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

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

  1. UGLYFOOT

    UGLYFOOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OKAY that is some funny stuff there!
     
  2. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like today is hatch day.[​IMG]
     
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  3. UGLYFOOT

    UGLYFOOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 days for my runner eggs and we had movement on one and veins on another. I will report on day 14 which is saturday
     
  4. Sahwithchicks

    Sahwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooohhhkay.

    GOOD Morning!

    I am in. My newly formed plan (and likely unobtainable plan, at that!) Is to hatch EVERYTHING I want to keep for the year. This will be an extreme challenge to my planning skills and somewhat of an engineering feat... but I am going for it. Worst case scenario - I will be sitting in the corner in my incubator/hatching room, hiding under a chair, as chicks fly about causing chaos when I have no room for them all.
    I will also need to gently persuade my turkeys, peahens, pheasants and quail to all start laying just a tad earlier... any suggestions :lol:
     
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  5. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are outside, but slightly overcrowded. To encourage early laying add heat and light.
     
  6. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

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    You will do fine!

    Set up a series of grow out pens and move the hatched chick through them. The last place they go is into your flock at 16 weeks old.

    Mine start in rubbermaid tubs, move to a brooder in the garage and then into a larger pen. When they make it to 16 weeks old or so then they move in with the flock or into breeding pens. You just have to time hatches so that they move through the system you set up.

    I sell some of them and cockerels are processed.
     
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  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    you KNOW I am jealous!! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] he will too!

    loveeeeeee [​IMG]

    lol little?

     
  8. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Bwhahaha! Perfect response! :yuckyuck

    :yesss: sounds awesome! Go for it.

    Mornin dear! :hugs
     
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  9. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    OK y'all force me to do this, I know you had fun and I had been there done it too at one time, we all know how I love to have fun too, HOWEVER........

    NOTICE:
    From this post on, all intentional one post comments will be disqualified from any random posting contests.

    I pray you all understand the reasoning, thank you for your cooperation and for not calling me a party pooper. Ok you can call me any names you wish AS LONG as they are family friendly. [​IMG]
     
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  10. Sahwithchicks

    Sahwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What??! You mean crouching in each species pen, trying to imitate their egg song won't work? Darn it all!
     

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