Originally Posted by WVduckchick
What are those? I checked my 6 bantam cochin eggs and all 6 are developing too, day 5, so I guess we are doing it together again
Currently in the hatcher, 4 lav orps and 4 golden sebrights.... 2 LO pips and one GS, just starting day 21. They are making me wait!
I think it may have to do with us changing the house from heat to A/C a couple weeks ago
They are from two of my nn hens. My sister's green egg layers have pretty much died out on her, so I told her I'd incubate a week's worth of mine for her as long as she took them all after they hatched...lol (I just wanted a reason to do another hatch...lol). Hopefully she'll get some green egg layers out of them. I had 4 of my momma nn's eggs in the pullet hatch last year, they all hatched nn, (but I had an nn roo in there at the time too) and I got 2 girls/2 boys from them. One girl hatched and feathered out to look exactly like her momma and ended up laying huge green eggs and the other feathered out completely white and lays a light brown/pinkish egg. I was going to do some Spitzhauben's for her as well, but after putting these greens in with the silkies and seeing how slow they lost the moitsure, I decided I would only do the greens separate so I can run dry and not have to worry about other eggs. I have one of the old type egg scales that tell you wether they are small, medium, large or extra large and most of my greens go past the extra large so I call them jumbo...lol They have pretty thick shells. And if I do these separately I still have another reason to hatch to do some Spitz for her.
Out of the four greens that I idiotically set with the silkie eggs, 2 were nn and 2 were not. (One of the nns was the one that didn't make it.) Here's the funny thing though: I had two in there from my original nn the momma and 2 from her daughter. Momma's eggs produced one nn and one not and the daughter's produced one nn and one not...lol