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Day 20... WOW cheeping and piping I can see a beak!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by maf2008, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. maf2008

    maf2008 Songster

    Feb 19, 2009
    This is my very first hatch...[​IMG] but what a miracle! I have 23 EE in the bator.

    Does anyone have any suggestons? I do have lots of MUD in my big coop for my older chickens from a heavy rain/flood. Should I add more dirt? It might jam the doors. or what to do? I can level the ground around the coop. What can I use to absorb the water?


  2. TriciaHowe

    TriciaHowe Mother Hen

    Nov 11, 2008
    Trenton, FL
    Congrats on your eggs!
    I have 2 tarps over my coop to help keep water out. I also put down activated lime and then a couple of bales of wood shavings. These will pack down and make a hard top if you can keep them dry. I personally don't like my chickens walking in mud because the roosters will try and mate with the hens in it and then everyone is a muddy mess (plus it stinks!).

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