I'm a grandpa - 1st hatch - with pictures

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by jasonm11, May 6, 2011.

  1. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BR hen Hanna just hatched her 1st brood. She hatched 11 out of 16 eggs. One was a chicken, the adventurous little tyke jumped up into a water bucket on day three and drowned. Hanna stayed on the nest for the first 3 days then abandoned it. I went in and found the 3 poults that hatched but didnt make it and removed them and the other 5 eggs from the nest. I brought the eggs into the house and put them under a light as I thought we might have a split hatch and low and behold we have 3 more hatched out and one their third day with one more egg that we can hear the poult inside. I am a proud grandpa and had to show off Hanna's poults. [​IMG]
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    Hanna and her poults
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    The three Amigos that have hatched inside
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    This is daddy we call him General he is a Merriam
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  2. jasonm11

    jasonm11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    another poult hatched today. that makes 4 that have hatched inside the house. Hurray! 2 eggs to go
     
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Poults are fun. I have my newly hatched peafowl in my office and love to hear the call of a peachick!
     
  4. Turkeyrangler

    Turkeyrangler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job of saving those poults. very cool. I have 20 eggs in the incubator right now.
     

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