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

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

  1. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    Course it is!
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  2. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    I'ma blue egg freak too @GitaBooks
     
  3. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Checking on my NYD HAL chicks, while doing my requisite walking. Some of them are pretty naked so i ground up some dog food for them. Higher protein might help speed their feathers up. I think 25 was a bit too many under the heat plate, even tho i got the biggest one. Sold all but 10 so not so crowded now.[​IMG]
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  4. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In other news my one hen that went broody is sitting on ABOUT 22 eggs. Thats all i could count without digging them up.[​IMG]
    The only problem is ,she's a bantam cross ! She can't cover all of them ![​IMG]
    But she's trying ! I go in occasionally and push the straw up around her.
     
  5. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was snowing to beat the band but it's not sticking at all. Just cooold out there. But that got my heart pumping so it's all good i think.
     
  6. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok... Been up for 5 hours. One solid zip and 4 nice looking pips.... Yes before you ask I've been driving myself crazy checking them... [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] And that timer is for the last few I added. 2 days after the first ones.
     
  7. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    So sorry to hear that. [​IMG] Could you possibly get some eggs from someone else? Maybe then you could get a few hens new hens to the mix.
    That's hilarious! My hens will do that too!

    Warning: When they keep turning the eggs out from under them all the eggs eventually die from cooling off over and over. I had this problem, and only 2 out of like 12 eggs hatched so you might want to take some away before they begin developing and either toss them (as I did a few weeks ago) or put them in the incubator (as I did a few days ago). I don't like to not let chicks have a chance to hatch, but if the momma tries to hatch them you generally just get a an egg full of green slop! (trust me, that is very, very disgusting).

    Best of luck! [​IMG]
     
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  8. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so sorry. Breaks my heart when i lose one of mine so i feel your pain. If you were close we could have a play date, I have 2 EE roos, an English Lav Orp, and 2 BCM. Your hens could take their pick of the eye candy here. [​IMG]
     
  9. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've seen them offered all the time on craigslist, if you really wanted a big one now.
     
  10. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    Awwww, thank you Local. :hugs

    Just too much stuff going on and I was on the reserve tank. Then it ran out. :gig I crawled back to my cave and have been recharging the batteries. I'm just starting to peek back out...lol.[​IMG]

    Today hubby and I are on a 8 hour round trip to his surgeon. :th:th
     

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