Definitely let them rest overnight. I candle the air cells as I put them on the rack. Even if all appear attached and in good shape, I do not turn the turner on for at least 3 days.
Oh I know.. Thats a real pain. Hoping Huey sits soon, she is getting quite a stash built up already. I may give her goose eggs to encourage her lol.
Aww, hope they feel better soon.
If I get a "goopy" chick, I carefully rinse under warm water. Pat dry, blow dry on low heat and put back in bator.
I think thats called Atipico. They will look black but you see they are truly a very dark chocolate in full sunlight. Usually I see those from a black or brown ripple hen.
Answered in red..can give you definite answers once dry!
I had a white silkie hen a long time, and she HATED chicks. She did go broody twice, and proceeded to kill the hatched chicks both times. Needless to say, I no longer have her. Most silkies are NOT like that, but it was pretty upsetting. Australorp, EE, RIR, mutt mixes have been broody here.
Agreed, I don't keep any feather footed breeds anymore.
Good points. I have found EE, turkey, goose and Scovys to be my best broodys.
Oh wow, that's so crazy. I think its got a lot to do with the lines, and the individual chicken too. Most of my EE hens will brood If I let them.
feeling pretty sad...Dealing with a goose injury tonight. Doing my regular daily rounds and noticed Gracie, my adult Buff American goose hen was missing. Finally heard her in the unclaimed portion of the property. I saw her neck looked dark. When I got to her, I just cried. Gracie appears to have caught her neck in something. She has her neck completely bare to the flesh, no skin. I have only seen an injury this severe one other time in all the years I have kept birds. Will not post pictures its very upsetting. She is in the spare bathroom tub now. We have started baby aspirin, oxytetracycline and electrolites. Blukote on her neck.
I know she's in pain, and am checking on her hourly. She is drinking but will not eat. Just sick over it.
My American Buff are timid, wary with people so its been a big challenge already trying to care for her. She is drinking the water at least so the medication is getting into her. I try to human imprint every bird I own for this very reason.. emergencies. The ones I take in as adults are so much more a challenge.
Keep us posted and if a helping hand is needed please ask!
As if you don't have anything else to do!
Thank you I really appreciate it. American buff are so gentle and docile. She is scared but has been pretty accepting to what I've done so far. DH is not happy to see a goose in the house lol. If she was outside I know she won't recover. Will be looking for a large crate ASAP so I can put her in my Brooding trailer.
I have your airport big crate and am bringing it up to you tomorrow.
Thanks so much, hopefully there won't be any more emergencies.
Weekly Chicken Event Post!
We have many of the 2016 swap meet and auction dates available on the Indiana BYC'ers Events Calendar! Check for the locations on the Indiana BYC'ers Map! I also have each event linked to it's website/Facebook page for additional show details. If you have additional shows or dates/info for Indiana Poultry Breeders Association Show or White River Poultry Club Show, please message me.
Friday, March 11 - Dinky's Auction Center in Montgomery, Indiana
If you do go, try wearing your official Indiana BYC T-shirt and see if you spot anyone else there! Also, please take pictures to share!
Friday, March 18 - Dinky's Auction Center in Montgomery, Indiana
Friday, March 25 - Veedersburg Barn Sale in Veedersburg, Indiana
Friday March 25 - Dinky's Auction Center in Montgomery, Indiana
Friday, April 1 - Dinky's Auction Center in Montgomery, Indiana
Sunday, April 3 - Tri-K Pigeon & Bantam Club Pigeon Fair
Friday, April 8 - Veedersburg Barn Sale in Veedersburg, Indiana
Friday, April 8 - Dinky's Auction Center in Montgomery, Indiana
Saturday, April 9 - Southern Indiana Poultry Show in Bloomington, Indiana
Sunday, April 10 - Golden Horseshoe Saddle Club/Knox Swap Meet
Friday, April 15 - Dinky's Auction Center in Montgomery, Indiana
Saturday, April 16 - Croy Creek Trader's Fair in Reelsville, IN
Sunday, April 17 - Croy Creek Trader's Fair in Reelsville, IN
Friday, April 22 - Veedersburg Barn Sale in Veedersburg, Indiana
Friday, April 22 - Dinky's Auction Center in Montgomery, Indiana
Friday, April 29 - Dinky's Auction Center in Montgomery, Indiana
Saturday, April 30 - Croy Creek Trader's Fair in Reelsville, IN
Sunday, May 1 - Croy Creek Trader's Fair in Reelsville, IN
**This information does not guarantee the event will happen. Please check the auction or swap meet website/Facebook page to confirm dates/times before you travel!
So awesome to see you post!! Thanks so much for the updates!
Has been a while since I have posted! Hope everyone is doing well and that your flocks have made it through the winter.
Some updates from the homestead:
Here are some of our silkies visiting their neighbors. The chickens in the coop are ISA browns. The ISA browns are back to laying really well since we have more daylight and we are getting a lot of eggs each day.
We had 7 eggs last year from the peahen and all 7 hatched and survived (so far). So we now have 10, and really hoping our white peahen lays this year for the first time.
My husband's fav girl, who we got at Rural King last year!
Went to Florida last month and got to feed these budgies, they were all over our feet picking off seeds we stepped on!
We got a new puppy last summer, named Stitch. He is an English Shepherd.
Here he is all grown up! We are in advanced training classes at Petsmart now, hoping he can get his certification as a caregiver dog.
Walked past this poor bee the other day on our fence (we keep honeybees) and she flew right into the barb wire and was stuck! Strange things happen sometimes.
Goodness, Loved your pictures except for the poor bee. Adore your peafowl! And the Stitch is a beautiful dog now