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 Post subject: Re: Staggered hatching
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:33 pm 
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Ok, so on night 20, 6 has pipped, on the morning of day 21, 4 had hatched.. that total is now 11 hatched, 3 more pipped, 2 no pipping and the remaining vorwerk egg that looks doubtful.

Brooder prepared, I've attached another cardboard box to the side of the brooder, put batch #1 in there and am using a puppy heat pad under some paper towel and more non-slip matting.. they peeped for a bit but sounded content enough before bed.. the brooder is inside the house and central heating will keep temps above 16c so they should be fine.. I chucked a towel over the box and left a small air gap. They were mostly sleeping outside around the edges of the hot plate anyhow.

I promise to get some photos up soon.


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 Post subject: Re: Staggered hatching
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:23 pm 
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Sounds like the brooder setup is going well.

Hope you end up with a Vorwerk... fingers crossed.

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 Post subject: Re: Staggered hatching
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:35 am 
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Final count from batch#2 was 13.

I'm going to have to come up with a bigger brooder. The 5 from batch#1 are starting to really make a mess and also doing practice run and jumps flapping wings. Won't be long till they can jump the 2ft or so up and out..

Given the warmer weather I think I will put them outside undercover soon or atleast into the shed...


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