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That black-billed one in the middle looks like one of your Springer pups
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We have 6 chicks so far. 1 zipping, and at least 4 other pips. None of our 4 mixed eggs have hatched yet. They are all fuzzy yellow BOs

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Originally Posted by billiejw89 View Post

We have 6 chicks so far. 1 zipping, and at least 4 other pips. None of our 4 mixed eggs have hatched yet. They are all fuzzy yellow BOs


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"Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally



3/19/16  6:45 AM Saturday  


MiraJane March 21st, Shahtir101 March 22nd,   country lovin March 24th, flocktastic  & Chickenwolf March 26  MotorCycleChick Rhoda Red April 1st, sarah25bear May 1st

Making Bators:

Canadachickens, fire 4th cabinet, CliftonFarmer cooler,  lazyacre  cooler, shahtir101 coolerbator  louly coolerbator Bantychooks coolerbator

Joey Ur-ur-ur-ur post #58273

mrleeroy update post #57336

Chaos18 post #60710


FireAntFarm aka Kristins Tractor coops post #67119  post #68140 post #68171  post #68816

Fire Ant Farms Coops post #49071 post #46144




ChickenLady2014 aka Lisa EHAL ~ Day 7 candling results all 17 CCL are fertile, 2 might have a early blood ring started, will recheck day 14. My 4 contributed eggs not fertile, so my total is 17/21 day 7.    Oh almost forgot, fired up my hatching bator last night & set some test eggs for fertility of my Silkies & SFH. And had more Icelandic to go in. So I have 8 Icelandic, 4 EE mixes, 4 SFH & 12 Silkie eggs for a total of 28 set on 3/9/16 pm. Keeping fingers crossed that my Silkies have finally gotten back up to speed after all of their broodiness. These will be a challenge for the next week until my first bator goes into lockdown. This one doesn't have a fan & my 3rd hygrometer doesn't work well, but it will be, what it will be, lol.Started with 23 eggs, 7 were infertile at day 7 candling as well as 1 early death. Still had 15 eggs cooking on day 14. Came up on day 18 and most looked good, but had a couple that were a little iffy, but I left them in. Day 21 12 hatched, 3 were DIS in shell, late death, no internal pip & shrink wrapped. Hatched 12/15


Campingshaws  broody results: she had 7 eggs. (Long story on that.) After three hatched she jumped the nest. There were four eggs left: a zipper died (got too cold I think), a dud, and the last two hatched in the bator. I'm going to try to slip them under her tonight.

This is my last hatching update until after Easter, when I might be getting some isbar eggs.


Fire aka Hero always hatching! shoved 8 under a broody Cochin tonite.
Sally Sunshine Always hatching! cochin legbar marans ducks projects serama olive eggers etc.
NestingHillsSC  aka Tony always hatching!
Casportspony aka Kathy aka Kat always hatching
TJChickens aka TJ Always hatching

DHetzle aka Dennis  always hatching


PHAGE always hatching! 

Hatch update: lots hatched - about 50. Sorry I did not get a pic of them and now they are all gone.

BUT- there are about 30 in the bator on day 9 ish and about 100 waiting to go in tonight.
Breeds are:  Bcm, BF, CL, swedish black, dwarf olansk, mottled orpingtons, bss orps, and a bunch of other rare breeds.


jwlpoultry aka Justin  Always Hatching! 3/17 9 goose eggs they have different hatch dates
4 Muscovy eggs due April 18th
Ehal there are 81 chicken eggs total
Also have another bator going with Lavender Orpingtons, Rhodebars, a cross of the previous 2 and some barnyard mixes.
Both of my previous geese hatched but one didn't make it due to unabsorbed yolk sack.
Quail didnt do well and I lost all 11 that hatched they were very week and fragile.
Have 5 Idaho blueback pheasants going strong and of course a brooder full of chicks.


Canadachickens  aka cc Set my eggs for Easter today.3/6
8 leghorn  8 Easter eggers 8 Columbian rocks 6 silkies
Saris aka Lacie I've set 37 eggs for the HAL!  Bantam Phoenixes and Ameraucanas! Down to 16 eggs. 3 SiAm, 1 BW Am, 5 Phoenix, 1 secret, 6 barnyard mix. 22 were infertile and I had 9 early deaths.

LocalYokel aka Yokel 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 Due the 25th

Venymae  I set 24. EHAL Feeling much better. Only my belly button is still a little sore. Pops surprised me with 24 of his eggs that he wants me to hatch so The spouse and I fixed ugly and joined the Easter Hal. They will be more greenies. 6 Eggs in lockdown today. Day 18. 3/12


Daxigait Hatch 1: 3 ccl, 7 Swedish flower hens, and 8 EE that were set on the 7th. Hatch 2: set 2/22 12 Ameruacana, and 2 blue black splash English Orpingtons
Replacement chicks ordered for next week. 3/1 Lockdown on the first group (ccl, Swedish flower hens, and EE)!  Lockdown tonight on my Ameruacana and two blue black splash English Orpingtons fl.gif. Oops tomorrow, getting excited

gotro17 aka Shellee  I had 44 in the bator for the HAL and just candled. None of my Foley line, Silver laced Wyandottes seem to have been fertile. Minus 8 there. 1 CCL of 2 is going strong, the other is scrambled. 1/1 olive Egger looks good. 13/18 Foley Blue Laced red Wyandottes and 12/12 lavender Orpingtons are good... 35 still, altogether-

Hawk12 aka Kristie Update: My total for the HAL is 79.

19 blue partridge and gold partridge brahmas

4 red orpingtons

4 red cuckoo orpingtons

3 silver partridge orpingtons

7 laced orpingtons

3 white orpingtons

25 choc/choc cuckoo orpingtons

2 jubliee orpingtons

12 black/blue copper marans


Peachickie aka Nicole Decided to set a dozen guinea eggs today, didn't have room in my cabinet incubator sooooo started up one of the backup 'bators

Auroradream26 aka Jess  3/8 32 turkey eggs on lockdown  HAL I set 101 eggs total

26 turkey (royal palms, mottled black, silver dappled)  9 silkies (shipped eggs)  66 chickens (ameraucanas, EEs, sex links, olive eggers)


Fire Ant Farm aka Kristin Day 9 candle confirmed one clear seen on day 7 (removed), leaving 7 strong swimmers. Day 18/Lockdown is March 23.

S5apiotrowski aka Anastasia aka AC  I am setting 15 eggs tonight for the Easter Hatch-a-long.  I have 12 easter-eggers (some should be olive eggers) and 3 Barnvelder eggs - all from my flock.  Will be a little late - but almost decided against setting... I'll be moving soon


Chicken Hawk33  aka CH aka Seth setting a goose egg 2/16  goose egg number one is on day 17,embryo growing big and very active do to hatch between the 15@19of March.eggs two too five are on day five.all have hearts.those are due to hAtch between the 28@31 of March.

Jessimom aka Kathy  22 eggs set on 3/2 - a mix of Silkie/Sizzle/Frilkie and Cream Legbars  They started out in the Incuview, but are now in my LG.  Late on 3/5 we set 15 Blue Bantam EE's (Thanks TJ), 16 Spitzhauben eggs (Thanks Crazytalk), 19 of my own Silkie eggs and 6 Trader Joes eggs that I doubt are fertile, but I'm trying anyway.  These are all in the new Brinsea.  I added another 4 Trader Joes eggs in my LG.  So, a total of 60 eggs for the Easter HAL.  

HeatherMarieR I had one Ancona starting to hatch yesterday and 4 others still alive. I have quite a few Cochin eggs in the incubator, and some Muscovy eggs. My dogs killed my favorite Muscovy hen the other day, and I'm really hoping that I can hatch some of her eggs.
country lovin  aka Ty 1 marans 2 Olive eggers on day 19 put 35 mixes in on Thursday due to hatch on my bday and 5 mixes went in today!

caeti21 12 conturnix quail placed 2/21  24 rir eggs 2/21   3/9 Well i put the quail eggs over yesterday i had about 4 that looked iffy but i transfered them over anyways , my last lockdown i had a zero hatch out , but miller company sent my new temp controls out and i got them replaced so hopefully bad hatch run is done for rir eggs go in lockdown tomorrow
butterfliesdoku aka Vanessa My next hatch is due the 8th chicks hatching? @butterfliesdoku 

sarah25bear aka Sarah   My update is 41 eggs the farm chick variety of partridge Cochin rooster mating with rir hens and barred rock hens starting at 9pm tonight. 29 fertile eggs 12 clear eggs


CyndiD  I received my SWH, I pulled the plug on them Sunay March 6th, they were all clear except for 1 blood ring. I received a 2nd batch of SWH today and will set them in 2 days.
I have in my bators right now:
12 Pekin duck
3 F/W Runner duck
2 Seabright
2 NH
7 LH
2 Wyan/Aus mix

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. @Meaghan how did this go? Got an update?

bauerdog aka Joanne 3/3 just set my eggs for the HAL. 33 total, paint Silkie/showgirls, CCL, Sapphires, white leghorns, Isabelle leghorns, project blue duckwing leghorns, BBS Barred Rocks and BBS Copper Marans.

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,

45 eggs left Went to lockdown yesterday with 45 eggs out of 48, yesterday afternoon we had severe weather and lost electricity for 5 hrs and my bator temp went down to 78 degrees. Any hope on my eggs to hatch?


Chicknlvn . so it's my first time incubating. Today is day 7 so this morning I candled all my eggs (36 total), marked air cells and pulled blood ring/cracked eggs. Now for some reason I can't get my humidty to stabilize.... it's up to 38 and I can't get it to come down and stay down. @Chicknlvn how is it going?

Akrnaf2 aka Benny Sal. Count me in! Theis is my second setting! 4 Rumples Aracauna 5 BPR 3 PPR  This time I am hopping for an higer percentage, of sucsseful hatches!



12 Ancona eggs (pulled two clear day 7) now have 10
16 Dominique eggs
16 Partridge Chantecler & Partridge Chantecler/Java mix

Total currently in bator 42

3/15 Pulled another clear Ancona leaving 9 on day 17. Pulled 2 clear Chantecler Mix leaving 14 on day 10. All 16 Dom eggs that were shipped the Sally way look good on day 10. So 9 Ancona doing good on day 17 and 30 Chicken doing good on day 10.


Roada Red I have 14 of my flocks eggs in the incubator today is day 8 and they are starting to form and they are mixed with my EE rooster and americauna hen that is also mixed with barred rock salmon faverole and silver penciled rock  3/1 I have 14 chicken eggs I set a few days ago if that counts also


NaJoBeLe aka Nathan Update. 3/12 pulled the last 4 shipped eggs. Let them stay till day 10 and they were still clear. On a positive note I'm showing 37 for 37 developing of my mutts for the Easter HAL. Added 37 of mine for the Easter HAL. 


pjnbill22 3/5 @ noon, Set:

HAL update:

3/15- candled and removed 11 eggs:
2 LO
2 Assorted Silkies
2 Ameraucana 
1 CO
4 Nanci's mutts

Still going 73: (67 chickens + 6 Midget White Turkeys)
25 Nanci's mutts 
8 asst silkies
7 LO
1 CO
1 Jubilee O
1 Ameraucana 
2 Mystery 
15 WPxEE
3 EE


Mirajane  10 Ayam Cemani Eggs set March 1st, due March 3rd    12 Mille Fleur D'Uccle Eggs set March 3rd, due March 23rdA friend gave me 4 Mille Fleur eggs he wants hatched for him. The father could either be a Silver laced Wyandotte bantam or a Red Jungle Fowl, full sized. Going to set them tonight3/7  3/11  My candling results so far!

My Ayam Cemani eggs don't count, but are on day 11 now. 6/11 are alive. They were shipped really roughly from Idaho to California. Set March 1st.

My Mille Fleur eggs are in for HAL, day 9, I just candled them and only two were clears! 10/12 are alive! Shipped all the way from Georgia to California! That's a long way! Set March 3rd.

My 4 eggs from a friend that I set for HAL. On day 5, candled today and 3/4 are alive. Set March 7th.


Cynthia12 Got my Shipped eggs today..anyone else get some EE eggs from the Hutson family in Colorado?   For the hatch a long?   Let me know..would love to compare as we go along with the hatch.   I can almost guarantee fertility on these.  Had 29 hatch out of 32 that went into lock down...they sent 36.

My Mille Fleur eggs came today from Georgia to here in California. All 12 are intact, and 3 have bad saddle cells, 2 others minor saddle cells, and they are looking great for such a long trip! My Ayam Cemani eggs I set yesterday, and 10 are in.  c


BantyChooks aka Bubbles aka Banti 11 OEGB mutts and 1 EE egg (oops..) 3/5. Temps are perfect as of day 3. CANDLE RESULTS 3/19  No quitters, all are alive and well! Movement in 10/11 of the eggs in the bator. Cracked the clear, it was infertile. So...... No quitters 1 clear

11/12 eggs I started still in the bator.


lindalouly quail hatch I will be setting tomorrow at 4.. 11 eggs total in my bator...2/28  I set four eggs. 3/5


Shahtir101 I got me a broody serama! She has 3 eggs under her right now and my friend is going to bring me more serama eggs to put under her tomorrow! That means I won't set for the EHAL, but will still be around the same time.  Set 6 more serama eggs They are due to hatch on the 21st of March! Right before my birthday! 3/12 I candled the broody eggs and only had to take out one that died earlier


Finnie am running a practice batch of chicken eggs in a styrofoam cooler-bator I made over the weekend. (I didn't want to run a test hatch in the Incuview, and then have it occupied when the turkey eggs are ready.) Plus I was kind of curious to see if I could make a diy that really works, so I just did it. @Finnie what did you set and when due? have update?


lozerface79 aka Matt 3/18 Day 14. It looks like 12 out of 13 were fertile, the last one was either never fertile or died early.


howfunkyisurchicken aka Nichole  EMU!

Just got done weighing the emu eggs. Here's what's going on (I'm calling the eggs what they're marked, so CE, CH, CI and CQ):
CE-632g, needs to loose 94.8g (11.85g/week). Target end weight 537.2g.
CH-685g, needs to loose 102.75g (12.84g/week). Target end weight 582.25g.
CI-666g, needs to loose 99.9g (12.49g/week). Target end weight 566.1g.
CQ-598g, needs to loose 89.7g (11.21g/week). Target end weight 508.3g.

I'll weight them each Friday to check weight loss and adjust humidity accordingly. I'll start with 35% humidity and a temp of 95.5F near the center of the egg. That should put them hatching somewhere around 4/23, maybe a little before. I hope.  I forgot have have 2 broodies sitting on eggs! One should be due to hatch soon. She's sitting on one Silkie/Sizzle egg and 4 Olive Egger/Silkie mix eggs! The other just got started the other day and has 4 Silkie/Sizzle eggs.


DianaMallory  Day 21 and 11 out of 15 eggs are hatched, 4 lonely eggs remain in the incubator. All 11 are all fluffed up now and in the temp brooder box. this was my first hatch ever, and The one thing I will do different next time is, I will use a separtart box for hatching! I just hope I can get the smell out of the incubator! YUCK! Now I know why the video I watched used one for incubating and one for hatching. 


firedragon1982  Ducklings are here!! This was a pic my husband sent me at work. Had 1 hatch right when I was getting ready for work, a second hatch as I ran out the door. We are now up to 6: 4 girls 2 boys, with another on the way! One was DIS. It had zipped half way then stopped but was moving when I saw it, and of course I had to leave so I had my husband assist it, and it was dead, but came easily out of the shell. No idea what happened and it was a girl  One goose egg had pipped last night. Nothing from the other 2 yet 3/5


flocktastic aka Mrs. H Set 42 eggs tonight (3/5) at 11:11pm CST!

6 Ameraucauna eggs shipped from sahwithchicks
6 exchequer, 6 marans, 6 Ameraucauna from a last minute local source and 16 random barnyard mixes from our flock (includes barred rock rooster over Easter egger, barred rock, black jersey giant and black sex link)


chickygirl7 10 cream legbar eggs, which will hopefully hatch for Easter.


rlhagan56 Hello, hope I can join in here.  I started incubating my first batch of 21 eggs 4 days ago.  9 of them are shipped eggs and wouldn't ya know it, our electricity has gone off twice now and a blizzard hit after weeks of 60 degree weather.  I kept a quilt over the incubator and it only lost heat down to 84.9 degrees and the humidity climbed to 65 each time.  I just couldn't believe what happened!  I have  the 9 Ameraucana eggs, then my own EE, BLRW, and Silkie eggs.  All pullets so just an experiment.


justkat59 Hatched out 10 out of 16 shipped BCM. This is my second hatch this year. Also have 6 Pekin Ducks in the bator now due to hatch 3/18. Then putting in some leghorns after that. I also have a broody RIR that has set up her best in the Ducks house. Hatching is addicting.


shellikirbey 7 new baby's out of 10 looked like never turned and one did get in air cell but never pipped shell and the other looked liked only half grew..I had to help one cause it was Peck at top and made big hole at top but never finished zipping and was drying on bottom so I took finger in warm water and applied to dry spot until it come loose and it came out in my hand and I put back in incubator for awhile and he layed on side longer than others did but he is up and eating now.


Torch404 I set 6 eggs, brabanters, a couple days ago. Going to candle tonight and see if I have veins. I'm going to be adding six eggs a week a part and try for a staggered hatch. Excited!!!


billiejw89 3/7 21 of our eggs are still looking great! I'm fixing to order some serama bantam eggs from MPC, my son has been wanting some badly! 


gardeningmama Also, thanks to Trish who is just wonderful I have set my eggs!!!! 9 Serama, 3 Lavender Marans, 9 Splash & Partridge Brahma, 15 Silver, Lav & Black Am's, & 6 OE's (CCL x Marans). Can't wait to see these babies hatch  BTW, this thread is lightning fast, OMLord!!


politicalcenter We got 13 chicks total and a couple of duds. We have about 40 in the bator this time.

They are silver lace Wyondots (sp) and Buff Orpington. We also have a couple of Australorp. We just gathered the eggs and put them in


henhoneygirl I just love how perfect this hatch has gone!! Everyone that's pipped so far has hatched and I haven't had to help ANYONE!!! Even the chick that pipped on the wrong end did it all by himself! This is just awesome, I'm so happy right now!! I've learned so much since my very first time hatching and this just feels like the big culmination of everything I've learned. YIPPEE!!!!


Cochix aka Tricia 3 doz BBS Amereaucana's  1 doz mixed eggs - should produce EE and OE.  9:20 am -3/12  48 eggs loaded in bators, settin time


stryker Tomorrow is day 21..3/13  The two broody hens are getting cranky with me.. I usually can do lots with them but today they were upset I was there. Going out to block off the front of their nests so other chickens will leave them alone. 13 out of 14 eggs are fertile. Not bad!


Pensmaster Ehal eggs they've lost average 6% weight. 33 of 38 going well. 3/13


Tao Chick Currently incubating 15 Cream Brabanter. Last hatch 1 Brabanter and 5 Pavlovskaya.


ruthannnall  3/17 22 magpie and mallard eggs into the incubator. Can't wait til day 28.


Laurel Meadows set 12 of my Marans due to hatch 4/1, and set 9 shipped Lavender & black split lav Bantam Cochins and 5 more of my Marans this week. They should hatch 4/5.


prizepeteOk Guys, I set 9 Eggs yesterday, 3/17 


HiddenFlockEC  3/18 Just set my first eggs, 12 Ameraucana and 6 of my mixed flock. Could be Buff Orpington/Rock, Orpington/Silver Laced Wyandotte, or Buff Orpington


deserteggs22 Last night I candled my eggs on day 14, and the 10 under mama are all doing perfect and I can see movement in all of them! And as for the 7 in my incubator, the 6 shipped ones have bad saddle air sack, but other than that, I can see veins and movement in all of them! Oh, and my one other egg in there is doing just fine!


LittleLakePhil 3/19  I set a dozen Khaki Campbell eggs.



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Edited by Sally Sunshine - 3/19/16 at 6:34pm
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Eggs are in the bator
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Originally Posted by LittleLakePhil View Post

Eggs are in the bator
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One of the chicks seemed to have the umbilical cord around its leg, and pulled it's belly button out a bit? I was able to get the cord off the leg. It's still alive and moving around. Should I do anything to the navel?

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Originally Posted by LittleLakePhil View Post

Eggs are in the bator
״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!"
״Our old and wוse people״

My BYC interview
״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!"
״Our old and wוse people״

My BYC interview
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Originally Posted by BantyChooks View Post


Originally Posted by LittleLakePhil View Post

Eggs are in the bator
Will my listening to Pink Floyd continuously effect the development of my ducklings?.....wink.png
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Originally Posted by LittleLakePhil View Post

Will my listening to Pink Floyd continuously effect the development of my ducklings?.....wink.png

I also am curious as to the effects of music on incubating eggs... Sometimes the volume just has to go up. Electric guitars tend to make lots of noise too... I can't help it:)

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