Wow, Raz! Nice batch of eggs......looks like you need four more
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My eggs arrived also.
I got a dozen barnyard mixes from @Myfourladies and they all came in awesome shape and packed really well. I'm not sure what is going to hatch from them but that is half the fun! I haven't candled them yet, but I'm excited to do so!
I have five eggs in the incubator already. I'm not sure what day they are on because I took them out from under my broody hen when I gave them her chicks. They're probably about half-way to hatching.
I'm hoping to incubate these twelve shipped to me and a few of my own for the EHAL, so probably around 12-20.
- The Odd One
I don't know if its only chicken people, but I personally would hang a poster of that on my wall. Such a beautiful sight.
I'm seriously thinking about it now.
I need blue eggs! Those are so pretty!
I do! It's bothering me. I'm so setting 4 more tomorrow!
Awesome!! So they just don't have the barring or? Got any pics of adults? Awesome!!
Ok Sally, I'm gonna tag along, though I don't think I will be able to participate in the 'big hatch' since my broodies rarely follow silly human schedules. We do have 2 broodies setting on Easter Egger eggs though, due on the 20th. If I get a surprise broody this weekend though we'll join 'officially', lol
Sounds like a lot of people are getting eggs today! I went and picked up some eggs for the Easter Hatch-along today as well! 45 minute drive one way, but so worth it! I only ordered/paid for 2 dozen and the lady gave me 9 extras! Here is a picture of them...
The middle ones are Bielefelders, to their right are Jubilee Orpingtons, with one extra Jubilee on the bottom left, and the 8 on the top left are Swedish Flower Hens! So excited to try these new breeds for the Hatch-along!!!I will be setting these tomorrow morning along with some of my own backyard flocks' eggs.
Where'd you get them? And do they ship? lol you guys make this so hard when DH2B is telling me I don't need any more breeds right now. He also doesn't understand my quest for true blue layers and a darker blue would be great! We currently have a very pale blue laying EE and a blue to blue green laying EE... Must have blue...
He also us regretting telling me I could up our flock number by ten birds this year putting us at 40, I figured I could slide under the radar with 41-42. Today he told me that just because he had upped the number I could have didn't mean I had to have that many birds... Someone please tell him that's exactly what that means. I know you all understand lol
Your EE look just like some of our girls from Cackle hatchery that we got through our local farm and fleet store. Love love love them.
Wait until they start laying to really judge their temperaments. Our girls were skittish at first too despite being handled with gentleness and care their whole lives they're ten months this month and they have all calmed down tremendously. Two are like dogs and follow us around and the other two are very sweet and easy to handle. They used to be nearly impossible to catch.
We've been planning on getting more from the same stock this year.(see above comment)
Here are two of our EE girls left is Olive and the right is Violet.
By that point I may have had more water than ice but I also had the incubator heater running too although I tried to angle that away. I now have the calibrated thermometer/hygrometer in there on the far side from the heating element and the greatest difference I've seen between the two thermometers was 1.5 degrees which the calibrated one doesn't do decimals so not too bad huh? I'm excited, should be setting tomorrow!
What kinds of eggs are these?
My eggs arrived!!!! thanks @MyPetChicken and @mothergoose for the safe shipping, especially mother goose, check out the dent in that box! not dark enough to candle them yet.
Will be setting 9 Ameraucana and 4 Dominique
On other notes the Turken pullets I took a chance on seem to be much better behaved than the previous owner reported. Look at my new girls' eggs
Well got my eggs from mypetchicken love the assortment beautiful eggs but no lavender Ameracaunas this time around. I really wanted a pullet but I guess there's always next time hope I can find some sometime.
I agree fill the four empty slots they're driving me crazy from here.