The Pita Pinta Asturiana

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by PetRock, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    It sounds like the height is correct. They will start coming out more today or tomorrow and you will likely need to raise it after a week.

    I only tilt the plate if I have big and small chicks in at the same time. The brooder plate is really good--the chicks are more like broody raised when you use it.

    My NYD chicks are 5 weeks old now and almost never go under it.
     
  2. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Here is a pic of my little ones out from under the plate. I ended up with 11 little fuzz balls and just set 16 more eggs to hatch on Tues. It is interesting to note that most of them are yellow & black but a few of them are white & black. I've marked them before and not noticed any difference in coloring once they get a little older.

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  4. Ballerina Bird

    Ballerina Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SO CUTE!!!! Thank you to both of you for the pics and video -- as someone who is unlikely ever to do a hatch of my own, I am delighted to get to see what pita pinta chicks look like when they are just out of the shell like this.
     
  5. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's one with just its head out.

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  6. Ballerina Bird

    Ballerina Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How totally amazing! So, that's the back of his head I am looking at? That's incredible; thank you.
     
  7. PetRock

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    You can see his eye to the right and his beak was down so you can't see it.
     
  8. Ballerina Bird

    Ballerina Bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, my gosh, I would never have known that was his eye if you hadn't told me. So cool! I don't know how you guys do it -- I would be a nervous wreck! They look so fragile.
     
  9. ShadyGroveFarm1

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    Yes I have an incubator. I am very interested in this breed. I cannot remember. How many eggs do you think they lay every year?
     
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    I think the breed average was over 250 and mine lay a lot of eggs. They are up there with the golden comets and arkansas blue egg layers. @PetRock has more of them than I do so maybe she has some input too.
     

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