"Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally - Page 508
Tonight's day 7 candling results for are:
Set # 1: 11 viable, 3 blood rings, 1 highly questionable (will give it more time), and 1 slightly questionable. A few have good veining, but can't see the embryo.
Set # 5: 11 viable, 2 blood rings, 1 clear, 2 highly questionable (will give it more time), and 1 slightly questionable. A few have good veining, but can't see the embryo.
I pulled the 5 blood rings and 1 clear, and put the questionable eggs back in the bators. There are 24 eggs cooking, and all will (most likely) stay in until next candling. I'm almost positive that the 3 highly questionable eggs won't make it, but I'll be extremely happy if I only lose those 3 from here on...
I am completely flabbergasted. I counted all my eggs last night, numbered them, candled them, and wrote down notes on all of them. My silkies are only 6 days old so I wanted to check them again today. #66 is missing...as in not there!?!? I had 18 shipped and 1 from a friend. We dropped one on day 2 and tossed it, dropped one on day 4 and waxed it (#71)...so should have had 18 silkie eggs in the bator. Have only 17. I've looked on the floor, around the bator, the dog isn't acting guilty (plus everything was in place in the bator, lid on, other eggs fine). If my dog would have gotten to the bator they would have been massacred (German Shepard) I looked through the trash and threatened the kids I was going to look and they swore up and down they didn't touch them. (I have a 9 and 13 yr old). I'm completely at a loss as to what happened to it...
@jnr005 sounds to me like the children need to fess up, just saying. from a mother of 5 lol
<<Ahem>> May I have your attention please? I have two new chicks! Noticed a little hole in the shell of one about 12:30 in the morning. Got all excited, double checked humidity, and finally went to sleep. Woke up at 4:45 to the sound of very demanding cheeping! Little Olive Egger named Yokel (for @LocalYokel just as I promised I would) and it's so doggone strong! Then later on in the morning I noticed a pip in another egg - and we have a little Cream Legbar! And that was another one that hatched fast....nothing at 7 am, pip at 8, and hatched sometime around 10.
We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.
oh gooodie!!!! @Blooie I will get on that box of eggs your requested, you certain you want four plus dozen?????
HELP my hens have come down with a contagious case of broodiness. 4 and counting. So I'm officially in on the April Hal. Approximately 40 eggs.
GREAT NEWS!!!! WELCOME OVER PETER!!!!!
oh HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
did you see this.... Candlers/ FLASHLIGHTS TO CANDLE DARK EGGS & Innovations SUGGESTIONS post #38996
@Sally Sunshine My update so far
incubator #1 had 37 growing chicks at lockdown... have had 27 hatch and one of those did not make it through the night and a 2nd one can't get off his back and has a bigger belly than the others so crossing my fingers. There are still 7 eggs in incubator that have done nothing and 3 with pipping.
Incubator #2 chicken eggs from a friend and my backyard flock goes into lockdown tonight
Incubator #3 chicken from my backyard flock eggs lockdown 4/26 and 5 turkey eggs lockdown to hatch in May
turkey and duck eggs arriving by mail today for the May hatchalong
Congrats!!!! got pics? Good luck with the rest!!!!
oh I hope I see her in reading these posts!!
Yea I tried it. In my opinion it was inconclusive. My sample size might have been to small for this experiment but it's what I could afford. I didn't notice any marked difference between the ones in my sprayed groups vs my control groups. The only difference I did notice was that the eggs that I cooled did not hatch as well. However the sprayed ones that I cooled did hatch better than the control group I cooled. But neither group that got cooled hatched as well as the other two groups. However I did have to assist two eggs in CG1 (which were humidity related in my opinion) and one malpo assist in SG2. One of these days I need to do a write up on the experience. Am thinking about doing another one with no cooling involved. Just dip half of the eggs and do nothing to the others.
CG1 Hatch Rate - 87.5%
CG2 Hatch Rate - 62.5%
SG1 Hatch Rate - 87.5%
SG2 Hatch Rate - 75.0%
CG1 - Control Group 1 (No Spray, No Cool)
CG2 - Control Group 2(No Spray, Cool)
SG1 - Spray Group 1 (Spray, No Cool)
SG2 - Spray Group 2 (Spray, Cool)
Thank you for doing this chaos!
hope you had a good day Mike
but you sent windy here!!! lol she left now sent her north!
LOL crack me up!!! come on babies!!!!
Not sure if I am posting right but as we speak I am on day 22 of my first hatch in a homemade incubator-and we have our first pip and chirping this morning! I feel like an anxious mother.
That being said, these forums and this site in general have saved me-been so much help along the way
oh wow!!!! Got pics of your homemade bator? @hesklj2008 I hope you have more pips now!! if your running a bit behind, be sure you calibrated thermos and perhaps up a little bit for next hatch, or you may have run a tad too much humidity.
Oh my goodness...posts..I see a lot of posts! I can't keep up here.
I did have 4 babies hatch. Those bad air cell ones. Had to assist. When I had waited long enough, and found that the first two I checked were DIS..I started opening others. Only got 2 little ones. :/ But, I think, one is a girl. These little bantam cochins have ridiculous feathers on those feets!
@mlm Mike our babies!
I had a Golden-laced Wyandotte Roo over 3 Barred Rock Hens and 3 Black Star Hens. It'll be interesting to see who they favor as they grow up. 23 eggs in the incubator, this is our second hatch ever, the first was just before these eggs went in the incu. 17 out of 19 eggs successfully hatched then, with all 19 pipping. The last two eggs zippered but failed to complete the hatch. I'm expecting good things this hatch considering how active and wiggly the eggs are.
very interesting mix!!! will be cute chicks!
Reminds a bit of my Agatha, an Easter Egger with a propensity for going broody. Sweetest, most gorgeous funny faced chicken on the planet. But when she's broody, she goes from Agatha the Hen:
To Attila The Hen!!
ha ha ha so cute!!
Ok, I'm swearing off candling. I made a horrible mistake last night. I thought an egg going into lockdown was dead, so I went to do an eggtopsy, only to find out it was still alive...
Ok maybe not swear off candling, but swear off tossing, unless there is a blood ring or its infertile. And only candle at day 14
i AM SO sorry, I think many of us have done this at one point or another, its part of the process or learning. your ok.
Only 4 months old. The collar was working. I took it off to give him a rest from it, and to make sure I don't have it too tight for him as he grows. He crowed today without it, it wasn't as loud! Hope it stays that way. Have seen him breed with the very hen that I want him to. :)
I sure pray you can keep him, they are LOUD and DEEP
Edited by Sally Sunshine - 4/14/16 at 2:02pm
Edited by pjnbill22 - 4/14/16 at 2:13pm
OMG she is so adorable!!!!!!!!! oh the chick too but she is so cute!!!!
Bunny a boy?
How pretty!!! I had to enlarge to see but well worth the time my dumb internet took!!! very healthy looking too!!
Last photos I took of the chickens was a fight sequence between the 2 month old cockerels.
These two started it.
The sexlink cockerel tries to break it up.
But they didn't stop until Miss Tweety Bird came over and pecked them all soundly.
What a pretty bunch!!!
This is the last photo I took of my chickens. It was yesterday. It was their first time on grass.
The larger ones are 7 week old Queen Silvia's. The smaller ones are 5 week old Queen Silvia's. They transform from dark brown chicks into these beautiful black and cream birds. A wonder to behold!
oh how lovely!!!!!!!
HEY!!!! The great defender himself?
What eggs are you getting? @wingedshade We welcome your donations! Thank you so much!!
Blooie gifted me her svart hona egg prize from the Easter food contest. The breeder who donated them's hen went broody so they weren't able to send them yet. Since I'm new to hatching I've been thinking of getting some cheapo hatching eggs on eBay to practice and to test the incubator so I don't wreck the fancy eggs. I'll see how that goes. I think the incubator is ready but I'm also still trying to figure if it'll be worth it to buy or make an egg turner.
Last picture of my chicken I took. My broody hen and my finger. LOL! The new part of chicken house with make shift broody boxes to make her feel at home.
Here's the outside. Needs steps/porch, roof, trim, paint, laying boxes, pulley to open pop door. etc. Old section will get paint and new trim as well.
awesome!!! love the coop too!!