Not my own grandparents, but once I took about 15 silkie chicks to a swap. This elderly woman came over and said she wanted some but only pullets. I said sorry, but there was no way to tell which was which. She tells me her husband can tell and goes to get him. He comes back and starts picking...
I've never given apples, but I would cut them up. Make sure there are no seeds, I think the seeds have a cyanide compound in them. I could be wrong but seems to be one of those little tidbits of information stuck in my brain somewhere, lol.
Mine really love raisins!
Ordered from a hatchery once, straight run. I ordered 8, got 6 pullets, 2 roos.
Since hatching some at home, I actually have really good luck with getting mostly pullets. I would say about 70-80% have been pullets. Of course I probably jinxed myself now, lol.
Yep, you can buy them. I don't know if you like to shop online but Amazon has them.
I have one but I bought it years ago and I don't remember where!
Hi and congrats on your hatch. I will try to answer the ones I can, at least based on my own experiences
1. I have never seen a need to, Mama keeps them warm. I have only hatched during warmer months though. What are your temps?
2. I have let Mama raise chicks all the way up (easier to have...
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I have a small coop and need to make some room. The hen is 10 months old. She is broody at the moment and is pretty much always broody, lol. She has hatched out chicks before and is a very good broody and mother. She is pet quality only, she...
Oh my gosh, I feel so bad for you!
Although it probably doesn't look good, I wouldn't completely give up hope. I read a post on here not too long ago where someone had unstable temps, and then their cat knocked over the incubator and broke some eggs. I think she still had a few hatch after all...