Good news about your air. We still haven't heard back from our air guy.
They are all outside enjoying the sun and fresh dirt. Sun bathing and dirt bathing. The two bigger ones are a bit lazier, but those two smaller ones are running, jumping and hunting for food just like the "real" chicks (lol lol lol) They weren't entirely sure about fermented grains, but the NN chicks will teach them!
I turned off the heat lamps and put a fan in the big brooder house around noon. The EEs were unfazed by the increased temperature, but the CC were starting to complain. I think I'll get some sunblock fabric and make a canopy over the roof and west side of that metal building.
The crunchy chick is standing and walking around on his own. I brought a bandaid and a teacup to the shop, but he ran from me, and then challenged my hand, so he's not going to need a splint after all. Rooster, no doubt : ( The other two were gone by noon. Late hatching chicks are too fragile. I cleaned the incubator and disinfected it. One of the unhatched eggs was a stink bomb, and it exploded with a "Bang!" when I dumped the shells onto the compost pile. Yuck, yuck, yuck. I'm glad it didn't pop while it was inside the incubator.
Black Sex-links, Cuckoo Marans, Creole Penedesenca, Barnyard Crosses, Barn Cats, House Cats, Working Dogs, and Guinea Hogs. Capons, Caponizing, Capon Tools.