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::::Off to pull out the waffle iron and IGNORE the 'bator::::

- Ant Farm 

I have several recipes for waffle irons (too bad idk where mine is!). Biscuits, cinnamon rolls, eggs and brownies in under ten minutes.

Please please share? :drool

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Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by CyndiD View Post
Originally Posted by Saris View Post


Could be nutritional deficiencies in the breeder stock. Are you candling to make sure you're setting the eggs with the lowest dip in the aircell up? What temp are you running in the still air?
I've never heard or read about putting the low part of the AC up. I will do that.
But, looking back on all my notes (not very good notes in the beginning) this morn. I noticed my 1st batch of chicken eggs I had 2 temp spikes while incubating. I keep 3-4 glass Aquarium thermometers in the bator and the hatcher, (I have calibrated them) and they tend to be different temps, withing 2 to 4 degrees of eachother. I find it hard to keep a constant temp with the styrofoam bators. I really need to get better bators, if I am going to keep incubating.
I also noticed that when in lockdown (for chicken eggs) my temps were from 96 degrees to 100 degrees. Anything over 98.5 degrees is too High, right?
I have only incubated 2 batches of chicken eggs and 1 batch of duck eggs.
Everytime I read about temps and humidity I see a degree or 2 difference in these and I try to stay within them.
Looking back at my notes and really thinking about it, I think my temps may be fluxuating too much. I really try not to touch the dials and up and down, but it goes up and down on its own.... the bator, I can't control a poor/cheap bator.
This time I am trying the "bator in a box" method and see if the temps stay steady. I ready that if you wrap your bator with a towel/blanket or but it in a box (just up to the sides of the bator) this helps the styrofoam bators keep temps from spiking. I dont know? I just keep reading and trying. Just like they say "a practicing Doctor" I am "a practicing hatcher".
Thanks ladies, any comments are welcomed. I love to learn and hear what works for you.

I you have a fan model correct?  I cant keep track anymore, my apologizes!  


I dont like these temp flux you have to be honest  if you have a fan I would try to run so that temps range from 100 to 101.5 highest that leaves safe margine on both ends.  I think you should get another thermo that is more acurate, temps are SOOOO important


Thermo/hygro suggestions post #13998

AcuRite customer support and thermo manuals post #27294 







you may want to pick up a hygro/thermo that has a high low temp reading on it as well... that way you can see what it swings to at night. 


READ what the accuracy is on the one you want to purchase FIRST (example: Accuracy to ±0.9°F (±0.5°C)) 

Quote: ChickenCanoe

MOST thermometers are only supposed to be accurate to ±2.0°F. That means most thermometers are well outside the range off successful incubation.

Visit this site that has several thermometers that are guaranteed to be accurate to under 1F and calibrateable.


READ what increments the temperature tracks!!  (example:  reads to 0.1ºF  NOT 1.0ºF)


AND MAKE SURE its Switchable between ºF and ºC. or whitch ever you need!


Is it calibrated or can it be calibrated? 



NOTE: Some incubators, even expensive ones may have "hot spots" or "cool spots" depending on air circulation inside the incubator. ROTATE OFTEN and at LEAST DURING CANDLING


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Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine View Post

hugs.gif   morning beautiful!!

really>???  YAYAYAYYA!!!!  sweet!!!   it will be!!  I will help you!!   WE ALL WILL HELP YOU!!

oh dax I wish I was close to be there for you,  I am so sorry hugs.gifhugs.gifhugs.gifhugs.gif
Thanks Sally! I can't wait to get started. I watched those videos from your Coolerbator thread (very helpful) and it shows you how to do it step by step. Which is awesome! It is Especially helpful for wireing the bator.

Serama lover! Home of the Super Serama Bunch! Don't forget cochins. 15 Seramas, 1 duccles, 10 layer birds! Make sure to follow Kate's Sassy Seramas as we are NPIP certified!

Serama lover! Home of the Super Serama Bunch! Don't forget cochins. 15 Seramas, 1 duccles, 10 layer birds! Make sure to follow Kate's Sassy Seramas as we are NPIP certified!

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Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by country lovin View Post

I was going to eggtopsie this afternoon after I clean the house and just saw that one of my eggs on day 24 pipped

:ep   :clap


Originally Posted by BantyChooks View Post
Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine View Post

Sorry all, nothing new that I have been sick lately,  but also busy at home here frow.gif   will try a quick readback and update!    

I dont get upset at jokes thumbsup.gif
Sally! hugs.giffrow.gif



Originally Posted by shahtir101 View Post

Hi Sally!



Originally Posted by shahtir101 View Post

I decided to keep the frizzled silkied serama pullet that was from the NYD hatch. She is nowhere near good quality. But, is so freakin cute! I hope she goes broody a lot when she gets older.

:yesss: what a good momma!


Originally Posted by country lovin View Post

My little olive egger 2 day old chick won't open her eyes and sleeps constantly. I have her separate and keep giving her feed and water by hand (with probiotics and electrolytes) is there anything else I should be doing?

she is not too hot or too cold?  sounds like you are doing the right thing  try some scrambled egg yolk and feed it to her


Originally Posted by jwlpoultry View Post

I sat 33 quail eggs at 10am due to hatch March the 8th.

Gotcha updated!! quail are so fun!!

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Thread Starter 

EVERYONE ordering EGGS for the HAL! DONT FORGET TO REQUEST HOW YOU wish your eggs collected and shipped!! see post #55042  on suggestions and also where to find eggs!





2/20/16 1PM Saturday









 DAX 3/5,  S5apiotrowski 3/8, karenerwin 3/14, Shahtir101March 22nd,   country lovin March 24th


Making Bators~ I need updates to keep adding to our notes sections  canadachickens, fire 4th cabinet, silverhair, fresnofarmer, mrleeroy update post #57336

CliftonFarmer cooler, chickenlove cooler, lazyacre  cooler, shahtir101 coolerbator  louly coolerbator Bantychooks coolerbator 

Attimus post #57021

Coop expansions:

Silverhair, chaos18, hippiestink,Fire Ant Farm




NestingHillsSC   Hey all. Set 29 eggs in the hatcher this morning. AND!!! My doe kidded yesterday!!! She was a month ahead of what I thought. So it was a big surprise to say the least.


granny hatchet 2/10 I put 50 eggs in today and had room for 22 more. LOL I opened all of todays eggs as it was freezing out and didnt see any thing watery. no ice  except for the fact I have an egg eater and found a frozen yolk.   they will be due March 3rd.   @granny hatchet you have an update for us from candle? ;)


Fire Got all the breeders separated back into their pens. So we will be incubating heavy here in the next couple of weeks.


Canadachickens  Updated 18 Auracana day seven candle, 14 excellent development 4 questionable  Due date is the 29th. Sorta shipped, I picked them up about 2 hours from home.


Sally setting every week and a few in between, have ducks in, serama, marans, legbar, projects, misc


J&TRanch 1/12/16  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 @J&Tranch  My shipped self blue bantam Cochins are doing good. I had to throw out a stinker and a seeper 😟 So out of those 10 remaining, 7 are developing nicely 😀 They're on day 7.  I ended up receiving 16 shipped from GA, they looked good considering the single digit temps- only 3 saddles and none cracked. They're on day 3 today, will candle Wednesday maybe. 


Saris   33 Bielefelder eggs set 8:00 pm on 2/12,  I candled my Bieles. Out of 33 I saw 15 for sure having veins, 4 possible clears, and the other 11 I couldn't tell if they had veins or not.  2 of the ones with veins are the cracked ones I repaired with nail polish and superglue. 

From Chicken Hill Poultry: Out of 12 eggs I have 2 clears and 10 veining.

From @Papa Brooder: Out of 21 eggs I have 1 Clear, 3 Maybes, and 17 veining!!!!  So I have 27/33 developing!!! Hooray for good packing and handling!!! 2/19


TJ I've started up the Mind reading Bator again! It has Guinea eggs and two silkied Serama eggs in it. Not sure yet if the Guinea eggs are fertile.

My R-com is full of shipped Serama eggs from a couple different sources, all were shipped and almost all are messed up.


Casportspony aka Kathy aka Kat Three batches of Muscovy eggs...  11 in the RCOM  8 or so under a chocolate 12 ish under the barred chocolate


LocalYokel 13 Dominicker   5 Leghorn, may be White or Brown, mostly Whites in that coop.(Not the cheery oldish dude Whites)  Hope the Doms and Leghorns are fertile.

7 RIR 2 out of 3 eggs under broody bator are alive/developing, 1 RIR 1 Leghorn, tossed the other.

4 out of 5 Leghorn in bator showing veins! I have 5 White Leghorns in the bator right now :D Due the 25th

Some of the RIR look porous.

Hard to tell on the Dom eggs because my flashlight batteries are low, But I can see some developing.

Got a better cage for the broody!  @LocalYokel  how are your eggies?


Venymae     got an update? hope your ok!  Salmon Favorelles and 11 shipped Cochin eggs on 1/15.  On day 8, only 4 of the Favorelles looked good, but 8 of the Cochins did -- I left them all in the 'bator.   I added 10 of my own silkies on 1/23. @venymae  you ok girl?


gotro17 Shellee lavender Orpington shipped egg issue,Papa's Poultry. Jeff- you rocked it! Not one crack! Thank you!!! We have Bielefelders, Crested CL, BBs Marans and Mottled Lavender Orpingtons, along with some surprises from the rainbow pen! Can't wait!!!5 Marans eggs were cracked 👎. However, all frizzles and lavender Orpingtons were intact. Vital Farms eggs I got at Target, along with some silkies from our new friend from down the road, @Jessimom... We are setting tomorrow for a Feb. 6th hatch day.  29 eggs go into lockdown tomorrow!!! Start honing your master Jedi skills of distraction and calm. I don't have a styrofoam carton to put the eggs, needing to be upright, in...but I do have plastic  2/3


ChickaLong  Hatched 28, 16 boys and 10 girl black sex links. 2 RIR X BR. 1 girl lost today. Added 20 RIR and 5 astrolops from a hatchery @ChickaLong you set more?


Hawk12 none of my last batch made I. I'm trying to pretend it never happened. I had the temp set too low and humidity too high. It was rough 😢 My current batch should hatch this Saturday. I have 9 that are still kicking. They are brahmas again. Trying to get a big enough breeding stock. Right now I don't have a rooster and there will be no breeding without one


deserteggs227 eggs in lockdown all 7 still kicking 2/17


Peachickie new bator is holding steady temps and the ladies have been busy laying eggs (21 on Monday!) so I'll be setting a large batch Saturday 2/20.


Auroradream26   2/19 Gaa! The suspense is killing me! 14 pipped now, still nobody zipping! I'm going to go to bed with a bator full of pips and wake up to a bator full of babies lol


macylee 1/19/second week of my first incubation attempt! I have 40 eggs, 3 Swedish Isbars and 5 Cream Legbars, 2 RIR/EE eggs, a few RIR/Golden Comet eggs and the rest are RIR/Black Sex Links.  @macylee How is your bator and eggs doing? 


ambe0487 2/1 I put the eggs in lockdown this morning because I will be busy getting ready for the snow storm that is suppose to hit over night here, day 18 actually starts at 3 p.m. 29 eggs, which comprise of 6 Isa brown/Legbar mix, 9 EE/ Bresse mix, and 14 Buff Orp. @ambe0487  Update?

Fire Ant Farm My 12 remaining aloha Naked Neck eggs went into lockdown yesterday (2/16) - set to hatch upright. Set humidity to 65%, opened vent all the way. The air cells look good (meaning they didn't grow any larger). No idea how this hatch will go, just crossing my fingers (and enjoying everyone else's hatch reports). 


scottcaddy 2 different broodies on eggs at about day 10 1/20 @scottcaddy  any more broodies or babies?


slordaz barnyard mix, now RIR is matured too we are gonna play guess whose the daddy game as both roosters were on all of the hens, patiently trying to get spring here faster so can build the new coopsat 23 eggs at 2 am this morning 2/3 Lockdown is Wed Feb 10th (before bed) 6 are questionable 1  clear

19 looking good  @slordaz  How did everything turn out? got an update?


S5apiotrowski Anastasia aka AC 13/18 BCM Hatched.  1 non-pipper, 1 early quitter, 3 died after pipping (humidity too high, eggs rolled by other chicks, I think the drowned) 2/3 Welsummers Hatched.  One still alive/working on it, has plenty of air, but breathing looks difficult.  Don't think it will make it. 
1/2 Easter Eggers hatched.  1 was a clear.
1/5 mixed breeds hatched.  3 clear.  1 died in shell - mal-positioned and pip didn't break through internal membrane. 


PHAGE Incubation update - I tend not to candle often - just once at about 10 days and maybe at lockdown. So, from memory at day 10..

 "Eating eggs"  gifted  from friend  22/24 developing

Purebred eggs for same friend about 34/ 60 alive. Most did not develop. Of these about 8 were blood rings or large eggs with cracks that had died (didn't candle before setting).

Shipped badly scrambled eggs only  2/24 developing.

Store bought "pasture raised" eggs 0/24 - oh well it was a long shot.

So basically about 58 eggs made it to day 10: 22 mutt, and 38 pure breed. 

I have been doing pretty dry hatches for the last year or so - add water just twice (day 7 and day 14) before lockdown. Humidity runs about and 32% without water (basement in costal San Diego).  At lock down humidity is about 60% with water added. 

The DIS chicks always used to look too wet, and this dry incubation greatly reduced the DIS rate.

I also try to plan  hatches for when at work to reduce "incidence" of bator opening. This usually results in excellent hatch rates, and I rarely "assist".


Chicken Hawk33  CH setting a goose egg 2/16



I have 5 blue/splash silkies and 1 buff brahma in lock down in the dreaded Incuview, (day 20, nothing yet).  12 Buff Brahma going into lock down 2/23 and 6 silkie eggs going into lock down 2/27.   I have some shipped eggs coming the end of the month.  


DHetzle I moved 190 eggs into lockdown in my coolerbator hatcher last night. I was not happy with the results when hatching in the new Dickey cabinet incubator, so it is back to setting only and I will need to make a better (or additional) hatcher. I had to squeeze and additional level into the coolerbator, I hope that doesn't inhibit the air flow too much, but it's the best I can do for now.


HeatherMarieRordered a dozen Ancona duck eggs, and they went in the incubator today. I received 13 eggs, but one was cracked. I tried to fix it with candle wax, but I don't know if it will work or not since I've never tried it before. I've started misting my eggs with a 50/50 mix of water and Gold Listerine before I put them in the incubator to disinfect them. Hopefully that with increase my hatch rate. I'm hoping that these guys will be much easier to hatch than my Calls and Muscovies that I usually try to hatch. *fingers crossed* 3 chicks total hatched. The rest appear to have died. I'll give them another day and then eggtopsy.


fresnofarmer I have officially set my 2 dozen grocery store eggs at 1/29/2016 8:45pm pst Yesterday was day 14 2/12 candled and 1 of the questionable was still developing the other definite early quitter thew it out still have 7 going strong out of the fertile dozen trader Joe eggs So day 18 starts in 3 hrs... but my 20 month old decided to unplug the incubator at some point today 😭 just noticed it got it back on the eggs got to around 70 or so I'll check it in a few hours to check for survivors... im praying it was only an hour or so ago


Newchics blue/golden phoenix eggs I bought. First time getting shipped eggs  1/30 @Newchics  have an update?


NTBugtraq 1/30 50 eggs into each tray this time, achieving the Brinsea Ova Easy 100 suggested limit. These eggs come from my own layers, who are first generation offspring of pure Black Copper Marans Roosters mated with a dual purpose bird resembling a Red Sexlink. These birds are inbreeds, as they are mating with their own fathers. The oldest layer is ~34 weeks old, the youngest only 24 weeks.  2/18  Wow, Sally, I am impressed. Yes, I took 83 into lockdown yesterday.  The recent ridiculously below freezing spell has put a huge dent in my layers production, so my next setting (2/23) will have more older eggs (e.g. up to 15 days old). Practically every egg laid over the past 5 days has been cracked due to freezing, even with me checking on them hourly.  My first hatch is feathering out nicely. Chicks are currently ~22 days old.


Bubbles1234 AKA Bantychooks Candled 13, (8 BSL, 5 EE) Day 18 candle 2/17, tossed 8 clears (BSL) and locked down 3 EE. I know at least 2/3 are dead, but hey, I'll just hope I'm wrong! On day 19 as of 2/18.


country lovin  aka Ty   Just set 4 marans and 2 OE. They will go into lockdown the day before the easter hatch goes in. I'm hoping to get at least one marans and OE hen to add to my own flock. 2/19 I got 8 little babies and six that I think are DIS


daxigait hit.gifhit.gifhit.gif x 100 literally Every chick due to hatch today and tomorrow (45)have to be removed from the Bator. The current risk to the others can be mitigated by dipping all the other eggs or fumigating the Bator before they start breathing since hatch is stressful they will ahead ms immediately.
The experts fron NC vet school and research facility specializung in poultry have said the locals are wrong. The odds are not small that they have mycoplasma synoviae spread vertically, but will have it worse and spread it Horizontally.
Why did no one else I talked to sooner. Now these fully developed chicks have to be killed, and we have to fumigate the Bator or clean with bleach. She is checking with the main research guy on mycoplasma and will get back to us on the best hope for our other eggs. We will also have to keep them separate until they can be tested.


howfunkyisurchicken I have 7 more eggs due to hatch tomorrow 2/2 silkies @howfunkyisurchicken  update?


bauerdog It looks like 7 chicks will be the final count. The grocery store eggs are DIS probably. I did an exploratory opening on 2 and they had died. I apparently had a huge drop in humidity while at work. The last live chick was shrinkwrapped and had to be assisted. @bauerdog you set again?  got pics of your chicks?


campinshaws 9! All honas! Due the 24th Sally all 9 of my honas looked good. We couldn't detect movement in two of them, might wind up being early quitters. Their veins looked a bit faded.


billiejw8912 Buff orpington eggs set 2/3  @billiejw89  how did candle go?


Tao Chick 7 Brabanter, 5 Pavlovskaya, and three from my pullets due2/26 I did a Day 10 candle. One of mine was clear and one of the shipped eggs had a blood ring. The other 13 look good. The turner is pretty good but I guess I won't know for sure until we get to hatch day. The air cells were growing a bit too fast so I added some water to boost the humidity to 45%. 2 a.m. tonight is half way.


mrleeroyset more eggs. 8 due to hatch on 2/25. Hatching the blue ones this time Candled the 8 eggs last night and it looks like one of them will not be hatching for sure and another had a crack on the pointy end of the egg(not sure how I missed that...) but is still developing normally. Also set 33 more eggs 2/11...Just the usual barnyard mix. My EE rooster that I had decided to get too mean a couple weeks ago (he became dinner) so his DNA is slowly being phased out and now I just have the Cream Brabanter rooster on those hens. Hens are RIR, SLW, BA, and EE. Barnyard mutts with hairdos it is   2/20  I have an update for my current batches of eggs. Of the 8 in the first set, I pulled the one quitter (found day 7 but left it in JIC) but the other 7 are doing great (including the cracked one). Today is day 16 for them (candled yesterday... a day late.Of the 33 in the second batch, I pulled one clear. Today is day 9 for them and they got candled yesterday on day 8 (again... a day late


caeti21 4 ftp ameraucanas mix in the bator ( one doesn't seem to be fertile but im keeping an eye on it)

16 ftps silver laced wydottes mix one looks non fertile again keeping an eye on it

4 la floure mixes idk if my serama roo is the daddy or the ftp is so it will be a surprise i guess

13 eggs will be going into lockdown on Wednesday
8 will be the following week

5 after that
3 then 3 following that


jwlpoultry aka Justin 4 Rhodebar eggs and 3 Barnyard mix went int lockdown today to hatch Saturday.
Had to toss 7/39 Barred Rock eggs 4 blood rings and 3 cracks due to cold weather so am down to 32 due to hatch 2/28
6/6 Rhodebars and 1 barnyard mix developing great due to hatch 2/28.
2 goose eggs develpoing due to hatch March 6th
19 Idaho Bluback pheadants set 2/18 due to hatch March 11th.
Quail eggs should arrive tomorrow and will probably set some more Rhodebars and Barnyard mix in a few days not sure when but will keep you updated.

I sat 33 quail eggs at 10am due to hatch March the 8th.


chicknlove 2/9 DAY 18 +17/21 going into lock down in the Coolerbator and +15/24 in the Styro.. Locked them in nice and tight 2/9 Woke up to 10 babes in the Cooler and 10 babes in the Styro..2/12 DAY 21 here. In the Styro corner we have 8/8 local eggs hatched and 4/7 shipped eggs hatched and 3 pips! In the Coolerbater we have 7/9 shipped and 6/8 local eggs hatched. I don't see any pips in the cooler but my visibility is not great. yay for hatch day!  @chicknlove you set more eggs?


studio chick It's day 20 and I had three pips within the same hour as I set the eggs.  One of them pipped way too low (I have them upright in a carton)  I'm thinking it might be the one I had upside the first ten days.  I am keeping an eye on it, I don't see anything leaking from the pip.


SassyHens1 Day 18 lock down on the marans here. 16 out and dry. 14 more to go. No pips in the last hour. 2/12   2/13 No pips overnight on the last 10+ to go. @Sassyhens1  how did everything go?  got pics, set more eggs?


butterfliesdoku  have 46 eggs in the incubator right now, they are barnyard mixes and Easter Eggers with a due date of February 24th. Ok so day 16 and I have 30 eggs showing veins out of 46 originally set due to hatch the 24th. Two of those aren't showing movement but because they still have very clear noticeable veins I'm going to say they are good to go


sarah25bear So last night I started 41 eggs in my incubator this is my first time doing this so hopefully things go well they are just farm chicks my hens are Rhode Island Red and barred rocks and my rooster is a partridge Cochin ... So here goes!!!  @sarah25bear I forgot to put a set and hatch date for you! can you update this for me please?  when do you candle?  Set date : February 10 am , 41 eggs  Candled day 7 : 12 fertile / 41 eggs Hatch date : March 1


CyndiDCyndiD  I have10 WH duck eggs being shipped to me next week. Is there a site I can read that will help me prepare the eggs for incubating?
I have not received my SWH eggs yet!! tomorrow or the next day???
I will be setting SWH duck eggs and Pekin duck eggs.... AND Australorp over LH, WCBP and NH chicken eggs.
My SWH duck eggs should be here tomorrow and I will have to set them 1 week early for HAL, oops, ordered them 1 week too early... 


kissofcrimson my first little baby chick hatched!! Now I'm anxious to make sure he/she doesn't burn to death under the heat lamp or die for some unknown reason. I've only got two eggs ready right now (started with 6 and they were my test eggs) but it doesn't hatch for the next 2 days.@kissofcrimson how are your babies? did you set more eggs?


UrbanFarmOC Thanks to @sallysunshine for all your articles and advice, and to others here sharing your experiences! We hatched in a bator for the first time and got a 100% hatch rate (we set 9 eggs)!! We used a used basic still air Hovabator I got off of Craigslist and built our own hand turner. We didn't actually plan on it, but we ended up with Valentine babies!!!


TrilliumAcres  Thanks to your answers a few day ago and all the very valuable info that Sally Sunshine has put together I have 5 babies in the incubator with 2 eggs to go. First pip yesterday morning and first chick at around 6 pm last night. I woke up to 3 more chicks this morning and one more just hatched a few minutes ago. This is my first chick hatch ever and I am so excited! So THANK YOU ALL! Your wisdom is greatly appreciated!


Meaghan Just put two duck eggs in the incubator this morning 2/15. First time experimental hatch!  I set literally 10 or so breeds/mixed breeds. I got eggs from friends and my girls. There are 50 eggs total.


Math I incubate with the LG 9200.I set backyard mixed chicken eggs on Monday, February 15th for friends of ours. I set an incubator full. I think it was 68. Our friends need to replace brown egg layers.


bauerdog The bator is all cleaned out and waiting for the next batch. For shipped eggs, should I ask for them to be shipped on Monday the 29th for setting on Saturday the 5th? It takes 2 to 3 days for the eggs to get to my place....just worried if I ask for wednesday, they may be held up by the good ole USPS


DON956 Just set 48 eggs at 12pm central time.  2/19

12 RIR
12 Delaware
12 Plymouth Barred Rock
12 Golden Sex Link

Due on the 11th of March, anyone else set eggs today?







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Kristins horribly shipped eggs and hatch post #57321

Bill P. From the Missouri AG Dept. Works with NPIP etc. Recommend Hoover Hatchery and Murray

both of which are in IA and are MycopFlasma free and test monthly.

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Fecals can be done at home, which might be an option for some:

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post #57416 of 157631
Hopefully building a Coolerbator will keep me from setting eggs until the EHAL😂

Serama lover! Home of the Super Serama Bunch! Don't forget cochins. 15 Seramas, 1 duccles, 10 layer birds! Make sure to follow Kate's Sassy Seramas as we are NPIP certified!

Serama lover! Home of the Super Serama Bunch! Don't forget cochins. 15 Seramas, 1 duccles, 10 layer birds! Make sure to follow Kate's Sassy Seramas as we are NPIP certified!

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Originally Posted by shahtir101 View Post

Does she sleep constantly or just run around and then fall asleep? With my chicks (at least for the first couple days) they are sleeping a lot, but also run around and eat and drink.
sleeps constantly. She only moves around to find a different sleeping spot
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Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by Fire Ant Farm View Post

Yep - I actually sort of wish it was a work day so I HAD to be away.


Nonetheless, I just caught number three on the way out (missed the first two). Caption should read: "Hatching is HARD." You can see on the shell how crazy the air cell was on this one, I think:


- Ant Farm

OH WHat a unique chick and hatch!! so happy!!



Originally Posted by jwlpoultry View Post

Hello Sally!

Good morning Justin!! :hugs

post #57419 of 157631
Originally Posted by country lovin View Post

sleeps constantly. She only moves around to find a different sleeping spot
Keep giving her electrolytes and maybe see if she will eat some scrambled eggs and keep her warm.

Serama lover! Home of the Super Serama Bunch! Don't forget cochins. 15 Seramas, 1 duccles, 10 layer birds! Make sure to follow Kate's Sassy Seramas as we are NPIP certified!

Serama lover! Home of the Super Serama Bunch! Don't forget cochins. 15 Seramas, 1 duccles, 10 layer birds! Make sure to follow Kate's Sassy Seramas as we are NPIP certified!

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Originally Posted by Fire Ant Farm View Post

::::Off to pull out the waffle iron and IGNORE the 'bator::::

- Ant Farm 

I have several recipes for waffle irons (too bad idk where mine is!). Biscuits, cinnamon rolls, eggs and brownies in under ten minutes.
Please please share? droolin.gif
I'll find them, and tag you within a few hours.
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