Originally Posted by granny hatchet
Last pip just hatched #9 . at least he isnt black.. chipmunk patterned. Looks like little Twist but it was a very light colored tan egg. There could be more pips but I dont see them.
YAY -- so the eggs Jake and I saw last weekend are hatching, so exciting! He was quite impressed with your incubator, not sure what the cards hold for our household, but hopefully we end up in a situation where he and I can venture into some hatching - if nothing else we can always hatch in whatever housing situation we end up in and house them at my sister's farm for the long-term. She's been wanting to get setup with chickens, this way she'll have built in flock tenders in Jake and I but she'll get to enjoy having them around the place and all the eggs, lol.
How are the "kids" doing -- did Little Twist and company ever stop being terrified of the girls? Too funny watching them try to climb the side of the brooder to get away from the girl cooties, something tells me for all the talking he does Big Twist might react the same in a room full of friendly women.....
Originally Posted by twisted-acres-farm
you all know after reading about all the trials and tribulations of hatching/incubating you have begining to think either hatchery or hen-a-bator is the way to go.
LOVE a good ol' fashioned hen-a-bator --- can't beat a good broody -- but they don't always run on our schedules which is about the only downfall (imo). Last spring I was waiting for my broody to go broody with the intent of giving her the spring batch of day-olds to raise, finally had to give up, get them and put them in the brooder---two weeks later she went broody and spent the whole summer that way, when it was of no use to me.
Edited by Ol Grey Mare - 3/2/16 at 2:33pm