INDIANA BYC'ers HERE!

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

  1. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

    543
    35
    138
    May 14, 2013
    Brown County, Indiana
    Lol deb I did the same thing when I let my silkie hatch this year. Didn't mark the eggs and then left her tractor door open so she could get out and dust bathe while I was at work. Genius. I ended up with two hatches a week a part. The second hatch didn't go so well! One out of two eggs made it but only because it was so hot out. She hardly ever sat on the poor egg!
     
  2. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

    9,194
    1,599
    376
    Jun 30, 2012
    Pendleton, Indiana, USA
     
  3. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

    9,194
    1,599
    376
    Jun 30, 2012
    Pendleton, Indiana, USA
     
  4. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,197
    641
    221
    Apr 23, 2013
    Mooresville IN
    Definitely mover her into her own area. My hen hatched one egg in with the other chickens and one after I moved her. She was much better with the second. All the other chickens around really freaked her out. Don't worry about her feeling cut off from the flock. In the wild, they go find a place off on their own to do this. She will mostly sit glassy eyed on the eggs and only get up for a quick drink, eat, and poop. You will also be protecting any hatchlings from the other flock members, who can injure or even kill them.

    Also, as you saw from some of the follow up posts, it will allow you to prevent the other girls from sneaking in more eggs that will cause problems because they aren't in sync with the first group. I had some that would sit on top of the broody to lay their eggs, just because she was in their favorite nest box. I marked the eggs I was letting her hatch, or I'd of had all kinds of different eggs in with her.
     
  5. julie0477

    julie0477 Chillin' With My Peeps

    543
    35
    138
    May 14, 2013
    Brown County, Indiana
    This bird is ADORABLE!!!
     
  6. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

    6,492
    1,679
    336
    Jun 9, 2011
    Indiana
    My Coop

    Like I said, some do, some don't. I thought it would be better for kabhyper to have warning if the eggs need to be moved to an incubator or chicks to a brooder. ;)





    Just wondering, folks. My beloved Frou-Frou has been filling her crop with water every night to the point that she regurgitates some of it if she bends over. Should I be worried or just let her be? Her crop is emptying like normal and there's nothing else to go off of as far as symptoms.

    I suspect also that my girls have a mild lice infestation--perhaps that is part of Frou'f's problem. I am going to treat them this weekend with Ivermectin, which I've read will take care of lice as well as worms if they have any. Anyone have any experience with this, or perhaps something they've used that was more effective in getting rid of lice? Keep in mind I have about 40 birds I'll have to treat, so something that can be put in their water is preferred to something I have to apply individually. :/
     
  7. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

    9,194
    1,599
    376
    Jun 30, 2012
    Pendleton, Indiana, USA
    Haha, I would say so!
     
  8. kabhyper1

    kabhyper1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So after the babies are hatched, how do you integrate them into the flock? Isn't it easier to do that if she introduces them by staying in the coop? Won't her pecking order status be affected by moving her out of the coop?
    Thanks Julie! And everyone else who commented on it. She is one of my favorites. :)
     
  9. bradselig

    bradselig Overrun With Chickens

    2,245
    765
    256
    Apr 29, 2012
    Warren, IN
    Could it be sour crop?
     
  10. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

    6,492
    1,679
    336
    Jun 9, 2011
    Indiana
    My Coop
    I don't think so. I had a hen with sour crop--that's something you just never forget. :sick
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by