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

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

  1. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Sally Sunshine i ordered the stock tank de-icers thru Amazon.$31.09 each w/free shipping. The are 250 watt float/submersible and work in metal or plastic tanks. Or 5 gallon buckets like i use lol
     
  2. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to the Easter Hatch A Long! [​IMG]

    Welcome to the Easter Hatch A Long! [​IMG]
     
  3. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    Is it wrong for me to say I have an Octo 40 EX Advanced w/Humidity Pump for sale in the trading section?
     
  4. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Well I got the chores done except for egg gathering.

    Unloaded the 6 bags of feed I got today and poured them up into the barrels ( trash cans, that serve as barrels), Fed the chickens and cleaned out water era and out in fresh water. That is a chore within itself, I think my chicks are Pentecostals, they like foot washings, they get their water so dirty.

    Took done pictures of some of them.

    These are two from my last hatch on 1/15/2916.
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    These two got me to thinking "New Project". Blue Barred Naked Necks! But not sure I'd be able to do that, I think both of these are cockerels. But I guess I could use just the barred one, 'cause I have three barred hens already.
     
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  5. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    We are not supposed to advertise in these threads but it should be ok to add a link to the ad here.

    You can put a link in your signature line too.
     
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  6. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    I am sure I am not the first one to say this, but I haven't seen it posted before...

    When I ordered my brooding plates from Premier 1, I also ordered 10 ceramic fake eggs. I have pullets who are laying on the ground instead of in nesting boxes and they rarely use more than the lower 5, so I thought these might help. They are cheap enough for me to say; "What the heck". They arrived yesterday and I put them in each nesting box.

    So this morning I go out to collect eggs, and my first thought is; "Wow, they laid a lot of eggs"...then I remember the fake eggs. So I start collecting...and wow, you cannot tell these fake eggs from real ones other than by weight. I don't know about you, but my hand is not sensitive enough to know the difference between 35g and 60g eggs. Egg size, sure, but weight, nah. So I collected every egg from any nest that had more than one.

    Turns out the ceramics are all light for their size, easy to distinguish when put on a scale. So I marked the fake eggs with an "F" (doh, shoulda done that before I put them in the nesting boxes, but then lolz, why don't they come marked??) So, if you buy them, mark them before you deploy them, lolz...
     
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  7. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No my parents don't mess with chickens..
     
  8. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    That's why I have all white ceramic eggs and no white egg layers lol

    ETA: paint them some off the wall color like people or florescent orange :)
     
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  9. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh I do for sure...
     
  10. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
    I use golf balls
     
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