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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.
Brad selig ccccchickens- those chicks are adorable!
My six year old hen decided to start crowing with the roosters this morning. She's been hanging out by herself a lot. Not acting sick, just mostly foraging, etc alone, and now she is crowing. Lol she's apparently going thru something. Maybe a mid life crisis?
Trying to figure this quote thing out. lol
oh shawna, so sorry about your flock
yeah jchny~ my DH hates picking beans, so it was funny to see the girls mocking him
Good morning everyone!
ShawnaScott- I am so sorry about your flock, your dogs, and your MIL. What a sad situation.
The chick pics are all cute, thank you for sharing. My kids are loving them and asking for more. After a long discussion with the 3 & 5 year olds we decided that we could "sell/eat/rehome" four of our boys and get more hens. That was big for them since they have raised some of these guys since they were born.
We are off to Menards to get cedar shingles for the coop....we are in the home stretch. As much as I like talking and thinking about chickens, its not great having the never ending project looming over our heads, lol. I'm just so happy we can get to the business of just watching the chickens soon and playing in the garden.
Can somebody give me advice on this or what I should do?
I have eggs in the incubator and today is day 7 . I plan on candling them later on but humidity in the incubator is causing me trouble. Originally I was going to use wet incubation but I have read dry incubation is wonderful so I decided to do dry incubation before the eggs arrived. Right now the humidity is 46% which I'm quite baffled by because I was able to get it down to 39-40% on day 2. I did put our dehumidifier in the room the incubator was in but I had to take it out because my dad said it was making the room hotter and making the air conditioner kick on more. But now I'm wondering if its possible to switch to wet incubation now at day 7 because I'm afraid that as the chicks develope more humidity is going to be added and none will hatch. I'm a newbie using an incubator ( last time I used a hen. Actually two because I had another broody hen that stole the other hens chicks when they hatched. )
I am so sorry for your news. We are close to you. Would you like some of my birds?
46% is a fine level, and yes it might gradually increase as the chicks age. Still switching to wet will only increase the humidity. As long as the humidity is below 55, you should be fine. you don't want it overly dry as the shells will become very hard to the point the chicks have trouble getting out. Also too little humidity in the lockdown period can trap a chick as well. There needs to be a balance.
Check out this link, it shows how the air bubble should grow. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101