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Busy week running around buying chicks here. I think I'm done for a while...
Added the 6 Lavender Ameraucanas and 4 Silkies on Sunday.
Monday I picked up 7 CCL chicks from Justin Smithey
Tuesday I picked up a SLW hen from Eric (she is laying for me)
Thursday a friend dropped off 5 SLW and 5 GLW chicks from the feed store in Fairmount Then I went out to Tallapoosa to pick up a mixed batch. 4 Lavender Ams, 2 Black Ams, 1 Wheaten Am, 3 RIR, 1 Barred Rock, 2 black Sex Links, 4 Silkies. a Blue Marans and a Birchen Marans. WHEW!
Today was spent putting up the new pen for the 19 birds I picked up last night.
And look! The lavender pullets laid their first eggs! We got 2 of these today.
With the sick chicks it is hit or miss. Sometimes they just need a second chance to thrive and sometimes you just have to provide them a happy environment to live the remainder of their life.
Edited by OohLaLa - 3/4/16 at 7:08pm
Yup I agree. I wonder about that little male Cochin you mentioned, it's always interesting to see how they turn out. I am going to stop using my Genesis incubator up. This year for the first time my humidity kept dropping. My Maran hatch turned out a good ratio but through hard effort and my choice to help out 4 shrink wrapped chicks. Luckily they all are doing well and are moving about normally.
Also i believe the little boy was a silver laced cochin. Also keep in mind the cochins are coming from the same hatchery as last year that had LOTS of frizzled chicks.