Originally Posted by FlyGap
...... WAITING FOR BABIES!!! After three stops at the feed store and two at WM..... Cheap raising chickens.... Ummmm NO! LOL!!
Probably only get roosters too
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LOL. We just don't learn do we?
I'll bet this time next year, when feed prices are enough to make you want to cry, we will still be cooing about the new birds we have/plan to get.
Yeah, we just don't learn.
Can't wait to hear how the hatch goes!
I can't remember if I mentioned it pages ago, but there was a duckling hatching emergency here one year.
Weird cold snap in July, and yes, that's when momma duck's eggs decided to hatch. Apparently the loudest wiggly-est one got kicked out of the nest and pushed across the barn. I found it when I did barn check at 11:30pm that night.
The duckling had a tiny beak hole started, but it was only 40 degrees outside and the egg felt like ice.
Momma would NOT take it back!
Figured it was already a' goner from the cold and went to toss it, when it wiggled in my hand!
Ran to the house, warmed it up gently and spent all
night helping her hatch out of her shell using tweezers and q-tips.
After a week in the house she was adopted by my "loves everything" hen.