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I don't think you ruined the eggs. even broodies might get up and stay away from the eggs for long during the first 2-3 days.
I will sell my 2 youngsters. pullet is mottled and with a lot of parasitic white and I don't need extra roo.
please remove some wood shaving when she gets up and put more straw. only if it is not too hot where you live you can leave it.
please no wood shaving in summer, it is too hot. I learned it hard way. one of my first broodies was sitting on the wood shaving in june and none...
it doesn't have to be deep, just sort of cup like. 6 eggs are not too much to cover, don't worry. you can always add some straw if you need it.
I had a cockerel that hatched with a copper spot.
statistics suck. I hatched all tufted chicks.
they say 25% mortality. 2 years ago I set 6 eggs. 1 died in the shell, 1 was a runt and died at 2 weeks and 1 died at 3 weeks. the last one maybe...
they will hatch. some die in the shall, some might die within first 3 weeks. that is my experience.
Bougainvillea is toxic for chickens. I have it but away from my coops.
they are pullets.
sorry for your losses. I don't know why my geese died but we have a lot of mosquitoes and gnats here. I have just found out they might poison...
the chick I hope is a boy has 1 big and 1 small tuft. does it mean there should be less dead in the shell chicks if mated to double tufted girls?
if cayenne peppers were harmful for chickens mine would have been dead. I chop a handful for about 20 chickens and they fight for it. mine don't...
I rehomed my bcm roo. he has health issues and his keel bone is prominent. there are 3 other cockerels I might keep. 2 are from my line and 1 is...
mine don't eat fresh oregano.
cayenne pepper helps to expel worms and keeps hens warm in winter so they can lay even when it is cold. that is my 4 year experience. I also give...