Second hatch attempt

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jjxj, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. jjxj

    jjxj Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone. After significant problems on my first hatching attempt I now have 6 chicks from my second hatch that are about 10 days old. [​IMG]

    I still lost many many chicks, but I am learning from my mistakes...I don't think having the new chicks in my musty basement was a good idea. They are now on the main level in the spare bedroom, living happily in a stock tank.

    They are on medicated feed, electrolytes, and terramycin. These six never acted sick, but with others failing I bought the antibiotic and started giving it to all of them. I got the terramycin at a feed store and the guy there said to keep them on it for 2 months. Does this sound right? I'd rather not keep them on it any longer than necessary.

    I wanted to share my limited success with everyone that helped with the previous disaster. The incubator and turner are at a friend's house (it's his incubator-I bought the turner) right now but I'll get more going probably in a few months.
     
  2. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on the hatched chicks,.. feels great i bet..
    Post some pics of those babies [​IMG]
     
  3. jjxj

    jjxj Out Of The Brooder

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    This should be a picture of the chicks. [​IMG] If nothing appears I will have to try again.


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  4. jjxj

    jjxj Out Of The Brooder

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    And they do have water...
     
  5. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very cute... congratulations..
     
  6. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry about your earlier losses. You have a good little flock started. Stock tanks make excellent brooders!
     

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