Pennsylvania!! Unite!!

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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    Pentamom, you have asked twice, so I will give it a shot, and answer you (it is too easy to see a post, and forget to respond). My understanding is that the chick can stay in the incubator for a day, maybe two. Then they are about to get hungry, so put them in the brooder. Keep in mind that the single chick will not do well all alone. It is a social creature, and it needs others to snuggle with. So either carry it around (cover it with a washcloth like a baby in a blanket) or let it stay where it is.
    [​IMG] I would be carrying it around. Sooooo cute!
     
  2. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I am telling you, Sally had not responded when I started typing. That is the second time that has happened to me in a week!
    Thank you, Sally. I was about to PM you, and ask you to answer her correctly (I don't incubate ... yet).
     
  3. Pentamom

    Pentamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow! You sound like my friend! LOL! She has like 100 chickens. I love them all! LOL!!
     
  4. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't open the bator to move her until hatching is over. They can survive for 72 hours without food or water. I know it is hard, but be strong!
     
  5. HennyPennyCrazy

    HennyPennyCrazy Out Of The Brooder

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  6. heatherscooby77

    heatherscooby77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, no GLW here. I stick within a certain color realm. Or I would just go crazy nuts! I always want more chickens, trying to find something interesting for NYHatchalong. A Blue Andalusian is a Mediterranean breed that comes from Spain. They lay white eggs, and they are part of my blue lacing project for the Ameraucanas, so are the Orps, and SLW. I love these breeds, but my heart is forever Ameraucana! Here is a pic of a BA, these are not mine. They are from Spain, they are the prime example of the breed!

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  7. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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    What I do know!
    #1, I should stop posting. 3 in a row is too much.
    #2, The sand is drying, so much easier and faster to scoop poop.
    #3, I have learned that 18 chickens poop a LOT more than ten!! [​IMG]
    #4, The blue tarp that I put under the sand needs to be cut or staples to the wall better. The chickens keep getting poop in the folds at night. I shake the poop out but that is going to get old fast.
    I really am liking the sand. It is more work, but if I had a poop board like a lot of you (?) I would have been cleaning poop daily anyway. This is much cleaner, and I do think it has a lot of benefits. Sand makes a better dust bath than wood chips for one! Grit is already there, and any food spilled on the floor (from the hens running from the roosters) can be seen, and picked up. No wasted food!
     
  8. Pentamom

    Pentamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL!! For sure!!
    Can I snuggle in bed with it?? LOL!! I love this little baby SO much!!! Are you kidding me!? All these kids were DROOLING to hold it this morning!! This chick will not be hurting for attention! LOL!!
    It is partially fluffy, just on it's butt is not fluffy and walking around. Actually it hit the hot part of the incubator and burned himself. LOL!! Very active and walking around a lot, then lays down to take a nap. LOL! as you can see, it likes to sleep on the thermostat. LOL!

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    LOL! He also seems to like the washcloths I put in there. LOL! I'm heating up the brooder now and I think I got it at 99.5 just nice. Everytime he hears or senses I'm peeking on him, he perks up and chirps at me....so darn cute!!
     
  9. heatherscooby77

    heatherscooby77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  10. Pentamom

    Pentamom Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL!!! I'm trying SO hard....and succeeding!! LOL!!! It IS really tough though!! The cuteness calls for a hug and a cuddle!! LOL!! MUST....STOP....TEMPTATION.....
     

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