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1st time to incubate. EXCITED!

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Just put 22 eggs in incubator last night at 10:15 p.m.

 

*11 from EE hen with all white ameraucana/americana roo  not real sure which breed he is...old man just said he was a rare all white but didn't specify Americana or ameraucana.

 

*11 barred rock with same roo as above

 

I did have a broody barred rock with same roo give me two all black iridescent hens 5 months ago.  Real pretty birds.

She wasn't the greatest of mothers....ate some of the clutch, but was a great protector of her clutch....I got to watch her and chicken snake go at it....and she won.

 

3 weeks to go and we shall see what we get.  this is a 1st for me to use incubator.  Main reason was because I only have 1 EE hen left and she 's getting up there in age as well as the roo so hopefully I can have at least 50% success rate.


Edited by 5GallonBucket - 10/21/15 at 6:15am
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Just put 22 eggs in incubator last night at 10:15 p.m.

 

*11 from EE hen with all white ameraucana/americana roo  not real sure which breed he is...old man just said he was a rare all white but didn't specify Americana or ameraucana.

 

*11 barred rock with same roo as above

 

I did have a broody barred rock with same roo give me two all black iridescent hens 5 months ago.  Real pretty birds.

She wasn't the greatest of mothers....ate some of the clutch, but was a great protector of her clutch....I got to watch her and chicken snake go at it....and she won.

 

3 weeks to go and we shall see what we get.  this is a 1st for me to use incubator.  Main reason was because I only have 1 EE hen left and she 's getting up there in age as well as the roo so hopefully I can have at least 50% success rate.

Good luck.  

post #3 of 6
Which incubator are you using? 21 days seems like a long time but it will go by quick!
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not real sure....church member let me borrow it and I couldn't find any info on it nor could he tell me.  Older man who hasn't used it in years. 

 

its real big....could hold around 250 to 300 eggs.  automatically turns eggs as well...so no opening and shutting to turn them.

 

I ll take a pic and try to post it.

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Do yourself a favor, and go to the learning center and read "hatching eggs 101".  It will provide plenty of information to make your hatch a success.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Thanks, Will do

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