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

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

  1. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member

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    Can you find local eggs to try?

    Shipped eggs will quit like that for sure.

    Also, get a brinsea spot check. Most thermometers will not work well in an incubator.
     
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  2. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll wait, i can be patient,NOT!. Lol Will u be selling eggs ? chicks ?
     
  3. forgetful

    forgetful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed are you getting?
     
  4. caeti21

    caeti21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats awesome , i have never seen emu eggs they look so cool
     
  5. caeti21

    caeti21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam silkies and partridge
     
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  6. caeti21

    caeti21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mom ordered them as a surprise for my daughter , but due to the weather they cant ship :-(
     
  7. chickendreams24

    chickendreams24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey all update on Jasmine. She is still trucking. She's in a crate right now with a waterer. Her crop is either slow or impacted and it feels doughy. Water and crop massages seem to be doing some to help we also looked up a home made remedy on BYC that I think we will be trying tonight. We also discovered that the flock got mites, almost certainly from a little lost sparrow that managed to get in the coop while they were free ranging. So this weekend is coop clean out and treating. Weather permitting.

    I tell ya anything that can go wrong will go wrong. I don't want to stop the cocci treatment mid treatment so that will run its full course and we will then do probiotics and electrolytes before collecting hatching eggs for the hatch-a-long. Could the mites be what is causing Jasmine's crop issues?

    On top of that Mom has come down with something and our two silkie cockerals were fighting today. Until they are treated for the mites I would not feel right selling one of them. Thankfully I caught the mites pretty quickly. We are planning to use a peremethrin(sp?) powder to treat. Has anyone had luck using this?

    Ugh when it rains I pours. The flock is just lucky I love them. Can't wait until I'm an old hand at all of this and it just comes naturally.

    Thank you all still hoping for advice and/or feedback
     
  8. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    I don't know how this is gonna turn out from my cell ...just stopping in to say "hi" to everyone!!! Seems like I can never be home...sigh.

    LOVE the emu eggs. Totally wasn't expecting them to be that color...lol.
     
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member

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    I think it was Moderator Wynette that posted about impacted crops being a digestion issue and often it is from worms. If they had mites, they likely had worms too.

    Worm the entire flock. Wasine and then valbazen or valbazen both times.
     
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  10. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was one year ago today that my first incubated chicks started hatching in my DIY styro coolerbator[​IMG]
    Stalking BYC is where i got most of the info i needed to make my own.
     

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