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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.
I am perpetually lost... just poke at a few and keep going... got too many ducklings to try to keep up with now... and shtuff went bad here too... :/
The baskets are separating the eggs by the hens that laid them. I'm replenishing my stock and I don't want to keep a roo and a hen from the same pair. I'll be banding them at hatch and then raising them up, keeping the best looking with the best egg color
I don't like keeping group mates together either, so I too band the legs of chicks that hatch as a group.
I'm too a point now though there is going to be some inbreeding especially on my Mottled project where I'm going to have to. I'm thinking though father/daughter, son/mother. I should then have some from another run to breed back to the inbred ones.
BTW: I use the plastic strawberry containers 2 and 3 quart sizes to put the eggs into groups. Makes it so much easier.
I want in! Not sure what eggs yet, but I'll get there.
I actualy have chicks growing out from a totally unrelated flock also. Only 3 managed to hatch from the poorly packaged eggs but they're supposed to be from some good stock with nice egg color so I'm hoping to incorporate them in too.
The baskets I'm using are similar to these. I took a small drill bit and drilled a bunch of holes in the bottoms of them to increase the air flow.