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by CarolynEarley
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: got my dates wrong!
Replies: 4
Views: 1851

Re: got my dates wrong!

I don't know as I cannot see inside and I don't want to lift the lid.
by CarolynEarley
Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: got my dates wrong!
Replies: 4
Views: 1851

got my dates wrong!

Hi. I counted up the incubation dates wrongly and took the turning machine out, lowered the temperature slightly, and added extra water (as instructed on the machine details) a day early i.e. day 17 rather than day 18. Will this be a problem? Can I do anything to save the situation? I am now on day ...
by CarolynEarley
Sun May 11, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: dirty eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 955

Re: dirty eggs

Thanks, I have taken your advice ☺
by CarolynEarley
Sat May 10, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: dirty eggs
Replies: 2
Views: 955

dirty eggs

My hen has just started to sit on eggs. This morning I found that she had broken one (I think she stood on it) and some of the rest now have yolk on them. I wiped them gently with some straw and removed most of it. Will they still incubate and hatch, or would it be best to replace all of the eggs an...
by CarolynEarley
Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Marked eggs with felt pen
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Marked eggs with felt pen

Thank you ... that is what I thought. Patience is a virtue that I am not well endowed with ... but I will wait. I now have 2 broody hens! Thanks ☺
by CarolynEarley
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: How can we increase humidity for hatching for free rangers
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: How can we increase humidity for hatching for free range

Hi All. Thanks for all the tips. We have since had successful hatchings. I put an old tea towel under the nests and when the broodies came off each day I dribbled a little water into the nests. One hen hatched out 6 chicks, another 7, and the bantam cross hatched out .... 11 chicks! All doing well. ...
by CarolynEarley
Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Marked eggs with felt pen
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Marked eggs with felt pen

Hi. I have a broody hen and want to give her eggs. I have 6 that I marked with a red cross with a felt tip pen before I realised she was broody. Can I still give her these eggs or do I have to wait for new ones? :-)07
by CarolynEarley
Sat Jun 16, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: How can we increase humidity for hatching for free rangers
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

Re: How can we increase humidity for hatching for free range

Sorry, yes one nest is in a metal brooder raised off the ground and has straw for the nest. The other is in a wooden brooder with a concrete floor and then straw for the nest again. I will try both ideas with different broodies and see what works. Thanks very much.
by CarolynEarley
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: How can we increase humidity for hatching for free rangers
Replies: 7
Views: 1998

How can we increase humidity for hatching for free rangers

This probably sounds like a stupid question but answers would be appreciated. We have a problem with hatching at this time of year and through the Summer here in Crete as the temperatures rise. We have chicks that start to pip but cannot make it out of the shells. We lost 4 today. The hens are house...
by CarolynEarley
Tue May 29, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Turkey Forum
Topic: weak legs
Replies: 5
Views: 4076

Re: weak legs

Just a quick update. Gaynor is now fighting fit and integrating with her peers. It took her a while but she is great now, such a relief. She thinks I am her mum though as we had her indoors for a while and follows me around the garden ... sweet! I think the addition to her diet of scrambled eggs hel...

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