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

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

  1. Razadia

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  2. TJordan

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    My current batch will go into lockdown in 3 days... Sadly my husband said NO to another batch until next spring... Says to many birds and I'll be overrun and over stretched on my finances. I figure my current hens will all be laying again in about a week then I'll start selling eggs. That way he can't say they cost. [​IMG]
     
  3. Eps32

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    This is Jonas he says hi. He was named after the snow storm Jonas that knocked are power out for three days. He was one of the chicks that made it with no heat lamp for a day in a half till I got a generator. He's was 4 days old at the time now little over 3 weeks. Dad was a barred rock mom was a EE. I think he's a Roo just my opinion though. What do you experts think Roo ?
     
  4. ronott1

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

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    Could be a cockerel--I see you have butter and spices at the ready just in case!

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  5. TJordan

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    3 weeks and no tailfeathrrs yet. Very possible. I've always been able to tell girl from boy by speed of feathering. Fast = hen slow = rooster just saying.
     
  6. mallory2013

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  7. mallory2013

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    Soooo it's snowing really hard here and our power got knocked out for an hour and then came back on for 10 minutes and then got knocked out again for an hour and a half and then just came back on Again!! Thank God for hand warmers and fluffy blankets!! My bator got down to 85 degrees [​IMG] Im hoping that the eggs aren't too affected by this and they stayed toasty with the hand warmers.
     

  8. UGLYFOOT

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    I have 4 pips (that I can see) in the hatching tray for my VERY FIRST hatch! I am soooo eggcited! I was sure I would miss it tomorrow but I think that my count is off on days. I wasn't counting the day I set them as a day.. Does that make sense? Or are they early?
     
  9. Auroradream26

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    They should be fine. My big incubator got knocked down to 75° for 4 hours maybe a week ago and it doesn't look like I lost any from it.
     
  10. ronott1

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

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    It could be!

    External pips usually happen on day 19 to 20 but sometimes they do come early. Double check the temperatures--a bit too warm on average can make them hatch early.

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    I hope you have a great hatch!
     

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