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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.
I don't buy because paying for it is like admitting I have a problem
I was going to ask how the candling went but I think you already posted an update. (I got a little behind) how many were fertile out of how many set?
They are still babies (1 group is 8 wks, 1 group is 4/5 wks) so I think it may take a little more time. They have no older ones to teach them the ropes. And they are still just figuring out how to use the ramp! Plus, they are silkies...I don't think they even know they are chickens! Lol!
You could put one in a jock strap to see if you can hatch it and for that matter you can brood it there too! That's love! (am I even allowed to say that)?
I'm convinced that ducks are scared to death of anything that does not quack back!!
I love it!! What a good mama!! I just love the looks of her! I guess I could get a couple polish frizzle hatching eggs and just get rid of the Roos, then there would be no frizzle breeding issues. I have to have a chicken that looks like that!!
I forgot, mine all learned in the baby coop (the little red store-bought coop), and learned to go up and down the ladder at about 3 weeks. Then I moved them to the grow-out coop around 6 weeks, so by then, they were used to a ramp. They didn't like it the first night, but no problem after that.
I bought my silkies when I bought extra golden comets (all the others, I hatched). So those 6, plus the 2 silkies learned together, so they must have helped the dummies....
Yes, I think SC should try that!
My ducks weren't so scared of the turkey when she was smaller than them, but now that she has outgrown them, they tend to shy away.... Funny how that works, huh...
I think you would have to be incubating the same breed to really compare. BCM from what I have heard are notoriously hard to hatch.
Did the contest end to predict the 1 millionth post or whatever it was?
Ruby, 16/22 as of last night, thank you! 3 had red ring, i had never seen it w my own eyes but im positive. 3 more were clear, and i havent tossed because i want to see if they will develope late. And im totally w u, York, had def convinced me that i NEED the polish Here!
WV, u know, my cats and dogs, they used to not be run off by the turkeys so easily... Nowadays tho... What can u say when u have 3-3 1/2 ft tall bird walkn around?!
That last one kills me
16 is good!! I used to hold on to the clears until around day 10. I had read stories where someone would break open a clear and be wrong. So I used to be so paranoid! But now by day 4 I can definitely tell the clears. (I've never hatched dark eggs either). I really hope the hatch goes great. You're going to be soooo excited when you see that first pip. Sounds like you've done all your homework, so enjoy!! Oh and yes, Yorkshire has me so tempted. I actually spoke to a couple polish frizzle breeders but they won't ship so far in the heat. My incubator is empty and I'm starting withdrawal!!!
I have opened a "clear" that I regretted opening. I think it may have been viable. That being said I have only incubated 3 times. If you know then great, but when in doubt, leave it in there. Unless it stinks.
The alternative incubation method described last week was a beautiful thing and comforting to imagine. What you suggest is just disgusting
See! You're right!!