Originally Posted by BetsyOK
Robin, sorry you lost Mumbles. I've given up worrying about every bird that dies without anything obvious, if it is only one out of a pen. Just as with humans and other animals, there are any number of things that can cause death.
So sorry about Mumbles...I agree with Betsy. It is still hard when one is a special bird.
I have a Cochin hen with a slow foot this morning like Mumbles. I'm giving her vitamins since everything else about her checks out okay. Wonder if that could be his issue.
Originally Posted by lonnyandrinda
Originally Posted by kkreason78
Hello fellow Okies! I'm wondering, when do you all recommend start incubating this year? I've been somewhat successful last fall, but thanks to my daughter secretly slipping a few eggs in the incubator I had some hatching in december. They are alive and well, just seems like it's tougher on them.
I hatch all year.
If I had a choice, I would start incubating mid March. So once the babies are old enough to go outside it will be warm enough they won't need any heat.
I usually begin using the incubators about the 3rd week in February when night time temperature reach 40. That being said, I'm hatching right now...at least the 4 big hens and the 6 Bantam hens are brooding eggs for me. These are fertility check eggs for the breed pens and the prolific Bantam breeders.
I'm going to do some trimming on the Wyandotte since candling yesterday resulted in some clears.
Originally Posted by doc637
Long time lurker, finally joined..... Extreme South Central Oklahoma checking in. Just wanted to say HI to everyone.
to the neighborhood. What kinds of birds do you have?