Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:49 pm

i have hacthed out 5 chicks so far :{_}: :{_}: :{_}:

Re: chicks

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. :)

Re: chicks

Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:07 am

Eat the roosters. :D

Re: chicks

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. :)

Re: chicks

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.