Originally Posted by SunnyDawn
I've even been known to "coo" to the bator when a chick is slowing down. Trying to sound like an encouraging momma hen. DH looks at me like I'm losing my mind when I do this!
My DH seems indifferent to the hatching process but he is always the first to hear them. I've caught him cheepcheepcheeping at the incubator when he thinks I'm not looking
Originally Posted by dsqard
Sherrie I would chalk it up to shipping issues. So hard to tell what happens to them once they are out of your hands. IMO I would probably not purchase from the same seller again, just because of my suspicions but I certainly would not bad mouth them. (not saying that you are in any way)
X2 - I guess the only time I would question the seller's product is if they all showed up clear. If they developed at all, then they have done all they can do without hand delivering them.
Ugg, that's a real shame about the IaBs, they really don't ship well I have only pulled 1 quiter out of the ones I set. You will love they Iowacanas though, they are super hawk fighters! Great free ranges and great layers - if you can find their eggs, that is.
My IaB flock isn't laying very well, I have 2 broodys and am only getting about 3 eggs a day from the other 5. On the bright side the NYD pullets should start laying in May-June and they are much nicer birds! My Jerseys are fun but if you want some good ones mine might not be the stock to get them from. I know they are slow growing birds, but at 10 months they aren't as big as I think they should be. I need to find a place to separate them again too, since I promised some to a local guy as well. Sorry, probably not what you wanted to hear, but if you're patient I can hook you up!