Hello every one Just new to back yard chickens today in New Zealand. i am having my 2nd batch hatching at present.
Did assit the first Plymouth rock a bit sorry... got great bator with all mods and cons...1st batch of orpingtons i did i got k 11 chicks out of the 12 eggs.. they are look ing great,.. 5 cockrels I think and 6 hens.. great colours, blue, black and splash/.
Now hatching plymouth barred rocks. Problem is one pipped 12 hours later with a bit of a lift of shell one out.
2 more have pipped and the chick is rocking all the eggs around.. not sitting up all night watching.. can't help myself..:)
Did notice the first hatchling had a wee bit off ambiliclus still protruding.. temp at 37.5 and humid ranges now with wet chick but stables at 65 I am doing all right, my orpingtons all pipped and hatched within 6 hours.. what up with this breed?