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#1 2014-04-18 23:59:40

poplar girl
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From: Athabasca, AB, Canada
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Easter Chicks

28 new EOs (out of 30 eggs). Happy Easter everyone :hatch:


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Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#2 2014-04-19 00:42:34

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Easter Chicks

Wow that's a good hatch rate.  :congrats: they are beautiful!!!!

HAPPY EASTER!! :chickout:

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#3 2014-04-19 00:43:10

Maggiesdad
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Re: Easter Chicks

:wine: :love:

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#4 2014-04-19 00:48:40

gubi
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Re: Easter Chicks

Well done!  I have 9 EO and 19 Spitz in lockdown for Easter.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#5 2014-04-19 04:55:15

karaandblue
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Re: Easter Chicks

Excellent hatch rates!!! Such sweet fluffy butts!

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#6 2014-04-19 13:07:01

Amblecroft
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Re: Easter Chicks

Congratulations!


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#7 2014-04-19 13:31:45

poplar girl
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Re: Easter Chicks

I have had a good hatching year so far (and i will be done hatching....soon :whistle:) minus the whole infertile rooster issue. I usually use my Brinsea Eco Advance which holds 24 eggs for hatching. I've rigged up a divider for the middle so I can hatch two groups and keep them seperate.  I incubate in a bigger Brinsea and so can set eggs as close together as every 4 days and I just move them over at lockdown. For this last hatch I set 30 eggs thinking 6 would probably be infertile and I would still be able to hatch them in my small incubator. EVERY egg was good so I ended up hatching in both the small incubator and the bottom of the big one. As I can never get the humidity high enough in the big incubator I was pretty worried :nervous: but these little guys are strong and quick to hatch.

Overall this year (watch me jinx myself) all my EO chicks have been healthier than past years. The colors are all over the map, think rainbow chickens, but very vigorous and healthy chicks so I am feeling pretty happy! I think I will probably hit the 100 mark on EO chicks so surely a couple roosters and 8-10 pullets will be worth keeping as breeders.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#8 2014-04-19 14:44:49

Amblecroft
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Re: Easter Chicks

You 're dedication and care are an inspiration!  Unfortunately, I had to leave at lockdown and left some instructions with my husband so I'll just blame him for the lack of pippers :-)


Susan Buttivant at Amblecroft,
Chaparral Pyrenean Shepherds and Petits Bassets
http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#9 2014-04-19 15:31:54

poplar girl
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Re: Easter Chicks

Oh I feel for you Amblecroft...last year I had to go to a conference and leave instructions with my DH for hatching :nervous: I ended up texting back and forth with him almost constantly to help him keep things going smoothly but he did really well as he new how important those babies were to me :)


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#10 2014-04-20 00:03:28

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Easter Chicks

Amblecroft wrote:

You 're dedication and care are an inspiration!  Unfortunately, I had to leave at lockdown and left some instructions with my husband so I'll just blame him for the lack of pippers :-)

I left DH in charge at lockdown once...........WON'T do that again.  I lost half the hatch :sad:

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#11 2014-04-20 00:11:45

aarzuaga
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Registered: 2013-07-08
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Re: Easter Chicks

Zorionak :congrats:

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