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

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

  1. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    I'd research that a bit. The oil in the leaves is a toxin.
     
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  2. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Aww! They are adorable!! :love :love
    Makes me wish I had kept my duckies.... :/
     
  3. aplynn

    aplynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have any of you ever run into an issues where your chick abused? The other 2 beat her up, but only when she is in the brooder with them.
    I only got 3 chicks that hatched 2 of them yellow RIR, 1 black Barred Rock, the barred rock is the one being beat up. They are fine with her outside the brooder box when I let the kids watch them run around they are happy playful and even snuggle with her and she LOVES it, but when I try to put her in the brooder they are truly brutal to this poor thing. She does try to fight back but she is 2 days younger than them and they are bigger. I feel bad because she wants sooo much to be with the others, she does not want to be alone, but, I don't know how else to keep her safe. I wish one of my silkies would take her and care for her. They are just not old enough yet


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  4. Hurley

    Hurley Egg Of A Different Color

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    Doh, lost my multi posts, so here goes...



    **Awwwwwwwwwwww, diving duckies, they look like little penguins shooting through the water.

    **Yay, more shakers. 2016 - the year of the shaker.
    **Love grandma's shelf. I've got a box of such things, really should put a corner shelf up....up WAY high. I have 5 and 6 year old boys. [​IMG]

    **Hugs? HUGS? Sniffle, I dinna get no hugs.

    **Mint in the coops...hmm, that's a cool idea. Eucalyptus - some long since used neuron in the back of my brain is screaming WARNING, would have to research, but gut instinct says could be a dangerous.

    I don't remember what else I highlighted.

    Welcome new participants, good luck with the hatches!




    Goooooooood frosty morning, all. The rain has turned to black ice. Time to ice skate to work.

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  5. aplynn

    aplynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 and 6 year old boys as well LOL thank god for chickens LOL
     
  6. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that happened with my barred rock at first, but she was in charge soon enough
     
  7. Sueg4332

    Sueg4332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Not really, unless they are a silkie or a cochin. (who go broody on a dime anyway)

     
  9. Sueg4332

    Sueg4332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is 250 lumuns more or less than 500 lumens. I bid on a 500 lumen light yesterday. I lost it was $7 I bid 6. I know on pipe the smaller the number the heavier the pipe is,
     
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    If you are using a light, get a red heat light. The regular lights will make the chicks more aggressive while the red light calms them down.

    This is another reason why I like brooder plates--it gives the chicks a nice dark place to hide if they need to.
     
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