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

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

  1. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can curtain off their nesting boxes it will reduce drafts and allow their body heat to accumulate and stay warmer. That was one of the reasons for bed curtains in pre-central heating days to keep a person warmer while they slept even though the room might reach near freezing until the fires were built up in the morning.
     
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  2. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wrap a blanket around the incubator and, push comes to shove run to Walmart and get some outdoor hand warmer packs to pack around the eggs wrapped in a towel. Good luck.
     
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  3. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    5months laying age is great! Barred Rocks are just great, is she the only one you have?

    Mine are likely taking longer because they are Standard Bred, or "Heritage". They tend to take a long time to mature. I hope they start soon, I cant wait to start getting their eggs.
     
  4. Penny Hen

    Penny Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When that happens if you act fast and fill empty soda bottles with the hot water still in the water heater then wrap them in towels to slow the heat loss and put them in with the chicks.

    Hmmm that just made me think of something. I am using bottled water in square gallon jugs right now. Four of those filled with hot water placed in a square with space in between them for the chicks with layers of towel thrown over to trap the heat in the space. Leave one opening so that if it is too warm they can step outside the tent and cool down.
     
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  5. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Whoa, that's so awesome! What kind of eggs did you ship?

    So cute! Congratulations. [​IMG]

    Awesome set-up. [​IMG]

    Congrats! [​IMG]

    I'm so sorry.

    I hope the power comes back on soon. [​IMG]
     
  6. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, she is the only one I have, but she is probably not "heritage" although I don't know for sure. She is friendly and lays almost every day.
     
  7. lacymorgan

    lacymorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some one was asking what kind of eggs I could ship but can't find it. Don't think it was quoted. Anyway, I can ship cream crested legbars, Welbars, Black copper and White marans, Tye fly genetic hackle and a couple Isbars for now.
     
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Do you have pictures of the marans eggs?
     
  9. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    That's fast! [​IMG]
     
  10. lacymorgan

    lacymorgan Chillin' With My Peeps

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