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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by mrheinz77, Nov 4, 2012.
Is that bags of water in there?
P.S. I meant to add that those bags of water in the photo help regulate my incubator temp - it works better when it's full, and I don't need to set THAT MANY duck eggs!
Anyone else's muscovies stop laying completely during winter??
The local lady who sold me the Muscovy eggs I'm incubating for this hatch-a-long said that hers were slowing but going strong. However several friends of hers had ducks that stopped. Have yours stopped?
My chickens are going for a new world record strike, hahaha. It's now been over 6 weeks since I've seen an egg. Normally with 18 laying hens, I get an egg every to every other day during winter months, but this winter, absolutely nothing.
I'm so incredibly excited for this hatch along. It's all thats on my mind, and I end up checking for updates hourly! I can't wait until Tuesday!
Goodness this thread has been going at top speed! I read back a ways, but have nothing to add, so I guess I'll get me to bed so I can build another dozen coops for all these birds I'm about to hatch, ROFL.
Good nite all!
I should mention that I am going to be setting Seramas, all eggs collected froim my own little nearly 6 month old pullets. I'm super excited to see what my pairs can produce, so having them for NYD will be even more fun!
And losing a bird or two that can't handle the change very well, older birds, young ones, those still molting. This year we are having a "warming station" for the birds.
Okay everyone, I know I should ask this in the Emergency thread, but it takes forever to get answer. When I went out this morning to let everyone out of the coop and feed. I noticed a lot of blood on the ground. (don't know if it was there last night, old man locked up birds and he just isn't observant, I checked every hen out there, especially the ones right over it, no one had blood on them. I thought well maybe they killed a mouse, well while feeding I noticed blood again on the ground. NO ONE acts like they could have lost that much blood without dying. So what could it be and how can I find out who it is, if all are acting normal and upon physical inspection of all birds no blood was seen. What could it be?
That is odd. Bleeding from the vent is the only place I can think of that wouldn't be obvious, but with a large blood loss you'd expect the bird to be weak and obviously unwell. I guess just keep checking them.