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. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Amazingly, it was just 3 eggs! I am only getting one a day or every other day so I figured I would pop them in before the oldest is over a week old. I can't wait till a few means 30! It is kinda fun to have something hatch every week or so anyhow.

    I will try to catch up with the thread to see what everyone else is incubating but it is so beautiful out and there are SO many thistles in my garden!
     
  2. BrieCheese23

    BrieCheese23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!

    Okay, 7th day candling complete! Two blood rings, two infertiles. I may have a couple of early quitters in the silkies, but I didn't want to toss an egg this early when I saw veins. I couldn't really see through the Welsummer eggs, but I'm hoping all the empties I saw weren't really empties, just dark shelled... Didn't bother to check the quail eggs. It's hard to see any infertile eggs for me until day 14 next Sunday (they were put in on last Sunday, instead of last Saturday), haha. So out of 123 eggs, I've for sure lost 4. I Put ten more eggs in tonight too...I may have a bit of a problem.
     
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  3. wabbit1964

    wabbit1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At the moment I have 6 eggs from my April hatch that will be staying in the incubator until May to see if they are just running a few days late. Then on Tue I am due to lock down 5 turkey eggs to hatch the 6th. Then on May 14th runner duck and turkey eggs I got on the 24 hour crazy auction thread. Then chicken eggs to hatch around the 19th of May. I am not sure I am going to know what to do with myself when the incubators are empty after that LOL.
     
  4. wabbit1964

    wabbit1964 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am sort of new to camelids Alpaca or Llama? We bought 4 fixed male alpacas last summer... Dreamweaver, Rockin Robin, Christopher Gold, & Nevis.
     
  5. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, finally caught up! So happy to see some familiar faces have joined!! Pyxis, congrats on the 40! And Sally that is a LOT of eggs!! Tell me about stacking them...how does that work at hatch time? I need all the space I can get right now! Good luck to everyone!!

    Here's my updates:
    I didn't realize that broodys counted. I have a 6 month old silkie that has gone broody for the first time. I really don't need anymore chicks but I hate depriving them of what they want. So I stuck 5 very OLD eggs under her. (And dang it, I forgot to write down the day!! A little over a week ago). I candled them and of course they are all developing!

    5 shipped call duck eggs still going strong (1 still has a very wobbly air cell) in my brinsea mini due 5/10.

    29 of my own silkie eggs (all 29 looking great) in my brinsea 20 Eco, due 5/13.

    New incubator should be here next week and I'll set more!

    I ordered the hova bator 1583. It's still not here!! I contacted the company and it was shipped out today from Washington state to NY. I can't wait for it to get here. This will be my first styro.

    Yay!!!

    Don't give up hope. I can finally say (after many attempts) that I have hatched a duckling out of an egg that had a totally detached air cell!

    Wow!! Wood ducks are beautiful! Where did you get the eggs from?

    Hey Girl!! Long time! :hugs
     
  6. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, nice to see you!! Glad to see you hatching lots of babies! I can't wait to see them!!
     
  7. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    I don't see the problem???

    easy fix make sure they never go empty! Problem solved
     
  8. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 True BYC Addict

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    LOL aww thanks, that's true :) but really!? You seem so talkative and nice on here! I HATE shopping. Or I used to. I find it so boring. But oddly, I like grocery shopping lol I think it was always just cause my mom likes to shop and would drag me along for hours [​IMG] I'm really awkward/shy in person though ha


    LOL :yuckyuck I know you were quoting Sally's post but I'm like Sally too, hate shopping, find it boring, but oddly enough the one thing I do like is grocery shopping. I think it's because it's fun and I can buy whatever food I want. Especially now that I have my license. Usually this involves tons pf junk, you know, like cheese puff, zebra cakes, ice cream, cookies, fruit snacks, candy, cheez its, cupcakes, etc. Etc. You get the picture. But my mom just took me tonight since they're leaving and I bought like basically everything I'm gonna need/want. But anyways, oddly enough I did not buy amy junk food whatsoever. Not one single thing. I got entirely bagged salads and fresh fruits and vegetables, orange juice, milk, bread and peanut butter, fruit cups, yogurt, chicken, oats, etc. Heck, I even went in the organic and gluten-free section of the store (it's a decent sized area and selection in a front corner, I usually never venture into it. It's an adventure let me tell you. :lol: ) and happened up the seeds and bought them. I fall for packaging telling you it's the best thing ever, okay? [​IMG] flax seeds, flax & chia seed blend, flax & hemp seed blend. Did I need all 3? No. But I figure they're good for me and I can put them in smoothies or give a tiny bit to the chickens (not too much, that **** was expensive lol). Amazing. I almost bought zebra cakes cause they're on an end cap with other little debbie products and I was thinking, as I often do, "well, I'm getting all this healthy stuff. I can buy one unhealthy thing" but then right after that I told myself "I am trying to be healthy and completely cut this stuff out" obviously if that's the case "just one" defeats the purpose and also for me it turns into the whole box. LOL so I sadly resisted :( although I'm not sure if I'm just nervous or cold or what cause it is kinda cold in this room but I think I might possibly already be craving sugar and junk food and if there is withdrawal almost experiencing it but I'm probably being a hypochondriac lol i didn eat junk today unless you count syrup on the French toast but normally i wouldnt even eat breakfast.


    I buy Nutrena too. Used to buy it at TSC. Had no idea TSC feed was old!!! :(



    I have been feeding starter/grower for a while as it's higher protein but Nutrena also makes Feather Fixer which is the closest ratios to layer. BUT. I also found out last week that Nutrena makes a higher protein layer feed!!! Our local feed store carries it but TSC doesn't. It is in their NatureWise line like the current starter/grower I feed now and like the other layer I bought one time before going back to starter/grower. The regular layer, as with almost all other brands, is 16% protein but this one is 18% !!! It's fantastic because I don't have to feed starter/growet anymore or all flock or anything like that. I heard layer is supposed to be the sole ration so if you feed a lot of treats and such you should feed something else as it lowers the protein but I am hoping that ths higher percent protein layer will be okay since protein seems to be the main concern? Sorry for babbling. The feed is called NatureWise Hearty Hen. And it is made by Nutrena and is 18% protein.



    Sounds interesting lol


    Was wondering too. I was just about to ask that myself lol but they look smaller like alpacas. Llamas are huge
     
  9. jnr005

    jnr005 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I officially set 24 dorking eggs and 2 silkies on Friday. (Silkies were a random "either take them or we are tossing them" from my daughters friend. (They don't eat the silkie eggs so they toss them if they aren't hatching them.) Dorkings are for my daughters dad so hoping they hatch well.) Last hatch I had a 75% hath rate. Would have had dang near 100% but somehow 11 of the 12 that didn't hatch died fully formed in the shell. (I think my humidity for hatch was too high...had it good during incubation, great air cells, but not a single internal pip on 11 of them. Plus the last one to hatch was sticky and blind...so something was off. (He/she (Moran) is doing well with the silkies. Their siblings keep running her Sammy (blind Moran) over, so I put her with the 4 days younger silkie chicks and they are all getting along well. She's figured out the food dish and water and peeps like a homing beakon when needing guidance. Lol.
     
  10. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you quit eating sugar, you really will go through withdrawal. It takes a week or two to get it out of your system but if you make it that long, the cravings mostly go away. I haven't eaten sugar since early February and it feels wonderful to go to the store and not be a slave to cravings and sugar.
     
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