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  1. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day Old Chicks!

    Hahaha this is the best thing I've seen in a while!!! THAT'S HILARIOUS!
  2. Melissashae_zookeeper

    🎃October Hatch-a-long 2020🎃

    They are so tiny and cute!
  3. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day Old Chicks!

    They are also from this springs chicks that were 29 weeks at time of egg collection. I really didn't expect to have a 100% hatch rate. But here we are!
  4. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day Old Chicks!

    Yes, Thank you! We've been hatching coturnix quail all summer and had an empty incubator and decided "Why Not?!"
  5. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day Old Chicks!

    They are THE fluffiest and BIGGEST. Day old chicks I've ever owned. My husband was amaz They are the FLUFFIEST and BIGGEST chicks I've ever owned. My husband was surprised how healthy they were from the get go. We've only ever bought day old chicks, these are the first eggs of our own we've...
  6. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day Old Chicks!

    I have no idea! I was assuming yes, since BR's can be sexed my their head dots, but upon reading more chicken genetics I think not since not all the hens would carry that gene. But it just became more confusing the more I read. I then tried feather sexing but apparently the father has to be slow...
  7. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day Old Chicks!

    Straight out of the 90's
  8. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day Old Chicks!

    These are my sweet adorable chicks that we hatched out of eggs collected from our chickens. The rooster is a barred rock and the eggs were collected from my hens that are all different. I know 2 chicks hatched from my splash ameracauna and 1 from my easter egger. The other 3 chicks could be...
  9. Melissashae_zookeeper

    🎃October Hatch-a-long 2020🎃

    Hatched Today! These babies are from my Barred Rock Roo and 2 eggs from my splash ameracauna hen, 1 from my easter egger hen, 1 from my BR hen and 2 from my gold/silver laced Wyandottes.
  10. Melissashae_zookeeper

    How Many Eggs Did You Get Today?

    4 from 7 hens. My black sex link, barred rock, Easter egger and splash ameracauna. My 3 wyandottes have yet to lay anything at 27 weeks...
  11. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day 16 of Incubation

    Oh I will. My daughter threw it in before I had gotten the towels down. So far they seem to be ignoring it, but once they get curious I'll probably pull it.
  12. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day 16 of Incubation

    6 of 15 hatched. 2 my husband helped out of eggs this morning, so 8 of the chicks are out but I don't expect the 2 to last, one has a deformed leg and the other isn't really moving much. So I'm counting this as a 54% hatch rate
  13. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day 16 of Incubation

  14. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day 16 of Incubation

    Its 4:30 my time, we've officially reached day 17!
  15. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day 16 of Incubation

    This one is trying so hard to push out. And the others just keep stepping on it 😆
  16. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day 16 of Incubation

  17. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day 16 of Incubation

    5 hatched! One with the shell open and trying to roll out..can't really tell what's going on with the rest since they've been rolled all over.
  18. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day 16 of Incubation

    I left for work at 2 am and saw 3 chicks, could see 6 more pipped eggs..
  19. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day 16 of Incubation

    Good to know! This is our first quail hatch. We've hatched chickens and ducks before. And LOTS of baby geckos.
  20. Melissashae_zookeeper

    Day 16 of Incubation

    Not yet. A few beaks peaking through occasionally but nothing to report.
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