"Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. Laurel Meadows

    Laurel Meadows Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was in the 40's here yesterday so it's quite a jump to get to the 70's. I'm a little skeptical about seeing 70 degrees but we'll see! Looking forward to nice weather for the kids to have their egg hunt this afternoon.
     
  2. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    How nice Sally!
    Yes, Happy Easter too our troops!
     
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  3. Honora

    Honora Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last Fall when I hatched for the first time I had one like that. He hatched in the incubator & when I tried to put him with the broody hens they rejected him cause he looked different. :-( He got to be inside in the brooder though & he was our special pet for a while.
     
  4. Pensmaster

    Pensmaster True BYC Addict

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    @mlm Mike

    Looks like I have 15 out of 38 set. 39% not as good as I'd hope but I've had much worse.

    5 of these
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    And 10 of these varying from light to dark

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    Here's their new home for now

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    Sorry Mike wrong spot for posting
     
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  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    He just brought over more! Different breeds of Orpingtons! Jubilee..Red cc and Red cl..what ever those are. Will have to go to google. Another Marans, and more blues. He's paid good money for these, I hope I have a good hatch for him too! Man..I'll be more nervous over these for sure.
     
  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    He just brought more over! Check out my last post. I figured out what the cc and cl meant...cuckoo and crele..who knew that Orpintons came in those colors? [​IMG]
     
  7. emvickrey

    emvickrey ChowDown Silkie Farm

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    I have a really small stuffed chicken that I put with any loner chicks. They take up with it very well. You might concider finding something like that to keep it company. I just toss mine in the washer when the chick leaves the brooder
     
  8. chicken19

    chicken19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! I'm jumping in here after finishing my Easter hatch from the EHAL thread! How's everybody doing?!?!

    I have eggs set to hatch every Sunday in April!! 4/3, 4/10, 4/17 etc.

    My 1st hatch of the season (in a new incubator at that) went okay - 50% hatched. I would like to get around 80%! I'm making little tweaks to my settings to see how I can improve.

    some of the babies from today!
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    and their home:
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  10. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    Looks great!! What are the babies?
     

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