The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    1,253
    400
    181
    Mar 1, 2014
    Mt. Juliet, TN
    On the premier one heat plates you can have 1 side higher and the other lower. That is what I do so they can get to their water on the higher side or run to the lower side and get more heat. That looks like a good set up. Are the sides enclosed so there isn't a draft? I've used cardboard before for that.

    I blinked and am 15 pages behind...I may never get caught up already!
     
  2. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

    4,469
    395
    286
    Sep 3, 2011
    Northern KY
    Does anyone have any remedies for low sperm count in a cockerel? I know he CAN do the job because I have 1 egg in the bator developing and 2 more that were cracked [​IMG] to check were fertile (from 2 different hens), but the other 36 that have been incubated (before and after the fertile ones) have not been fertile. [​IMG] [​IMG] He is a project cockerel and I don't have another with the same parentage, though I have another full trio from different parents that are producing nice chicks. So all is not lost, but I was hoping to have more diversity in this project.

    BTW, he already goes commando, so boxer shorts, cool packs and loose-fitting pants are not the answer. [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.
  3. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

    672
    147
    166
    Oct 23, 2014
    near Cleveland TN
    I will be pulling and praying for you and your babies. [​IMG]
     
  4. ppetsch

    ppetsch New Egg

    7
    1
    8
    Mar 2, 2015
    Dispatcher,florida
    I am looking for polish bantam eggs to hatch does anyone have any to sell
     
  5. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

    8,948
    6,753
    476
    May 14, 2013
    Central, PA
    I have pips in the bator! I should wake up to some babies tomorrow :)
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty

    1,785
    250
    201
    May 20, 2012
    MA/VT
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. ppetsch

    ppetsch New Egg

    7
    1
    8
    Mar 2, 2015
    Dispatcher,florida
     
  8. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

    4,469
    395
    286
    Sep 3, 2011
    Northern KY
    I don't know anyone who has them, but if you don't find some soon, try PMing @XxMingirlxX She keeps up with who has what. [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

    672
    147
    166
    Oct 23, 2014
    near Cleveland TN
    "My kingdom for a sign ! !" Is that random enough ?
     
  10. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

    8,967
    623
    361
    Nov 30, 2010
    Arkansas

    Rooster Booster. You can find it at most any feed store. I have never used it myself but, according to what I've read it does work.
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by