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by cherrycoop
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:57 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Power Cuts during incubation
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Re: Power Cuts during incubation

24 hours later and now have 5 chicks so very pleased . It may be warm but I it's very wet here, had well over 2 inches of rain in the last 12 hours
by cherrycoop
Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Power Cuts during incubation
Replies: 4
Views: 1727

Power Cuts during incubation

I have been incubating 7 Poland eggs, these were due to hatch yesterday. Over the last three weeks we have had no less than 4 power cuts lasting several hours. Fortunately the average temperature does stay around 25C so not as drastic as it could be. This morning I have 5 eggs pipping, so very pleas...
by cherrycoop
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:28 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Will they moult at the same time
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Will they moult at the same time

I have 11 RIR bantam hens, two cockerels -need to keep the cocks as they are the only pure breeding line available. I get between 9 and 11 eggs every, so very pleased with the production. My chickens get lots of greens everyday and are on a layers pellets or mash - whatever is available, it can be e...
by cherrycoop
Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:20 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: chickens not laying yet..
Replies: 10
Views: 2792

Re: chickens not laying yet..

Just so you have some comparison, my RIR bantam hatched 24 Jan and I have had 3 eggs from her this week. I am sure your hen will be laying very soon, especially if they have a cosy nest box.
by cherrycoop
Fri Jul 05, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Polands hatching
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Re: Polands hatching

More pics cos I've just discovered how to do this on the iPad
by cherrycoop
Fri Jul 05, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Polands hatching
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Re: Polands hatching

Foxy I had to intervene - got one more plus 2 dead on the shell. All in all very happy with 7 out of 9 in the Brinsea. The other incubator that I borrowed is a JN4-48, and I can see one more Poland has hatched in there - I put 3 in together with 29 RIRs. However, I am concerned with the humidity in ...
by cherrycoop
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Polands hatching
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Re: Polands hatching

The chick are so cute and mostly different
by cherrycoop
Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Polands hatching
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Re: Polands hatching

So far have 6 hatched, two pipping - getting anxious wondering if I should intervene - what would you do?
by cherrycoop
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:20 am
Forum: Any Other Discussion About Chickens
Topic: Which Incubator
Replies: 7
Views: 4167

Re: Which Incubator

I have used the Brinsea Mini echo with excellent results for many hatches - my only recommendation would be to remove the thermometer at the point where you stop turning the eggs as the chicks tend to get tangled up with it.
by cherrycoop
Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Polands hatching
Replies: 6
Views: 2441

Polands hatching

I'm so chuffed, brought in 12 hatching eggs, very long flight, and as I write I have 5 hatched and at least 2 more pipping out of 9 eggs in my Brinsea Mini echo. 3 more eggs due to hatch tomorrow are in a borrowed incubator together with 30 RIR eggs. New to this breed, what I love so far is each one...

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