Originally Posted by JulieNKC
See that pinkish dot in the middle? That's Woodie, lol. He is growing good. From what I can find, his incubation is about the same as a chickens so he should hatch around the same time as the poults. Wonder if he will grow up thinking he is a turkey. Should put him and a few poults under a broodie silkie, really confuse them all. If only my quail would lay so I could add a few of those to hatch with them.
I can just hear it now. a woodcock name WOODY! LMBO. Seriously, I'm so excited your hatching a baby. I felt exotic w/ring neck pheasants! I hope he hatches great, and I think the silky would definately be a great mama for him. I hope he or she brings more woodcocks to your area. I didn't even know they were around here, or over there by you. I think you have more hills and trees naturally. I sure hope he hatches!! I'm so happy you saved him.
Originally Posted by CelticOaksFarm
Two boxes of eggs going out today, hubby will try working half a day today, and more eggs hatching around here.
Someone asked about poopy butt. In chicks they get a warm water bath under running water then the fuzz trimmed. Adult hens sometimes also need a trim.
Uno the turkey continues to have poopy butt. I think it is partially becasue he lives with nasty little quail babies.
She has a mild bumble foot case, but hasn't skipped a day of laying. Whats bumble foot?
Love all of the garden talk. Tomatoes are a challenge here with our heat as is lettuce, but I plant them anyways. It gets very warm and humid here in Kansas in summer and early fall. I can only grow briefly spring and fall. I've tried some heat-resistant varieties, but not with much luck, unless I grow in shade on the north side. I find the Yellow Pear (my favorite tomatoe) and the piink brandywine (another big favorite) and mr. stripey (tasty) all do well, but require extra cool mulch, but have to be water rationed to avoid splits. They are the only tomatoes that happily make it through 95+ degree heat for weeks. (Up to 108* so far) If you havn't tried those varieties, they may work for you. I suppose they'd like your sandy soil, but may need more water. I have loamy clay here.
Going to build an arbor to set grapes on, should provide great shade when they climb across theI
I wish grapes like it here. They grow, but don't taste good since it doesnt' get cool here at night until about a week before frost.
Originally Posted by slink1211
Thank you for this great advice. I think we can find them somewhere close. We have done all the things you have listed: baked eggs, hollow eggs, not fertile. We recently bought a new incubator and are doing our first batch of chicken/ducks in it. So maybe quail later in the summer. Thanks again. Tracy
Originally Posted by country_girl011
morning update. both babies are still fighting. and i will fight with tthem as long as they will.
both are sshrink wrapped (just my luck)
so i will slowly work my way down their shell.
stopping when i see blood.
ducky #1 is wanting out so bad. when he hears me he starts peeping for help and i think everytime i help him its gives him new hope to keep fighting.
the other duck does not make a sound just tries to make progress. i almost have his head free, the way his membrane is as long as these veins recede enough just a little slip and his head will b free. he looks like a magpie i think. they prolly oth will be they have the same color beak..as for the other eggs. .no change. no dipped air cells. can still c veins so maybe i have late bloomers. but im not holding my breath on them.
I'm glad they're fighting so hard. I hope they make grreat progress soon, I know its hard for you.
Come on babies!!!
Good morning All!