Trader Joes & Other Grocery Store Egg Hatching Club - Are you a Member

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by GardeNerd, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps


    hee hee hee, got 9 serama eggs in the 'bator.... Time to join another thread... Inubators anonomous!


    YAAAYYYY. How 'bout now? LOL
     
  2. wbarb19

    wbarb19 Out Of The Brooder

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    Until now I thought the whole Trader Joe chicken thing was a tale...very interesting and we just got a Trader Joe's up here in KCMO....
     
  3. TonysChickens

    TonysChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its the morning of day 22 now, and so far, this is the most successful hatch I've had so far. All 24 went into lockdown, and right now, 20 are out of their eggs. 6 are in the brooder and 14 are still in the hatcher. 2 more eggs are pipped and 2 with no action yet. I used a hova bator forced air incubator to incubate to 18 days, and used the LG still air modded with a fan for hatching. Its horribly hard to get humidity up in the LG btw. I will post a few pictures in a minute here.
     
  4. TonysChickens

    TonysChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In the brooder, its mixed with my coturnix quails for now, and a farmer's market egg (looking like EE), all hatched one week earlier.
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    In the hatcher
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    The humidity did finally go up at day 20 and now its very high and lots of condensation.
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    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012
  5. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    Great job! [​IMG]

    Keep us posted on how many boys/girls you get....You'll know for sure early in a couple of weeks as the roos are very apparent.
     
  6. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    That really is awesome! Congratulations!!!
     
  7. Nomibear

    Nomibear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the update. Congratulations on such a good hatch! Please keep the pics coming! I love seeing the fuzzy babies!!
     
  8. TonysChickens

    TonysChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmm one of my new TJ chicks has a big hole at the knee, its not able to stand up. Can see the joint bone and tendon. I wrapped it with bandages for now, but thats sad for that chick. Not sure if its a birth defect or the others pecked it.
     
  9. Nomibear

    Nomibear Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's so sad. Has the little chick made it through the day?
     
  10. TonysChickens

    TonysChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its alive but its leg is bandaged up so it cannot bend it, so its laying flat on its stomach. It hasn't even learned to stand up yet. I hope this wont retard it's growth or development. I put blu kote on the wound. It seemed to start healing when I opened the old bandage, so hopefully it can recover. What I'm afraid of is that it cannot eat or drink. I have it separated in a shoebox in the brooder with feed and a shallow cup for it to drink. I hope it can eat and drink.
     

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