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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 3, 2016.
I have used yarn. It can be hard tying it around that tiny wriggling leg.
My eggs are on day 19 should see any movement yet?
I'm having an issue with a hen. I have a cannible and don't know which one it is. What I first thought was an injury from a rooster turned out to be a cannibal hen. I removed the injured hen and have been tending to her huge wound. Meanwhile I have another hen with an injury. I put her in a cage at night and then let her free range with the rest during the day. No issues as long as they aren't penned up together. I have 3 hens together and so far nobody else has been chewed on. The 2 that have been chewed on have a bare patch from the roo. Their feathers are coming back and injuries are healing. My question is, will this hen stop or will I have to find out which one it is and get rid of her?
I'd find out which one it is and keep an eye on her.
I use zip-ties.
I'm not sure. I got them from Sally. @Sally Sunshine maybe you can answer this?
I usually see movement on day 20 and 21 but others have said they have on 19. I guess it is how much you are glued to the viewing window to catch it.
I've got some chicken eggs in my incubator. Started with 40, but two were clears on countdown day 14. Today, Saturday 4/2/16, is countdown day 12. So, another 9-10 days to go to lockdown.
I'm not sure what breed I'm going to have. I have two RIR roos and 12 RIR hens. But add to that mix 17 black stars (black sex links). So the black stars are 1/2 RIR, right? It will be interesting to see what kind of barnyard mix I end up with.
This is my first attempt at incubating. I'm using a Farm Innovations 4250 foam incubator (has turner and forced air fan).
And I don't know what else to say.
And then there were 14...
24 hours after #13 this chick hatched. It worked hard to get out unassisted as it was malpositioned and pipped in the middle of the eggs. And, it doesnt appear to have been completely ready to hatch. TLC will start on this little one when it gets out of the incubator. We have named him "Tardy For The Party".
Got outdoor pictures of my ducks that hatched on Easter. This one is my favorite