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Congrats on the first eggs! Love all the pictures that went with the story.
Sounds like you have everything covered!
Adult birds are very expensive to ship (like 3X the price of the bird). You should really try and find some local if possible.
Cuckoo Marans usually have white or pink legs.
They should be just fine. A couple of days of not turning won't hurt them.
Your barred bird is not a cuckoo Maran (wrong comb type), it looks to be a dominique.
If you want dark eggs then a hatchery really isn't your best bet. Hatchery BCM tent to lay lighter eggs.
Did her other eggs hatch? If so how is she doing with those chicks? Is this her first time raising chicks?
Hi! I can't believe a post I made in 2012 is getting a comment! I do have the manual online so I will send you a link in just a bit. Yes, they can...
Welcome! You have quite the variety of chickens.
No, I haven't advertised them yet. If you want to send me a pm with your email address I can send you an email when it gets closer to time.
I just throw mine outside.
I have mis-sexed a black sex link male before. It had a very pale, small head spot (more like a small streak), so it isn't impossible to get sex...
They will be sold St. run and will be $10 each. Shipping is $25 flat rate for 10-25 chicks.
It looks like they were shipped well. I hope you end up with lots of chicks.
It should be fine to take them out for a couple minutes.
Is there a reason you want to change it out? I really don't care much for the waffer thermostats personaly.
Usually the only places that trim beaks are large commercial industries. Chickens in overcrowded conditions tend to peck at each other more and...
When the power goes out make sure to cover it with a towel to help hold in the heat. If you know someone that can incubator sit for and keep them...
Just don't get your hopes up too high, shipped eggs don't always do well.