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

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

  1. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yep!
    Definitly not trying shipped for now.


    Because it is easier, just from a standpoint of "let and forget." Most summers she had 20+ lil 'lings running around her pond! :love
    Then 30 ducks became too much to feed, so she sold them to a place that is ducky paradise and now only has 4. (Until spring!)


    Some time in the future, I will try my hand at incubating them, but right now I need to do a lot more reaserch and then try. If I am gonna do it, I am gonna do it right! I do not want to kill them because of my ignorance.



    The ducks she has are actually the ones I had, gave them to her because she has a way better setup. Big pond with an island in the middle and lits of tall grass.
     
  2. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] O.K. KNOCK ME OVER WITH A FEATHER!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] We have an old True commercial cooler in the basement - like this one:
    [​IMG] The compressor (I think) gave out a couple of years ago and it has been just sitting there collecting dust waiting to be repaired. However, compressors are expensive and it is not in the budget right now. Today DH said he was going to look into what it would cost to fix and if it is a lot (which I am confident it will be) we might as well turn it into an.....






    ....INCUBATOR! I am going to need some help deciding how best to do that. [​IMG]Any suggestions!
     
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  3. jwlpoultry

    jwlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky you let us know how it goes
     
  4. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sounds like some fun breeds! [​IMG]
     
  5. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    CONGRATS !!!!! Check out @Sally Sunshine s coolerbator, i bet you can get a lot of good ideas there.
     
  6. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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    Hurley, Full disclosure, I was a postal employee for 15 years in a Chicago suburb (quit to move out here in the boonies).
    We live in the country and our address is a small town (2400 in population) 5 miles away.
    When I am expecting eggs, I go in to my Post Office and tell my Postmaster (who works the counter) or the clerk that I am expecting a package from ____ with eggs in it. I give her a note to give to my carrier that I want the package left at the post office. The label already has this information on it but I always let the clerk/postmaster and my carrier know. The note has my phone number on it. Call me as soon as it arrives at the Post Office and I will come get it or let you know when I will be there, is what it says. Most, and I repeat, most carriers want to make their customers happy and will do what they are asked to. There are exceptions.....
    This would not help with the rerouting of your package to Indiana, there is NO excuse for that.
     
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  7. ellymayRans

    ellymayRans Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm in!! ;)

    2nd time for me and I loved last year!! Fun times!
     
  8. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Awesome!!!
    .......But you know me, I said NO HATCHING until spring, they stink too bad..... Here I am, Feb 1... With eggs in the cooker! :lau So probably before then....
     
  9. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    [​IMG] So sorry about your eggs. You can have your eggs held at whatever P.O. you designate, I believe. I live in Sparta, but have my boxes held in a neighboring town. Of course, mine are going through that P.O. anyway, but I don't think it matters. When you select "Hold For Pick-up" when purchasing the label online, it asks you for the zipcode of where you want it held and addresses the box to that P.O. I imagine the P.O. can look up your address if they need to, but it is not printed on the box. I always tell the person sending to have it held at the neighboring P.O. and have had no problems with that.
     
  10. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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    Wow, I have no suggestions but that full view window will make for some great "hatch TV"!! [​IMG]
     

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