MAY 2016 "Land of the Free Because of the brave!" Hatch-a-Long Hosted by, Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to have to lock up my broody. That silly hen has somehow managed to acquire 9 more eggs! I took them from her last night. It was way more eggs than she could possibly sit on. Now, I am concerned that the developing eggs may have gotten cold in her attempts to hatch every egg she could get her feathers on.


    On a bright note. All the duck eggs have finished hatching. And there are three new ducklings!! Yeah!! 2 girls and 1 boy!!
    [​IMG] The Girls!!

    [​IMG] The boy!!
     
  2. sasafras4u2

    sasafras4u2 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Got up this morning and i have 2 pips. Day 19 and I'm at work now! Its going to be a long 13hrs. Before I get home! Oh my I'll be burning up the phone lines calling my daughter to check on them!
     
  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congratulations!

    Congratulations! Good luck with the broody hen!

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  4. RoodyRodchester

    RoodyRodchester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm 500+ posts behind but school is coming to an end for my bigger kids so trying to get summer plans ready so they aren't completely bored. And my 1 year old is trying to start the "terrible twos" early [​IMG] so I'm way behind. But a quick little update. I set 14 eggs on May 1st. 7 white leghorns and 7 black sex links. They are with what I believe to be a Black Cooper Maran roo but I could be wrong. While doing a quick fertility check on day 5 all my black sex link eggs look to be fertile and growing. My leghorns are duds except 2 that look like they tried very minimum and stopped. Just a streak of a vein. I believe this is because of her age because I know the rooster is doing his job. I've seen him constantly getting her. My black sex link is just over a year old now. Is she still considered a pullet? Anyways today is day 6 so I will candle tomorrow and pull any that are duds. I let the leghorns sit for a few more days just in case but I'm not hopeful. I'm patiently waiting for my ducks to start laying and for my babies to get bigger so I will have RIR, RSL, and barred rock eggs.

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  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have two eggs right now from my Indian Blue hen. I will be putting a clutch in 4 days I have a Black Shoulder hen but I don't have a Black Shoulder male so I'm not incubating any of her eggs. I like to keep pure varieties the best I can. I do like splits but I like pure varieties so people don't get surprises when they're not expecting it.
     
  6. Keraun

    Keraun Out Of The Brooder

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    I think I'll be putting in about 40 rhode island red x ee eggs in the next week.

    May i ask, where do most of you get your fowl leg bands from? I want to order some but am not sure where the best place is. My local farm store only has size 9 and 11.
     
  7. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Those ducklings are adorable! How do you now what gender they are? Did you vent sex them? I hope things go well with your broody.
     
  9. KellyAdams96

    KellyAdams96 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's lockdown day for me! All 13 have movement and look ready to get out of there. [​IMG]

    Now I'm off to construct a brooder. Lord only knows where my last one ended up. [​IMG]
     
  10. Sueg4332

    Sueg4332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its lock down for me too. Tonight will candle as I put them in the bottom of the dickie. I'll post varied and how many than.... Happy Hatching.... Everyone.....PS wish I lived where I could have peacocks. The turkeys are noise enough......
     

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