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5/5 on my first hatch in my homemade incubator!  I used eggs from my own chickens. The black one and orange one are RIR and Olive Egger (Marans/Amerucana X), the 2 chipmunks are RIR and Cream Legbar crosses and the one with the white dot is a RIR and Dominique cross. This was a really fun experience. It's tempting to toss a few more eggs in the incubator and start a new batch. My husband, who was never very excited about the idea of more chickens, was so in awe when he watched 2 hatch out, that he even gave me his blessing to hatch more. lol. And the kids LOVED it. These are my first barnyard mixes and I look forward to seeing how they feather out. I am hoping for some crested heads and fluffy cheeks. The orange one has feathered legs.


Wow! 5 for 5 you have got me excited lol. have you posted pics of this homemade incubator
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Wow! 5 for 5 you have got me excited lol. have you posted pics of this homemade incubator

 

 

 

 

I have zero electrical experience. I watched a Youtube video from Homesteading in SC. I followed instructions pretty closely, but only added 1 light bulb since my cooler was small. It cost about $35 to build, but could be much cheaper depending on what you have on hand. The foam cooler was under $3. If you had a bigger cooler, you could add more lights for heat and a whole lot more eggs.  :)

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5/5 on my first hatch in my homemade incubator!  I used eggs from my own chickens. The black one and orange one are RIR and Olive Egger (Marans/Amerucana X), the 2 chipmunks are RIR and Cream Legbar crosses and the one with the white dot is a RIR and Dominique cross. This was a really fun experience. It's tempting to toss a few more eggs in the incubator and start a new batch. My husband, who was never very excited about the idea of more chickens, was so in awe when he watched 2 hatch out, that he even gave me his blessing to hatch more. lol. And the kids LOVED it. These are my first barnyard mixes and I look forward to seeing how they feather out. I am hoping for some crested heads and fluffy cheeks. The orange one has feathered legs.



Congratulations on your cuties! I look forward to updates as they grow. I would love to see how they turn out!
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all my incubators I have right now best ones I have

Those are indeed the BEST incubators Codie! I love seeing moma raise her babies.
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I went through my pictures (I have thousands because I document everything) and was surprised that I had no pictures of my newest incubator! So, I got a good picture of her today. :-D
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I just candled my shipped Cochin/Frizzle eggs (Day 12). They all arrived with loose air cells.

One chick is moving, which is great!:D

Four show no development. :( 

One has a non-moving embryo and possibly a blood ring forming. :(

Five, I just can't read. :/ 

One looks like it has good development, but no movement.:fl

 

So, of twelve eggs, I am anticipating hatch of 1-7. 

Shipped eggs, long distances and winter weather make for a touch hatch.

Two sassy Red Stars, one dignified Rhode Island Red, one lovebucket Black Copper Marans, one pretty peafowl, one white Silkie, one Dark Brahma pullet. 

 

"We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love."

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Two sassy Red Stars, one dignified Rhode Island Red, one lovebucket Black Copper Marans, one pretty peafowl, one white Silkie, one Dark Brahma pullet. 

 

"We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love."

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post #317 of 488
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I just candled my shipped Cochin/Frizzle eggs (Day 12). They all arrived with loose air cells.
One chick is moving, which is great!big_smile.png
Four show no development. sad.png  
One has a non-moving embryo and possibly a blood ring forming. sad.png
Five, I just can't read. hmm.png  
One looks like it has good development, but no movement.fl.gif

So, of twelve eggs, I am anticipating hatch of 1-7. 
Shipped eggs, long distances and winter weather make for a touch hatch.

Hopefully atleast 1 will hatch. Shipped eggs are really hard to hatch!!
post #318 of 488
Ive got three out of ten so far!
post #319 of 488

Ok.  Got the Hovabator out of the garage and firing it up for lockdown tomorrow with the coturnix quail.  Silkies to follow soon.

Crazy zoo lady.  Cats, dogs, parrots, lizards, chickens and geese lol
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Crazy zoo lady.  Cats, dogs, parrots, lizards, chickens and geese lol
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post #320 of 488
Day 20 on my 71 eggs on my sportsman and a lot of peeping going on. Sucks not having a window on it to see what's going on inside.
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