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so this morning I have begun my journey down the dark and treacherous path of incubating.

 

 

 

I will try to use this thread as a tracking of my many mistakes along the way.  For now, focus will be on hatching production birds, mostly egg layers, but for sure may delve into some meat or dual purpose birds as well.  Unfortunately, because of you evil people, I've become enlightened to the fact of pretty colored eggs.  Also some of you depraved crack dealers have also shown me some very colorful and pretty feathered birds.  Still other of you nefarious people have shown me how much fun it is for all the other fowl.

 

thank you all very much.  The addiction is rising.

 

The current plan is to start with some cheap, mixed breed fertile eggs, on the first and maybe even the second runs.  Then focus on the specific pure breeds I want to produce the various sex linked birds I would like for egg production.  Then progress to incubating and hatching the sex linked eggs.

 

 

today, one small Hovabator, tomorrow?

 

 

THE WORLD!!!!!!

 

 

 

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


Edited by Tumbling K - 12/23/15 at 5:45am
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Congratulations, be careful of the chicken math, they multiply fast when you start hatching your own!!!

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I have been having to bum eggs off of friends and neighbors. my roo was not fertile (too young), now he is, but not all the eggs are (not getting all the ladies yet), I am setting test eggs to find the fertile ones. I have 3 that will hatch 30th, (not from my coop.) the center ones...

The outer eggs are fertile blue isbar mix eggs...(due in 19 days)

 

Below are test eggs in carton if fertile due in 20 days, the 2 loose eggs are due in 21 days if fertile. This will be it, unless I can toss a BCM egg with them.

 

the bottom eggs are mostly Blue isbar mixes and one BCM/isbar mix.

 

under normal lighting they look like this.

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@gimmie birdies

 

great looking eggs, good luck on your hatch.

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Good luck everybody! I hope you don't get too addicted :lol:

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Originally Posted by BertS View Post
 

so this morning I have begun my journey down the dark and treacherous path of incubating.

 

 

 

I will try to use this thread as a tracking of my many mistakes along the way.  For now, focus will be on hatching production birds, mostly egg layers, but for sure may delve into some meat or dual purpose birds as well.  Unfortunately, because of you evil people, I've become enlightened to the fact of pretty colored eggs.  Also some of you depraved crack dealers have also shown me some very colorful and pretty feathered birds.  Still other of you nefarious people have shown me how much fun it is for all the other fowl.

 

thank you all very much.  The addiction is rising.

 

The current plan is to start with some cheap, mixed breed fertile eggs, on the first and maybe even the second runs.  Then focus on the specific pure breeds I want to produce the various sex linked birds I would like for egg production.  Then progress to incubating and hatching the sex linked eggs.

 

 

today, one small Hovabator, tomorrow?

 

 

THE WORLD!!!!!!

 

 

 

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


Congrats and welcome to the world of the chicken addict... Might I suggest going ahead and buying that second incubator now :D

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I got a pic of the eggs I am incubating minus the BCM if I end up getting one from my hen...

yes the egg to the far right is gray.

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I am almost there myself! Hoping to get an incubator for Christmas. I am already in the process of building my second coop now. I started with 3 last year, then added 8 more this spring, then 16 this fall. Heaven help me when I get the Bator!!!

My flock= 1 old red lady, 2015 spring pullets 2 GL Wyandotte, 1 SL Wyandotte, 1ea Blck, Rd, GLD sex link 1 Blue Andalusian, 2 EE 2015 fall baby's 3 Bielefelders, 2 Ayam Cemanis, 11 that are BCM with maybe two or three possible Black Isbar mixed in. Roo's 1 mixed who literally wandered into my yard. 1 Ayam Cemani  

1 Rodent killing machine cat.. 

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My flock= 1 old red lady, 2015 spring pullets 2 GL Wyandotte, 1 SL Wyandotte, 1ea Blck, Rd, GLD sex link 1 Blue Andalusian, 2 EE 2015 fall baby's 3 Bielefelders, 2 Ayam Cemanis, 11 that are BCM with maybe two or three possible Black Isbar mixed in. Roo's 1 mixed who literally wandered into my yard. 1 Ayam Cemani  

1 Rodent killing machine cat.. 

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Originally Posted by gimmie birdies View Post

I got a pic of the eggs I am incubating minus the BCM if I end up getting one from my hen...


yes the egg to the far right is gray.

Grey!!??? What magic is this? I must have a grey egg laying hen!!

My flock= 1 old red lady, 2015 spring pullets 2 GL Wyandotte, 1 SL Wyandotte, 1ea Blck, Rd, GLD sex link 1 Blue Andalusian, 2 EE 2015 fall baby's 3 Bielefelders, 2 Ayam Cemanis, 11 that are BCM with maybe two or three possible Black Isbar mixed in. Roo's 1 mixed who literally wandered into my yard. 1 Ayam Cemani  

1 Rodent killing machine cat.. 

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My flock= 1 old red lady, 2015 spring pullets 2 GL Wyandotte, 1 SL Wyandotte, 1ea Blck, Rd, GLD sex link 1 Blue Andalusian, 2 EE 2015 fall baby's 3 Bielefelders, 2 Ayam Cemanis, 11 that are BCM with maybe two or three possible Black Isbar mixed in. Roo's 1 mixed who literally wandered into my yard. 1 Ayam Cemani  

1 Rodent killing machine cat.. 

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Grey!!??? What magic is this? I must have a grey egg laying hen!!
x2! What breed or mix lays those lovely eggs?
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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