Ok, I know some breeds you can tell at hatch, so I thought there might be a way with the AC's! Lol. I read about vent sexing and tried it on two chicks that hatched. Before anyone freaks out....I didn't really do it. I just looked real close, pushed around the belly a little (very gently) while looking to see if anything stuck out. kinda how you check a rabbit. I just did it for fun to see if my guesses were right. I wrote down 1 girl and 1 boy. Well when they grew up the opposite was true! So I blew a 50/50 shot on both of them!! I ordered a DNA test kit for 2 important chicks I have. I'd like to know now what they are for future planning. It's either $12 or $15 a chick (silkies take forever to sex) and I'm really excited to do it!
That's right, thanksgiving! I already had forgotten that! Can't wait till the hatch. You have to give me all the details. What have you been running for humidity? Now that I have some grown hens around, I need to go buy some oyster shell. Surprisingly they were on the exact same food type & brand that mine are on, so no change for them there. I put FF and grit in their cage today and they picked at both. They are being very talkative across the yard, back and forth with my chickens. It's pretty comical.
I like that story. Glad he ended up with you. My aunt had bought one JR puppy and she was the sweetest dog in the world. We used to joke around and call her "cat-dog" because she just wanted to lay in your lap and be pet. I used to watch her whenever they went on vacations. Best dog ever. So they decided to buy another one. A boy JR. He was a terror! He'd bite and destroy the whole house! Really wild, crazy dog. They found a farm for him to go live on, after they could not tame him. Two polar opposites.
The names are kinda similar, so I think he'll take to buster easy. I like that one better too.
I've been chatting with this man that I bought the hens from, via email. He has 90-100% hatch rate on shipped eggs with a hova-bator 1588. I asked what his secret was and he said that hatching in these trays made him go from 60% up to 90-100% each batch.
Just thought that was interesting so wanted to pass it on.
I think I have the yellow ones `that are in the first picture .I think Ravyn has them too not sure though . I think humidity has been hurting my success all year what was 27% this morning In the GQF hatcher is now up to 37%.I'm thinking of stopping turning today on my next hatch . well it will be the last for a little while . I've decided not to hatch again until I get one Of the GQF incubators going . I've been spraying disinfection spray in it for four days and it still smells really bad..