Originally Posted by Sueg4332
got my turkey eggs set at noon today. I don't even if they are fertile or not . 14 days will tell.
mom and dad
Beautiful birds! I love the heritage colors!
Originally Posted by Razadia
So, this is nowhere near my final set amount, but I'm feeling pretty accomplished and have to share. So far I've collected 4 dozen eggs to set next week. I'm collecting all the way up until set time. I should honestly be getting around 2 dozen a day, but the girls haven't caught up yet.
I'm getting excited for the hatch. My silkies have been laying daily, so I should have plenty of cute fuzz balls!
Awesome! Silkies are so much fun.
Originally Posted by flocktastic
Please add me to the contest!! 😊😊😊
Ok - time for all the best, helpful links and info on hatching eggs via incubator, as this will be my first time! And GO!!! Thanks in advance!!
Welcome! So glad you could join!
Originally Posted by katsdar
what kind of incubator does every one use? I have a Brinsea Octogon eco.
I actually use a reptile incubator. It works just as well and holds humidity great. Its digital and even has an alarm for when the temperature drops or raises too much (though honestly I don't use it, but its still cool).
Originally Posted by Hawk12
Count me in!
What are you setting?
Originally Posted by Austinspoultry
Awesome! Welcome to the HAL!
Originally Posted by chickendreams24
Very cool I also wish I understood it. Very very cool to see some farms in the US ought to consider this
Count their toes and see what color skin they have. When I've seen bantam bins they tend to be a mix and silkie chicks or Brahma chicks haven't been too unusual in my limited experience.
Also d'uccles, we got an amazing cockeral out of a bantam bin last year but sadly lost him to a freak accident.
Just had to say you all are driving me nuts been busy the last couple days I've missed you all. I was 200 posts behind.
Went and got the chicks from @junibutt last night of course we get there and our heating pad for the ride home breaks, luckily they were perfectly content with the heat on and snuggled in a towel, so no big deal right? Then on the way home we got sideswiped by a deer, saw those eyes bug out guys
lol, no worries the babies didn't even wake up and we're all okay. The deer even got up and ran away, and the car is almost completely fine. It wasn't until today we noticed a big clump of deer hair stuck in the wheel rim- that had to hurt and two little places with radiating cracks in the rear driver fender. All in all I think we all got off lucky the deer most of all we thought for sure it was gunna be dead. Wouldn't you know that happened maybe ten minutes from our house. Sorry got sidetracked anyway we get home and put the babies in their brooder and go to switch on the light and the filament in the bulb breaks. Ugh like you've got to be kidding. Luckily we found a temporary replacement bulb for last night and ran to the store today.
Sorry for the long-winded story but who would've thought.
Anyway without further ado heres my newest littles
Sorry about the picture quality will try to post some better ones soon.
Put shoes on the little white sport who has some slightly curled toes(both middle toes) thinking it is from being a late hatch but idk. I've never booted a chick before but I thought I'd better try before his/her bones stiffen.
I think the "crest" may be a bit smaller than the pics we all saw right after hatch I'm hoping this means the vaulted skull is healing but we'll see. In all other ways the white sport seems totally normal running playing eating and drinking. It does hate it's shoes. Can't wait to watch them grow and find out all the genders of the ones idk.
Thank you again @junibutt.
In other news our golden Laced sebright was in the nest box today as she's been thinking about going broody lol she managed to have 11 eggs in there and actually quite well covered considering only two were bantam eggs. If she commits she may also be joining the hatch-a-long
So glad that everything was okay on the way home! There are a ton of deer out here and so we always have to drive slow at night, have our brights on and play music so they can hear us coming. Deer are hardy little things, but hopefully it wasn't just adrenaline making it stand. We hit a squirrel and it ran off but I still worry that it may have had internal damage. After loosing a chicken and two cats to the road and having found someones dog hit by a car it always makes me very sad to see any animal killed by a car. We lost our cat on Easter. Her name was Miracle and she wasn't even two years old.
Congrats on the chicks by the way!
Originally Posted by Sristi
Count me in! Last night I set 12 Ancona duck eggs. Not great fertility with my flock on winter rations, but hopefully I'll have at least a couple cuties hatch out.
Awesome! Anconas are pretty.
Originally Posted by forgetful
Housey decided to participate in the hatch-a-long!
Test batch of black coppers hatched perfectly
Yay to broody hens!
Originally Posted by slordaz
going to have to withdraw sorry, will be out of town for setting day unexpectedly
Set a day early or a day late, it'll still be just as fun.
Originally Posted by chippysmom327 I SET 6 CALL DUCK EGGS
yesterday for the hatch a long. My girls aren't laying well right now, and I could only get six eggs over the course of two weeks. I also have an egg eater, so who knows how many are being laid. Kind of a bummer, but oh well.
What colors do you have?
I'm sorry about the egg-eater. Those are a real pain.
Originally Posted by nate1the1great1
Hey guys I haven't been on for about a week, but I have many new things. Lol. First, twizzlers 2 eggs went into lockdown and internally pipped and then the next day died. I was very upset, but I need to get her some babies so I got her some mystery babies. (Austrolorp or sex link)
This was after I got a "surprise package of chicks in the mail... Cackle hatchery called the week before saying the sultans weren't going to hatch, so they were delaying my order til tomorrow. Well on the 19th I get a phone call saying that I have birds here... I went there and they sent 21 birds but 6 died that day since they were shipped for 3 days... So they are sending the sultans and 5 new Yokohamas since I only have 1 left and 3 appenzeller spitzhauben since I lost 2 of them. At least all of my buckeyes survived and the Yokohama left I think is a girl, well actually I think all are girls, but I wanted some boys lol... Anyways I was supposed to get 10 ducks on the 18th ,but they delayed them until the 22nd so I got them on the 24th. They sent me my 5 blue Swedish ducks, and 6 black runner 2 male 3 female 1 straight run as extra, but the extra died that night since it was a runt. The next day is the day I went to go to TSC and I got a free khaki Campbell and twizzlers babies
I'm sorry about the babies you lost but congrats on all the awesome breeds! I'm so jealous.
Originally Posted by Chickenluver106
Are the eggs going to need to be set on the fifth or can they be set a few days later because my incubator is going to be here between the fourth and the ninth
Fifth is the official setting day but feel free to set whenever you have the chance. We don't mind if the chicks hatch a few days late. Actually, it will drag out the hath-a-long a little longer. Every second this can last makes it more fun.