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 Project Manager

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    Psst....chickens love to be dried with hair dryers....
     
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  2. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I pray she pulls through. [​IMG]
     
  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    I'm sorry. Let us know if you re able to get any other eggs to hatch. I saw a few people offered.

    Welcome to the 2016 Easter Hatch A Long!

    Great! Welcome.

    Welcome to the 2016 Easter Hatch A Long!

    Welcome to the 2016 Easter Hatch A Long!

    Very interesting! Congratulations! [​IMG]

    I hope she gets warm and dry and is able to join the flock soon!


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  4. chickendreams24

    chickendreams24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used to raise guppies, plagues, and mollies(love the balloon dalmations, and the angel hi-fin aka sailfins)

    When they are first born they can't swim right away and will sink to the bottom, within a couple hours to a couple days they will start to swim. They need a ton of cover! Most fish that can fit them in their mouths will eat them including their parents. However some parents will not. If you have an under-gravel filter it will almost certainly suck the babies hiding in the gravel up and kill them(this is an older kind) make sure you give them cover throughout the tank by the bottom and the top.

    In the future you may want to look for a three way breeder little plastic thing with slats on two sides with a grate that goes in the bottom so the babies fall through and are protected from the mother. When she's done birthing you simply net her and put her out. If you want to give them the best chance possible a second tank is best with a bubbler and a finer gravel but be sure the water quality stays good. They also need a powderized food such as brine worms and or finely crushed fish food. If you have living plants they should be able to live on that as long as they can eat it.

    HTH. Miss my livebearers, I currently have only a pair of goldfish that just won't quit. Lol I think they're like four or so years old
     
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  5. Sahwithchicks

    Sahwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is why I can't let my Bourbon reds free range. I had a Narragansett hen several years back that liked to roost on my husbands truck. He was VERY unhappy about it.
    Those are nice little pens! I repurpose as much as I can... I enjoying building, but it is also nice to take something and turn into something for the coop with little work... like this nesting box. The pallet on top is from TSC, they give me the wood pallets the mowers and such come in. The metal is from an old trailer porch, and the boxes were a cabinet my husband found at work.
     
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  6. Sahwithchicks

    Sahwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww for whatever reason my pictures are not being attached
     
  7. Loc20chick

    Loc20chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice!!!!

    is it metal you painted on?
     
  8. Sahwithchicks

    Sahwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sahwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wood scraps from the backyard
     

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