Does this mean im good?

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  1. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    out of my 14 years of chick hatching and raising i never had to cull or had a chick die on me. is that good? i have no clue!!!!!! im pretty sure it is!!! yea it is!!! yay me!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] you can tell i like smileys!!
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I must say you ROCK. Very good, I have culled many in my 30 years. I started raising chicks when I was ten. Just the other day I must say I did have a couple that was strange. One was missing an eye and blind in the other. Another chick was blind in both eyes with a crossed beak I have never seen this before. The only thing I could think that might have caused it was a change in the humidity. [​IMG]
     
  4. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I had odd things like this crop up and it ended up being a ventilation/oxygen issue! Too little of both...hope this helps you too!
     
  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    Lucky you...I've had 3 die on me for different reasons...one was totally my fault... [​IMG]
     
  6. vebyrd36

    vebyrd36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BigDaddy'sGurl :

    Quote:I had odd things like this crop up and it ended up being a ventilation/oxygen issue! Too little of both...hope this helps you too!

    Thank you.​
     
  7. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I've never had to cull any of my own chicks. Had to cull one from the feed store last year though. That was hard. [​IMG]
    Some EE eggs I got from a friend had suspected genetic issues (several died in shell around day 18) and one of those chicks up and died on me in less than 24 hours after hatch [​IMG] so it happens. His brother is my best roo right now though, and the chicks from him are hardy - his hens are a totally different breed, so it probably cancels out the previous genetic issue. I don't think either of us (me or the hen's owner) ever set any more of their eggs because of the issues from that particular flock.

    I think it means you are lucky, coz stuff happens even when we can't control it.
     
  8. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont know why tho!!! cause every hatch the temp will sky rocket. it will got up 110!!! and yet i still get 50%-90%
     
  9. DDRanch

    DDRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2008
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    yes, it means you are good!!!!! A very good chicken substitute mama.
     

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