Should I buy eggs or wait it out?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by okallthis4eggs, May 25, 2012.

  1. lindz8504

    lindz8504 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, first attempt yielded 113 before we tried something different. Right now I am at 97, and the thermometer only goes up by whole degrees... (throw together job remember!LOL)

    We also have another hatchling that was still wet when we went down a few minutes ago. I had to open the door so the rest of the girls and Rogue could get into the coop. I will go back down in a bit to close up for the night. One of the brooder chicks (I know, they are out of the brooder now, but the name has stuck) got too close to the nest and Clarabelle puffed up and went after them. In that few seconds I was able to get a picture of the newly hatched chick! Not a great one, but decent! The first one came out of an egg from 8/19 and the second was an egg from 8/20. There is one more egg from 8/19 that is a Buff Orpington X Buff cochin egg, and the rest are all Buff Cochins. I am really hoping that more of them hatch. The other eggs were laid on 8/21-8/24 and the one egg from Amelia's clutch was laid on 8/28. I figure I will give her 2 more days and then take the eggs and finish them in the house? Or should I just watch her and see how long she will sit? She is keeping the fluffy from this morning under her but lets it stick its head out. I am so happy to have the little peepers!
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    AND...... I went and picked up the 3 year old Blue Laced Red Wyandottes today. They are big girls, and the dog cage I put them in to transport was HEAVY!!!!! They look like they are molting, and the lady said that she just wormed them this morning, so I have to throw away any eggs for the next 2 weeks. She said that they haven't laid in about a month, but she hasn't supplemented lights, so they should start back after they finish molting. I have them separated from everyone for a few weeks so we make sure we don't bring anything in. Lots of new changes going on around here!
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    Cheeka, we want to see pictures of Mylee on her new bike! And you better watch out or she will have the chickens riding shotgun on the handlebars!
     
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  2. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Sallysec

    Sallysec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 what OK said...if she leaves them be ready to step in but wait for her to leave them.

    I got a pip !

    Going to bed soon though :( Work in the morning.

    Thanks W4W I am thinking the same thing. 2 boys but holding out hope on the second.
     
  4. okallthis4eggs

    okallthis4eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on all of the new chicks hatching. I took pictures and could not get them to post. All 11 chicks are doing fine. Opened the door and let RK Broody take them outside in the broody run this afternoon for the first time. Spent yesterday in Tennessee with my grandson so I missed you guys.
     
  5. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can I make an incubator like the emergency one for full 21 day incubating? I only want to do 4-5 eggs at a time.

    I've got a small fish tank, heat lamp, and some egg crate. Is it possible?

    Today's haul was 3. From 8 layers. I love my
    Blue eggs!
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  6. cheeka

    cheeka Shutter Bug

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    once I raised the seat an inch, she was able to really power pedal! she learned how to brake too - she's quite coordinated... I would love for her to take tumbling and a dance class... I'll get more pics tomorrow, the bike is small, but she has room to grow with it... the next size up was way too big. it's so cute, it has little Eiffel Towers on the training wheels, and I think there's one on the seat. and I found the Hello Kitty sticker that belongs on her bell, stuck to the sidewalk chalk package - it's back on the bell, hope it stays put!

    OK, so nice to have a visit! can't wait to see pics as soon as you straighten out your 'puter issues...


    x 3 what OK and Sally said about the eggs, leave em be til she gets off them, it's just having the good timing to grab them before they cool off too much
     
  7. cheeka

    cheeka Shutter Bug

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    congrats on the pip Sally and good luck at work tomorrow!
     
  8. MotorcycleChick

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    SBM, yes you can. I suggest looking at what others have done. But fish tanks have been used before.
     
  9. showbarnmom

    showbarnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks :) I will do some research!
     
  10. MotorcycleChick

    MotorcycleChick Gone quackers

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    One of my EE hens is crowing. It began yesterday. She even has a bigger redder comb and wattles. If I didn't know for a fact it was a hen ...
     

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