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Is she already bred, or will you be breeding her soon?

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She just kidded the last week of January before I got her. The doeling was retained by the breeder. Next year she will get to raise her kids. I am going to use her milk for my CAE positive does kids.

Thanks, I now realize you have told us this before, I'm just not with it today. Sorry. How did the milking go?

 

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Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Morning everyone!

 

Day 19 for me.  No pips yet so I topped off the water pot, gently positioned the eggs so the air cell was facing the outside of the canopy and shut things up until tomorrow when I'll probably have to top off again. The house humidity is only running 32% so if I don't keep that  reservoir full, the humidity really drops in the incubator. I discovered that I'm able to shine my little LED CREE styled flashlight through the canopy and visualize the Air Cells on the eggs. I think I saw one internal pip but the real interesting thing was that while I was out letting the flock out into their run, DH reported that he had to pull our big Tom cat off the incubator as he was scratching at the canopy. We have 5 cats and yesterday I caught one of the females nosing around the incubator also. Till now none of them have showed any interest it, so I can only speculate that they are hearing something that we can't at this point in time.

 

I still think this is incredibly stressful, LOL.

Good morning! Good luck with the hatch, yes the cats are probably hearing chicks now. One of my dogs is my early chick indicator. He likes to watch the chicks in the brooder, too.

 

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Very good reasons. How far would the eggs need to travel to get to you?

Newark, New Jersey another reason to wait it's been cold there, and they are expensive. I do like the egg size of his/her variety though 65 grams. I would only need a few to hatch in order to mix with mine so that's a plus on shipping. Mines GFF they have a mix GFF and another variety from Canada I believe is where they said.
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Morning everyone!

Day 19 for me.  No pips yet so I topped off the water pot, gently positioned the eggs so the air cell was facing the outside of the canopy and shut things up until tomorrow when I'll probably have to top off again. The house humidity is only running 32% so if I don't keep that  reservoir full, the humidity really drops in the incubator. I discovered that I'm able to shine my little LED CREE styled flashlight through the canopy and visualize the Air Cells on the eggs. I think I saw one internal pip but the real interesting thing was that while I was out letting the flock out into their run, DH reported that he had to pull our big Tom cat off the incubator as he was scratching at the canopy. We have 5 cats and yesterday I caught one of the females nosing around the incubator also. Till now none of them have showed any interest it, so I can only speculate that they are hearing something that we can't at this point in time.

I still think this is incredibly stressful, LOL.
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Morning Dax how's the mother hen warmer coming along? Did the rope work?
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Very good reasons. How far would the eggs need to travel to get to you?

Newark, New Jersey another reason to wait it's been cold there, and they are expensive. I do like the egg size of his/her variety though 65 grams. I would only need a few to hatch in order to mix with mine so that's a plus on shipping. Mines GFF they have a mix GFF and another variety from Canada I believe is where they said.

Wow, that is a good distance. 

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Reply

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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post #39087 of 39089
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Wow, that is a good distance. 
Scary especially if they are older eggs. The original ones from cluckandcrow were further away I think and were fresh, AC were small. Generous on his eggs as well.
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Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine View Post

not sure I gave you this!  check out humidity section!  did you calibrate ? 

BASICS!!! INCUBATION QUESTIONS w/answers post #15921



Thank you! I just decided the other day to try hatching some. This is a big help 😊
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Wow, that is a good distance. 
Scary especially if they are older eggs. The original ones from cluckandcrow were further away I think and were fresh, AC were small. Generous on his eggs as well.

Yes, if someone is selling hatching eggs, they should be shipping fresh eggs. 

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Reply

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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