CONGRATS TO ALL WHO HAVE CHICKS/PIPS!
Originally Posted by LeasureChix
I had taken my 2 office chickens out to the front yard for a day in the "sun". I noticed it had started to rain so I went out to grab them (silkies don't do great in the rain). When I got them settled back in the office, I decided to take a peek at my Easter eggs in the hatcher. Oh my gosh! I have 2 chicks already! 1 of my own LF Cochins and a silkie or sizzle. Several other pips too. I have gone from chicks starting at least 24 hours late, to having perfect on time chicks... now they want to hatch way early. Back to the drawing board.
Someone need to let my Silkies in on this - they both totally ignore rain and continue right on foraging while the rest of the chickens run for cover. And, of course, they look like wet mops wandering around the yard.
Originally Posted by kathyinmo
I found a page with a bunch of smilies HERE.
I found a Mahonri there, too..........
Awesome page Kathy - how does one go about making them work? Tech challenged individual here!
Originally Posted by smm429
My Silly Barred Rock Hen...she loves our bikes!
Hey, this could be a space saving idea! Set up your bike racks in the coop and have roosts and storage space in one. Of course, you would probably have to wash your bike before using it, lol.
Originally Posted by Cynthia12
LOL..I got that call, did you? This will be my last call until fall. No more after these last three different ones I have in.
My total is horrible. I feel horrible. I haven't had this bad a hatch for a very long time. Oh, there was one, where I didn't get any, but there were only 6 eggs, not 20!
1 Wheaten Ameraucana...............REALLY?
I'm not feeling too great right now. At least I am getting some Exchequers to hatch, may get the whole 5 that went into lock down...with...all the others!
So many dead babies in eggs, haven't seen that before. I finally got my first stinky bomb egg. Now that was an experience. I can now say I can relate when someone shares that sweet moment.
Good luck everyone..will get pictures up when they are fluffed. For some reason, they are sticky, and there was this gooy stuff in the eggs. I'm surprised any hatched. The one Ameraucana that was zipping, stopped, died. Gooy stuff in there..it drowned. My humidity was only up to 66 at the highest. This is just too sad. All those babies making it that far, just to die. One of the Araucanas had a missing eye. One had a crossed beak, but not that bad. I knew they were hard to hatch, but goodness.
Awww, so sorry . . . been there myself and no fun!
Originally Posted by Papa Brooder
Oh, I did have one question I forgot to ask. I know I have seen some posts on here about it... but how do you decided when to take the fluffy chicks out and put them in the brooder? My first to hatch who hatched last night is such a little pest. Always pecking at the poor little chicks trying to zip and trying to eat everything in sight. my humidity is up to 72 with all the recent hatches. Is it ok to pull the dry ones out quickly or should I wait until morning?
I do take them out if they've started the obnoxious routine. I just throw a warm,wet paper towel in and grab the chick out at the same time. Try to be as quick about it as possible and be sure to pull out a buddy so the chick won't be alone.
So the solution is to just go shopping! When you get home you will have chicks. I have to go to the grocery this morning so I hope it works!
I got up (the first time at 4:30 am) to 3 pips and then got up again at 5:30 to 2 more pips! So far the pipped eggs are: 1 - Wyandotte, 1 - Light Brahma, 3 - project Faverolles. Go chickies, go!