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I just saw one of my eggs roll over. Eek so exciting!!!
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I would re-calibrate your thermometer just to be safe. Sometimes they get out of whack even if you re-calibrated it right before hatch. Your incubator is forced air?

Actually it's still air. It has a digital thermometer but I had a glass thermometer in there to double check. I think I'll throw another thermometer in there, just to be safe!!

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I just saw one of my eggs roll over. Eek so exciting!!!

Woohoo! That is exciting!!

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Woohoo! That is exciting!!
I know it's still going to be awhile but I'm so psyched right now it's pathetic hahaha
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Good luck. Make sure to update.. smile.png
I will!
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Oh and one of my shipped call duck eggs externally pipped!! wee.gif

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Originally Posted by jenniferlamar70 View Post

I just saw one of my eggs roll over. Eek so exciting!!!
Woohoo!!
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It makes no sense to me cause they were together from the beginning. Maybe cause I removed her the other hen got territory obsessed. Ugh

Mine were all together from the beginning too, but once they hit puberty started maturing, it didn't seem to matter. It was a fight for dominance.

 

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Oh and one of my shipped call duck eggs externally pipped!! wee.gif

 

It's that time already????  Cool!!! Maybe Mavis will get some friends!

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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I don't think so but I'm not positive, I've never candled one that was internally pipped before. I'm a total newbie at this hatching thing. The only other eggs I've had hatch were with a broody hen and I only candles those a hand full of times.


Sday615, Don't feel bad--- I am Not newbie and I Have Never Candled a egg and seen a internal pip-----I have candled 1000's and 1000's and 1000's and have had as many as 949 eggs incubating in the incubator at one time and I Have set 72 broody hens in just the past year or so and I have never even looked to see if there was a internal pip----never had the desire to look for that.

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Good morning! I had my first hatch ever this weekend and I loved every minute of it. I had 3/5 eggs hatch (I'm pretty sure the 5th egg hasn't been viable since the day of "lockdown" but it's a dark shell and I wasn't positive so I didn't want to toss it if it was still good) 2 are great and in the brooder, the third didn't make it sad.png it died while hatching. Now I have one left that's still wiggling around in there even though today's the third day past their due date!? The last one didn't start zipping till Saturday afternoon but all 3 had pipped by Friday morning and this one hasn't even pipped yet! Anyone else have stragglers? I'm really rooting for this chick to make it! I just sit and stare at it wiggling around in the incubator lol

Congrats!! I hope the last one decides to make its appearance soon!!

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A few of my 2-week old Seramas








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Hen died. She didn't make it through the night. ...Sigh

3 Sebrights made it and they're doing well.

So sorry about your hen 😞
We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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Geez day 19 of incubation feels like week 40 of pregnancy lol. It's almost here. Waited all this time but now I can't seem to wait lol..

Lol 😄
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Ugh how awful. sad.png I had some wyandottes that became really aggressive when 8 brought in some new chicks. I had to find them new homes because it was so bad. My easter eggers aren't that way. Maybe it has to do with breed?

My EE hen is the one who attacked my black Australorp while I was doctoring her. I have no idea what possessed her to bolt into the isolation area with intent to hurt her. These are both typically really sweet and laid back hens.
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Good luck!! I'm trying to be hands off as well because of humidity issues..... This new bator is gonna need some kinks pounded out of it!
-Banti

Did you end up blocking off some of the ventilation holes get your humidity to go up?

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Oh and one of my shipped call duck eggs externally pipped!! wee.gif

Yay! Love the Calls!
I've been wanting ducks (especially Calls) for awhile and unfortunately, I've been "asked" to wait until DH has time to build a dedicated duck area 😕 So I'm watching and learning from you and the other duck hatchers here so when I get the green light for ducks I'll be ready lol.
We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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Oh and one of my shipped call duck eggs externally pipped!! wee.gif

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Lol 😄
My EE hen is the one who attacked my black Australorp while I was doctoring her. I have no idea what possessed her to bolt into the isolation area with intent to hurt her. These are both typically really sweet and laid back hens.
Did you end up blocking off some of the ventilation holes get your humidity to go up?
Yay! Love the Calls!
I've been wanting ducks (especially Calls) for awhile and unfortunately, I've been "asked" to wait until DH has time to build a dedicated duck area 😕 So I'm watching and learning from you and the other duck hatchers here so when I get the green light for ducks I'll be ready lol.

If your goal is Calls, it is best to wait til you have the proper setup... at least if you want more than a handful of pets, lol... they are every predators fave snack, no joke...
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