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. mamahmendez

    mamahmendez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I posted this in the April HAL, I apologize to those that are seeing it 2 times. I thought it may be helpful info for those not reading that thread though.

    I have 4 wonderful Ancona ducklings. They seem to love each other and really take care of each other (very different than chicks for sure!). They snuggle up together and comfort each other it seems. I did have a cord wrapped around on of the chicks. You can clearly see were it was wrapped around her even 2 days later.

    Cord Wrapped Around Chick Info (maybe you need this someday) - I had one duckling born with the cord wrapped around i tightly. The cord held one wing down and she couldn't really balance. When the egg was completely detached from her and she was mostly dry I sterilized some first aid scissors, quickly grabbed the chick, clipped the cord (not removing or pulling it, just cutting it and kinda taking it off the skin) and put the chick back in in incubator. This chick still has a mark across its body with no feathers and a slight indention when the cord was. Her naval seems to be healing great too! You can tell which one she is because her feathers are kinda missing in a strip on the left side of her body. All seems fine with her at this point though.

    The cord baby is the one in the front. You can see the "stripe" of no feathers going down her body.
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    Cord baby on the left
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    This duckling is snuggling up to the little cord wrapped baby in the incubator. The other ducks tried to get her cleaned up too it seems. They weren't being aggressive at all.
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  2. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it would be fine to add the egg turner in, its only 2 days. I would note that when you add the egg turner, the eggs will be higher up, closer to the heat element so this will change the temperature. Temperature should always be measured at the top of the egg level! (not above or below)

    now that's a lot of eggs!
    they are so beautiful! love the variety
     
  3. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we have 3 pips! [​IMG] OE, EE and AMF eggs have pips! so far nothing from the SA and GM eggs (Day 20) [​IMG]
     
  4. firedragon1982

    firedragon1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, we have our first broody....

    Sickie, one of our Ameraucanas has not left the nest in 3 days. She will go outside about 2x's a day to eat/drink/mingle, about 30 min to an hr at a time, and during that time, another hen takes up residence for a while until she returns and boots them out. Trying to decide if I want to see if 1) she's serious about brooding and 2) she'll be a good mom or not... Decisions decisions
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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  6. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    Yay!!! Go chickies go!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    I am stuck at work. But the last update I got was 4 pips and 1 baby hatched! I know it was a Mille Fluer D'Uccle that hatched, but not sure what is pipped. This work day is going SO SLOW!!!!
     
  8. DwayneNLiz

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    Yay for broodies!!
     
  9. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I honestly have no idea! [​IMG]

    I won half a dozen eggs from a contest here on BYC from MyPetChicken. Here is what their site says:

    I can't stop checking the incubator window! haha [​IMG]
     
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  10. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay!!! OMG that is the worst stuck at work when they're hatching at home!
     

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