Nature's got jokes...

LTygress

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Yesterday my order arrived from McMurray Hatchery with 18 chicks.

Today, my almost-dead incubator (a dog almost destroyed it and the temp is VERY difficult to keep steady) decided to toss me another four baby chicks while I was at work, with another 4 pipped right now, and 12 rocking and rolling!

I haven't had much luck with the incubator since the dog almost destroyed it. But this egg batch included several from a hen we lost and wanted to get another one like her, so I tried it anyway with very little hope for success.

Who would have thought that I would get an actual 100% hatch rate the day after my order of 18 came in? Lol!

CHICK MANIA!
 

LTygress

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Yeah, you should see the poor brooder right now!

Thankfully, I have always had a brooder that was way too big for the number of chicks I had. Four feet long, about 2 inches deep, and 18 inches tall, with only about 3-6 chicks in it at a time. But it's just perfect for the now-30 chicks in there!
 

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