My Hatching Journey: The Adventures of a Complete Newbie

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BantyChooks, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    I should have known.

    I wish they weren't so tough to hatch, or I'd be placing an order for eggs now.
     
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  2. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Any chance you can wrap the cage in hardware cloth?
     
  3. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    I could

    The bottom has a spot fer a chit tray

    so the bottom isnt the bottom , if that makes sense
     
  4. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    Yer thinking they could reach in and not crawl in right>?
     
  5. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Yes, it makes sense, I have two dog crates with a plastic tray on the bottom that slides out. the space at the bottom makes it easy for chicks to escape mine unless I'm really careful how I wrap mine with plastic netting.

    Just wondering if your cage could be made secure enough so that mice or rats couldn't squeeze through, but the door could still be used. Maybe if it was wrapped separately?
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    They're tough, but doable... I would definitely wait til you get some other hatching experience first, then try... and they take tons of patience and knowing when and how much to help... very stressful and hands on...



    Except the bottom, it looks like the bars are pretty narrow...



    It looks better than othe kennels I've seen...
     
  7. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    possibly, thanks fer the helps
    Thanks Rav
     
  8. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    OK NOW BACK TO BUBBLES HATCHING EXPERIENCE

    SORRY BUBS [​IMG]
     
  9. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Oh, and if the bodies were all gone, I doubt a broody that size coulda ate what, 5 or 6 chicks?? Ugh, flockin rats... I hate rats... got huge ones here... but our neighbors cat comes over and catches them and leaves them on their front porch, lol...
     
  10. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    I don't have anything to say except that temperatures are still stable, and that gets a mite boring after a while. Carry on.
     
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