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Originally Posted by Mirajane View Post

All my eggs hatch at different dates. I need to put my Ayam Cemanis in lockdown today, but I'm not sure if I should shut off the auto turner and hand turn the other eggs, or fire up the farm innovators incubator for lockdown. What do you all think? My luck with the farm innovators just hasn't been great and I don't want to lose these chicks.

 

  I also have mine in a turner.  I also have a still bator.  I love hatching them in it.  I get the temp set a day ahead, make sure it's staying, then put the ones from the turner into it.  Get the humidity up from there.  I keep my temps around 97 98 during lock down.   Humidity around 60 to 62%.

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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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 #8672 of 11176
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Originally Posted by RattleCan View Post

I'm super excited to be hatching Easter Eggers. I know they're just mutts, but I love all of the surprise colors. You just never know what you're going to get, especially when you don't know what the parent stock is! I hope my batch is this colorful. I'm in love with the tan chipmunk chick.

Update on my HAL eggs: Today was the Day 14 candle. 29 confirmed swimmers, 1 iffy egg and 3 that looked like quitters but I left them in just in case. So I'm down to 29/41. My pre-HAL eggs go into lockdown tomorrow, super excited!

Yay!

Yes I love the different colors. The two brown striped ones came from my white hen, and the mixed greys from my black hen, all same EE rooster. I'm excited to see what traits they'll have. 2/7 are roosters. I have 15 lavender ameraucana eggs hatching mon/Tuesday so I'm starting lock down #2 in the morning lol. Good luck on your babies! Can't wait to see them!
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I candled mine last night and out of a dozen eggs 2 where early quitters. 

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NPIP#405 Check out the hatching eggs auctions for my current auction(s) of silkie hatching eggs and sizzle hatching eggs. Swap Page http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=24309
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 Reminder these CONTESTS are open for the APRIL HAL TOO!  


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NEW COOL CONTESTS!

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"Springing in the Chicks"
  2016 April Hatch-a-Long  

Hosted by Mike & Sally

 

Set Eggs ANYTIME in April

EVERYONE is Welcome!

post #8675 of 11176
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Originally Posted by CGilbert View Post

I see everyone candling their eggs and I keep telling myself I'm going to wait until day 14 (tomorrow)....  
Placing bets now that I break down and candle tonight.... I'm betting against myself

I failed. All 11 that were progressing on day 7, are still going strong. Woohoo!
Edited by CGilbert - 3/18/16 at 7:44pm

Every day is a gift... enjoy it...

 
White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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Every day is a gift... enjoy it...

 
White & Buff Ameraucanas, & also Bantam Lavender/Self Blue Ameraucanas
 

2 kids, 1 cat, and lots of chickens (mostly Ameraucanas)

 

 

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My update: (Warning, picture heavy)

 

E HAL - I candled on the 10th day. I suspect some eggs have dropped off,  but I'm leaving everything in now until day 18 when I can tell for certain. I've had some in the past that look like everything has atrophied...but it looks cloudy because of all the development of the tiny veins and those eggs actually hatched...lol. I don't trust myself enough to cull eggs after day 7 or so with colored eggs. I'm getting olive eggs now and I can't see a darn thing with those.:smack I guess they'll be surprises. And here I thought blue eggs were bad! :gig

 

Previous hatch - Both the Red Jungle Fowl chick and the olive egger chick are doing well. :thumbsup   I was really thinking the little black olive egger wasn't going to make it but he surprised me, which is good, because they have each other at least.

 

This hatch was NOT a good hatch at all as far as numbers; 54 eggs and only 2 chicks out of it. But on a positive note...it's a VERY good hatch as far as getting two very tough chicks! :yesss:

 

I've been thinking a lot about this hatch. I do realize that my purchased eggs did not start incubation as soon as I hoped and that my eggs were old, but the purchased eggs were still set by 10 days and I'm selecting specifically for tough, viable embryos and I'm always setting old eggs. So that's nothing new...lol.

 

The only things I did do differently from the previous hatches from startup in December was to:

1) disinfect the incubator because of all the trash the previous hatch threw onto and in the bator 

2) add different water wells under the floor of the incubator to add water through a tube with a syringe.

 

(Well, I also "finally" attached the thermometer to the side of the incubator...but that point is negligible other than giving more room in the bator. Temps were normal and precise as usual...lol)

 

I pulled the top off to let the incubator air out. It snowed here and it's been too cold to wash the styro-bator outside. I pulled the inside apart and on closer inspection the white inner dish in the bottom tray is sitting with murky looking water. The water in the McCain's cake pan appears clear, surprisingly, but the white dish is disgusting. The white dish is a microwavable dish that had frozen food in it but was washed. I used it because it was the only thing that fit in there when I was setting everything up but it appears that it was NOT the wisest thing to use I guess. :idunno The embryos were developing nicely until day 6-8 when they started dropping off.

 

Setup before the last hatch.                                                            After hatch

 

       

 

I may try an new ice cube tray if I try another tray underneath. It'll give more precise control over the humidity with the small compartments. OR I may just go back to using pudding cups.

 

 

  <<<<  Jan 16th hatch

 

The pudding cups work well and even with all the trash and feathers that got thrown on and into the incubator prior to the Feb 15th hatch from the chicks I had beside the bator, I still had a successful hatch. (I wish I would've taken pictures of the mess...lol)

 

 

Feb 15th chicks                                                                                               Feb 15th chicks on March 14th

 

        Now  >>

 

Time will tell if the water wells were the problem. I have older eggs right now in the sterilite-incubator. If they hatch successfully, it'll be a good indicator.:thumbsup 


Edited by Wickedchicken6 - 3/18/16 at 8:39pm
150+ chickens: Ameraucana, Icelandic, EE, OE, Crele & Silver Duckwing OEGB, Silkies, Barred Rock, 1 Button Quail
A bunch 'o guinea fowl.
13 rabbits, 3 dogs, 7 cats, 2 budgies, 2 llamas, Katahdin sheep, cattle and a leopard Appaloosa.

"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
- Jackson Brown
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150+ chickens: Ameraucana, Icelandic, EE, OE, Crele & Silver Duckwing OEGB, Silkies, Barred Rock, 1 Button Quail
A bunch 'o guinea fowl.
13 rabbits, 3 dogs, 7 cats, 2 budgies, 2 llamas, Katahdin sheep, cattle and a leopard Appaloosa.

"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
- Jackson Brown
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post #8677 of 11176
Getting ready for lockdown on Monday late afternoon.

I'm so ready to see some more babies hatch.
post #8678 of 11176
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Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine View Post

 Reminder these CONTESTS are open for the APRIL HAL TOO!  
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NEW COOL CONTESTS!



“Share a Laugh” Random Posting Thread CLICK HERE



“Share Helpful BYC TIPS” Random Post Thread CLICK HERE



Chick Mug Shots CLICK HERE



Selfies with Fowl CLICK HERE



Fowl drawing/painting Contest CLICK HERE



 



 



 



http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1085297/springing-in-the-chicks-2016-april-hatch-a-long-hosted-by-mike-sally





"Springing in the Chicks"

  2016 April Hatch-a-Long
  



Hosted by Mike & Sally







Set Eggs
ANYTIME
in April



EVERYONE is Welcome!




EEeeeeeee!!! Look! Orange webbies on a fence!! love.gif
post #8679 of 11176
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Originally Posted by Eps32 View Post


Ya I went outside and he was just eating her. Wasn't even scared of me. But I'm pretty sure he won't be back. I scared him off pretty good. Hopefully he or no more come back to the area.

Get some mirrors and point them out the sky. The flashes of light blind them and they don't want to dive blind.

Never calculate upon juvenile poultry until the necessary process of incubation has thoroughly materialized.

 

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Never calculate upon juvenile poultry until the necessary process of incubation has thoroughly materialized.

 

Penny Hen's Swap Page: http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/penny-hens-swap-page

https://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=1006455&location=Tennessee&add=1#

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post #8680 of 11176
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Originally Posted by Cynthia12 View Post

  I also have mine in a turner.  I also have a still bator.  I love hatching them in it.  I get the temp set a day ahead, make sure it's staying, then put the ones from the turner into it.  Get the humidity up from there.  I keep my temps around 97 98 during lock down.   Humidity around 60 to 62%.
Alright then, I guess I'll go set up my other bator
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