2015 HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long, Join us IF YOU DARE!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Sep 15, 2015.

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  1. hippiestink

    hippiestink Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it weren't so expensive to ship outside the EU I would totally donate some homemade canned apple pie filling and homemade canned hand pie filling/applesauce to the contest prizes. I'm making some today and I can never stop eating it straight from the pot, and I love to share the goodness with people. :(
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    oh gorgeous!! I knew I never seen them before! lovely!!! did you hatch them?

    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] minus the "bling" [​IMG] my chickens may think I am supper?

    [​IMG]it is frustrating, arent any calibrating the same at this point lol?

    [​IMG] but there are sooooo many kinds of ducks, let me see you need ancona, and runners and and and well you will need all of them I think!

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    I KNOW RIGHT!!! [​IMG]

    I am not sure when I will set for sure, still debating what when [​IMG]and now silkiechicken says her pilgrims are laying and i sent a text to see if anyone can use some geese lol.... yeeee gadssss I sure dont want any geese for eatin my kids are hunting more than enough wild birds right now. If I had access to white muscovy duck I may think about hatching some, but thats about it. or turkey. I am such a turkey aint I?


    OMG your killin me!! yummmmmsssssssies!!! ohhh the smellllll

    my dad is makin apple butter this weekend!! he made peach jam and mom made apple pies last weekend, I TOLD THEM THEY MUST STOP THE MADNESS !!!! I wont fit on the scale!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. sonshine15

    sonshine15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH I'm sunk.........was counting how many coops to separate out for the hatches, past and present...... LOL
     
  4. sonshine15

    sonshine15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At this point I'm at a loss............Total of 5 pips yesterday/day early. First one literally pipped, zipped and was out and running. The other 4 ..........wait........wait.....finally around midnight I open and check bator eggs.....the ones left that pipped was overdue. They were shrink wrapping. Even the inner membrane was dry! Hygrometer says 75 on one and yes, 80 on the other one...started trying to keep the 65 but it actually LOOKED too dry in there. Maybe I should just go by initial feelings and toss the hygros........

    I turned OFF the fan, wrapped the little ones in burritos ....this morning they were all out and ready to face the day. There are 15 eggs!!

    Seriously getting frustrated. I am going by all the great info and had everything fine tuned...bator set and stabile.

    So, am wondering about these last 10 eggs. MAYBE THE FAN was too much for the area? We'll see. I'm ordering yet more hygro's. If I take the middle of all of them surely something will be right.........I am thinking about putting a hole in one of the remaining 10 due today to make sure they are wet.....with the fan off there is now humidity on the bator so this could be the culprit.........

    The burritos were clean hatches, the shells were dry but babies were ready. I hope I can get this all fine tuned before I give up on hatching.....
     
  5. PeppyLaRoo

    PeppyLaRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I didn't but I hope they bless me with some young ones one day.
     
  6. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]did you post a pic of this bator and fan? I forget omg too many posts of bators to keep track offffffffffff [​IMG]

    I like chicken burritos we had them last night actually eeeeekkkkk [​IMG]

    oh that would be cool!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. sonshine15

    sonshine15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know where it is. I think i did way back there. I did go ahead and open a hole to see what was going on with the others due to the last ones being so dry. They were ALL shrink wrapping! I saved 6 of them out of the remaining 10. More burritos.....Sally I'm almost positive now it's the fan. This is hatch day, and I'm glad I checked on them. The early birds seem to have no issues with legs, etc and no naval issues either. I have more to set today...........following my post about being a stupid newbie and setting them too close together early on..........the fan will stay off and with everything gone over this has to be the issue....

    I know I said hands off this one because i THOUGHT everything was perfect..........well.........nope. So 11 out of 15, or is it 10 out of 15....will go check uhg. no sleep. Waiting on my burritos to bake.......[​IMG]

    These are all barnyard mixes but I have my Silkies coming up in a few weeks and have been waiting for this for a long time[​IMG] I have to get this right......
     
  8. TJChickens

    TJChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Heading over to the 24 Hour Auction thread to list Serama eggs...in case anyone is interested [​IMG]
    Maybe some d'Uccles also.
     
  9. TJChickens

    TJChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's a spare chicken coop? Empty duck enclosure?! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. kdunn716

    kdunn716 Out Of The Brooder

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    If you ever have more of those peafowl eggs I would be very interested ;) js lol.
     
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