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Danz I don't think that I could be trusted if I started hatching. Lol. I don't do things on a small scale at all. Lol. When I first got chicks 4 years ago my dear husband agreed and gave his blessing for 5 chicks. So I brought home 8 and added 4 more the next week. 😊 It has multiplied from there and I still want more. If I get the chicks that I am wanting from a dear lady 😉 I will have over 10 times more than I ever intended on having. Chicken math at its finest! I need restraint, not encouragement.
Jlpkansas is your first name June?
When I got back in chickens I told my DH I wanted to get 25 and butcher the boys and save the girls for hens. Well I then decided to get a group of rare breeds along with some individual kinds. My first order was 75 chicks and then I went and bought another 25 from an individual who had cuckoo marans. (they were back ordered at the hatchery) So immediately the 25 went to 100. It was a good experience though because that is what got me started in my quest to find the chickens that fit me. Of course hundreds of breeds after that and of course thousands of dollars got me to where I am now. Maybe you have a little more restraint than I do.
Anyway I love the birds and I really love hatching. Too much for sure.
I enjoy the hatching, but it is labor intensive & I usually am really ready for a break after the spring hatching season. I don't hatch in the fall because not as many people want chicks then & I would rather use that as my break time. I do love seeing those fluffy little critters though, it's just cuteness magnified. I'm trying now to get people to come pick up their chicks since I hatched them.
The first one appears to have yolk in it. could it be a hemorage? I would check vents, for sure, for prolapse or obvious bleeding. It isn't the right shape for an attack from a bigger predator, I wouldn't think. Any feathers around?
I'm not seeing yolk in that - to me it just looks like the whitish type poop that is normal. I wouldn't worry at this point unless you start to see a lot of poops that look like this.
Dani what on earth did you find? That is a quite a lot of blood. Was this from an older bird or is this from chicks? I hope your bird is okay.
I had quite a busy day yesterday. My fruit plants came and I spent the afternoon planting. Lots and lots of big holes to dig and even more small holes. I planted an additional 10 grapevines, 10 blueberry plants, and 10 current bushes. The currents were the worst with huge root systems. Then I planted 100 strawberry plants. I pretty much filled my old garden area with these even planting the strawberries way too close together. I've done that before then after they are established and done fruiting for the year I have moved them out further. Makes caring for them a little easier when they are young. I still have my garlic out there and there is space at one end I could move some of the strawberries later. I got rained on some while I was out there but it almost felt good because I was drenched in sweat earlier.
I have someone wanting to buy my pheasant breeders. I was tempted but I told them they had to wait until my orders were filled. I guess my mentality is that I didn't feed them for two years, particularly over winter, to sell them for a prayer. They are the one thing I have thought about selling but I do love them. They're so calm and pretty.
We got some more rain last night but no major storms as they were predicting. They all went south to Oklahoma. I can't say I'm too disappointed. I was actually hoping for a little more rain just to water in my new plants. It looks plenty muddy out there though.
I noticed that Sutherlands has their trees on 1/2 price Saturday again. I would be tempted to drive over to Emporia and see what I can pick up on the cheap. I need more trees in my goose pen. I would of course have to choose something that grows pretty fast and protect it from them for a year or so. It would be a bonus if I could find something that produces fruit as well but they probably wouldn't be great shade trees.
I've got to go help a friend dig up a lilac bush this afternoon. That should be a trip. I know we will probably only get some starts off the outside but I guess I will help anyway. I was surprised I could even get out of bed after all that digging yesterday.
One of my Phoenix/Welsummer girls from my orginal flock hatched on Nov 16th. With my vet now there was NO BLOOD in the sample at all and he took it from the top of the carrier which is in the pic above. There were also no parasites and no issues in it that he can see. We will be checking the chicken next. Also he thinks like I did that most likey Onxy is allergic to chicken dust but will do a deep check of her as well.
Edited by Dani4Hedgies - 3/31/16 at 7:47am
Oh my, Dani! Let us know what you find out at the vet's!
Danz - digging lilacs after planting all of that! wow! i'm impressed!
I got some horizontal nipples in for the chickens on Monday. I drilled some holes in a gallon milk jug ( 2 nipples) and a half-gallon milk jug )1 niple) on Tuesday and put them in for my chicks. The chicks are using them nicely, and the water is staying so much cleaner! I've been dealing wiht leaks though... not with the nipples themselves but on the jug. Apparently, the gallon milk jug I chose wasn't the best choice. It's got a pinhole leak on the bottom and a split near the handle. I've been filling it only halfway because of the split near the handle and discovered the pinhole leak this morning. GRRR! Apparently, I need to upgrade to a 5 gallon bucket sooner than I thought. At least the horizontal nipples are working well, even if the milk jugs are proving to be flimsy. I might have to see if I can swap out the milk jug for another one to get me through 'till I can pick up a 5 gallon bucket I can use... Oddly enough, the 1/2 gallon jug is working splendidly.