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    singleton chick- weak, bad hatch and trouble walking- I think???

    out of 13 random eggs that ai never planned on incubating- 3 hatched last week tues in to wed. they went under a broody fri and are happy in their new world. fri 5 am one had pipped- this afternoon I helped him out and about an hour ago he was still seeming weak. Got him some sugar water and...
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    when to help hatch

    I have eggs of unknown age in the incubator-most look to be within a few days of hatching. Momma got off the nest when two hatched so I put the remaining 12 in the incubator sat. mon into tues two pipped and hatched. tues a third did. I also pulled a rotten one tues. Last night i candled the...
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    how long can they stay in incubator?

    So my saga has brought me three chicks. 2 that pipped and hatched pretty close together, and a third that pipped as the others were drying. Its been 24 hours for the first two and they are dry. The newbie hatched overnight and is drying but not dry. My thought is/was to move them all to the...
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    newbie to incubating- need help

    UPDATE the two that had pipped hatched overnight with no assistance from me-woo hoo! The first one worked his way around the corner to his not hatched friend and within half an hour he was out too. New concern- I opened the incubator to put a piece of dishtowel down as the peeps were slipping...
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    newbie to incubating- need help

    I do have a brooder as I have a friend who takes in all the males from a breeder she knows. We get them at a couple days old, raise them then process for dog food. So I've got the small dishes, heat plates etc...its just this part I prefer to leave to the feathered professionals :) I told my...
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    newbie to incubating- need help

    thats great. I am off from work tomorrow so I can keep a close eye on them. Hopefully things go ok. Thank you for the advice.
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    newbie to incubating- need help

    History: One time maybe 7 yrs ago I did a homemade incubator and tried hatching eggs. Didn't go well and since then I leave it all in the hens hands/wings?? Facts: I'm not great at picking up eggs regularly (maybe 3 or 4 times a week-not an issue, until the ladies want to sit) I'm...
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    free to good home- base for coop? SE Pa

    is this not allowed? got an email today that i don't quite understand? I will certainly move or take down the post if it is inappropriate.
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    free to good home- base for coop? SE Pa

    the floor isn't off/out yet- guys are still working on that.
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    mobile home trailer for coop

    yes- that was exactly what I needed. Thank you!
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    free to good home- base for coop? SE Pa

    actual metal base of old 43 ft x 12 ft mobile home. axles still good but might need tires to move. brought a newer home onto the property and demolished this one. I know some people have used them to build tractors or stationary large coops. Move it and its yours. southeast PA zip 19567.
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    mobile home trailer for coop

    I moved a newer mobile home onto my property two years ago. The old one circa 1953 had seen much better days. I had two guys come and demolish it and all that will remain after tomorrow is the actual "trailer" base. I'm not nearly handy enough to do anything with it or looking for that large...
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    Button Quail for Sale (PA)

    hi- sorry for the delay. i see you guys mentioned talking off line so if these guys are already rehomed that's great. If not my friend would be interested. I had some work troubles that got me a bit preoccupied.
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    rat bait boxes bait vs food

    Believe it or not they are digging into the coop- not the run. It sits about 5 inches away from the back of the horse barn so can't get behind there to do anything. I am trying to decide if it will be easier to run wire on the ground 2 or 3 feet out from the 3 sides I can access and hope...
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    rat bait boxes bait vs food

    I slightly hijacked an earlier thread about my now visible rat problem and someone suggested bait boxes. I was concerned with glue or snap traps due to the birds and other critters. I love the bait box idea and have now been reading for over an hour about them. seems most people have good...
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