7th Annual BYC New Year's Day 2016 Hatch-A-Long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ronott1, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There actually is one up for sale on Ebay.
     
  2. canadachickens

    canadachickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have cold here too, built a good size brooder (3' X 5') raised and enclosed for the garage. two heat lamps mounted outside and shining through some hardware cloth, and a 100 watt bulb mounted on top inside. works for raising 6-8 chicks to 8 weeks at an average overnight temp of zero. then i move them to the coop, segregated by some hardware cloth for two or three weeks and they do just fine. brooder is closed on three sides, hardware cloth on front and top, cut and fitted some styro insulation to fit over the hardware cloth if needed, but usually full open after week two.
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  4. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    I couldn't get to sleep last night. I realized I'd be setting duck eggs soon, and I got all excited.
    I'm torn about the number though. I have older eggs in the fridge I plan on throwing in (It's worth a shot!) but that will effect my hatch rate.
    Oh well. I'm trying it.
     
  6. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    My Coop
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  7. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    LOL! Okay.
     
  8. littlenessie

    littlenessie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have loved Wood Ducks since I was little! They are so pretty! You'll have to post pictures somewhere so We can see the babies :)
     
  9. beaches4me

    beaches4me Out Of The Brooder

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  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Not yet ron... the 11th..........oh wait..duck eggs?
     

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