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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats and good luck. I have a feeling I am going to have a lot of assisted hatches this time around. the air cells are all screwed up!
     
  2. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Leahs Mom

    Leahs Mom Chicken Obsessed

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    yes...they were resting point side down - broad side (with the air cell) up.

    O well...

    Last time I set shipped eggs only 1 of 7 hatched under the broody. They were from 2 different sources. These were from a third.
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I was just about to post that the cold water, then the warm, and then the hot. Didnt know so many variables that can change the outcome. I never really liked science, mostly because i'm not go at it.
     
  5. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you just dont have good luck with shipped eggs. You have your good hatches and your bad ones.
     
  6. CRSelvey

    CRSelvey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am really disappointed in myself right now. I put my children to sleep like I always do and then went out to close up the coop. When I got out there my chickens were sitting on the steps asleep because my kids locked them out of the coop and I didn't notice. Now my beautiful lonely blue ameraucana is not with the group. I have not had a lot of success with chickens staying alive outside here with all the various predators. I really hope she is here in the morning. I searched the trees as much as I could, but she is not in the garden or anywhere around the coop. [​IMG]
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope she shows up tomorrow. I had a chicken that made it all night and was waiting for me at the door in the morning
     
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  8. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    Best wishes.
     
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  9. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Random thoughts:

    Hot water does not freeze faster then cold water, everything else (mineral content, etc.) being equal. That's like saying cold water boils faster then hot water, silly.

    Albert Einstein was once asked for his phone number. He replied he never keeps things in his head he can find easily somewhere else. Even if it is only 1/4 inch thick, John. They do know where you live, and a whole lot more, as you are aware.

    Us chicken people are very talkative, and never stop posting!

    So, read the rest of the posts about hot vs cold freezing. I know our hot water has a lot more mineral content then our cold water, lots of iron from the 36 year old water heater. (not called a hot water heater, just a water heater. I don't dare empty it for fear it will then leak!) That mineral content should affect freezing rates.
     
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  10. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome. Very takative bunch, this is. Don't stray away very long or you will have 1000 posts to read. Funny how your pullets don't roost. Maybe they are preparing for fall/winter.
     

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