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Miss @SA Farm,

Just caught back up again.

I fear my Senile Texas Aggie I/Q is getting in the way, but I am mystified by the following and similar remarks:
My Pilgrim hatching eggs are in lockdown
I have some turkeys and chicks in lockdown too
Have the birds/eggs been bad and are now in solitary confinement? Is it to prevent a prison riot in the incubators? :hu

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Miss @SA Farm,

Have the birds/eggs been bad and are now in solitary confinement? Is it to prevent a prison riot in the incubators? :hu

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Hi STA :frow
No, it means they’ve been good! It’s typically what happens before the riots start :rolleyes:
Lockdown is the end of incubation when you stop turning the eggs so they can get in position to hatch, up the humidity and stop opening the incubator, so yes, confinement, just not usually solitary as I don’t tend to have only one viable egg going in at a time ;)
I have three incubators, so the goslings were in one and the chicks and turkeys were in another.
 

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So tired. I did way too much work today. Cleaned out the shed my bro-in-law built for drying things. A coon or something got in there and shredded a bunch of stuff and left a huge mess. Got that all cleaned up and out. Then I enclosed it a bit better and hung a tarp for my grass hay to go on. DH finally mowed the lawn, so I’ve been raking it up and gathering it for the lambs.
Finally finished putting the skirt on my turkey pen and planted some sunflowers along the edge of their fence.
I also moved almost all the rest of my plants outside and watered the garden. Not a whole lot, just enough to last until the rain we’re supposed to get tomorrow afternoon.
Cleaned out the ducks and hauled some water from the pond for them. They followed me out to one of the smaller pools and went swimming.
I don’t even remember what else I all did. Too tired. Here’s some pics of the duckies and geese from today. I’ll have a good break, then back out.
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Such a beautiful day today! I fenced off a portion of the turkey pen and planted it with some grass and clover for them to eat once it gets established. I’m planning to move the fence and plant another section once that happens.
I have my single turkey egg that made it to lockdown zipping away. Nothing happening with my call duck eggs yet :\
If there aren’t any pips by the time the poult dries out, I’ll just pull it out and add it to last week’s babies and give the ducklings several more days.
Some duck and gosling pics I just took.
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