A work in progress.. this is what I have for the members of the HAL. I will need to fill in information as I get it.
@BantyChooks 10 OEGB x silkie eggs under a broody 3/29!
@Chaos18 set 17 Ancona Duck eggs 4/2
@campingshaws 12 isbars, 4 bielefelder, 4 merlerault, 4 niederrhiner, 5 EE, 2 HRIR x ?, 1 BCM x?, 1 polish x ?, 1 cochin x ?, 1 ??? X ???
So set my eggs on Sunday.
23 olive eggers (don't ask, lol)
18 white silkies
1 random silkie
72 eggs...want to keep 6-10 hens. How is that for chicken math???
@Yorkshire coop Brisea 20. Tolbunt polish hatched beautifully!!
@Razadia Got a broody sitting on mixes and Chanteclers. 3 out of 4 viable eggs have hatched under Azura! I am so excited.
@Laurel Meadows Alias J&TRanch... I just set another 11 shipped black/lavender split bantam Cochins last night in the Brinsea...
@howfunkyisurchicken 7 Emu eggs that are finally wiggling.
@tao chick 4/1 = 0/15 from shipped eggs
4/8&4/9 = 5/7 from my eggs
4/12 = ?/12 from shipped eggs
3 due 4/15 from a friend
20? due 4/24 from my flock
@Jessimom I have 6 EE and 6 backyard mix eggs from a friend, plus 13 shipped blue/buff Cochin and 2 of my silkie eggs set on 3/27. 6 shipped silkie eggs, 12 auto sexing EEs and 19 frizzled EEs set on 4/1, but I snuck 6 more shipped silkie eggs in tonight! nm still waiting for some more eggs that should arrive in a day or two. Not sure how many, or what kinds, but I have space in the incubator - waiting for them!
@mamahmendez Brinse 20 Looking for ancona duck eggs 12 eggs from neighbors farm
18 eggs from Farmers Market, sold as fertile
30 eggs set, Due 3/31 - 4/1 (I set late at night)
I woke up to 11 peepers this morning and 2 on the way.
Of my 11:
1 has one eye shut, I will follow the advise previously given. I think it is just stick shut with gunk, I hope.
1 has not completely absorbed the yoke sack but it isn't really bad.
2 hatched - they look kinda dinosaur-ish, but are moving around and active.
9 pipped - some right on air cell line some below
3 - have broken piece of shell off but not gone through the white membrane part, searched and found no additional info so I don't know if this is concerning
@jwlpoultry I have an update but to lazy to work with numbers at the moment.....but I have goose eggs, chickens eggs,and duck eggs all due for an April hatch. Will let you know on numbers later.
@sarah25bear I will be setting on April 10th not sure what all I will be hatching. I am going to take the weekend of May 1st off hoping they hatch on my birthday!!!
@deserteggs22 Barnyard mixes
@FeatherCreek 2 Royal Palm Turkey eggs Due April 1
@Purpletie3 I set 127 eggs. Pulled the clears at day 10. I had 113 go to lockdown & only 14 eggs left un- hatched/unfinished.
Incubator is full again- I have way too much room in there! If anyone is in CNY and would like to buy any of these chicks above $5 each!
@blkjak Set my silkie eggs today. Set 31.
@mollybuck set 45 eggs on saturday morning! 5 CCL, 12 BLRW, the rest are english jubilee orps! some of those are a week old, but they went in anyway, we'll see how well they do. Gave them all a vent trim and put my own roo in with them since I know he is fertile....
Should have lots of chicks on the 23rd!!
@CLSranch Dark cornish due on April 2nd.
@Sueg4332 I set more eggs tonight.
lets see how many are fertile.
Incu #1 on lockdown just now
It's been a near total loss 😔 7/41 still going
1/6 Cuckoo Bluebar- (MPC) clears, quitters, saddle cells. The one remaining doesn't look too promising
0/10 White Leghorn- (mail) clears, saddle cells and scrambled eggs
3/18 (our birds) EE, White Plymouth mutts- threw them in after a no show for the fertile eggs x 3 days, early quitters -100% fertile
3/7(our birds) EE- same as above, no shows, early quitters- 100% fertile
Incu #2 (day 16)
8/10 White Plymouths (mail) 1 clear, 1 late quitter
9/12 EE- Erminett type (BYC auction/mail) 1 clear, 2 early quitters- saddled air cells
25/30 Nanci's mutts (coworker) 2 clears, 3 early quitters
Incu #3 (day 15)
1/7 Sebastopol geese (coworker Nanci) 5 clears, 1 early quitter - She's bringing me more to try in a week or two!
Incu #4 (day 4)
17 Columbian Wyandottes (mail)
12 Nanci's mutts (coworker)
Also in #4 (staggered)
10 Olive Eggers- Marans/Ameraucana & Ameraucana/Marans (BYC auction/mail)
Still to come:
@Susieq2015 March 28 and April 18 Saphires
@rossfam06 Day 7 candle revealed that the BLRW eggs were all infertile. however the remaining 18 eggs are growing well!!!! I just set 15 silkie eggs and 2 more SLP eggs.
@flocktastic BUT...I still got to set 24...
8 Salmon Faverolle
8 of our own barnyard mixes
@Saris Just set 9 Bielefelders and 15 Ameraucana!
@Brittsplace I am on lock down, can't wait all 8 fertile eggs have made it this far. sooooo hopefully will have a good hatch this time
@Nin315 Auction bought Black and blue copper marans. and white silkies from Elvis and Marylinn.
@jphendrix 18 eggs set, hatchdate April 3 Aiming for a staggered hatch due April 10
@Sally Sunshine color coded calendar with color coded eggs in the bator right Overachiever.. lol (Hatching a chit load of eggs) yer silly LOULY LOVE!!
@mlm Mike I'm setting 7 Icelandic Eggs.
@lindalouly Coolerator build to hatch quail eggs and mixed mutts in April.
@firedragon1982 Monday the dozen silkies and Mille Fleur D'Uccles go into lockdown... Not going to tell my husband about the 30 eggs I just received from the Post Office on Thurs...
@jewelsong i ordered some Orpington eggs and will also set some Jersey Giant eggs, some RIR's and some RIR/EE mixes... hopefully I will have them ready to set this weekend? that is my hope anyway.... can't wait for chicks!
@brightpennies 5 fertile chicken eggs under my banty (who has never been a mom before), 7 fertile chicken eggs in the 'bator, and 15 unknown duck eggs in the 'bator to boot. We'll see what we get. This is all for science since my only prior attempt to hatch with a broody Pekin went horribly awry. Potential due dates are April 4 and 11. I guess we'll see how it goes!
@shahtir101 Set 25 (I think) serama eggs!
@KeyFlockHi all! I set 37 eggs yesterday, due to hatch on April 4th. They are a barnyard mix. Rhode Island Red rooster and Barred Rock X White Leghorn rooster. Hen wise I have: Black sex link, Red sex link, RIR, Barred Rock, White Leghorn, Brown Leghorn, Barred Rock crosses, and a Light Brahma. Looking forward to adorable chickies!
Feel free to correct me. LOL
@butterfliesdoku I currently have eggs on days 12, 11, 10 and 2.
Day 12 update: EEs from EE rooster, Dorking hen, EE hen and Ameracauna hen. Removed two Dorking quitters and 1 clear Ameracauna.
Day 11 update: Shipped Gamefowl eggs 5/8 going strong.
Day 10 update: Local CCL eggs and Bielefelders. CCLs doing great, no clears that I can see nor quitters. I did get lots of clear Bielefelder eggs but I'll be happy if the few hatch.
Day 2: too early to report any development but I set 11 shipped Modern Game Bantams.
@ChickenGrass I have a broody hen due to hatch 9 eggs
On the ninth of April
And I set 24 eggs today in my incubator Cream Legbars
@speney I will be setting eggs the first of April I'm just not sure what kind yet it depends on what I can get my hands on lol
@heatherledet We're set! Well the eggs are! 😜 Day 2! Due on the 4th! I have 4 old english bb reds and 5 phoenix crosses(mutts) locked down today!
@country lovin On the waiting list for some cream legbar eggs so I might be in! n 3/25- set 7 cream legbar, 7 sapphire, 5 Sally's projects, 7 lavender Orpington.Day 7 candle update. 1 Sally's projects, 3 saphires, and 4 Cream legbar had blood rings. That leaves 4 projects, 4 sapphire, 3 cream legbar and 7 Lavender Orpington.
@harrellkd I'll be putting more eggs in the first of April
@Honora I am on lockdown too, good luck with your hatch! I have 8 eggs in right now but a couple looked a little off so I don't think all of mine will hatch. The air cells were too small in a couple of them & they looked really dark. We'll see what happens; I hope I get a few at least.
So the remaining eggs are 6 black/lavender cuckoo Orpington sex links (males will be cuckoo, females solid black or lavender), and 2 chocolate cuckoo Orps. Really looking forward to chickies hatching next week!
@CoopDeDoo I am getting some eggs to put under my broody this weekend - should hatch April 8th(ish)
@LocalYokel QuailI let 5 of the quail eggs sit in 100 degree vinegar, checked with a thermo, for between 5 and 6 minutes.
I hope to be able to candle Coturnix Quail eggs more easily by removing the "paint" on the shell.
The quail eggs put in vinegar are veining nicely
I only selected less than 12 grams eggs for this purpose, selected at random. I would like to see if this decreases Hatchability, or is neutral. 12 Leghorns and 6 RIR and quail is undetermined....
@Coreenelane My incubator made by grandson and class mate will be free to set more eggs around April 10th. Right now eggs are being incubated for a science project that both boys are working on. The second clutch is in a large dog crate in the class mates garage. The hen was given 6 eggs from other chickens and showed signs of broodiness before the science project started. The next day she laid an egg and pushed out 3 of the original eggs. Next day she laid another and is sitting on them. Hope to learn a lot and incubate more eggs. Grandkids showing chickens in 4-H and selling eggs. Hens are paying for the feed and I want to breed and sell chickens. Candled some Sultun eggs today and so far so good. Trying to separate silkis and Sultuns so I don't have any cross breading. I think my silkis are starting to lay but not sure. I am finding very light cream small eggs but I thought I read somewhere that they laid peewee size eggs.
@emvickrey I plan on putting my new bator to use this year.
@jrc85 firing up the incubator. OK well the duck finally got off the nest so I could see and she was hiding eggs so it is actually 10 eggs under her lol
@Mirajane Firing up the incubator to see what she can hatch
@chicken19 I have some chicks that I'm hatching right now. They are 12 americaunas, 12 production reds, and 2 caramel queens.
@DwayneNLiz I will be setting around 40 eggs I think, mostly barnyard mutts, and the guy at the Napa down the road is giving me 2 dozen bantam/Silkies. Going to use my neighbors incubator-she's had good luck with it. Probably set them on Saturday 3/26 So currently I have 41 eggs in my borrowed bator and daycare has 10, so in all 51 eggs
@kybyxbee Hatch day produced one Svart Hona chick. Three are pipped, so I guess we will have hatch day again tomorrow.
@Penny Hen I am going to be setting sometime on the second week (the day depends on shipment arrival.) I'll be setting around 100 brown jumbo coturnix and a dozen Silver Penciled Wyandottes.
April 2 hatch: 11 of 12 Guinea Fowl
Due 4/4 Silkies, Olive Eggers and Mutts
Due 4/16 Gold Laced Orps, Silkies, Olive Eggers, and Bourbon Red turkeys
Due 4/22 Gold Laced Orps, Silkies & Olive Eggers
4/29 ? ... still plotting
@philyaw539 26 eggs
@ChickenLady2014 I have 3 hatches currently scheduled to hatch in April. Just finished my first April hatch. Had 8 Silkies go into lockdown, 6 hatched, 2 DIS.
@Cynthia12 I'm setting some Bantam Cochin eggs tonight. Should hatch around the 12th...I think.
@draye Set 74 Naked Neck, some will hatch fully feathered, @ about 5:30 PM. Candeled the eggs at ones week. 70 of 74 are good.
@chicken hawk 33 Day 14 for my broody muscovy hen.and day seven for shipped chicken eggs in the incubator
@melnjerm I'm not on there. I'll be setting at least 13 cream legbar eggs and 6 olive eggers (blue maran/legbar) eggs this weekend
@cree57i I set 17 Golden Cuckoo Marans this morning, (3/31), along with 3 isabelle leghorns and 3 Silverudds Blue in one incubator. I already have 24 assorted SB, SFH and isabelle leghorns in another incubator due to hatch in 7 days whenever that is. Also a cuckoo marans has been sitting for 3 or 4 days on at least 12 eggs. I put SB, isabelle leghorn and blue copper marans under her, but no telling what else she has commandeered. Today, an australorp decided she is broody. She has a BYM under her and as soon as I can catch her off the nest she will have some SFH's under there too. IDK how many eggs she has. All said, I have a minimum of 60 eggs set at this moment, but knowing my broody hens it is a lot more than that! I'm up to 3 broods as of today. No telling how many eggs are under them either.
@0wen Putting half dozen Svart Hona eggs in a Brinsea Mini Advanced (casual hatcher so only own a small capacity incubator) tomorrow (4/1) - setting at room temp currently trying/hoping to mend air cells and such courtesy of the USPS.
@generaldsherman my turkey egg didn't make it (I'll pick up some turkey chicks in the future when I have a pen to put them in), and I am 1 day away from lock-down on 3 NN eggs-really impressed with them given the fact that they were refrigerating for a week before I decided at the spur of the moment to put them in. Finally got a reliable thermostat for my cooler-bator so will use that for lock-down (got a heat thermostat and a hydrostat for humidity which is hooked up to a fogger to up humidity when needed). All of my duck eggs are progressing nicely, but a couple have terrible saddle-shaped air cells.
@kimalulu I have bielefelder, barred rock, English Orpington, Swedish flower hen, Easter eggers and some mixes set to hatch 4/17 and 4/20.
@arconfederate I set 10 Icelandic eggs yesterday (3/31/16) I candled this weekend on day 10 and am down to 2 developing, 5 blood rings and 3 clear.
@sasafras4u2 I got some local mixed eggs. Oh wow I just found out the little barnyard mix I have been so carefully incubating are not just normal chicks. The are 1/8 gray gamebird 1/8 asil game bird and 3/4 Japanese game bird. I hate game chickens. I had homes for these if they hatch but since they wanted pets I think these would not be good. So the original owners are going to get them back and I ordered 12 "nice" eggs to hatch for my friends pets. So my eggs are due to arrive 4/16 so i'll set them on sunday or monday the 18th.Lol helps my addiction too..... Update edit: I just purchased 6 isabelle split to brown and 6 ayam cemani eggs to set on monday. Yay
@Feather duster I set 30 Australorp eggs on March 24th. Candled my remaining 26 eggs this morning day 14 1/2. For the most part they all looked good the air cells were right on target. I do have a slight question on four of them, but will let them remain until day 18 and reevaluate.
@Auroradream26 4 out so far and at least 3 more pipped. There are 11 of them total but there are 267 more eggs in the cabinet bator
I have 1.5 broodies lol one hen I gave her all 10 eggs to my main broody and only one egg to the other she likes to get off the nest and stay gone and lets another hen take over, so that nest has revolving hens, lol
candled my 24 eggs in my bator, 4 were infertile and one I didn't see a crack and it had a blood ring, still a good count in my books
@weegarden I have 11 hatching today and tomorrow. Silkies and Plymouth rock x my large any other rooster winner.
On the 11th I have a bunch hatching in my classroom. And then I have more hatching around the 25th.
@pickachickJust set 31eggs.
Taking notes on the chick first-aid kit (a wonderful idea!).
4 golden lakenvelders,
Few RIR crosses,
Few leghorn crosses,Easter eggers
@wabbit1964 I candled the eggs in incubator #1 tonight. Looking good. Estimated hatch date April 13. Only had a few clear eggs. Incubator #2 i am not seeing much going on but it has not been long enough to really see anything. Estimated hatch date April 17th. Bought incubator #3 today, getting it prepped to fill it up once it is stable. Will be putting 5 turkey eggs and the rest chicken eggs.
@redda I just put 25 eggs in my LG styrofoam bator tonight.I might add a few more tomorrow just to increase my odds and the FUN. This is my first attempt this year. I did one incubation last spring with the same bator. Hoping to hatch out Black Australorps mostly but a couple of buff orps. Last year I started my flock with eggs from our local hatchery. I am trying our own eggs this time. Grandsons ages 6, 3, and 2 are excited. Forgot to mention in my initial post that we will have barred rocks/buff orp mix too. Hatch date April 21 or 22.
I currently have Ameraucanas, Saipans, ducks, goose and Bantam Wyandotte eggs. I am so excited.
My Saipans are due to hatch in 2 days. I have had bad luck with hatching Saipans so far.
@Sahwithchicks Today I set 4 yellow gold pheasant eggs and 24 Pharoah coturnix quail eggs
@h2oratt Went into lockdown last night. No movement seen yet.
@Balloonjuice currently in lockdown
35 barnyard mix (from the RIR and Black Stars above)
@akarubyJust set some Salmon Faverolles and Blue Partridge Brahma eggs today! Lockdown April 22nd.
@Scovy Momma 16 days left. All 3 are alive & dancing when I candled today.
I am not sure what these even are but my uncle said they're supposed to be some kind of banty. I have 3 more to set that he gave me today. They are also unknowns.
@feedman77 I am setting 54 turkeys eggs tomorrow.
@PaisyQI set 8 barnyard mix chicken eggs today.
@canadachickens So my hens have figured it out for me, I will be setting:
7 americauna, 3 Columbian Rocks, 13 EE's, 6 white leghorn, and 9 silkie this evening.
I also have 8 silkie eggs under a broody who started to sit last Tuesday. Hopefully the mild weather holds and she stays put.
@DannBlyth This will be my first hatch along though I've read through a lot of old ones that got me hooked! I just hatched out 9 out of 11 chicks from my own mutt flock on March 20th all are doing great. I've just set on the 1st of April some eggs I bought in from a local breeder. I put in 12 black blue splash Ameruacana, and 30 black australorp. I'm pretty darn excited lol thanks for this fun opportunity!
@JadedPhoenix I put a batch of eggs in the incubator on Friday and it will be interesting to see what I get. I put six eggs in from a friend at work who has a mixed flock of various kinds. Out of curiosity, I put in a few of my own as well since I have been suspecting that my sultans are actually roosters despite the fact that neither have been seen or heard crowing. They do tend to behave rooish and I've collected a couple of fertile eggs. So here is to a good hatch.
@ToddQ Im hatching 13 RIR and 18 Ameraucanas on or about April 21st!
@RattleCan This morning is day 6.5 for the 24 EE/OE eggs and 12 royal palm turkey eggs I set so I went ahead and candled to see what's going on. The EE eggs were shipped and arrived with nearly destroyed air cells again (most roll freely around the egg) but at least 11 of them are currently developing. That's exactly how many started to develop out of the last 24 I was shipped and only 2 were able to hatch, so I guess we'll just have to see how it goes. BUT 11 of my 12 turkey eggs are developing! This is my first time incubating turkey eggs and my first time incubating eggs that were laid on my property and not ordered online, so I'm super excited to get some poults!
@dgibson0604 I have a good many eggs in my incubator, i have 3 amerucana, 2 bramah, 9 barred rocks, and 6 guinea eggs.( my guineas wont hatch for a while ) Hey guys im going into lock down tonight wish me luck
@Lozuufy My pigeons are sitting on 3 eggs, and so far 2 have hatched!
I also have 6 duck eggs developing that should hatch around April 21, and some quail eggs that should hatch the 25th. Plus I just ordered some Chocolate Orp mix eggs that should come in soon, and some pure breed Ameraucana eggs, and some more call duck eggs
@caeti21 I added eggs to the incubator today i have 14 eggs total :-)
@wornoutmomto3 The eggs went in on the First, but their first full day would be the second. So, if anything hatches the chicks will hatch on the 22d and the ducklings will hatch on the 29th. At the current count (haven't candled yet) There are 18 Dominique eggs (won at auction), 6 Pekin cross duck eggs, 5 game bantams, and a variety of RIR RIRxAncona and barnyard mixes. I don't remember the exact count.
@billiejw89 I got my serama eggs down to about 43% humidity...I will candle again tomorrow. (Day 11)
My LG with 34 eggs is doing great. I candled some of the lighter colored eggs and could see small veins. (Day 5)
I just went out to look for eggs and one of my BO hens fluffed up and growled at me. Our broody hen sitting on 9 eggs.
@teamfreewill Candled today (day 4) and all 10 are developing perfectly
@Bryam I have 8 silkie eggs due to hatch in 2 days!!!!
@hereorthere Went into lockdown last night. Humidity is at 60-62% in the past 8-9 hrs since I left, but hovered around 57-59% all yesterday evening/night.
@CGilbert Joining in with my white, buff, and bantam self blue Ameraucana eggs.
@nanceann First time hatcher. I have a buff who seems to be broody so I thought I'd leave americaunas eggs under her. We have one roo and he stays busy.
@slordaz Putting 47 in the incubator this afternoon.They are barn yard mixes. set 42 barnyard mixes this morning
@banannalee I Finally got an incubator after I had received numerous calls for chicks. So I set up my first hatch. 25 EE's, 4 silkies, 2 ducks and 2 geece eggs one of which is a double yolker. On Day 4 of candling i saw a blood ring on one of the duck eggs so lost that one...the rest are veining up nicely with a couple of ??'s. chickens are due 4/21 and waterfowl on 4/28.
@Eps32 I'm in I have 35+ eggs hatching today. Don't know if they count. Also have 42 in the other incubator set to hatch in 14 days. And will be setting another full egg turner of eggs after this hatch today.
@SilkiesForEver Still trying to hatch my Rosecomb's eggs. I've got 6 eggs in the incubator.
@stiles1113 Hello I'm new! This is my first time incubating and I have call duck eggs, white pekin duck eggs, khaki Campbell duck eggs, and mallard duck eggs. 5 were set Friday and 7 were set this morning. Any tips are greatly appreciated! I'm using the little giant still air incubator
@Madonna m Everything looks good so far. Starting on day five. All 24 eggs just rollin along. Keeping humidity in check this time.
@SH HoneyBadger I have eight eggs that I just set on April 3. Four eggs are Svarthona and four are lavender Orpington.
@Choco Maran I have EE/Dominque crosses and cochin, silver lace, or blue lace crosses due to hatch on April 11th. So far I have four hatched.
@rottlady So now my incubator has 12 Barnevelder, 12 Delaware, 4 Crested Cream Legbar and 4 Sizzle
@chickygirl7 Welsh Harlequins just went into the bator! Im so excited!!!
@Ur-ur-ur-urrr you can count me in this hatch-a-long... I just set 30 HRIR eggs in the bator and 3 penguin eggs.
@mrleeroy 10 Cream Brabanter expected to hatch on 4/28! Set 5 more eggs in the bator Yesterday 4/11 to hatch on my Birthday!
I have 21 eggs in an incubator now.
They are Glw x RIR and Lsx x RIR and due to hatch on Sunday!
@melaniekemp I set 14 shipped eggs on March 26. Does that mean I can be part of this thread? These eggs should hatch end of next week I guess? This is my first ever hatch. Also my first ever incubator. I'm kind of terrified. I am hatching a surprise mix. The breeder stated the eggs came from their "silkies, showgirls and sizzles pen". So honestly I have no idea what will actually hatch! LOL
@karenerwin Just set 13 Black Penedesenca eggs on Thursday, April 7th.
@circ director Okay, I decided to set 40 for the April hatch. The 22 hens out of 34 chicks hatched in the Easter hatch we're going to be added to my flock, but I got a good offer for the entire hatch and took it. That means I still need more pullets by around September.
@Hawk12 total in incubator/s = 27 set on the evening of 04/06 and 04/07.
@bbgranch Have 7 guinea eggs in the incubator. Day 14 update for 7guinea eggs. Candled today and all looking good. 14 days to go. Scheduled hatch day is April 24.
@darkbluespace Yesterday I set Silkie eggs under my two broodies, more in the bator. 7 Bantam Cochin eggs, a couple of mystery large chicken eggs and 25 button quail. I already have mini chicken, duck, goose and emu incubating so I believe that is the most varieties I have ever incubated simultaneously!
@junebuggena I managed to squeeze 3 dozen Easter Egger eggs into my Incuview.
@KHoward Tonight I set 18 Icelandics and 48 FCBM's in two Janoel incubators. And because I couldn't leave well enough alone, I set 8 duck eggs under a broody chicken!
@Corwynnde I'm so egg-cited to join you! This is my first time incubating so I'm sure I'll have tons of questions. Just got a GQF Genesis 1588 set up today, and a dozen serama eggs ready to go in tomorrow morning!
@Tchefunky Chick I wanna join this hatch-a-long. I have 29 eggs incubating. One chick hatched on April 7.
@Shay1Bear April 1st I set 30 Americana eggs. Hatch 4-21
April 3rd I set 17 Button Quail eggs. Hatch 4-20
@mammat Just set 8 lav orphington,14 german bielefelders,14 barred rock and 12 silkies in the incubator on 4/7. Also have silkie momma on 5 due to hatch any day now and another silkie momma on 10 due to hatch in 2 weeks :)
Just set 7 eggs on April 7, looking for an April 28th hatch day! So exciting!
I have set Creme Legbar, Swedish Flower, and Cornation Sussex.
I had one broody, a buff silkie, due on 4/1 she had a rough time with eggs accidentally getting broken until we seperated her. She ended up hatching three chicks, two black oegb and a silkie. She had one other egg that internally pipped but never externally. Upon opening it up we were shocked to discover a little crossbeak chick, with possible misplaced/missing eye(one was normal) and a complete lack of a right leg. This chick was a slw/buff Orpington mix. One of the little oegb did require some minor assistance when we discovered the membrane was stuck to the back of its head gluing it in the egg.
After two days one of the little black oegb chicks stumbled too close to our Buff Orpington broody due on 4/4. She acted aggressively and pecked the little one to death.
The buff Orpington was sitting on 1 slw egg, and 7 slw/buff Orpington eggs. All hatched perfectly healthy leaving yet more mystery about the little deformed chick.
These two along with two broodies due the week before were our first broodies.
@chickiebaby1 I just had a hatch yesterday and still some coming and I am also setting eggs on a weekly basis. I have 21 eggs in one bator hatching on the 19 and 41 more the 24th and I have 3 broodies sitting on over 30 eggs right now. It is defiantly hatching season here.
@mlbuttercup Looks like we're joining in the Hatch-a-Long. One lonely egg that my Silkie pushed out of the nest. I guess the nest was too crowded with 3 broody hens on 1 egg. I hope this chick makes it since our last one was fully formed but never made any effort to get out of it's shell.
We finally set up an incubator today with 45 eggs. (4 mottled Houdan, 8 olive eggers, and the rest are a mix of Wyandotte and Austrolorp brown eggs.)
We have 4 different roosters: Blue Polish, Golden Wyandotte, Silver Wyandotte, and one mystery Rooster with feathered feet and bright red eyes ...so our hatch should yield a neat mix of "barnyard" surprises this year.
@Dubrovnik On April 9th I set 36 eggs; a dozen Rock Island fertile brown eggs from Andy's market, a dozen multi-color fertile eggs from Red Rose Half Acre farm (the Community Market sells these), and a dozen sage green Ameraucana eggs shipped from North Carolina to California. They will begin hatching on April 30th, if all goes well.
@sjturner79 I wasn't going to set for this one, but I now have 4 eggs between 2 Broodies, so I'm in.
@GitaBooks I've got some bantam eggs under a broody hen and some in the incubator (in case something should happen to those under the hen).
@lizzy14 Day 15 Candling - DONE! Out of 27 eggs set, 20 healthy looking eggs remain. Yay!
@Josefina I decided to try ordering hatching eggs for the first time this year, because I was having trouble finding Calico/Mille Fleur Cochins as day old chicks. Out of seven eggs, five are developing, and should hatch this week!!
@hershy5252 After my first hatch in my incubator, I have a Silkie that went broody. She is currently sitting in 7 Wyandotte eggs. And due to hatch the 19th.. First broody too!!! Lol been a exciting month.
@samandemsmommy I just had a broody hatch out some mixes last weekend--- this weekend I finished hatching Chocolate Cuckoo Orpington and Crested Cream Legbars... Sunday I have more Cream Legbars to hatch as well as some of my Welsummer over CCL Roo mixes :) Also have a broody in the coop due in about another week and a half :)
@chickenjoe12 hatching 8 eggs each has a name on them (shanique,ralph,lofty,dizzy,pilchard,bird,travis and spud) under rico (a booted bantam) and they should hatch on the 24th and she is such a good mum last time she hatched all her eggs. so eggcited
@235chickens Getting eggs for incubator next week!!!!!
@CherriesBrood I put in 7 eggs 4 days ago. I put in 2 EE's, 2 Salmon Favorelle's, 1 blue Cochin and 2 Black copper maroons. All are very round eggs so i'm hoping for females.