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First hatch of the season

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by wolfpack62001, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. wolfpack62001

    wolfpack62001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well this has to be a first for me.
    I had 2 loaded Bators going with 84 eggs, and I didnt candle and I didnt worry to much about the humidity till the last 3 days.
    Well Folks I now have 83 babies, they were popping out like popcorn in there.
    I am truley amazed that I had this good a hatch rate.
    I hatched out Arucana and Alabama Ground Parrots, some even have featherd feet.
    Ill post picks soon
    Todd
     
  2. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    That is absolutely incredible! And I love the visual of them popping like popcorn. Geez, what a hatch rate, that is phenomenal. Theres a lesson in there somewhere...
     
  3. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awesome job wolfpack62001....Now you get to play chickys....
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  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Holey Moley.....that's a great hatch!!!
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    OK come on you guys whats a Alabama Ground Parrot?
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I believe it's a silkie......at least I think that's what he means!
     
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  7. wolfpack62001

    wolfpack62001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DW has the youngins visiting Granma and Pappa, DH has way to much time on his hands;)
    Here are some pics of my brooder, its not made of cardboard thats just the wind shield, and please ignore the German Soda Pop bottle.

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    Some serious heat
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    Mostly my Arucanas

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    The black ones are the Ground Parrots

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    The worlds ugliest chicken, if you have a bad heart dont look

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    Hope you enjoy!
     
  8. wolfpack62001

    wolfpack62001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He He He, sorry to laugh, get the same reaction at work.
    Definition as per Todd:
    Alabama Ground Parrot, a bird indiginous to Lower Eastern Alabama, East L.A. Baby!
    Comes in many forms, thought to have derived from the Fella down the street when his Roo got loose and jumped my fence and visited my hens for awile.
    They are a cross between a Game Hen, Partidge Rock and Dominiquer with some Cohchen mixed in for good measure.
    Some experts refer to this Statly and Rare Bird as a Mutt, but That is a term for Dogs, I on the other hand have fine hardy birds that dont belong in the Poultry Standards book.
    Oh and my Dog is an Aruban Curb Setter:lol:
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    congratulations on your hatch. [​IMG] sure would like to see some of those stately and rare birds as adults (AGP) [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  10. wolfpack62001

    wolfpack62001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ill take care of that for you tomarrow Kris.
    My 2 big breed roos are mixes and are good with the hens, I hatched them for a friend in Dec 06, he got to many roos felt sorry for him so I took them in.
    I also raise Phesant, going to get more this comming weekend.
     

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