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INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! come HATCH, LEARN, & Chat! w/hosts, Sally Sunshine & BantyChooks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sally Sunshine, Nov 1, 2015.

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  1. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    read back saris
     
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    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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  3. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Father Time Premium Member

    Tip: Use an auger or post hole digger...easier, quicker, and takes up less room
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    [​IMG]you talk to one who grew up and lives in the mountains whites. I am well rehearsed in the ways of digging holes.... and feeding long pork pies [​IMG]
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    I will never learn not to play hulabaloo with these children in socks on a laminate floor!
    again she falls and all but breaks her neck and takes out a child!

    Did I mention no more bedrest [​IMG] I think twister is out today
     
  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I decided to put this batch in egg cartons, with the bottoms cut out. I have hatched in egg cartons before 6/6, but at lock down I lay them on their sides. 2 thermometers to check for cold spots, and the water dish is the size I use until lock down (I just keep refilling as needed.) and a penny in dish, Sally's idea.
     
  7. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    Looks good! I need to find some none digital Thermometers. Where did you get yours?
     
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  8. chickengr

    chickengr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put an iron nail in the broody's nest! I have read an old article saying so, but I am not sure if it is for good luck or what.
     
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  9. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    FWIW, my last hatch was 23/23, and at lockdown I left all eggs upright. I did it just to see if it made a difference, because it seemed that my most upright eggs always hatched. I have an Octagon 20, so if all eggs make lockdown, there's no room to lay them all down. 1 hatch isn't enough to say that it necessarily is the reason for the good hatch, but it certainly didn't hurt
     
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  10. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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