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

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

  1. campingshaws

    campingshaws Flock Master Premium Member

    Aug 9, 2014
    Southwest Louisiana

    Test hatch is going well! Fertility is good!
  2. dolfi

    dolfi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 23, 2013
    kissimmee, florida
    That's is so true. Same here. I also have learned a lot from Sally.

    Yesterday I had my neighbor's ducks visit. Today to my surprise it found a gift from them, two eggs. Of course I want to hatch them,but I have no idea how to do it. Is it the same as chicken eggs?
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    Good night everyone!! catch y'all tomorrow! [​IMG]
  5. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    Good Night, Sally, and everyone! Sweet dreams!
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  6. ToddQ

    ToddQ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2016
    Ellicottville, NY
    Air cells look great all nice and uniform in large end of each egg. Unfortunately I seem to have 2 quiters, the bottom 2 barred rock eggs, sometime around day 5-7. Not positive so will leave another few days to be sure.
  7. chickendreams24

    chickendreams24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 30, 2015
    Wisconsin, USA
    Hey all long day here. Started with each bird getting dusted before being put out for free ranging for the day, including the aggressive roo, which was quite a feat to catch him. It was about forty, maybe more, so we let Jazzy(Jasmine) out with the flock while we cleaned the coop, nest boxes, quarantine crates and dusted everything that needed it. Then we let the dust settle and coop air out and put all the birds to bed.

    Jazzy's crop was almost completely empty this morning except for a small grape sized bunch or so. We allowed her some crumbles and gave her another dose of stool softener and baby food. We also picked up a powder that contains vitamins, electrolytes, and probiotics for her water and the whole flock. She is locked up again tonight and will not get any more feed until we check her crop tomorrow. We wanted to see if her crop was working as it should be again. Still no smell coming from her mouth, and no other symptoms. Fingers crossed that her crop is empty. If not we will try the doughy crop treatment, for which we were able to find all the ingredients today. Her appetite has returned over the last two days which I take as a good sign.

    How long should we wait before worming the flock? Can we do it this week or not?

    Will I still be able to collect eggs for hatching if we worm them this month?

    On another note one of our silkie cockerals wore a nail to the quick or broke it somehow. Not sure how/when it was like that at bed check and of course was bleeding like a stuck pig. The styptic powder managed to slow the bleeding so it could clot naturally. Even after dipping it over 6 times it continued to bleed slowly for several minutes. No other injuries so I think he got it without fighting; this has happened to him one other time.

    Will update you all on Jasmine tomorrow. Night guys, sweet dreams.
  8. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2013
    Goodlettsville, TN
    Next time you have a bleeder use sugar. It works faster and once dissolved in the blood it can pass through the cell wall and help repair the damaged cells.
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    UGLYFOOT Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 5, 2015
    Spirit Lake, Idaho
    13 hatched out of 14 set. I don't do math very well so I'm not sure what the hatch rate is. [​IMG]

    Say hello to Skunk..

    I think this one is from my light Brahma crossed with my Cemani x roo. It has black legs.[​IMG]

    Such a riot of colors! I think I'll hatch out mixes a few more times just to see what we get.

    Seramas went into lockdown today 18 looking good.
  10. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

    May 14, 2013
    Central, PA

    Same thing, they just take 1 week longer

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