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March 2017! Hatch with us!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by orrpeople, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. dannyelle123

    dannyelle123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I remember reading about hatching Araucanas- I think a 50% hatch is normal... Something to do with the genetics.

    Edit: I just found the info I was talking about. The tufted gene is apparently lethal and if a chick inherits 2 of the tufted chromosomes it dies in the shell, which happens 25% of the time when breeding tufted to tufted...
     
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  2. Lamancha

    Lamancha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    could be a splash Swedish Flower Hen or mix.
     
  3. yeye5

    yeye5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet! I'm a hen hatcher myself...or my hen is the hatcher, I am the grandmom and beneficiary of the cuteness.
    Good luck to your pullet. It sounds like an ideal # of eggs for her first go round.
     
  4. mich9510

    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was going to post that info but you beat me to it...lol. The lady I get my araucana eggs from does not breed tufted to tufted for that very reason. Araucana eggs are notoriously bad shippers so she actually threw in a bunch of extras. I paid for 15 and she sent me 22 so I have no problem with 6 non- developing eggs. I just love araucanas. I have one and she is the friendliest bird in my flock. When i go outside she runs over to me and jumps on my shoulder or sometimes my head ha ha!
     
  5. yeye5

    yeye5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I get so over enthused all the time...
    They've had high quality (purina complete) medicated chick starter from the start (not trying to be funny but it did come out sounding that way). I also mixed and added an electrolyte into the water. The one I bought at a feed store only has instructions for mixing the entire packet and that would be enough to keep everyone on this threads chickens hydrated for the month. So I guesstimated the best I could. I suspect now that the nest box has mini exits, they'll get moving about a bit at a time, develope better appetites and most important, Mima will focus entirely on being their mom rather than her 2-hat job of sitting on eggs while having chicks.
    I took every last egg out of both nests--they were cold and not tended to. I feel Great about it. I saved them so that a bit later today I can open them and see what they were doing, their approx gestation times etc.
    This was one very mixed up hatch!
    I set up the 2nd box for laying eggs and hopefully the pullets will "get it". I even bought regular store eggs today (for baking something) and I might use one of those to help them get the clue.
     
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  6. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you think of these air cells? It's day 13 and they are turkey eggs. Two are really wobbly, that's why there's extra lines. All have poults developing. I've been doing a dry hatch. Think I should add some water?

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  7. yeye5

    yeye5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I went to get a few pics of the little peeps. Why were they sitting inside the water dish? and why was Mima mama sitting on them over the water? While I took pics they now look like new hatches again! I thought maybe she was drawn to the lowest point in the nest? so I raised the food and water up on a brick and pushed a clump of grass/dirt down to make a little dip in the nesting material. I use very basic nesting material. Grass.
    When they dry off and fluff up I'll try again with the pics. Thank goodness it's a warm day (80 degrees) and the won't catch a chill.

    Is it just me???or does this ridiculous stuff happen to other people too?
     
  8. Mylied

    Mylied Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only had hens of this breed, but he's colored and looks just like my Amberlinks were.
     
  9. lilwildrabbit

    lilwildrabbit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One thing he is pretty! Here is his brother [​IMG]
    And his other brother
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  10. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds Premium Member

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    I'm kind of weird about stuff, so I weighed a packet and measured it out. 1/8 Teaspoon per 8 ounces of water. I use those quart waterers for the little ones, about 3/4 full, so I toss in 3 scoops with my 1/8 tsp measuring spoon. Or thereabouts. [​IMG]

    EDIT - the "Orange" sav-a-chick powder (Electrolytes/vitamins) is 1/8 Teaspoon per 10 ounces of water. The "white" sav-a-chick powder (Probiotic) is 1/8 Teaspoon per 8 ounces of water.
     
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