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

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

  1. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010
    Ok, I wondered what these would turn out to be like. My Bubba.. a RIR rooster, and my white silkie make cute far, red. This one has some grey in it, down the back of it's neck..hmm? The feet are soooo feathered! And it has that cute silkie tail bump..cute. :) Got mostly dads coloring though. :)
    I have one in there that is it's red too.
    Bubba is gone, but I have several of his eggs in from a pure RIR hen, those will be fun. I won't be buying RIR hatching eggs this yr. or buying one from the feed store. Love having the RIR in they yard.


  2. chickendreams24

    chickendreams24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2015
    Wisconsin, USA

    Okay hey everyone here's another update on Jasmine she is still in her doctor crate without food, she has had water and been offered a bit of grit, since we haven't seen her eat what was offered. We have been going back and forth between impacted and doughy crop. Tomorrow we will be getting the missing ingredients we need to make the doughy crop remedy. Today in case it would help we gave her 2 stool softener gels(the meds inside) with 1 cc of baby carrots. She took it with little fight and has been receiving several crop massages a day. Tomorrow we are planning on doing the first wave of mite attacking and I'm hoping it all goes well.

    In the mean time Jasmine's crop is smaller than it was(used to be about the size of a small-medium peach and is now down to a ping pong ball or so) It also feels as though it is much less doughy. There has still not been a smell coming from Jasmine's beak. I'm hopeful but still worried.

    We have been thinking about it and would like to worm the flock but want to be sure that it is something that is fda approved. How long are the withdrawal periods for the wormers you mentioned?
    How long after the dusting should we wait to work them?
    Will we still be able to collect and hatch egg for the hatch-a-long if we worm them this week?
    I'm also guessing we have to wait until Jasmine's crop is empty ideally?


    I have the forced air digital one from farm and fleet and I love my bator. That's so sweet of your DH to get you that. I cant say about the still air as i dont have one of those. Keep an eye out though BC last year we got the digital forced air one with a turner for 79 I think it was. Lol I'm seriously thinking of asking my DH2B to get me another this year. lol
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2016
  3. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2014
    I can't wait either...
  4. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2015
    I love it's little feathered foot! Soooo cute!
  5. NaJoBeLe

    NaJoBeLe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2014
    Down past the Holler

    It was a kit from I think incubator warehouse. It appears to be pretty much the same one as comes on the LG9300. came with the fan, screws to attach it, random assortment of washers and spacers, and the electrical plug. pretty easy install.
  6. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2014

    I AM READY!!!! Lol here is what I have( left to right).. Digital still air incubator, Circulated incubator, Cage cups for show, leg bands for my show birds, Amprol 128 coccidiosis antibioctic, my inciminating pipettes fro the show birds for breeding, Tek troll concentrate so I can mix with water to spray the incubators or anything ( it's a disynfectant) Tek tell aerosol can, so I can spray eggs, Q tips, flock fuel, and catalogs,books, and other booklets... I have more in my cabinets, but that's just medicine like vetrx, tetracycline, chick probiotics, and Vaseline. I think I am going a little overboard... Nope, no such thing as overboard ?
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  7. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 27, 2014
    Lower Alabama

    Wow! That's more than I had to start. [​IMG]
  8. nate1the1great1

    nate1the1great1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2014

    Lol I spent a lot of money, so it better improve everything...
  9. nanasacres

    nanasacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 25, 2015
    Great Nate has another great idea! [​IMG]Thanks and congrats with the hatching.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  10. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2013
    Goodlettsville, TN
    Even better when I went to let out the chickens from the coop I had an egg! The first in weeks!

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