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

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

  1. VladikC

    VladikC Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  4. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    I use a high lumens flashlight but still can't usually see in well. By weeks 2-3 I just go by darkness in the egg. I can usually tell clears by then.

    And speaking of BCM, all 17 of my eggs that went in to lockdown hatched! The last of them overnight. My experiment with the baskets worked out pretty good. I was able to reliably band all but 2. I woke up this morning and there were 2 chicks in each basket when there were 3 eggs in one basket and one in the other lol. Those 2 got banded a totally different color until they grow. Maybe I'll be able to tell later. Only 2 of all the eggs I set were clear :) I'll have to get some pictures up later. My brooder is overflowing with bouncy little poults and little black balls of fluff :)
     
  5. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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  6. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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  7. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty

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    So cute and perty!
     
  8. Lozuufy

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  9. aplynn

    aplynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The other chicks may not like her but Mr. Moose seems to have taken quite a shine to that sweet little face. My one and only black baby and she is soo much smaller than the others, they beat her up good last night but she was too afraid to be left. Every time I would put her down and walk away she would cry and try to push through the bars in the cat carrier. I look on BYC to see what I could do and read a few threads about putting a stuffy in the cage with her. SURE enough it worked.... I was shocked, my 5 year old gave her his stuffed moose and she is just as happy as happy could be, NOW, she cries when I take her away from the moose. This should be good when she grows up she is gonna think she is a stuffed moose.
     
  10. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So i got a Little Giant incubator off the local swap shop, with egg turner, but no fan. So i took the fan out of my DIY styro bator, cause my chickens ate a hole in the side of it, and put it in the LG. Been running it for about 5 days now and the temp seems to be pretty steady so i put 6 eggs in this morning for a test run before the EHAL. [​IMG] here's hoping it does a great job.
     

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