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Count me in as well! what to hatch, hmmmmmm.

Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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post #402 of 6885
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Welcome to @poultryguy

 

What are you going to hatch?

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@MyPetChickenwhen do I need to order my intense colorful eggs to get them here in Joplin Missouri for the Dec 11 egg setting? I don't know anything about doing this.
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@MyPetChickenwhen do I need to order my intense colorful eggs to get them here in Joplin Missouri for the Dec 11 egg setting? I don't know anything about doing this.
You select the week you want them shipped on the site. Mine came the following Monday though.
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This is the place!   Welcome! 

 


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OK to all you experienced Hatchers. How do I increase the odds of getting fertile eggs, or should I be pretty good? I have 14 of my 16 hens of laying age having started over the last few weeks. I think most of them are laying now, but I got a pullet egg this weekend and then my count was up the next day. Anyway, I have a rooster that was 6 months in October and one that was 6 months in early November. Are they old enough? Should I separate a few with one of them for a few days, or should they be mostly fertile. I held back eggs from refrigeration the last couple of days. When is the best time to crack a few to check?
Edited by daxigait - 11/23/15 at 12:20pm
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I would say go ahead and crack one open and check. If not fertile then wait a week and crack another.

"Mom" to an 8 yr old grand daughter, 2 dogs Kozmo and Bella and 48 chickens with more in the bator.
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OK to all you experienced Hatchers. How do I increase the odds of getting fertile eggs, or should I be pretty good? I have 14 of my 16 hens of laying age having started over the last few weeks. I think most of them are laying now, but I got a pullet egg this weekend and then my count was up the next day. Anyway, I have a rooster that was 6 months in October and one that was 6 months in early November. Are they old enough? Should I separate a few with one of them for a few days, or should they be mostly fertile. I held back eggs from refrigeration the last couple of days. When is the best time to crack a few to check?

Make sure that they are healthy.

 

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I would say go ahead and crack one open and check. If not fertile then wait a week and crack another.

It takes time for the boy to be accepted by the girls, so you do need to check the eggs at first. Patients is key here--It will happen.

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Awesome. I have isabelles that are almost at POL.
To me they are the coolest looking chickens I have seen. I also have a blue and a splash isbar males from gff's 1st import. And several females from different sources of 1st and 2nd imports.

Are Isbars blue egg layers? I think they are neat looking birds.
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              bantambury, here is my frizzle now.






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