Gramma: That would be a good excuse if MyFiveChickens was new to the thread - but we all know she has even developed her own breed. Well - you guys go ahead and accept bad behavior - he has been doing this to established members for YEARS. Past my tolerance level. Glad she didn't take offense. We all are here to learn and share and support, I have nearly busted my bank to get my set up as predator proof as I can - and I think you all know how attached I can be to my chickens when Colo had to be euthanized. I can fuss as good as any mother hen over them all, and I still know there can wire fatigue, a log falling on a fence - many things that can happen before we can see or fix them ... so advice is always welcome - but accusations and assumptions of sloth are not. Non-perfect life circumstances are also no excuse for bad public behavior. But we disagree, and that is OK ! I wouldn't have posted but to just answer you with a differing opinion - and I do respect your stance on it.
I finally have a broody this year .... anyone have experience taking eggs from an incubator and slipping them under a broody ? Wondering because I don't really incubate and this one seems to have a less than 50% hatch rate trying both dry and wet and fan and no fan .... it is an even and low number in it all - and ALL the eggs are fertile - and about 95% start .....
Phodora - the Emily egg is developing !!! :) ha ha It is like a little surprise birthday gift ... wondering what color mix is going to come out - really crossing my fingers that THAT egg hatches - that is why I was really asking about transferring the eggs - since my broodies have a 99% success rate.
I don't really have much experience at hatching eggs, but I have a broody who is bound and determined to sit! So - I took a couple of the hatching eggs I won and put them under her. She is very content too sit on them so hopefully she will see it through to the end!
Are the ABs' 'flighty'? They run screaming around their pen when I try to pick them up....
Edited by boskelli1571 - 6/5/16 at 12:59pm
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