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  1. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    Thanks for the commiseration. Of the two zipping one made it fine and the other stopped. These are from my own hen house and are barnyard mix. Figured I'd make my first hatch be with eggs I could afford to lose (XL tells me it costs me about a nickel's worth of feed for an egg). I set 40 and...
  2. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    @Sally Sunshine I should say that the RH I gave you is my LOCKDOWN RH. I ran in the 30s until day 18.
  3. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    Not that I would, but how do you cheat? Posting pix of neighbors' chickens?
  4. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    All the pix are of new hatches except the third one. That is of some 37 week old black star layers. Until the new hatch that was my latest pic of my chickens.
  5. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    Got it. Thanks. Headed back over there now.
  6. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    I don't understand why, but two eggs that were zipping yesterday evening died during the night. The power remained on all night, the temp and RH were correct when I walked in. They were just stillborn. Also one of the chicks that had already hatched had died in the night. I took the four "early...
  7. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    Congratulations on first pip. I'm checking in a little later than usual today. Hope to get all the posts read because you are SO right about how helpful the folks here have been.
  8. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    My (almost) 7 year old grandson has been "helping" me since we first set the eggs. Your kindergartners are going to LOVE it. He's learned about clears and quitters. He and his sister slept over last night and couldn't wait to get up and see if there were any new hatchlings this AM. Children and...
  9. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    Barnyard mix. 35 total. Don't know how many will actually hatch at this point. RIR papas and either RIR or black sex link mamas.
  10. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    Well, here we are on the day that I was expecting the hatching to start sometime tonight or tomorrow. And we have already seen four chicks hatch and fluff. There are three currently zipping and I hope to see their eyes tomorrow morning. Plus I don't know how many I have pipping because the...
  11. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    I "used to" have another hen house, but my son took it for his rabbits. Hmmm. There's still no rabbits....
  12. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    ♫ All we are saying, Is give runts a chance...♫ That was the Beatles, right?
  13. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    Four out and about. Still not ready to go to town, but looking healthy. Two appear to be about 1/2 finished zipping. Still breathing, but also resting now and again. Several pips that don't seem to be going anywhere else just yet. Spent the last hour or so getting my five-week-olds out of the...
  14. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    Like I said, I don't want to sound heartless on a forum designed for backyard chickens.
  15. Balloonjuice

    "Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

    Glad to hear you've got six hatched already. Keep up the great work, wabbit.
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