grannys gone and done it

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  1. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Yes, pretty much. The chick is upside down in the egg so I'm really struggling with knowing when (or not) to intervene. It's beak it through the hole it pipped, so I know it can breathe. That is always my worst fear. No one else has pipped.
     
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    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Everyone at work is going out for dinner tonight, and I'm staying home so I can buy a fancy new thermometer instead. The brinsea spot check was recommended in the hatching thread. It's $25.
     
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    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That's as far as it's gotten.
     
  4. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    I confess to interfering. I usually regret it, because the chick can't walk or some other thing. Then I'm burdened with having to put it down. Sometimes not always, but most times.
     
  5. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    why do you have it out of the bator ? [​IMG] If you have a spray bottle put it on mist with some warm water. give just a couple sprays and not by the nose. the walls of the bator too. let that steam gather on the window. remember that it can breath and it has 2-3 days worth of yolk to live on. any more pips?
     
  6. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    It's inside the bator! I had the lid up just a crack. I put that towel down because I had such a problem last time keeping humidity up.

    Had one little pip right before I left. I had to run to town for feed and supper for my boy. He's three today!
     
  7. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    aww, tell little man Granny says happy birthday !!!
     
  8. Watermelon123

    Watermelon123 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Question, do you recomend buying a storage shed than transforming it into a coop or just plain out, start from scratch. [​IMG]

    Also, Happy Birthday to your son, Campingshaws![​IMG]
     
  9. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    I have done both and really, it depends on size and money. if you have the money, buy the shed. if you want to do a little at a time, Pick up that hammer. they are both going to cost about the same in the end. building it yourself is way more fun but the roof is a bad boy. I ended up buyibg rubber roofing and having someone else put that part on. LOL so now i have a flat roof but it dont leak.
     
  10. Watermelon123

    Watermelon123 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Thanks Granny, I am planning on geting a 8 times 12 coop: using the 4sq. ft. rule, that alows me enough room to get 24-27. I am also planning to get it started sometime next year. I can easily get $600+ each month.

    Let me bother you again with another question, paper of plastic. Or wood vs plastic sheds. :p
     
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