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

    Hummmm, not 10 minutes ago, but now that you said something, my bar of actions is missing right now too! Glad you told me, I woulda thought it was my computer, LOL

    Now that I'm editing (or maybe it's 'cause it's fixed) I have access to the bar [​IMG] Just wanted to add another chick just hatched. One more egg in there, the other is dead. Don't know why it died though, it was almost out?! Gonna check on that last one, I need the bator tomorrow to put other eggs on lockdown :D
     
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  2. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on another baby! boohoo on the one who died getting out- I had one that did that too- broke my heart because it's little beak was out and it was peeping away, I think it just got tuckered out because it was in the shell too long- I tried to assist, but it was too late :-(. So you have 8 chicks now??? WOW that's great! Can hardly wait until photos (hint hint). I still don't have the smilie board. I'm wondering if I inadvertantly clicked something off in my settings - I'll go check. Otherwise consider yourself "waved, smiled, and thumbed up"!!!! hee hee



    [​IMG] YIPEE!! I'm editing and got back the smilies and other tools! I ended up needing to go to Firefox and out of IE because it was giving me issues. All is working now [​IMG]

    Can hardly wait to see photos of your little fluffballs! [​IMG]
    Are you setting your Serama's next??
     
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  3. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, I just took pictures for the world hatch day hatchalong, so I'll post them here too ;)

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    The black on the first one's head is from a marker, LOL, he should be a boy???
     
  4. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG!!!! soooooooo cute!! Oh NO- I'm soooooo tempted to set eggs from the TJ's hens that I hatched in May. They are now fertile (EE roo)! YIKES- chick fever is attacking!!!! Congrats on your new babies![​IMG]
     
  5. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Shall I direct you to the incubator's anonymous thread? [​IMG] They are little cuties, I must admit [​IMG] And with an EE roo, i mean, there's no telling what you'll get, Hens that lay jumbo colorful eggs?? LOL I'm jealous of you though, 'cause I figure I won't see any eggs until the first of the new year, 2013!
     
  6. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I KNOW! I'm dreaming of prolific layers of light blue jumbo eggs every day of the week!! Well... it's more complicated than that, but no problem dreaming [​IMG] I have absolutely no more room for another chicken pen, (but then again, I said that last time- funny how I can "find" room) [​IMG] for my addiction.
     
  7. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have the room, I have the plans but my body pooped out! I'm really close to finishing the first one, but didn't work on it today 'cause I've been fretting over an egg in the 'bator, and just feeling blah, didn't want to work in the heat or anything [​IMG] Gotta get these finished though!
     
  8. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Caring for all those hatchlings is exhausting! I had to "help" a couple of mine out of their shells and it was nerve wracking! Once they were all in the brooder and eating/drinking/pooping I was much more relaxed. Then when they outgrew their brooder, and moved into the garage until we could finish the coop- I was beside myself trying to keep the "barny smell" from infiltrating into the house changing the bedding every day- I was pooped out too!! Having 17 babies in a "play pen area" in the garage was not something I intend to do again - next time I will brood them in their coop and they will not have to be moved three times [​IMG]
     
  9. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Indeed! And thinking I can build this in 4 weeks was totally wishful thinking, I spend so much time sitting and drinking a tall icy drink to cool off, or like today, trying to find all the parts I bought and where the heck did I put them?? LOL Where are my tools again? Ugh, it's hot, need another rest.... [​IMG]
     
  10. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES! It's hot here too!
    My DH built my new coop and we didn't get them out in it until they were almost 7 weeks old! [​IMG] which was waaaaaaaay too long in my opinion!!
    I had also purchased twelve more "pullet" chicks (2 were roos) from my local feed barn, when the TJ chicks were 2 weeks old, so I had to play musical brooder boxes and play/pens due to their different sizes and heat needs. I WILL NEVER DO THAT AGAIN!! I made WAAAAYYY too much work for myself .[​IMG]
    When I finally did merge the two groups (when the youngest were finally off heat)- they still stayed apart on their own for a couple more weeks. Now they are all the same size, but only the TJ pullets are laying, although several others look very ready.
    Enjoy your babies! [​IMG]
     

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