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  1. farmboydj

    shrink wrapped??? what do i do

    so i have a sportsman hatcher. i have 70 eggs hatching now. i have alot of chicks that have already hatched and came a day early so i took out about 30 of them but still have the rest in there that were pipped my humidity is around 55% and cant rase it anymore do you think my chicks are stuck or...
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    Humidity ????

    so i have a GQF sportsman incubator and i cant seem to get the humidity above 35-39% is this ok and if not what do i do to get it up i have both water containers full of water????
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    how much do they eat

    i am thinking about raising some meat birds for our local fair, but i was wanting to know how much feed 1 cornishX would eat in 1 day? i am planing on ordering the feed in bulk so i want to know how much to order.
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    one leg longer than the other?

    i hade a chick hatch and one leg is longer than the other. has anyone had that happen if so was it ok
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    should i help it out???

    so i have a chick that made a hole in the egg about 2 hrs or more ago and is just chirping a little i had a chick earlier do the same thing but died should i help it what should i do i have a light on above the incubator and he seems to be more active when i have it on?
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    day 21 no pips

    so its day 21 for me and only 1 piped yesterday and it died last night it zipped half way now i am not seeing anything from the rest and its is making me a little worried i know that there is something in them because i candled most of them before i put them into lock down so what should i do?
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    look what i found when i went to the coop today*** warning Graphic****

    so i went out to the coop today and i found this laying on the ground i have a enclosed coop so i dont think something could have gotten in and gotten it and i know it happened some time today. do you think if the other chickens ate this it would be safe to eat the eggs? what do you think...
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    day 20 and nothing

    so its day 20 for me and nothing is happening usually when i hatch i usually hear peeping on this day but nothin last night i opened the incubator to see if any were moving and they were is this normal?
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    switching incubators during incubation?

    i recently got a new cabinet incubator and hatcher my question is i have 41 eggs in my LG and the temps are going crazy up and down but i have had my cabinet incubator running for a while and temps are steady i am on day 14 do you think it would be a good idea to switch to my cabinet incubator...
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    should i get this incubator?

    this incubator is on CL and i was thinking about buying it but had to know what you guys think about it. he says it is a GQF 1266 and brand new.here is the link i would want to change it in to a chicken incubator though but what do you guys think...
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    help 104 in incubator

    so today is day 7 for my eggs and i candled them. before i did the temp was 99-100 but about an half an hour after the temp went up to 103-104 what should i do? i already have both the plugs out and every time i try to turn the tep up or down it ether goes way to high or way to low! what should...
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    is 102 to high

    i am setting up my incubator and it is right around 100-102 it keeps bouncing back and forth but every time i try to change the temp it ether goes way to high or way to low but i am wondering is 102 ok and what is the highest temp that it can go to before i should start to worry about the temp...
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    temp question

    my incubators temp is going from 99-101 is 101 to high because every time i try to adjust the temp it ether goes way to low or way to high do you think i would be safe at 101 thank you
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    RIR crosses ?

    i have a RIR rooster and have white leghorn, Buff Orpington, red star, hens i was wondering what i should cross to get a good desirable breed that would be considered pure bread i am some what new to breeding so this may be a stupid Question but i thought i would give it a shot thanks for all...
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    Frost Bite

    what do you do if a rooster as a little frost bite on the tip of his comb
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    pvc or wood?

    hi i am going to start raising cx birds but cant decide on using a pvc tractor or a wood one thanks
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    cedar for chicks ?

    why is not ok to use cedar i have used it once and have been ok just must have been luckey but what is in it that is harmful
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    online hatcheries

    Hatchery State Website Hoover’s Iowa www.hoovershatchery.com Cackle Missouri www.cacklehatchery.com Heartland Missouri www.heartlandhatchery.com My Pet...
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    window or not

    i am building a new coop and was wondering if i should put a window or not put a window thanks
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    i need help on making the wright brooder

    my local feed store is getting there chicks in on the 1st and i need to make a brooder last year i used a box but it didn't work out so well dose anybody have a good brooder that will hold about 25 chicks can everybody post pics of your brooder not to sound to pushy but so every body in the...
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