"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. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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  2. chicken19

    chicken19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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  4. rossfam06

    rossfam06 Beak Brokers

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    So my BLRW eggs are on their way!!!! I am super excited. I am just waiting g to hear back on some silkie eggs I won.
     
  5. billiejw89

    billiejw89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I will for sure take more pictures!
     
  6. Gone-Quackers

    Gone-Quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm joining in. Surely my bad hatching Karma won't follow me into April? [​IMG]I'll be setting 41 eggs in just a couple days when I have enough eggs. I'll be heating up the bator and getting it set on the correct temp. tomorrow.
    I need 9 hen ducklings so I can stop playing with the incubator. . and start raising my new puppy instead-- arriving Saturday! [​IMG]
     
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  7. chicken19

    chicken19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have tips for letting hens brood eggs? Chicken Math has it's grip on me and my hen Beth has gone broody!
     
  8. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    Ok, I'm officially set for April. I have chicks hatching on 4/1, 4/5 and 4/16. I have 3 more sets of eggs being shipped the next week or two. So, I'm sure I'll have additional eggs to set!

    Happy Hatching everyone!
     
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  9. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    Is this her first time going broody? If you have fertile eggs to give her, let her have them!!

    I just had 2 hens go broody a week apart from each other. So, neither hen got up with the first 2 babies, But with the later babies, 1 hen got up and took care of them, the other hen stayed on the eggs. Once the last egg hatched, the two hens struggled over who got which babies.

    My hens kicked out 2 eggs early on that were infertile. You'd be surprised at how smart they are!!!
     
  10. chicken19

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