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Thu Feb 18, 2010 6:10 am
Hey Dertyred ! how are the Babies doing still only 5 ? I made me a home made incubator me and the grandchildren hatch some road Island red's every year lot's of fun but the rooster's can bee a pain.
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:07 am
Eat the roosters.
Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:14 am
still only 5 babies, one has deformed feet so i got him seperate
but he is a survivor. the hen started setting then left the nest completely after bout a week so i borrowed an incubator and tried to save them but lost more than i liked. this was my first time incubating so i guess i will experiment again in march. talked to the man i got my chickens from and he gave me some tips from his experience that i will try the next go around.
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:17 pm
Get some more eggs. You still have time. I incubated 100 eggs in my Kindergarten class one year, 60 hatched. You could hear peeping when you rounded the corner at the end of the hall in the mornings. I like incubated chicks better than "sat" chicks. Hard to get my hands on chicks with a protective mama around.
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