Loving the herd life
- Apr 28, 2017
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If you only knew the truth...
Yeah, he got banned for good reason. Leaving it at that.
I've known a few others who were banned for good reason (or probably should have been), but I still enjoyed their antics when they weren't going too far.
@Pyxis Yeah, BEW is one of those colors that is best kept to itself. When BEW is bred to another color, most of the babies wind up some combination of color and white; a lot have it in a surprising resemblance to the Dutch pattern.
A lot of people love 'em, though, and charge more for them just because of their color.
So my silkie bantam duckling has been internally pipped for about 24 hours now. I went ahead and made a tiny saftey hole. How long should I let it go before I make an external pip? I'm worried because it never went into lockdown. Not sure if the lower humidity could cause problems..
I'm in northern California. I've been keeping humidity around 40 percent. I usually do closer to 70 for lockdown just because I'm in and out. Weve had really temperamental weather lately. 60 degrees one day and 90 the next. Been having trouble keeping even temps and humidity. Normally I'm way better at being on top of things. These all had detached air cells so instead of turning I tilted them in an egg carton as suggested by the person I purchased them from. The air cells always stayed big though. Thats why I didn't realize it had drawn down yet until i saw it had internally pipped. All my calls ended up needing help. Not sure if it was from bad incubating, bad shipping or just because they can be difficult to hatch.You're just south of me, right? I wouldn't think it would... I hatch dry all the time... besides, without an external pip, there's little risk of drying the membrane unless you live in a desert and it was low humidity for days...