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Congratulations to the winners - they were all adorable entries!!!

 

I found that several of my NY chicks were VERY flighty and active.  They were creating havoc in the bathroom brooder.  I moved 6 of the most active outside to the coop with the Thanksgiving silkies.  There was a little soft pecking at first,  But they are now cuddled up to and running around with all the others.  They are loving the freedom!  I have 3 babies that hatched about 7 - 10 days after the others.  They are half the size of the NY babies.  I tried separating them from the NY chicks, but they cried and cried for hours.  So, 5 unlucky NY chicks have to stay and keep the younger trio happy.  

 

It's in the 60's today, so it's beautiful outside.  These temps should hold until Thursday, when we'll drop to the 50's and the rain will start again.  I figure by next week, the 6 NY babies will be hardy enough to handle the cooler temps.  

 

@mustangrooster I am so very sorry for the lost chicks!!!

Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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Originally Posted by Jessimom View Post
 

Congratulations to the winners - they were all adorable entries!!!

 

I found that several of my NY chicks were VERY flighty and active.  They were creating havoc in the bathroom brooder.  I moved 6 of the most active outside to the coop with the Thanksgiving silkies.  There was a little soft pecking at first,  But they are now cuddled up to and running around with all the others.  They are loving the freedom!  I have 3 babies that hatched about 7 - 10 days after the others.  They are half the size of the NY babies.  I tried separating them from the NY chicks, but they cried and cried for hours.  So, 5 unlucky NY chicks have to stay and keep the younger trio happy.  

 

It's in the 60's today, so it's beautiful outside.  These temps should hold until Thursday, when we'll drop to the 50's and the rain will start again.  I figure by next week, the 6 NY babies will be hardy enough to handle the cooler temps.  

 

@mustangrooster I am so very sorry for the lost chicks!!!

 

Awesome on getting those chicks moved outside! I just pulled my introduction pen around to the coop today and have it mostly ready to move my 13 into soon. My poor husband though, he's having a hard time with the thought of me putting them out there, even with a heat source :lol:

Slave to 5 dogs and 9 chickens, and whatever hatches from my NYD Hatch...

 

Igloo Cooler Waterer

 

The Biddie Bordello - A Hoop Coop/Run Combo

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Slave to 5 dogs and 9 chickens, and whatever hatches from my NYD Hatch...

 

Igloo Cooler Waterer

 

The Biddie Bordello - A Hoop Coop/Run Combo

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Awesome on getting those chicks moved outside! I just pulled my introduction pen around to the coop today and have it mostly ready to move my 13 into soon. My poor husband though, he's having a hard time with the thought of me putting them out there, even with a heat source :lol:

:D  I only have half moved.  It's a start though!  Mine only have a heat source if they go up the ladder into the coop area.  So, far, they just pile together for warmth.  The silkies still don't go to bed on their own.  I have to crawl in and grab them one at a time and put them up there.  I am hoping these Isbars will be more curious and better flyers, and will figure it out after a day or two.  This morning we made the ladder a solid plank ladder, instead of the typical open ladder.  Hopefully that will make it easier.

 

I hope that the move with your 13 goes smoothly.  It's amazing how happy they are when they can run and fly around, and not be stuck in a small brooder. Good luck!!!!

Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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:D  I only have half moved.  It's a start though!  Mine only have a heat source if they go up the ladder into the coop area.  So, far, they just pile together for warmth.  The silkies still don't go to bed on their own.  I have to crawl in and grab them one at a time and put them up there.  I am hoping these Isbars will be more curious and better flyers, and will figure it out after a day or two.  This morning we made the ladder a solid plank ladder, instead of the typical open ladder.  Hopefully that will make it easier.

 

I hope that the move with your 13 goes smoothly.  It's amazing how happy they are when they can run and fly around, and not be stuck in a small brooder. Good luck!!!!

 

Mine are already trying to fly around in their brooder and they're roosting on whatever they can get to lol. I'm itching for them to get outdoors! I imagine your Isbars will figure it out soon :) What are your nighttime temps right now? We'll be in the 60s-70s during the day for most of the next 10 days, and evenings in the 50s or so. Seems like good temps to me to get them outside to start acclimating them. 

Slave to 5 dogs and 9 chickens, and whatever hatches from my NYD Hatch...

 

Igloo Cooler Waterer

 

The Biddie Bordello - A Hoop Coop/Run Combo

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Slave to 5 dogs and 9 chickens, and whatever hatches from my NYD Hatch...

 

Igloo Cooler Waterer

 

The Biddie Bordello - A Hoop Coop/Run Combo

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Well out of all the chicks that went into lockdown, only one little lone chick hatched, heartbreaking but im happy at the same time, at least i got something from all those weeks of waiting..

Shes a pretty little girl too. I dont know what im going to do if its a cockerel. All my hatches have been boys lately, no kidding, even the broody hens chick is a BOY! Somehow i still have the nerve to incubate wink.png

"Never be afraid to do what's right, Especially if the well being of a person or animal is a stake, Society's Punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" -Martin Luther King Jr.



 



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"Never be afraid to do what's right, Especially if the well being of a person or animal is a stake, Society's Punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" -Martin Luther King Jr.



 



The Farm- Home to 50 Chickens, 2 show Budgies (A lot of them flew away..), One adorable Cockatiel, The cutest Puppeh ever, One American Staffy, One Rescue 'mixed'...

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Originally Posted by mustangrooster View Post

Well out of all the chicks that went into lockdown, only one little lone chick hatched, heartbreaking but im happy at the same time, at least i got something from all those weeks of waiting..

Shes a pretty little girl too. I dont know what im going to do if its a cockerel. All my hatches have been boys lately, no kidding, even the broody hens chick is a BOY! Somehow i still have the nerve to incubate wink.png


Sometimes it goes that way!

 

Next time odds may be in your favor for pullets!

 

:fl

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Sometimes it goes that way!

 

Next time odds may be in your favor for pullets!

 

:fl

I sure hope so :fl

"Never be afraid to do what's right, Especially if the well being of a person or animal is a stake, Society's Punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" -Martin Luther King Jr.



 



The Farm- Home to 50 Chickens, 2 show Budgies (A lot of them flew away..), One adorable Cockatiel, The cutest Puppeh ever, One American Staffy, One Rescue 'mixed'...

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"Never be afraid to do what's right, Especially if the well being of a person or animal is a stake, Society's Punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" -Martin Luther King Jr.



 



The Farm- Home to 50 Chickens, 2 show Budgies (A lot of them flew away..), One adorable Cockatiel, The cutest Puppeh ever, One American Staffy, One Rescue 'mixed'...

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@mustangrooster I will also send the wish for pullets

Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 6 dogs, 7 Barred Rocks, 7 Easter Egger pullet, 1 Olive Egger pullet

1 Olive Egger Rooster,  2 F-1 pullets Home grown

 3 bat crazy people and a growing baby Great Pyrenees Snowball joined our pack

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Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 6 dogs, 7 Barred Rocks, 7 Easter Egger pullet, 1 Olive Egger pullet

1 Olive Egger Rooster,  2 F-1 pullets Home grown

 3 bat crazy people and a growing baby Great Pyrenees Snowball joined our pack

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Mine are already trying to fly around in their brooder and they're roosting on whatever they can get to lol. I'm itching for them to get outdoors! I imagine your Isbars will figure it out soon :) What are your nighttime temps right now? We'll be in the 60s-70s during the day for most of the next 10 days, and evenings in the 50s or so. Seems like good temps to me to get them  outside to start acclimating them. 

Definitely sounds like you should get yours outside!  My temps are just a bit wider than yours.  I'm 60's during the day, and 40's at night.  Today 63/43.  I checked the babies last night and they were under the silkies, under the heat plate.  Big pile of babies.  I might have to lower one side of the heat plate to let the smaller babies stay warm.  

 

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Originally Posted by mustangrooster View Post

Well out of all the chicks that went into lockdown, only one little lone chick hatched, heartbreaking but im happy at the same time, at least i got something from all those weeks of waiting..

Shes a pretty little girl too. I dont know what im going to do if its a cockerel. All my hatches have been boys lately, no kidding, even the broody hens chick is a BOY! Somehow i still have the nerve to incubate wink.png

I'm sorry you had such a tough hatch!  I've heard that boys can survive higher temps during incubation, and girls can survive colder temps during incubation.  I have NO idea if that is valid - I seem to get 50'50 even though my temps are usually too low.  I have late hatches. Good luck with your next hatch!

Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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