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Chicks hatching
« on: September 01, 2017, 08:21:51 PM »
This was a pretty cool picture to share.  We have a neighbors grandson that often works for us and is awesome doing so.  Another neighbors dog got into his chicken pen and killed 10 of his chickens that he had raised from day old chicks from Tractor Supply.  We put a bunch of our eggs and  some that another neighbor donated in the incubator awhile back and they started hatching today.  So far 13 out of 30 and the attachment is of the first couple coming out.

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Re: Chicks hatching
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2017, 11:08:20 PM »
Super job Mike. I love the posts you share!! Sounds like you guys are making a lasting impression on this youngster.
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Re: Chicks hatching
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 08:03:44 AM »
Very Cool!
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Re: Chicks hatching
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 08:53:11 AM »
He's a good boy BB that did like a lot of kids and got into some trouble a couple of years ago but he has made a good come back.

We have 17 chicks now and hopefully more tomorrow since about 8 of the eggs were put in two days later than the others.
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Re: Chicks hatching
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2017, 02:42:15 PM »
awww..they are so cute  :)   i am glad he will get some more to raise.  it teaches him responsibility. 

it is sweet of you to help him.
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Re: Chicks hatching
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2017, 07:46:55 PM »
We have a bunch in the brooder box and another 6 still in the incubator so 18 so far.  One of those in the brooder doesn't look like it's going to make it but I'll give it over night to try.

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Re: Chicks hatching
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2017, 06:34:37 AM »
did the little chick make it?   :-\
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Re: Chicks hatching
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2017, 03:25:01 PM »
That one never did recover but we are up to 21 now.  A few of the eggs were late getting here but the last should hatch no later than tomorrow if there are any more.
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Re: Chicks hatching
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2017, 05:40:18 PM »
Mike there are many good thoughts watching a chick hatch. Jewel had a small incubator in her classroom, she always enjoyed watching the kids turning and checking those eggs.

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Re: Chicks hatching
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2017, 04:37:59 PM »
I do not know what the expected hatching numbers average but it sounds like you are having good results.

Congrats on all those cute fluffy little peepers.
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Re: Chicks hatching
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2017, 04:41:56 PM »
Thanks Maggie -  I don't know what normal is but we have consistently got 75% or a little better.  Some of the eggs we incubated are from pretty young (27 weeks old) hens.
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