🍃August Hatch-a-Long🍃

Where do your hatching eggs come from?

  • Homegrown

    Votes: 54 52.9%
  • Hatchery

    Votes: 8 7.8%
  • Breeder (shipped)

    Votes: 21 20.6%
  • Breeder (local)

    Votes: 12 11.8%
  • Other (please comment below)

    Votes: 7 6.9%

  • Total voters
    102

TheDawg

Buck-twenty on I-75
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Jan 18, 2008
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Is it a bantam?

I will not even go into all the animals I have because people will think I am even more nuts. I am getting rid of two chickens today though for an exchange... I am not sure if it is a cockerel yet, but I will probably keep it if it is. We are butchering a ton this weekend so my flock will decrease dramatically.
Is which one a bantam? The Orpington? Nope, I think it’s just the angle of the picture that makes the chick look bigger LOL though she is also small for her breed so she may be close to bantam size 😂🤣 her sister though was even smaller LOL runtiest thing 😂🤣

:lau I’m getting to that stage myself 😂🤣 when I saw the chickens all spread out in the yard like that I was like “dang I have a lot of birds” 😂🤣🙈 they’re not usually all together like that LOL

And nice!!! That will help haha
 

FortCluck

Hatch-a-Long Queen
Sep 9, 2019
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Central Virginia
Is which one a bantam? The Orpington? Nope, I think it’s just the angle of the picture that makes the chick look bigger LOL though she is also small for her breed so she may be close to bantam size 😂🤣 her sister though was even smaller LOL runtiest thing 😂🤣

:lau I’m getting to that stage myself 😂🤣 when I saw the chickens all spread out in the yard like that I was like “dang I have a lot of birds” 😂🤣🙈 they’re not usually all together like that LOL

And nice!!! That will help haha
She looks tiny like bane lol 😝 I love my bane 😍
 

Lunah452

Chirping
Apr 26, 2020
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Pennsylvania
I need to update on my 2 august hatches. The first batch of shipped eggs, I only had one chick hatch. I made so many mistakes I'm sure I was lucky to have that one. Out of the 12 only 4 made it to lockdown, one little guy hatched out all on his own. I named him Lucky, this chick is saucy and sassy. I'm betting it's a roo, but time will tell.

Next group went much better, 10 eggs made it to lockdown and 8 healthy chicks hatched. Not bad for all shipped eggs and a newbie incubator operator.

Pic of the first little guy all lonely and a video of all 9.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="und" dir="ltr"><a href="https://t.co/9RZGCI1fn8">pic.twitter.com/9RZGCI1fn8</a></p>&mdash; Zoey (@Zoe7090) <a href=" ">September 5, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
 

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FortCluck

Hatch-a-Long Queen
Sep 9, 2019
21,242
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Central Virginia
These guys hatched last Saturday and Sunday. I appreciated your feedback about the youngest ones. I notice that just the ones that were a day later get picked on. With how much smaller the ones that are a few days younger it would not have been good.
Yeah it’s crazy how vicious quail can be. I’d put them up there with guineas on the vicious scale. Chicken cockerels that are hormonal have nothing on a quail roo. Quail roos are little crazies lol
 

FortCluck

Hatch-a-Long Queen
Sep 9, 2019
21,242
92,835
1,317
Central Virginia
These guys hatched last Saturday and Sunday. I appreciated your feedback about the youngest ones. I notice that just the ones that were a day later get picked on. With how much smaller the ones that are a few days younger it would not have been good.
But I love my quail coveys (I have 3 started). I’ll be swapping some males in a bit to even out the ratios
 

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