FLORIDA!!!!!ALWAYS SUNNY SIDE UP!!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by Nava, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. LisaAnnW

    LisaAnnW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] This is a great thread: nice bunch of people!!
     
  2. LisaAnnW

    LisaAnnW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like we'll be getting a Christmas chick! Our Ameracauna hen went broody a few weeks ago, so we let her sit on an assortment of eggs from the layer pen. She did a great job, but then stopped sitting on them two days ago. The eggs went for about a day before we realized she had abandoned them, but rather than give up we brought them in and put them under a heating pad. Now one is peeping and hatching. We're really hoping it's a Turken...we should know by tomorrow. [​IMG]
     
  3. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    Quote:under a heating pad [​IMG] and I thought I've heard it all
     
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  4. LisaAnnW

    LisaAnnW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hello, and [​IMG] from one homeschooling family to another!
     
  5. LisaAnnW

    LisaAnnW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:under a heating pad [​IMG] and I thought I've heard it all

    Not fancy, but it can work in a pinch!
     
  6. Nava

    Nava I Got The Naked Neck Blues

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    Not fancy, but it can work in a pinch!

    that's fine but I just would have never thought of using a heating pad, just like the other one I've heard.

    I think they put the egg in lock down in their bra and it hatched [​IMG] and now a H pad​
     
  7. crossgirl

    crossgirl Day Dream Believer

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    Quote:That's so cool! I'm pretty sure I read here that you cant' incubate with a heating pad so it's good to know you can finish them off with one in a pinch. I've got two broody's and I've been researching what I could do if they quit. So far, I've been leaning towards the toaster oven! They're sticking with it though and Holly may have a chick on Christmas day. She's covering three. Two look weird to me, but what do I know? [​IMG] One though, I'm pretty sure I hear rustling in. [​IMG] Have to wait til next week for my other broody, Gracie.

    Here's Holly looking a bit peaked here in the home stretch:

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  8. LisaAnnW

    LisaAnnW Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's so cool! I'm pretty sure I read here that you cant' incubate with a heating pad so it's good to know you can finish them off with one in a pinch. I've got two broody's and I've been researching what I could do if they quit. So far, I've been leaning towards the toaster oven! They're sticking with it though and Holly may have a chick on Christmas day. She's covering three. Two look weird to me, but what do I know? [​IMG] One though, I'm pretty sure I hear rustling in. [​IMG] Have to wait til next week for my other broody, Gracie.

    Here's Holly looking a bit peaked here in the home stretch:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/82689_hollynest1211.jpg

    Awww...broodies always look a bit stressed - as a mom I can relate.

    I guess I celebrated our hatch too soon: the egg was chirping, pecking, and moving at 5am, but when I checked at 9 it was still. Although the chick had managed to pip open a great deal of the egg, it was dead when I opened it up. While we'll never know for sure what went wrong, I'm sure the period of less than optimal temperature after the hen abandoned it caused a great deal of stress, and also the head and neck looked a bit misshapen. My teenager had tried to stay up all night with it...so now I have to tell her the outcome when she wakes up. Kind of a bummer.

    I still recommend the heating pad in a pinch - just be sure not to over heat, and add a source of humidity if necessary.
     
  9. ChooksinChoppers

    ChooksinChoppers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Merry Christmas to you too! and howdy neighbor! [​IMG] I came on this morning to wish all our Florida peeps a Very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!
     
  10. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Merry Christmas to all my BYC family

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    Sunflowers on Christmas

    Only a Floridian would understand.
    (this was taken today)
     

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