What the hatch is going on at the Purple's house??? UPDATE-100% HATCH

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PurpleChicken, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    My bator in the Harry Potter closet.
    (The light in the bator is a reflection from the flash).
    Notice my baby plants? They are getting so big. Soon they'll
    have to move out into the garden but that is for another post.
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    We started with 25 eggs. I cracked one on day 1 while putting in bator.
    So far we have 9 chicks and the other eggs are pipping or peeping. I only opened the
    bator once to take out the first 9. They were going crazy in there.
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    Their trip via cardboard box to the bator. Daddy Drumstick is so proud.
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    Explaining to the 3 week old silkies they are going to have company
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    The 3 week old silkies being evil and picking on the chicks
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    Had to set up a second brooder cage. The silkies got the penthouse.
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    Chick carpet
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    Look into my eyes... Do my will you stupid human...
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  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Actually PC, I think she's telling you to kiss her fuzzy butt!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Yup, that's what she said, all right! I heard her! Cute little evil things you got there, PC.
     
  4. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    [​IMG] Whatcha growing there - silkie treats.... they have you SO well trained.

    SO how do you like that new incubator?
     
  5. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Yea yea. Kiss her cute little fuzzy butt... That's Party. She's a hoot.
    The silkes really can go out in the big brooder in the barn but when I try
    to bring them out strange pains shoot through my body. I don't get it.



    Wildsky, the Brinsea is amazing. 38C dead on all the time. I had
    to add two napkins that wicked water to increase humidity to 65%
    but it holds steady there too. THis is my second hatch in it and the first
    birds to actually hatch in it. The first batch hatched out in one of my LGs.


    I have 16 Buckeye & 12 silkie eggs waiting to go in when this hatch is complete.


    So
    25 Hens in coop 1
    9 roos in coop 2
    4 picked to death Blue Orps and EE's in the big brooder growing feathers back
    3 silkie chicks
    + up to 24 new RIR/BR crosses.



    Oh, by the way, the RIR/BR chicks are color sexable according to the people I
    got them from.
    Some are Black (Hens)
    Some are black w/white (Hens)
    Some are red (hens)
    The yellow striped ones are males.
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

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    Your little boy is cuter than those evil chicks!
     
  7. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Congrats PC, nice pics. My 2 yo is sitting on my lap making baby noises and pointing at them.
     
  8. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Quote:Are they vertical or horizontal stripes?
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Thanks MP! [​IMG]
     
  10. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:What's her first name. We'll name one after her. [​IMG]
     

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