisted in hatching. 2 pipped the wrong ended of shell, 1 was very tired. 1 wasn't quiet ready to be out in this old world. Covered it with wet paper and put him back. At noon he was out chirping.
The other 5 dead in shell at various staggers ..
Funny is I didn't raise the humidity at all. Dry hatched , when I moved them down I sprayed the eggs. It is a staggered hatch . Top shelves still rock and rolling. Lock down with spraying the highest humidity was 55 During hatching about 42.
the 5 assisted eggs 3 Brahmas, 2 wheaten marans are doing fine. Fluffing up nicely...
I"ll put a breed total up later need to count shells.
lots of CLBs about 17 , I think 11 girls 6 or 7 boys]for sale cheap Have another tray of them coming up for hatch. and a broody brown leghorn sitting on 25 more eggs. I always heard leghorn didn't set. She is bound and determined to set. I gave always her eggs the other day to someone who want them. She promptly went right back to setting on one eggs. So of course the addicted person I am I gave eggs. She is so happy and hisses at me if I get to close.
PM me locals sales only , central California....PS eggs cheap too Have to quit hatching LOL. Still want to hatch salmon faverolles when they get fertile better,
Oh the turkey and her chicks are doing okay. I am not quiet sure they speak the same language. But the chicks love her warm body.