8th-annual-byc-new-years-day-2017-hatch-a-long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ronott1, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. @cree57iHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Welcome to the addiction! :yesss:


    Before you know it you will be hiding the incubator from your significant other....Just my experience.

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  2. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    X2!

    Or, is possible that your significant other will fall in love with hatching as well

    Or, like mine, they'll give up trying to keep you reined in and just hope you don't overrun the place with birds lol

    Speaking of which, my hubby had no idea that we had almost 100 chickens at one point this summer lol. He was shocked when I told him but by then, we had already butchered a good 30 of them (extra cockerels). He knows that the flock is around 40-ish now but also knows that the incubator is running again. He didn't say 1 word lol
     
  3. I'm sure this will be me in a couple more seasons. [​IMG]
     
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  4. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Coop floors- sand. LOVE IT! 3rd year using sand winter and summer.

    Nest boxes-sand in the bottom covered with pine shavings

    Poop boards- PDZ granules
     
  5. h2oratt

    h2oratt Chicken Obsessed

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    Oh yum. Did you eat them?? Our were delish!
     
  6. lpyrbby

    lpyrbby Chillin' With My Peeps

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

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  7. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    A couple. They're always good but most of them went to the dogs this time, since they eat raw and most of the boys were skinny legbar type cockerels.
     
  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Just hatched these, still a couple more ducklings to go...

    No, these aren't Calls, lol...

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  9. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Floor - Sand/PDZ mix. More sand than PDZ. Unfortunately now it is also covered with feathers that I really need to clean up.
    Nest box - Aspen shavings, with a little DE in the cracks underneath pushed in with a paintbrush.
    Poop tray - Sand/PDZ mix, more PDZ than sand.

    My chickens are only in the coop to sleep or to lay eggs. I have a big covered run and our weather is almost never bad enough for them to stay inside during the day. If they had to spend lots of time in there, I'd probably use whatever I could get - chopped straw, shavings, chopped leaves or a mixture of it all.
     
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  10. h2oratt

    h2oratt Chicken Obsessed

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    Yeah, I had told my husband to just skin them and we would feed them to the dogs but we decided to bar b que them. They were good, and they were long legged Mack daddys.
     

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