Originally Posted by CALI CHICK
Yeah, Congratulations, LaynaDon! You've had some awesome hatch rates, girl. I think you've found your calling in life....at least something with animals.
I love the picture of the 7 babies resting, so cute. Are those all RIRs? Do you name all of your chickens? Here are some names for RIRs: Cinnamon, Ginger, Spice, Chili Pepper, Rosie, Rusty, Rhodie, Nutmeg, Clove, Red!....
I've never been to a TSC. I really like our local Rio Linda Feed Store, though. It has a small town feel and the workers are so helpful. They get baby chicks in every Thursday and always have a different variety. So, it's good to go once a week to see the new babies. The prices range around $2 or $3 per chick -not bad! My silkies were $3.29 each.
23 and counting!! We actually have 25, but 2 I bought at Lone Star. They are BO's!!!!! :D There are still 4 or 5 pipped that are still working at it but I'm not sure how any of them will hatch.
It's funny that you say that, Cali. About me working with animals. I'm actually going to be doing a vet science course through 4-h in a few months. It's a 3 year course and I will come out of it ready to take a test to become a certified Vet Assistant. :D I'm ecstatic! In the meantime I'm seriously considering hatching eggs and selling chicks for money. This is so much fun!
We have 3 RIR's, 3 or 4 Red Barnes, 2 BO's(!!!!) and some mutts. I gave in and helped out one RIR it zipped the long way around the egg somehow and had one leg out. I could see most of it's body so I knew he couldn't be majorly deformed. (right??) My mom and I agreed that it would be okay to help this one. I had to completely zip for him and break some of the membrane because of the position he was in. He just couldn't push hard enough to come out with only one leg in the shell. He's a nice looking, seemingly healthy baby. :) I thought one of his feet was a little curled, but I'm not so sure anymore. Now that he has gotten his balance he looks normal. Even if it is curled, he can get around fine so I guess I'm not gonna worry about it. I have believe we already have more chicks than we got from the last hatch! (Well, not counting the BO's. We still have two more to go in order to have more hatches than last time...)
They were already out of the Wyandottes they got yesterday at TSC!! They got them around 9 yesterday morning, I went in at 12 today and they, and all the bantams were gone! They only had three ducks left. I didn't really need Wyandottes anyway. But I was hoping for some silkies. :\ I'll call next week. :) I told my mom if they got in a breed I wanted next week, we were going that day! They sell so fast!
Cali, we don't name most of our chickens because we are going to eat them at some point. But those were some "original" names! Did you come up with them yourself?? ;)