Originally Posted by MesMama @henless
Originally Posted by dyorto
Hatching sounds very stressful. I don't think I could ever do that!
Well, it's not easy peasy. Even though I had a horrible hatch, it was still fun and I learned a lot. I'm hoping next time will be better.
Originally Posted by COChix @Aart
cute chicks and any unzipped yet?@henless
sorry about your hatch but super cute chick you have from it. Gonna be a special one that is for sure. Love the new flock.
She is special. It actually worked out ok. I had planned on getting a few brown egg layers for eggs this Winter. I wanted Australorps, but Barred Rocks were my 2nd choice. Besides, since they are barred, breeding to one of my Cream Legbars next year will give me sex linked F1 Olive eggers.
Originally Posted by KDOGG331
Thanks bunches! I can't believe yours are old enough to lay. Seems like just yesterday you were bringing them home!!
Originally Posted by Blooie
So glad it's working out for you! Oh, and yep, your dues are paid!
@henless I wish your hatch had turned out better. Doesn't look like mine will be very successful here either. At this point 9 out of 27 have hope, but of those 6 have bad air cells. I dunno, we'll see. <sigh>
It's a big learning process. I knew nothing about hatching before this. Now I know more and hope to have a better hatch next time. Shipped eggs are even harder due to all the stress they get from going through our postal system. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you get a decent hatch. Is this your first hatch?
Originally Posted by aart
One more hatched overnight, not the second pipper-no change there....and another 6 are pipped.
Mill chicks using MHP like pros.
Congrats aart!! I was so excited to see my first pip. It only took Merida an hour to hatch after she pipped. Good luck!! :)
Originally Posted by GardenNut
Merida is adorable! I admire her independence and survivor attitude!
Thank you! She is a cutie pie. She sure loves her Mama pad. She'll have her back up against it and her little head will just drop as her eyes slowly shut.