We got a incubator 3 weeks ago to just try and rebuild our flock after predators and old age took care of the last one. Day 21 should be tomorrow but this morning there were 3 little Araucana chicks halfway dry and one halfway hatched, now there are 4 dried chicks and about 3-5 Salmon Faverolle and Splash & Blue laced Wyandottes pipping. All together there are 36 eggs expected to hatch, the breeds are Deleware Bantams, Araucanas, Salmon Faverolles, and Splash/ Blue laced Wyandottes. We started with 46 eggs, and 10 eggs showed no development, for our first time using a incubator I feel like thats a pretty good hatch rate so far.
How long can the chicks stay in the incubator? I heard 24-48 hours but just want to be sure, the older ones are already running around jumping on other eggs. I'll get some pics when everybody has hatched.
So exciting!! I like to take chicks out once they're dry. Don't open incubator too often or it will interfere with the other eggs, but 2-3 times daily is ok. I don't like them pooping everywhere... Plus if any had a harder time hatching, a drink of water right away is helpful.
Do you have true Aracauna eggs? If so you may be seeing effect of the lethal gene - tufted x tufted = 25% homozygous tufted which kills the embryo in the egg. Better to breed tufted x non-tufted. Also rumpless Aracaunas usually have somewhat reduced fertility.
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We have 8 live chicks, and 1 dead chick. The 8 are doing fine, wobbling around and peeping. The dead one pipped it's self out but just died in the shell, it was an Araucana. (Figures it was my favorite egg, a pretty mauve green)
claytonpaul: A bull was put on her herd Late Last May so she was expected to be due between May1 and August. They quoted me August so I wouldn't be disappointing by a late arrival.
May 23, 2019 13:07:11 GMT -5
Trim: I'm baaaaacccckkkk!
Aug 31, 2019 17:57:22 GMT -5
alpacalexi: My mini jersey cow is pregnant, however the last couple days her udder has deflated. My vet saw her on the 23 and said delivery in a couple weeks Is there a reason for her deflating?
Oct 2, 2019 17:17:00 GMT -5
Trim: She probably aborted a while back. That happened to one of my animals. She was bagging up but within a short while of her "due date" she began to deflate. I had no idea what had happened. I was seriously bummed out.
Feb 8, 2020 20:46:23 GMT -5
mamacherri10: good afternoon! I have not been on the website in a long time. Have a new jersey milk cow and am looking to see how long she needs to be dried up prior to calving? She is due the third week of May.
Mar 10, 2020 14:33:11 GMT -5
steven888: Dry her up now, she needs 6 wks of rest.
Apr 1, 2020 2:05:11 GMT -5
highlandteen: five to six weeks is generally suggested
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