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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Nifty-Chicken, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    How exciting Jason!!! [​IMG]

    I really want some silvers! I need to email Jean (Pips&Peeps) and see if she can send me some eggs before I quit hatching for this year!

    Did you post pictures of the EE chicks and I missed it?
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    I think so too. I tried to get these last year but Chester Hupp had a tragedy--most of his chickens came down with an illness and had to be culled!

    I am very happy that he got them going again.
     
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  3. Ali707

    Ali707 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for answering so quickly.

    Now that you mention the "correct size" what is the visual correct size? I didn't weight before I set them. Didn't think about it until several days later. Doh!:rolleyes:

    I look at the hatching 101 but none of mine look perfect like that.

    Is it something like a quarter of the egg or a third of the egg? If it is a third of the egg I am in trouble.
     
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  4. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    There needs to be enough room for the chick to pip into the air cell. Shipped eggs get weird horse shoe air cells so it is hard to tell how big it really is. If the chick pips in the wrong spot--because the air cell is weird--then it can break a blood vessel and bleed to death or drown.

    Don't worry too much about the size--It will get a lot bigger in the last couple of days before hatch time.
     
  5. Miss Molly

    Miss Molly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW! So many cute Chick pictures...
    CONGRATS TO ALL OF YOU <3
     
  6. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    just a few. They where trying to stay as far away from me as possible lol


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  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    I will get some pictures and information on late quitters for you. They were all so close!
     
  9. PetRock

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    Ditto!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. chickee

    chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hard to tell by the pictures, but the ones with square tails look like pullets and the ones with pointy tails roosters. I am not 100% sure on mine yet, but think in another week or two it will become clear by their combs.
     

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