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Originally Posted by venymae View Post

99.5 will work for chickens, but don't let it go any lower!  Also, you could rig a computer fan up.  We attached our to a phone charger for our Uglybator


I second that. That's what I have in my homemade Styrofoam one. I'm not very mechanical but a phone charger and a computer fan is all you need. My fan came from a scrapped machine at work. You could buy one for a few dollars if you can't find someone with an old non-working pc.

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Originally Posted by ambe0487 View Post

clap.gif you officially deserve an Oscar! Or...maybe a straight jacket! Lol. :p

:hit  you will be needing it soon!!!!


Originally Posted by prizepete View Post

HELP My little serama Chick (who I hatched as part of the halloween hatch along, so is almost two weeks old) Is getting pasty butt. she had it a few days ago and I just used warm water and paper towels to clean the poop off but I don't know what to do, it keeps happening. If it helps the chick is a singleton so maybe its stress?

what color is the poop? there is no blood? does it smell really bad?  are you fermenting feed? are handling her a lot? I hope she didnt pick up cocci from a family pet or from your shoes or other areas. it can be anywhere esp if its been rainy and wet. do you have any human probotics? pumpkin can help with the gutt as well, just a bite or two, three times a day is all. She is a bit old for pasty butt do you feed he any treats? if so dont.  I only feed medicated chick starter if I am not fermenting (which I havent since I had gotten sick)  cocci is everywhere it lives everywhere, and people carry on their shoes from others anywhere we go.


Originally Posted by venymae View Post


Be careful! I caught Seramaitis from @Sally Sunshine and 10 jumped into my bator earlier this week!  jumping_egg_by_genshihebi-d3df7q9.gif

BTW @Sally Sunshine could you post a picture of your Serama?  I am curious as to what they look like!

I waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaant this to happen!!!!   

the link to our fb page is on my profile page  she has a ton of new size A B stock, that is why she is having the fertility issues, HarmonyAnn is so mad at me right now.... we will know it a few days how many that jumped in this bator are fertile or not.  what a bummer I just dont know what to do.  the little turds!!!  I thought it was age, but they are two months older now, they should be more fertile!! I told her I am going to have her choose her favs and sell the majority off and tell her to get another breed, she flipped last night saying I ruined her frizzles, she still has lovely frizzles, just that she doesnt get the higher amount of frizzles at hatch any more. she gets more straights like everyone else, and everyone AND HER wants frizzle frizzle frizzle... GRRRRRR  but she wont get rid of her straight feathered hens either!! she is 10 -11 soon but trying to work with her is like working with a child.... oh yeah she is a child :he



Originally Posted by Bejammie View Post


I candles 7....and had 25 fertile good eggs. BUT I accidentally spun some when marking the air sack TO THE POINT THEY WERE SPINNING INSIDE THE SHELL. I didn't mean to and I was so "in the zone" on my air sack marking that I didn't notice! Chase said he saw it on 5 eggs but didn't want to hurt my feelings or step on my toes and tell me...ughhhh whyyy didn't he tell me?!?! Are these 5 definitely going to die????






Originally Posted by venymae View Post

Ok, I confess I couldn't wait any longer!!!  I candled my eggs.  Day 6.5 :hide


Here are the results!



1.Good Air Cell - Clear

2.Good Air Cell - Clear

3.Wonky Saddle Cell - LIFE!

4. Slight Saddle Cell - Blood ring

5. Good Air Cell - Clear

6. Good Air Cell - Veins!

7. Rolling Air Cell - Clear

8. Rolling Air Cell - Clear

9. Rolling Air Cell - Clear

10. Weird Air Cell - Cloudy Clear


Total Viable (Day Six) = 2/10




Crested Cream Legbar:

1. Good Air Cell - LIFE!

2. Good Air Cell - LIFE!

3. Good Air Cell - Veins

4. Slightly Wobbly Air Cell - LIFE!

5. Good Air Cell - Partial Blood Ring?


Total Viable (Day 6) = 4/5



Mixed Large Blue:

1. Good Air Cell - LIFE!

2. Good Air Cell - Blood Ring

3. Saddle Air Cell - Veins?

4. Saddle Air Cell - Veins!

5. Wobbly Air Cell - Blood Ring/Cloudy

6. Deep Saddle Air Cell - Veins

7. Slight Saddle Air Cell - LIFE!

8. Slight Saddle Air Cell - Veins!

9. Wobbly Air Cell - Blood Ring

10. Saddle Air Cell - Veins!


Total Viable (Day 6) = 7/10



TOTAL VIABLE EGGS ALL (Day 6) = 13/25 or 52%

stupid serama! I knew it!  now all these dumb things that jumped in the bator are non jumpers!!! uggggggg harmonyann is gonna be so mad!!!!!

I dont know what to do!!!! with her flock of littles!!!!! 

how many CCL are viable, I know most are the mix green/blues



Originally Posted by Mims View Post

I'm making myself stop. Tell me to stop.

My dang quail lay about 3/4 eggs a day. I gathered up 15 over 7 days, and put them in the incubator Monday. Since then, every time they lay, I slip it in the incubator.

I'm stopping now. No more go in the incubator. I swear. Really.

This is bad. This is bad right? I'm stopping.

like as in staggering? :ep



Originally Posted by RavynFallen View Post

Shipped Call egg...

Lady Grey's egg...

Another shipped Call egg...



Originally Posted by Cynthia12 View Post

I candled last night, all 5 that started are thriving.   :)    Hoping to get another white like I lost in my last hatch of these. 



Originally Posted by venymae View Post

Just wanted to share this with everyone.  I made it for my first hatch because I heard that chicks hatch better if they hear chicken noises. Hahahah 


Chicken Clucking Playlist



Originally Posted by hippiestink View Post


I might! I'll be taking photos throughout, the lean-to instructions I'm using say it's a weekend project (which means about a weeklong for me and the husband) and it's going to be up on bricks instead of being built high.



Is it bad? ..........Nah.


This is weirdly soothing. Why is it soothing??

omg  ha ha ha hahhahhahhahhahhaa  yes why did you use hippiestink please tell us??? you crack me up


Originally Posted by chicken hawk 33 View Post

Well,mine is the little giant 9200 and they don't make the fan enymore

you dont need stock!  use one from some other brand or a computer fan, think out of the box 

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Friends and NOTES!

Because sometimes notes

work better than brains!




DRAW DOWN / internal pip of chick see: post #975


NEW TO INCUBATION SEE: reply to post #113 and Hatching Eggs 101

Humidity is NOT a set number! Its a tool to get the correct weight loss in the egg! see Hatching Eggs 101

TEMPS TEMPS TEMPS see post #1201

Incubators with fans and without fans need to run at DIFFERENT TEMPS! read temp section here: Hatching Eggs 101






WHY YOU SHOULD CALIBRATE and link to HOW: post #545 also  see calibration in Hatching Eggs 101 TEMPS SECTION

WHY lay your eggs down horizontal to hatch and how to mark eggs for hatching: BOTTOM OF post #583

Ovation Overview SEE : Ovation points by clicking on the “thumbs up”

ozexpat switching out thermostats in styros  post #1788post #1505 Getting the Flock out of Here

VIP BYC member interviews

INFO on What colors to Distract Chicks from Pecking and help laying in nest boxes SEE post #932

The influence of high altitude on the hatching of chicken eggs. post #995

Acorns as Chicken Feed, Revisited

HOW to keep typing after you @ someone!  see: post #1088

ROOSTING issues talk of nest boxes need to be lower! see starting  post #939

Quail incubating see this thread

Incuview incubator unit from a thread on use incuveiw post #1120

The Genius of Birds - Embryonic development

HOW to POST PICs from a CELL PHONE / AP or browser see starting at post #1208

ADDING FANS to BATORS fans are important: start at post #1213

WEIRD discussion about good diviners, or water witches starts about post #1253




Color coded update:

11/10, 11/11, 11/12 am,


Me: CCL Serama: never set them together, I did because serama hen found with eggs, due around 20th give or take :hide in a regular coolerbator just for fun with kiddos, Sally had a #917, another coolerbator showed up in livingroom and filled up with serama eggs :huthey jumped in like jumpin beans, you should try eating their dippy eggs! :ep



cgbond Splash Blue laced red Wyandotte own eggs ~ first time I have tried to incubate in a long time. styro incubator Little Giant incubator from Tractor Supply with automatic turner. (waiting on some eggs from a friend. She's sending me some Cream Legbar and some Black copper Marans) Current chickens include;  Splash blue laced red Wyandotte, Barred Rock, white rock, golden buff, RIR.


kwhites634 friend, helper and humor on the thread! kwhites is in dire need of a construction class overwinter, so he can get his prefab china made coop out of his bedroom come spring. Still not sure why he had to make the run as predator-proof as he could with welded wire skirting & hardware cloth, motion-detector lights, & keep a rifle handy, along with a Hav-A-Hart trap if its in his bedroom though :hu  Kwhites has bind pigs, not sure why but to each is own post #1042 kwhites enjoys is ignorant cellular device :rolleyes:


Saris  DUE Nov 12th mixes, some will lay brown, some will lay olive LOCKDOWN 11/8  SHE HAS pips and chicks hatching !! 11/9 11/10 CHCIKS are popping all over the place start post #1023  Update: 19 chicks in the brooder, 3 pips in the bator, 4 unknowns,happy dance emoticon



slrose24  cream legbar eggs shipped, made her own homemade turners

Cynthia12  :oldSilkie/frizzles due on the 20th..and, a mystery egg. 20th..right on my birthday. :yesss:larger brown egg surprise for her birthday perhaps???? Cynth popped in and gave a bunch of great advice around post #1055 doing better today, wasnt so good yesterday, gotta see whatup!post #1169 Posted a cool video!


RavynFallen  :oldCall duck eggs happened to fall in and FILL up her bator, so they'll be due on Thanksgiving Day. 11 developing, drakes forgot to pack their little blue pills, lol), 8/12 of the shipped eggs are developing nicely, and all 3 of Lady Grey's eggs are developing. shweeetttt


chicken hawk 33   26 chicken eggs in it both production reds and white leg due 21st, had another temp spike 11/10 105,has an egg with 2 air cells but cant get us pics, we wont believe him if he dont show us pictures :lauhe knows the rules! His three silkies are doing great, and its confirmed, the string was strung, his trio is well "stitched" together. asked about clipping feathers on his guins,post #967  Mymillie suggested just clipping one side flight feathers on guinies,  Chicken Hawk wants to dress up his bator, I dont know if he is getting ready for Thanskgiving dinner or what, but that is nice of him!post #1038 chicken hawk asked about temp humidity in the bator at lockdown, I gave him the hatching 101 article I wrote many times, did you read it young sir? :lauHatching Eggs 101 -  see day 18 and read that section for help, you should understand that part before you get there! 


firedragon1982  12 sent to me, took 2 sappy ones was cracked - Day 7 was on 11/3 ????????????  hubs is in charge of bator yet???   Well... got 12 more eggs today.   Also ordered a second incubator for a hatcher since we will be having a staggered hatch. But on a side note I am glad we got another dozen, candled real quick when I added some water last night (day 10) and 3 of the 6 that had started quit :hit Still frustrated that half of the first dozen were clear at the 7 day candle. I know these eggs had a rough ride because of the detached air cells. But still. I wanted a good hatch :(  So batch #1 will be due 11/17 :fl  Batch #2 will be due 11/28.  And I may or may not have a 3rd dozen coming to me too...  11/10 Out of batch #2 to be starting turned tomorrow, none have any veining whatsoever. :he  At least with the first dozen, we could see the 6 that did have veining. Hopes are dwindling for this dozen quickly. Hoping this next dozen from a different seller to be set in a few minutes won't be complete duds!!


hippiestink  I'm not hatching anytime soon but I'm mostly here for tips on using incubators and broodies. She herbbbbbed up her nestboxes, I added the link to the top of this page for list of herbs. hippie has some roost work to do, but she is too busy sniffing her nest boxes to get to them. :(Poor Daisy the Sex Link is blind in one eye see talk of chicken eyes here post #991  Hippie is building a new coop that wont be a POS. hippiestink, I now dub thow herbhippie has begun her coop! yes!!!


Lamancha wants a job taking daily notes on the thread, its much better than a day job! happy times emoticonI chucked out my infertile duck eggs and put in 42 new chicken eggs today. 2 leghorns, 1 mix, and 39 BBS Orps.




lisahefner  coon slaughter all her chickens wanted to hatch  bought Brinsea Manual Egg Incubator, has several stage eggs and some from fridge in it.


Ren2014  ordered Chocolate Orpington's from Papa's Poultry.    Pekin hens and KC drake set 5 eggs eve 11/8  Ren has everyone runningto get string and a needle, running from egg to egg, hen to hen roo to roo, and dont you know if you put it over your wrist it will swing and tell you how many children and in swings it tells you how many boys girls children too>? it told me of my divorce I should have listened..... you were all warned!! I thought this was an old dutch secret??? but as I keep reading it is not :barnie




FridayYet  :oldwon't be hatching until next year, but helping hatchers and chatting


hereorthere  Won't try my hand at hatching until next year, but I'll take notes!


GreenRunner  I've got 12 silkie eggs set - day 8 on 11/2,   candled today (Day 14  (11/8) and my three little silkies are still going strong. Was a bit disappointing as nine of 12 eggs were clear,


WVduckchick  :oldI don't plan to hatch until spring, but you never know! We now have another piece of the puzzle of WV polka dot rubber boots :/  Cant figure out why she feels like an old man, it must be all that wild turkey, try a bit of JD it makes you feel younger. 


tao chick I'll be building this incubator and running a test hatch when my cockerels are old enough to start laying seeds- probably February at the earliest. My guess she will need a mood improviser sooner than later :lau


lazy gardener  :oldNo hatching here for me until March or April, had added some great suggestions to help in a multi post #961, she likes to "cook an egg to perfection, resulting in perfectly done chicks" :lauthis is exactly what we do!


PhoredaBurds  :oldSubscribing tho not incubating right now. It's getting tough to resist tho  MUST SET EGGS MUST SET EGGS MUST SET EGGS


Mims  Brinsea Octagon 20 Advance I have never incubated eggs before, but I have been researching like crazy for the last several months. Texas, and I currently have 17 chickens. RIR, RIW, Leghorn, Orps, Silkie, Australorp, BCM roo, etc. My first and main flock was killed about a month ago, so I am working on rebuilding it.  I'm going to set quail eggs  Mims wants to know if hedgehogs will mess with chickens see starting post post #1014 :hu



Bejammie  24 eggs and counting, starting the incubation 11/3 I am excited and scared, lol. I have white leghorn eggs, bcm eggs and some mixed breed eggs. 28 eggs in the aiming for 20 hatched  NOTE(had a temp spike overnight, DAY 2 up to 105 but I got it cooled back down)


RobJones 11/6   Kabir eggs on day 20 12 eggs in there that are not due to hatch for 24 hours but 4 are piped and I can hear them peeping this is great, I love it..


nuklee0  Woke up to a broken door on one of our smaller coops that housed 4 silkies. Turns out a bear got 3 of the 4. info on staggered hatches? I started my 2nd hatch about 6 days ago.   due on the 17th and 19th/20th because I staggered.8 silkies and 2 cross breeds... Dad is an Ameraucana/Cochin and 1 mom is a Black australorp and the other mom is probably a production Rhode Island Red.. nuklee has the most amazing candle of the year see post #1236


UrbanFarmOC  Subscribing to learn more! Am still fairly new to chickens


RubyNala97  Just marking a spot here. I've been reading through the thread and I WAS doing so good without hatching and having NO withdrawals...but now I have the itch!!! I wish I could hatch for someone else! She is going to become the worlds professional hatcher for hire, I DUB her "RubyNALA's Eggs to Chirps" at your Service!


venymae  6 legbars, 10 blue egger mixes, and 10 serama shipped tried to candle some, but was NOT feeling confident so I have decided to leave them, settled, first time doing shipped eggs. Veny has a 4 year old, not sure 4 year old what, but its making her uglybator's humidity is high, she is taking care of that and her temps are spot on as suggested! :highfive:Peachy keen everythngis peachy keen!


perchie.girl  1588 and have only hatched ONCE.  Bout four years ago gotlucky with guins  I think she did it right and thinks she did it wrong by chance!! perchie gave some good advice on nest boxes n wing clipping and new coop design starting about post 1000 or so!  clicking your heels emoticon


Phage  :old


Blarneyeggs  I'm in! Always fun hanging with you, Sally!

ccrane11  few eggs from my own flock.  I have Rhode Island Red, Rhode Island White, Golden Sex Link, and New Hampshire Red girls.  They are bred by a Rhode Island Red or a Silver Lackenvelder rooster.


BG2heum  New to BYC and incubation had questions

mymilliefleur  Hey all, joining in here. I'm not currently incubating anything, but I always enjoy learning more about incubation.  Now we know why mymillie likes to learn so much about incubatuion! when she said she has always run her still air between 98-100F, I see a big change coming in her HATCH RATES!!!  There was talk that perhaps some practice should begin NOW!!! :plbb:plbb:plbbmymillie has pigs and does feed acorns to them, and turkeys? what else! Millie is breaking down, hatch eggs hatch eggs hatch eggs,


ambe0487  New to incubating and i am on day 18 we are in lockdown!!! I have 5 eggs of 2 silkies, 1 silkie/cochin mix, 1 maran cross, and a light brown surprise egg. I'm using a FarmInnovator incubator with current readings at 64% humidity and 100degrees. I have a spinge with water and a wet rag in the bator to keep humidity up. 11/3  ps... she talks to her eggs like some other hatchers do... I have caught my temps dropping in the evening over the last 4 nights. I'm sure it's happened during day 1-17 as well.  11/7 One internal pip & two un-pipped.  THEY DIS died in shell, didnt make it.   Im planning on getting another set of eggs on the 11/ 22nd so I have plenty of time to regulated the incubator to where it needs to be!  Eggs i ordered are: 18 RIR and RIW mix, then 12 Ameraucanas. should arrive by turkey day!! Sally gave ambe the shipped egg talk for the benefit of all see post #1050, discussed how important a fan is for incubation and having stable temps all around in the bator, how cheap a fan is and easy to install start at or before post #1213,  she already ordered her new fan and should arrive around the same time as the eggs!


lazyacre  Cynthia12 invited me over to this tread. I'm pretty new to chickens. This will be only my second time incubating won 12 Bielefelder eggs on eBay today. lazy acre thought the Bielefelder eggs would have shipped yesterday but they haven't shipped yet. They are coming to Utah from Colorado. It will be 12 eggs,  I have a havobator 1588.  Do the hatching do better if there are more eggs in the incubator.  Just wondering if I should try to get extra local eggs to hatch with them?  post #973  lazy acre is also high elevation! see above in the very top posts! still no eggs for lazyacre :hu


Peep-Chicken all 7 eggs from MyPetChicken are viable and will hatch Tuesday (11/10)  4 Carolina blue sex link EEs, 1 barred Olive Egger, 1 Ameri-Flower and 1 super blue egg layer. Peeps hen blew a pupil a few months ago :sick:(  peep had four hatch from her Mypetchicken eggs that she had for her school hatch and had a great pic of them on post post #1282


holm25  I'll join!! I wont be hatching till spring since it gets to cold here in minnesota but will chat and help when I can


chickendreams24  I'm just dieing to set eggs guys.I will be back at it in the spring


ozexpat  :old1200 posts behind. I can't keep up with y'all along with school, ps.... he cant keep up with his wife, I dont expect him to keep up here :gig


Rod-T   famous for  "Now now. Can't we all just hatch along" :hugs   My chicks are due on 18th.. Hatching Delawares and barred rocks.. having a hard time not counting them before the hatch. I've been talking to them.. I call them all girls. hope it doesn't give the roosters a complex.. :lauso far the incubator running good.. noticed 2 spikes of 102. Sally said not a big deal if your calibrated!




JandTRanch 2 bators running for hatches due 11/20 and 11/22 with a total of 14 eggs set. I got a great deal on a Brinsea mini for $25 bucks and it is at full capacity with 8 shipped black copper Marans eggs and the hygrometer. I am hoping for some quality breeding stock out of this hatch to add to my existing blue copper breeding prospects. We really also wanted to hatch some from our existing mixed flock too- so I was able to talk my husband into letting me get a Hovabator on sale :-) and each family member chose a hen we wanted a baby from. So we have 6 in there. They are all covered by our silver laced Wyandotte rooster. So there's a slw egg, 2 barred rocks eggs (Chicks should be black sex-links), 2 Easter eggers eggers, and a black sex link's egg.  kids are feeling better! put the hazmat suit and quarantine tape away!




Chipper Chicken  I'm new to incubating too, but probably won't do any until next year, I'm trying to read and learn all I can in advance.


Flockmama87 I'm on day 7! (11/7) First time with shipped Marans eggs  off eBay and at day 7 candling 11/12 are alive and growing strong, 1 died early, no veins, clearish with an incomplete blood ring, I left it in just in case, my last 2 hatches I had moments of oops I thought you were dead....sorry you are now.... I'm trying to avoid that this time. So I'm leaving everyone in until lockdown unless someone starts oozing or weeping.....I need the next 14 days to go by quickly, I wanna see little fuzzy butts!


Bernadine503 thermometer questions


Hawk12  Hatch day is the 20th .I am incubating shipped eggs that are on day 8. (11/7) I just candled them and marked the air cells and I have some that are saddle shaped but attached and some that are normal shaped but not completely attached. Is there still hope for the babies? They are alive at this point I am incubating blue and gold partridge brahmas, chocolate and molted/spangled orpingtons, dbl laced barnevelder (only 1 left out of 6) and 1 maline.  I received eggs from 3 different sellers.  I have incubated before but only about 4 times.  I have ordered eggs on 3 of those and have yet to have a successful hatch on shipped eggs.  I am determined to hatch shipped eggs but I have to admit it gets discouraging.  I had a great hatch when I incubated my own eggs, nearly 100%. My incubator is a still air Styrofoam with an automatic egg turner.  I have read through the Hatching 101 article, it is full of great information. The babies on my previous attempts with shipped eggs all made it to lockdown but then never hatched. Hawk wants to assist notetaking and quit dayjob!  Hawks husband is in no way torn between her obsessive childbearing disorder or her chickbearing disorder, therefor she will be with us for a very long long lonnnnng time.  :yesss:but should she need help in the other area I am sure we could help with that as well :D



Bubbles12345  I'm interested in building an incubator, see post post #657 of 734 and  CABINET COOLER INCUBATOR ~ CoolerBATOR Very helpful on HOW to keep typing after you @ someone!  see: post #1088


sonshine15  Late to the party, but better late then never :lau 2 day old chick with a broken wing on 11/10 please post in emergency section Asap! Soneshine had fixed the wing the best she could, need to get an update! she is also high elevation! update before I finish this update yee gads!!! keep wrapping that tiny chick wing and no matter how perfect I get it, by morning it's off. I even stuck a bandaid under the coband to help keep it in place............uhg. it's not drooping as bad and of course shes' a healthy as a horse.


napdognewfie :oldI set 11 eggs from DD's hens 11/9    had  100% hatch on my runner ducks smile.png and 5 out of 24 shipped eggs. sad.png 


cliffoco  11/10 day 20 I have 7 eggs that are from some fairly new hens, i am 12 hours into day 20, wit no internal pip yet! (soon, I know I am impatient!). Anyhow, I was looking for anyone who had experience hatching small eggs?  cliff already has internals and just like that externals! had some questions about new layers hard shells, etc,  So I woke up this morning at 4am and no hatch, went back to bed and checked at 7 and I have 2 little chicks post #1300 has pics of all four chicks 100% hatch rate CONGRATS! I have another batch that should be ready to hatch Thursday (Nov 19), this dozen is from a neighbor. So far two eggs have cracked (when they were tiny blood spots nothing more) so I am down to 10. These ones will be a real mix since he has barred rock, RIR, leghorns.


Kraftcrazychick set 11/7 on day 3 of my first batch of hatching eggs. Things are mostly going well but I am a bit unhappy with the fluctuation of the temperature. It doesn't get too high or too cold but it varies between about 3-4 degrees right now. It's a modified lower water heater thermostat which has large holes drilled through- which was supposed to make it more #974


TheChickenQueen I'm not currently hatching anything, but this looks like an amazing thread to hang around on and learn something new but has some great advice see post #988


Brat Flock  ended October with a 0 of 12 hatch on a $200 dozen Black Copper Marans eggs.dripping saliva smileyI have 30 BCM eggs in the mail and a replacement dozen coming to make up for the 0 of 12. I also have 9 BCM going into lockdown on the 12th of this month so I have an OBVIOUS ADDICTION and plenty to learn. So glad to join inbig grin emoticon! he is adding LED lighting on a 12 hour timer for the 1st 18 days, I like him already!



Ur-ur-ur-urrr  My new Incuveiw All-in-One is supposed to be arrive today... yay!!! If it survives shipping, I'll set it up and let it run a few days to make sure I can get it stabilized. I recently met a fellow tfree laughing emoticonhat lives about 9 miles away with a lovely flock of PBR. He sells his eggs for $2 per dozen... and they're fertilized. My goal is to practice on a couple of batches before ordering shipped eggs in the spring. Hopefully, I won't have too much trouble figuring out how to maintain ideal conditions for hatching. I'm looking forward to setting my first eggs for the very first time, and I'm also a little nervous at the same #1036 found link on the incuveiw post #1120 getting a replacement part for his new bator!


gimmie birdies I have a broody hen and some more eggs in incubator for her...under her she has 3 white leghorn/EE eggs, and 1 mystery brown egg (the dad is EE the mom may be black star) in my incubator I have frizzle cochins, welsummer/cochins, and RIR.  Hen's eggs are due on Fri. 13th. The fun part will be the 2 black out schedualed one for tomorrow 5:30am to 2:30 pm, and one on the 12th 10:30 pm to 4:30 am. gimmie had a blackout 11 hours, "I put a glove warmer in a basket, with towels on top put in the eggs and covered during the 11 hr power out. the temp stayed in upper 90's."  see post #1321 for pics


CrazyChickLady7  buff orphs Setting mine hopefully next week.


KDOGG331 I'd love to incubate and hatch eggs eventually but we just got our first chicks two weeks ago so it'll probably be quite a while! Haha not enough experience. Although maybe I could get one of the birds to go broody. Kdog learned never call an olddog an old dog :/


FaerieChicken hoping that some of the older hens I have will go broody and hatch out some babies for us next spring. I also wish I could get a set up again for my chickens and their chicks. I will eventually. I suppose one of these days I will even be able to have an incubator and a brooder and a nursery to put them in when done in the brooder.  Love seeing all of the excitement, I look forward to seeing all the babies soon too!  HEY better late then never! 


BG2heum had an egg explosion day 19, see starting post #1279 cynthia12 gave her advice :thumbsuppost #1283

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That notes page is also updated in the second post from the original 1st post on this thread until I cant edit it there anymore and then I copy paste it here to you guys, so it may be easier to find it there for now if you guys even look at it.  I use it for reference to keep track of everyone!

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Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine View Post

I can see who is on and posting so I dont need to comment or panic that I am needed to help anyone so I can take my time doing an update yesss.gif   How is everyone this morning?

Doing well smile.png I have more eggs on the way and I'll be picking up a 2nd incubator this afternoon...whoop, whoop.
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Originally Posted by Hawk12 View Post

Doing well smile.png I have more eggs on the way and I'll be picking up a 2nd incubator this afternoon...whoop, whoop.

:lau:highfive:  sweet!!  what are you getting?

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Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine View Post

lau.gifhighfive.gif   sweet!!  what are you getting?

A variety of orpingtons. Really excited about them, I love that breed but I've only had buffs so far. I'll probably set them next Wednesday, Nov. 18th.
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Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine View Post

hit.gif   you will be needing it soon!!!!
I've already been fitted for one! tongue.gif
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Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine View Post



That notes page is also updated in the second post from the original 1st post on this thread until I cant edit it there anymore and then I copy paste it here to you guys, so it may be easier to find it there for now if you guys even look at it.  I use it for reference to keep track of everyone!


No, its not the turkey, silly sally... its this little dude --->>  :old      


Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, lavender orpingtons, bantam orpingtons (chocolate, black, mauve, splash), bantam cochins, old english bantams (silver duckwing and self blue), and Seramas! 
Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, lavender orpingtons, bantam orpingtons (chocolate, black, mauve, splash), bantam cochins, old english bantams (silver duckwing and self blue), and Seramas! 
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