New Year Hatch w/Connie,Wickedchicken6,BantyChooks,penny1960,CapricornFarm,Auroradream26 & Rubysword

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  1. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    This is a thread created by em-wah to keep my BYC Buddies informed and/or involved with the progress of the Chicks that I hatched on New Years Eve/Day which were dedicated to them..
    @Wickedchicken6 @BantyChooks @penny1960 @CapricornFarm @Auroradream26 & @Rubysword .
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    For those not "in the know", I had a little sign up sheet on the Backyard Chickens New Years Hatch along. I set 6 eggs for my friends in the North.
    Anyway, off season for me so I kept the hatch small and manageable.
    If you need anymore details, all of the excitement is posted here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/threads/9th-annual-byc-new-years-day-2018-hatch-a-long.1209643/
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    All in all, 7 were set counting a last minute addition by my DH.
    Upon candling, Egg number 6 & 7 were noted as eliminated. #6 had the infamous "ring of death" & #7 infertile.
    So that left me with 5 good possibilities.

    2 hatched in 2017

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    3 Hatched the next day in 2018
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    Here is the bad part:oops:. Last night, number 2 chick was weak and had to be separated from the group. :( The group was stepping on her. The chick was placed in a different warm brooder. This morning it was really really weak. A couple hours ago it passed. Bummer for me. That was Banty's chick. Banty is one of my best friends on BYC so it kinda bummed me out. :hitSo there are 4 left from the Hatch along.

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    So to keep two of my besties on BYC enjoying all the fun on this thread, I have set 2 FRESHLY LAID EGGS from today... warm out of the Hens and into the cleaned out / acclimated incubator! Introducing.. Banty & Wicked!:wee
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    Both Eggs are from the same "Free Birds" and should be viable.
    Set day is January 4th. So 21 more days of suspense & fun!:fl
    As I continue to add to this thread of the progress of New Years Chicks, I will be adding updates and candling reports of the 2 in the oven.
    I WON'T GIVE UP UNTIL I HAVE CANADIAN CHICKENS!!:lau

    Again, I created this thread for my friends I hatched for, but all are welcome to the forum. ;)
    :oldTons of photos and stories coming soon! Stay tuned..
    em-connie:cool:
     
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  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    :wee

    So sorry the little penguin died on you. :hugs Must have been too hot for her. :p
     
  3. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    I was afraid to tell you... I knew last night she was down. Today when we chatted, I couldn't bring up the subject.. I wimped out..
    I had the oven cleaned and dry already, so I plugged it in about 8 this morn. Followed my ladies around a couple hours ago and checked their hidden nests. Bingo.. I collect them everyday so I now they are from today. Only a 3 Roo/10 Hen ratio v.s. the NYD Hatch but still pretty good odds.
    Made me feel better anyway.. lol, by putting them in the bator for you and wick..
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  4. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    I have a ton of pix.. gotta do my chores before the freeze comes back tonight..
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  5. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Pullarius

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    Aww.. :hugs
     
  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    I SAW WICKED IS LURKING! 1194537-71074f625728d75eb8286ee3f8938bfa.gif

    I've only been getting about an hour of sleep a night (if that) since her egg petered out sniffly blow nose.gif
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    Ever heard of "friends and money don't mix" 1183590-319f43c104dddbf15d777d76060d0f8a.jpg.gif ?

    Who would know that applies to eggs as well 1180407-0b3d7dfa938efedd60d3c050216eeba7.jpg.gif ?

    I got yah Sista frum anutter mutter! hug behind.gif
    After all, what is my Farm without a Rooster named Wickedchicken???? 1184812-3130b3bb5e44d32fdd4639bf76da8c90.jpg.gif

    I won't give up until I have you guys on my dinner table.. shhh.gif I mean in my backyard.. thumb blue.gif ;)
     
  7. BantyChooks

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    ... :eek:
     
  8. Rubysword

    Rubysword Crowing

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    Yay for little Ruby! So sorry about little penguin!
     
  9. Soon2BChixMom

    Soon2BChixMom Herding ducks and Wrangling chickens

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    Awe. You read your incubating eggs Chicken Little? :love:love:love

    Saving my spot :pop
     
  10. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 Si vis pacem, parabellum

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    Wicked was on her cell phone with a lot of :he:he:he:barnie:he:he:he going on. It's a good thing I didn't answer this thread at that moment.
    I thought this was the NYE hatching thread.:confused: :th Embarrassed? Yes I am. icon_redface.gif
    Not that it's anything new for me.
    But really? Who can see those small cell screens anyway?:confused:

    So I'm infamous??? :wee:woot Who knew?

    I'm sad to hear little Banty died. I'll admit I was concerned when it was a penguin.
    I was going to say she could join me for company. But you set two more eggs??? :eek:
    Awwww, you didn't have to, that's very sweet! :hugs
    We're related?? :eek: OH THAT'S RIGHT, I FORGOT. bighug.gif denkend_smilie_0004.gif

    (Are you calling my mother nutty? I suppose that's fitting)
    BUT you say WHAT??? We're going "free bird?"
    I don't think anyone's eyes are ready for that!!! runcirclsmiley2.gif Eye bleach, EYE BLEACH!!

    Does this mean I'm calling a rooster Connie?? denkend_smilie_0007.gif
    I'm feeling a bit anxious about the whole thing. I'm exactly sure why?? :confused:
    Call it a feeling. :oops:
     

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