Originally Posted by rossfam06
So here is a picture if my Ogye and Hmong. They are now 8 weeks old. I am so confused as to sex they are.....
I'll say again, lol... my guess on the Hmong would be cockerel, but that Ogye I am 100% certain is a pullet...
Originally Posted by meganhundley
I'll definitely watch for the preoccupied sideways glance, lol. I just can't decide what he's doing now, lol.
If he is imprinted, then I would say expect to have issues... I don't allow my roosters to imprint and am careful with my drakes as well... the issue with imprinted roosters or drakes in seeing you as part of their flock is that most decide at some point that you should submit to them as well... this is one of the big reasons behind all the stories you hear about how someone's favorite lap roo is now attacking them...
Originally Posted by NatureChica
So... Question to those of you who use a carton for hatching those eggs with detached air cells, what do you mean when you say you cut the carton?
I've got bantam eggs in hatching and I'm in need of specifics regarding the carton. Last time I did it with full size eggs and did it with the cups cut away from the carton which resulted in the first chicks out of shell knocking everyone else over...
Tips are greatly appreciated.:-)
I always lay down for hatching, but that's me...
Originally Posted by Ren2014
O gees... what color options are there post hatch? LOL... I think I might be going ORANGE:/ What color should their poop be at 1-2 days? My two are have bright green and clear excrements. I'm not real sure they are drinking on their own yet. I've been dipping their beaks into the water. I see them trying to peck at the food but don't seem to be picking it up. I'm trying not to interfere but I'm worried.
If you are worried about a chick, look at their feet, toes, legs... very simple and first place you will see that there is any issues... if the toes, feet or legs start looking thin or skeletal like, then there is a reason to worry...
Originally Posted by mixedUPturk
Thats amazing! I know my OH would absolutly love to fish the way yall do! Were in the right zone an all, but have no time, with my hobbies
All 14 of the American Bresse that i set are developing
despite being very pourous. Im worried, i have to do some more research on what will happen to the embryo in pourous shells?
In addition to those 14, the seller gave me 2 isbars
she has been great and i havent complained about them being pourous, the two isbars are also like this though:
I Filled the incubator UP! Set 48 total by finishing it up with my own mixed layers eggs. Pretty freakin excited that the whole tray i candled last night (on day 7), only One was early death! Much better genes than the duckies i last incubated! The other 23?! (Of that rack) Including All the Bresse and 2 Isbars?!
were expecting quite a hatch. So OH built me a new brooder
i painted it
Dont mind the photo bombin turkeys, i been tol yall theyre bad, spolit! In a non aggresive manner, please believe i wont have that!
And the calf... He started scouring two days ago an i think i nipped it n the butt but thats where ive been, runnin like a... Well you know
Missed ya!! Nice brooder!!
Porous eggs lose humidty faster than regular shells... just watch the air cell growth...
Originally Posted by Ren2014
I'm giving electrolytes now, thank you.
May I ask how much you paid for shipping? I just bought some Jubilee Orpington eggs and the breeder charged 20 + and add'l 10.95 if I wanted the box to be labeled FRAGILE. I've not had any other breeders charge extra. I didn't pay it and WOW... the box wasn't marked this end up, live embryos or NOTHING. It was delivered on it's side in my mail box:(
Started the electrolytes and will give egg yolks in a few days. Thank you.
May I ask how much you paid for shipping? See my note above to Amy.
I use flat rate boxes, doesn't matter where in US or weight it is same price... Medium is 12.?? and Large is 18.?? so I just go with 15 for Med and 20 for Large...I do have to drive 12 mi into town too, lol, so I figure 2 bucks isn't a deal-breaker...
Originally Posted by Pyxis
Oh yikes, that's crazy, $10.95 to take a sharpie and write on the box? I've shipped plenty of eggs, and that's literally all you do, there is no extra fee at the post office for bringing in a box marked fragile or anything like that. $20 plus is also crazy if it wasn't express. I live in VT and it costs me $15 to $16 to send a double boxed dozen of duck eggs, which are pretty darn heavy, all the way to Washington with priority shipping.
I agree, that is ridiculous... it would be cheaper for me to ship if I had a comp and printer, but I don't, so I just go with flat rate boxes... and only time I ever use Express is in a time crunch...
Originally Posted by ronott1
Did you candle the eggs to see what condition they are in?
You really cannot tell what the eggs are going to do by looking at the box.
Marking fragile and this side up will not change much given the way eggs are shipped--It is mostly mechanical and the machines do not know which end is up and cannot read fragile so do not handle the box differently.
No, doesn't help for the machines, but they do load and unlaod the trucks by hand so the conscientious mail handlers do watch out for those... our PO is great and they do handle marked boxes better...
Originally Posted by Ren2014
CONGRATULATIONS on the winning record! That's awesome.
I had one shipper wrap the eggs individually in a paper towel and then use bubble wrap. I'm not sure what the paper towel was for but it was on tight and difficult to get off.
When storing eggs you keep them a bit cooler than room temp, so if it is really warm out when the eggs are shipped they might get some condensation on the egg... some shippers feel that the papertowel helps keep the moisture off the eggs...
Oh, yeah... had a great day at the auction with K and bought a coop for my Ohiki... he's got it and a couple of dinky hutches strapped to the back of his truck for me... what an amazing and wonderful friend!!!!