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As to chick hatching... the Ameraucana bantam... she hatched 3 chicks, I put her younger eggs in the incubator... we ended up giving her 4 more over the next week.. and she was fine with them.

We also found some partly incubated eggs in the main coop... stuck those in the incubator too.

1 hatched, a dark brown leghorn, only a few days behind the leghorn hen... and she already had 1 dark brown leghorn chick in her set of 12... so we gave her that one.

Now... what has it been, a week and a half? And another chick has hatched... :eek:

I need to find a spare broody.
 

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Gorgeous!


If they were as bright as the one's where Al lives, must not have been much effort to bag a few.
On Kodiak, they seemed to prefer living in shin high scrub area so they were hard to get them to flush unless you had dogs. I was young and didn't have any but several of the more senior people had them.
 

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Ah..... the joy of fall.

We have already had ice, tiny hail, and snow.... but nothing has stuck.

Lows of freezing, highs in the 40s.

All 5 boys are back home. :th But it is working out well. Just way better cost wise for them to be at home. :idunno Eldest is doing online college and second is at the local community college.

I am trying to continue to downsize my flock... haven't been very successful.

I did want muscovy ducklings this summer, but I had a bunch of predation last fall and winter... down to 2 first year females...

They brooded WOOD CHIPS this summer!!! Yep, they had zero eggs under them! :ep

And now that it is cold one of those girls IS BROODING!!!! And this time on actual eggs. Yeah... crazy.... I forgot to write down when she started. :\
 

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And now that it is cold one of those girls IS BROODING!!!! And this time on actual eggs. Yeah... crazy.... I forgot to write down when she started.
Hope she is more successful with eggs than she was with wood chips! I guess if the chips would have hatched you would have had wood ducks? ;)
 
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