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Just checked bid history, and after seller, I've beent he primary bidder.  There were two different bids after I started, yours and some other person. 

 

If you want me to keep bidding, obviously I don't mind.  I'm just happy to see that I didn't actually bid over you.  I felt bad at first, thinking you'd been bidding first.

 

We ok then?? hu.gif

 

Morning everyone.  It sure gets complicated with all of us being hatch fenatics.  Glad we are all so loving here.

 

 

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post #15942 of 38812

tomarrow is ship day .

i may just lose my mind waiting on the babies to get here !

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tomarrow is ship day .

i may just lose my mind waiting on the babies to get here !

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Seramas, call ducks, mandarin ducks. Pics on my fb farm page www.facebook.com/ittybittybantiebarn

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Seramas, call ducks, mandarin ducks. Pics on my fb farm page www.facebook.com/ittybittybantiebarn

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I won the blue Polish and I think I am cuckoo.


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Good deal. I just want something lightweight that secures easily. I'm really paranoid of fire. Set myself on fire as a small child. Not awesome.

 



I have christmas solar lights in my coop. It only lights it up for an hour or so at duck, to give them time to come inside and get settled in. No fire risk though, no cords to mess with, and it turns itself off and on. Don't know if you can find christmas lights now, but they should have some sort of solar lights that would work out for summer soon if you just need light and not heat.

Seramas, call ducks, mandarin ducks. Pics on my fb farm page www.facebook.com/ittybittybantiebarn

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Seramas, call ducks, mandarin ducks. Pics on my fb farm page www.facebook.com/ittybittybantiebarn

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post #15945 of 38812

Good morning, hatching friends.

 

Evelle, how's thing with the new boys?

 

DG, how's Bobby??

 

QJ, how are your sebbies?

 

Jaz, did the rest of your goosies hatch??

 

Chicken, how are your new chickens doing?

 

All of my babies are doing great.  Hubby built me another great pen for the new duckies, so each have their own place now.  We took duckie for their first swim last night and they loved it.  We also took goosies for their 1st swim... but they didn't get it was supposed to be fun.

 

And I think I'm going to be up to my eyeballs in fertile eggs... I did a 48 hour check on air cells and discovered that 10 of 13 cayuga were detached and the other 3 had wonky cells.  So, they are all propped up now.  Only the oldest 4 of 15 eggs from the ancona set were detached.  Almost all of the eggs were showing a nice fertile glow.  I may not be tossing that many on day 7 after all, which means with my new set of eggs, I could easily have over 50 eggs developing in my bators by the end of the week.

My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 29 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & african) and 15 assorted breed ducks.

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Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 29 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & african) and 15 assorted breed ducks.

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 29 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & african) and 15 assorted breed ducks.

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 29 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & african) and 15 assorted breed ducks.

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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That's a lot of eggs Iain. I hoping it will get warm out soon. I want to hatch this set, and be done. I'll leave the incubator out for back up, but I think all I want now is a few more call eggs, and I think I might have better luck with those under a broody anyway. I like incubating and hatching, but brooding them myself is getting tiring. Luckily next year, with silkies, calls, and geese I'll hopefully have plenty of mommies for any little babies I want.

Seramas, call ducks, mandarin ducks. Pics on my fb farm page www.facebook.com/ittybittybantiebarn

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Seramas, call ducks, mandarin ducks. Pics on my fb farm page www.facebook.com/ittybittybantiebarn

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post #15948 of 38812

3 days to SEBBIE TIME!!!   fl.gif

 

Air cells have dropped a little more today and are swoopy.  Woo Hoo!!

 

I need to get a brooder situation figured out for the gooseys. Hmmmm....

One city boy husband that I'm converting to a poultry boy, 3 daughters, 3 Mallards, 2 dogs, one cat: and the bator's plugged in.  Hatching addict, BYC addict and you can find me in the forum "formerly known as hatch day is today" with my friends: Miss Lydia, Critterrun, StillMecle, GrannyCarol, JulieNKC, DuckGirl89, 70%Cocoa, Evelle and JazminesZoo.  I love my Gurlz!
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One city boy husband that I'm converting to a poultry boy, 3 daughters, 3 Mallards, 2 dogs, one cat: and the bator's plugged in.  Hatching addict, BYC addict and you can find me in the forum "formerly known as hatch day is today" with my friends: Miss Lydia, Critterrun, StillMecle, GrannyCarol, JulieNKC, DuckGirl89, 70%Cocoa, Evelle and JazminesZoo.  I love my Gurlz!
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Julie, I know what you mean!  It's a lot of hard work, and I feel like whatever we sell, we have earned the money.  I am very lucky that hubby splits all of the chores 50/50 with me... plus he does all the babies' dirty laundry himself.

 

I probably should not have rushed out to buy more ancona eggs before giving the "take a chance" eggs a chance.  Oh well, hubby will just have to get a move on making those flyers to post at the local feed stores!

My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 29 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & african) and 15 assorted breed ducks.

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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My menagerie includes 5 horses, 3 dogs, 3 cats, 29 geese (mostly dewlap toulouse & african) and 15 assorted breed ducks.

NPIP Certified- #UT-179

Spirit's story: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/725035/spirit-the-amazing-grey-dewlap-toulouse-gander/
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Thanks everyone.I'm pretty upset about losing them all like that.  Makes me wonder if I should have pipped a little hole for them when I saw they were internally pipped.

 

So, what could have gone wrong?  There must be something I did, otherwise I would have had more than 1 surviving chick out of 69 eggs!  They were all shipped eggs, but 28 of the 69 made it to lockdown, and 26 of those died in the shell, fully formed. 

 

I have 2 Hovabator still-air incubators.  I had an auto turner for incubation and laid them on their sides for hatching.  Temp and humidity conditions were:

 

temp for incubation - approx 100 +/- 1 degree

temp for hatching - same

humidity for incubation - 40 to 50%

humidity for hatching - 65 to 75%

 

It looks to me like everything was as it should be, but then why such bad results? 

Current standings: 17 guinea pigs, 12 rabbits, 6 chickens, 2 quail, 1 duck & 2 teenagers....numbers frequently subject to change
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Current standings: 17 guinea pigs, 12 rabbits, 6 chickens, 2 quail, 1 duck & 2 teenagers....numbers frequently subject to change
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