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It looks like you are well on your way to having things under control.
At six weeks they should be able to go out without light. Assuming the...
It is a personal choice that depends on what you want to do with them.
I would harvest at about 6-1/2 to 7 lbs live weight.
If I were just starting I would go with the auto nipple waters for 10-11 months of the year.
There are those periods where it will get cold...
Sounds like she just might be broody.
I have done it both ways.
If I were to go about it today, I would use the hatchet.
Yes you can wait
If you take the back off you can completely remove the bottom tray.
I would then place it on the bottom of the incubator to give you the...
Get more chicks to keep it company.
Solid birds, hardy in all conditions here in the PNW.
A great challenge to breed.You really really need some Araucanas.
They seem to be a...
I would think they will settle into a routine after a couple more weeks.
Our turkeys hate being penned also.
It is highly doubtful.
Are your meat chickens a cornish cross?
If so, they really don't do much other than eat, poop, eat, poop, and on. I...
I would give her a day or two to make sure she is serious.
I would think you can just lay the eggs in the nest box next to her and she will grab...
Looks like you are on the right track to me.
Good luck with your hatch.
You have a good eye.
Added to the incubator.
9 Pilgrim, 8 Roman, and 1 Buff.
There are a couple more roman eggs in the pen that will get eggnapped...
When they are ready for lockdown they will find a natural position if laying them on their side. Some hatch standing on end, we tried, but just...
Lice and Mites are definite possibilities.
The grooming thing does not mean you have either.
The bald spots could just be a preview of a...
5 Roman and 4 pilgrim eggs are fertile.
I think I will egg nap a few more from the nests tomorrow.
Still nothing out of the...
I would watch to make sure she is eating.