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I'm waiting 'til warmer weather; ain't real fond of brooding month-old chicks in the house.  Besides, I'm hoping to find some local BCM eggs; love those super brown eggs, though I know they're a bear to hatch.

I've got 1.5 week olds down to 5 day olds in my master bathroom tub and I'm kicking them out to their brooder coop this weekend when it's supposed to be in the upper 40's. No way they are staying in here up to a month lol. Then I'll bleach the tub so I can have it ready for this next group of chicks in a few weeks. Not sure if I will do this again next winter. Wait? Who am I kidding?! Ok maybe. 😉
We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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Good luck with your eggs J&T, Kathy, and cl!!! thumbsup.gif
I am I sooo nervous. My friend gave me a legbar to hatch since she hasn't got one too make it. Any recommendations for legbar eggs?
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I have/raise rollers and tumblers, it's somewhat common for me to find the pigeon 1st egg of 2 be ice cold this time of year but, the hen will lay the 2nd egg and hatch out 2 squabs just like nothing ever happened.
Can you feed it if it hatches?
Scott

I found it at about a week into incubation (will take pics). I can feed it, just not sure I want to. Do you show you pigeons?

-Kathy

No I don't show, they are for us to watch fly here at the house.

 

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@scottcaddy , fyi, there are two big time (to me) pigeon breeders up the road from me.

-Kathy

I seen your post about adding hay for the nest, if you find the other egg, just put yours with the other one and all should be good to go.

Good luck with it!

Scott

1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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I know where the nest is, but it's so poorly made that the eggs keep rolling out. Will try to fix it today, 'cause they will do a much better job raising it than I can.

It's DeCarlo and Heppner's that live up the street. They used to have thousands of pigeons, but lost a bunch in a fire.

-Kathy
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I have never had duck or geese but man, that looks yummmmmy

If you ever get the chance, remember this advice. Never cook it over Medium. My family and I prefer seared to Medium Rare. You can't get me to choke down a fully cooked waterfowl!!! Eva!!! Tastes like @$$...... But medium rare is awesome, completely different cut of meat believe it or not.

I forgot to mention Sandhills Cranes. They are phenomenal, rating up and maybe surpassing the Specks. We kill quite a few of them too. Never pass them up over the decoy spread.

Did you try to stew them in a long and slow coocking?
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״הרוצה להתעלות אל יחפור בור לחברו אלא יבנה גבעה לעצמו״
"He who want's to be a bigger men, should not dig a hole to his friend, but raise a hill to himself!"
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״הרוצה להתעלות אל יחפור בור לחברו אלא יבנה גבעה לעצמו״
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Well I think my chick is gone for good.  No sign of her this morning still and there was a **** stray cat in the yard.  You guys think a cat could take a 2 month chick?  My cats have never been interested in them, so I didn't even consider it.  

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1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

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"Breath deep, Seek peace."
-Dinotopian Greeting

 

1 Production Red, 2 Easter Eggers in our first homemade coop!  Dad, Mom, Little Man, and Littler Man.  Susan the Cat, The Shrimp Tank and a Garden.

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"Breath deep, Seek peace."
-Dinotopian Greeting

 

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Now we're getting somewhere! highfive.gif What's everyone have in the bator?

I've got 12 self blue Cochin bantams (shipped) day 3 (going to candle today to see how many are viable).... And 18 eggs arriving in the mail tomorrow 😄

I started with 16 (14 Dominiques and 2 BCM) at day 10 I pitched 1 clear Dom so I'm down to 15 eggs. Will candle tonight for day 14 and hopefully go into lockdown with 15 eggs on Saturday.

 

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Has anyone seen the show Fatal Attractions? It is crazy what people keep as pets. And I go into lockdown on Thursday!

Yes and I go into lockdown saturday.

 

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I've got 1.5 week olds down to 5 day olds in my master bathroom tub and I'm kicking them out to their brooder coop this weekend when it's supposed to be in the upper 40's. No way they are staying in here up to a month lol. Then I'll bleach the tub so I can have it ready for this next group of chicks in a few weeks. Not sure if I will do this again next winter. Wait? Who am I kidding?! Ok maybe. 😉

I've got a shower stall in the basement I've been thinking about using as a winter brooder.

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

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:hugsmornin darling. I figured since you've been complaining about your driving conditions being to optimal I would send some your way just to spice up your day. No need to thank me. :hugs

ok I wont

 

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I have read just about everything I could find written by Mz. Sunshine 😊
I followed the NYE hatch along as a total lurker. I'm just wondering if shipping ground across country is customary and if there is anything different I need to consider when resting them...after possibly 47 people that don't care they're precious eggs, handle them

@gotro17 total lurker?  you had no questions ? :idunno  you have a name you want us to call you by or just gotro?

 

 

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Sage advice #1___ Don't buy shipped eggs at au can possibly avoid it. USPS (the only carrier licensed to handle eggs or live birds, BTW) likes to play football with them, whether they're clearly marked or not.

Sage advice #2___ If you feel you must have eggs shipped, call the seller and specify how you want the eggs packed. If the seller balks, buy your eggs elsewhere.

Sage advice #3___Candle the eggs before you set them. Detached air cells are not uncommon in shipped eggs.

Sage advice #4___ Read & understand Sally's various articles on the first page of this thread, or at the bottom of each of her posts, before you consider having eggs shipped.

Letting shipped eggs settle for 24 hours is a good practice

Best of luck, and welcome to the thread.  frow.gif
Ugh 😔😔😔 Darn HAL...got me all over fired up and clearly over zealous. I did read Sally's 101...a few times. Believe it or not, it is very difficult to find good breeders (at least of what we want), that have good diversity, near us here. I am in a very unique place in the suburbs of Los Angeles. We are zoned for chickens, roosters included. Not many can say that here. If any of you have kept up with poor @Jessimom and her story, but, she is on 2 acres (also super unusual for the burbs here!) and not zoned for chickens. I was/am hoping to hatch some nice chicks, from good stock, to liven things up around here. I scoured clubs and the Southern California thread with no luck. Shipped eggs seemed to be my only option. Sigh... Maybe my coffee that's ready will help. 💃👍

@gotro17  your situation is going to be different because of the length of time en-route.  Its best to candle your eggs upright dont teeter totter them to candle, mark air cells and set them, age is a factor so set them  few hours after you get them when they are room temperature so they dont condensate.  Set upright and the loose air cells do so without turning or tilting them.  I would start gently side to side tilt only the good eggs after the first 12 hours in the bator. whatever you do, keep the whacked air cells upright even during candle, dont turn them and tilt them for sake of looking into them.  I would forget about candling until day 10 and over them in the bator. day 10 pull dead or clears. if your not sure keep them in after giving them a sniff. 

 

As eggs age the ph in the albumen and tons of other things change in these eggs.  sounds like these will have pretty big air cells to boot.  Make sure your thermo/hygros are calibrated, heat at 100-100.5 fan model, and you may have to run a bit more humidity but you wont know that until you get your eggs.    Hope this makes sense, I have a heck of a headache today so trying to kick it out, sorry I wasnt on earlier.  Chicks are always an option too by the way.  you can spend tons more on several batches of eggs shipped AND TIME?  when those chicks could be growing out already.  sometimes chicks are the best way to go if possible. 

INCUBATION

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

Shipped Eggs = Change Of Plans! post #23032 & Hatching Eggs 101

SEVERELY Shipped and DAMAGED POLISH EGGS! post #30250

What is actually the first day of incubation and how to figure out hatch dates: start post #17502

Figure out your hatch times Hatch / Egg Turning Chart http://homesteadapps.com/app/free/hatchchart/hatchturnscheentry.php

LINKS TO POST RESULTS ROUND OVAL = FEMALE MALE EGGS post #7595

A great place to find eggs CHEAP!  post #7755 

Julian date is the date they were packaged. It is a 3 digit number eggs sell by dates chart post #27571 post #27580

Hatch / Egg Turning Chart  click HERE:  Hatch Chart Schedule

Setting Chicken Eggs by the Moon's Sign farmers Almanac see HERE 

Hatchabatch AP Keeping track of your hatch! see here

Embryonic Development, Day by Day IMAGES/info on vitellus internalization  click HERE

GREAT all around DUCK incubation methods http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-and-hatching-muscovy-eggs (Muscovy~ yinepu) @yinepu 

Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks provides vital information for anyone wanting to keep ducks. HERE

Printable Month Calendar This app can be used to generate a planning calendar for a selected month and year.

HOW to figure out HATCH RATE post #4601

approach for incubating in the winter post #24433

Fertility CALCULATIONS a clear egg not always infert!  post #25419  post #25571 post #25639 post #25652 post #25658 results post #25669

incubation process / Hatching video  Hatching of Parrot (Rcom MAX 20) post #25780  another vid post #25793

UPDATE:

I have pulled extremely helpful NOTES, LINKS &

Informational Post Links from this entire thread

for EVERYONE'S convenience and will continue to put them HERE:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-w-friends-helpful-notes-links-informational-post-links

 

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frow.gif
frow.gif anyone seen Sally this fine mornin?
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Yes, want me to tell you where she is?

yes please @Chaos18  where was I?

 

 

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Just ask the lady who had her face chewed off by her "pet" chimp.

had to bring that up didncha

 

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Maybe we need a chicken related update?

I think a bunch of us have eggs sitting in there brewing, not much to discuss with mine, they still look like eggs and all seems stable

 

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I found an ice cold pigeon egg and stuck it in the incubator two days ago and it's still alive!
 
-Kathy

pigeon?  this is gonna be fun!

 

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@Sally Sunshine


I'm on day 3.5, I started to turn yesterday once day 3 was complete. Some of the eggs darkened up, but this is the only one that has veins and a heartbeat.

These little bantam eggs were each wrapped in a paper towel, then put in a Styrofoam egg carton and put in a box with crumpled up news paper on top and bottom, but the eggs were so small the paper towel didn't stop them from wiggling.

@Saris  someone needs a lesson on shipping, you all need to ask how you want your eggs and its worth it to pay a bit more to get them

REQUEST HOW TO GET SHIPPED EGGS PEOPLE post #1050

 

 

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We don't?

I've got eggs cooking. Supposedly they are gonna hatch on the 19th.
Has anyone seen the show Fatal Attractions? It is crazy what people keep as pets. And I go into lockdown on Thursday!

:fl

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I know where the nest is, but it's so poorly made that the eggs keep rolling out. Will try to fix it today, 'cause they will do a much better job raising it than I can.

It's DeCarlo and Heppner's that live up the street. They used to have thousands of pigeons, but lost a bunch in a fire.

-Kathy


Birds in general are so dusty, that a fire is always just waiting to happen. About like a horse barn with hay and bedding all over the place, hard to keep clean is a understatement!

I hope that you can fix the nest!

Scott

1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

1 puts up with me DW, 3DD's, a few grand kids, a few chicks, a alot of pigeons, a few chicks, a few horses, a few  chicks,  a few dogs, a few more chicks, a few cats, alot of chickens,  alot more chicks, And only 2 acres for all of them to grow, thrive, and have fun on.

 

This time BYC chickens from early 90's, 1st time with Granddad and his layers on his dairy farm back in the 60's

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I am I sooo nervous. My friend gave me a legbar to hatch since she hasn't got one too make it. Any recommendations for legbar eggs?
I have no experience with legbar eggs, but I would think it should be same proceedure as any average egg... normal temp and humidity. Perhaps someone with more knowledge can confirm or deny this? If it doesn't make it, you won't be any worse off than she's been with her eggs. Sorry I can't do more... sad.png

Jack of all trades... master of none. I know a little about everything... and a lot about nothing. I is what I are...

 

3 Production Reds - 1 Red Sexlink - 1 Brown Leghorn - 7 Barred Plymouth Rocks - 12 Standard Single Comb Rhode Island Reds - and - 1 Standard Rose Comb Rhode Island Red

Jack of all trades... master of none. I know a little about everything... and a lot about nothing. I is what I are...

 

3 Production Reds - 1 Red Sexlink - 1 Brown Leghorn - 7 Barred Plymouth Rocks - 12 Standard Single Comb Rhode Island Reds - and - 1 Standard Rose Comb Rhode Island Red

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