Dixie Chicks

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Amberjem, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Amberjem

    Amberjem Overrun With Chickens

    my poor lil bator is packed fulla eggs! now just watch some totally awesome eggs will show up!
  2. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I also do dry hatch... but really just super low humidity... however, this last time I had to add water to keep the humidity at about 25% too much wood stove heat I guess.

    Everything that was fertile hatched and was super healthy, except for the 4 super dirty eggs that I set.. those all died [​IMG]

    I did have one with slightly curled toes, but after wearing a toe straightener brace for a couple days I can no longer tell which one he was.

    At the end I up humidity to 60% plus... it pops up to 75% ish when chicks start hatching... all good.

  3. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    you need a second bator... then you can use the second one for a hatcher OR just overflow
  4. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    Welcome jldward!

    My granddaughter, when she was two, called my chickens "Caw-Coos" because of the cockadoodledoos she heard. Now she's four and she calls them by their individuals names! [​IMG] She is all about helping with the chickens whenever she visits.

    Put them in with a dark egg laying breed. That way you'll have eating eggs and not have to worry if you are incubating single combers!

    [​IMG] Yay, for the chick!!

    Hello @buddy phoenix [​IMG]
  5. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 26, 2014
    Alaskan: Loving your latest update on your blog.
    Folks check it out alaskanthefrostedflake.com
  6. on my way...
  7. Mahen100

    Mahen100 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2012
    Ellendale, TN
    I wish chick! The cheep and wiggles was in response to my literally picking up the Brinsea Mini Advance and giving it a gentile come to mamma shake. Nothing since. I set the egg Feb. 1 at 2:30 and it pipped Feb. 21 at 2:30. So, question....is that not twenty days? It is not due until tomorrow. I keep telling myself all is well. The shell is rather porous and was easy to see through. For the FIRST time ever, I saw its heartbeat at day 7, and also very clearly saw its beak poked up (pretty as a text book picture) in the good sized air sac at day 19. I just am in the hard to wait period.

    Thanks for all the hand holding ,guys.
  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    actually the day you set is day zero so the next day you start your count to 21 days and depending on the egg could hatch as much as day 23...

  9. bamachicks8

    bamachicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Last edited: Feb 21, 2015
  10. Mahen100

    Mahen100 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2012
    Ellendale, TN
    HE HATCHED!!! I was writing a note on Alaskan's blog and heard cheaping. He is not a minute old. OH JOY

    Edited to add....OMG it could be a pure bred orp!! It is the right color...huge legs and feet with black shanks....sure looks like an ORP to me....well I know it is half orp.

    it looks really good, but pretty wet. I am just beside myself.

    Feet are white on bottom as should be...neck is a little long for an English Orp. Oh my oh my I am blessed.
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2015

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