Over dinner last night, Bobby suggested we get a white crested Polish. No really. I think he's hooked.
Lavinia is doing so well! Eating and drinking regularly, up and walking around in her part of the brooder, peeping away. I credit the cuddle factor. After she spent some time snuggled with the Mama Hen (that would be me) she rallied. I know she's not out of the woods, but it's so great to see her acting like a normal chick!
Thanks to you all for the well wishes, support and suggestions. Particularly you, CFG.
Karen, my WO and LS eggs are in a Hovabator - styrofoam special. I have the same issue with the humidity. I took all the water out last night but couldn't get the humidity down below 40%. This morning, though, with no water and plugs out, the humidity is 35%. Maybe because it stopped raining? Just watch the temp though. With the water out, the temp went up a couple of degrees, so I had to dial it back. Trying to keep it around 99. And I seriously want the degree symbol put back on the keyboard.
We're going to put the cosmetic touches on the coop today - window boxes, picket fence, etc. Pictures later. The back wall isn't finished yet, but it's up against the fence, so you can't see it. That part we're doing in vinyl siding - it gets no sun but plenty of rain, so I wanted something easy to clean and more durable than the cedar planks. Looks great! Can't wait for you all to see it.