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What was the julian date on the eggs? It is a three digit date stamped on the carton.

 

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The date on this one is 021--January 21 is the date. Look for a date in the 300s on yours.

 

 

My son that picked them up for me used to work at a grocery store..so knows how to read it..plus, he had them go get some that were shipped that morning!

 

Here is what they all looked like..I just tossed them.    :(

 

 

 

In the meantime....my silkie eggs that are going into lock down this Fri. look like this!

 

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My son that picked them up for me used to work at a grocery store..so knows how to read it..plus, he had them go get some that were shipped that morning!

 

Here is what they all looked like..I just tossed them.    :(

 

 

 

In the meantime....my silkie eggs that are going into lock down this Fri. look like this!

 

I am so sorry!

 

The Eggs from Whole Foods were 3 days old last time I hatched them. The TJs eggs were about 7 days old.

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Just my luck I guess.   I may try again in the spring. 

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post #894 of 3595
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    I like you idea of taking those racks out.  Easier to turn I'm sure!  

 

So, you think that keeping the humidity level...ummm...level, is really important even in the early stages?   I find that doing it low has worked both ways in hatching.  Some good, some not.  :/    

I have to take the tray out and tip it - i have a box I use.  So as long as it's tilted, I can just layer the eggs.  It can get crazy trying to candle.  

 

For humidity....I don't think it's all that necessary to keep it level any time except for Lockdown.  I adjust it on air cell size.  Only the really dark brown eggs I was more careful.  My house runs pretty much 25 to 30%.  We've been up around 45 since it's been so overcast.  In my LG and my Incuview the ambient humidity had more effect.  The Brinsea is sealed much tighter and the humidity pump runs occasionally, just to keep it at 30.  It the lock down that used to be so hard - humidity would be 85% at bedtime, then 45% the next morning.  I'd add water and bump it to 85% again, then when I got home from work it would be 30%.  But I found a solution....

 

What finally helped me in the Incuview and LG was I had an empty fishtank that I kept heated, I took a mason jar and made 2 holes in the cover, floating it in the fishtank.  I half filled the jar with water, stuck fishtank tubing connected to an air bubbler to blow  air into the warm water in the jar, making it bubble.  Then I had another tube collecting that moist air  feeding it into the 'bator.  

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This is my IncuView incubator and setup, not Brinsea ;) Although, it was kinda in the price range of a Brinsea lol

 

I acquired a large animal cage by Living World and am hoping to make it the brooder. I have an electric hen on the way. 

 

Below, you can kinda see how things are pairing up at the moment. Whenever I need to add water, I try to straighten out the eggs. They do tend to roll however the want to in the tray. 

 

 

I forgot, I also have an Incuview that looks just like this one.  I LOVE hatching in this because you can see EVERYTHING.  I just prefer the upright turners in the Brinsea and LG.   You have a great set up.  I especially love the cage  I have to keep my chicks in the bathroom since I have a new very curious kitten.  I just have a large rubber made bin they hang out in until they get a little bigger..  This latest batch wouldn't come out from under the heat plate, so I threw a towel over half of it, and they have started venturing out.  When I pull the towel off, they stay hidden.  

Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock.  Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix.  6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy.  Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo.  Tiny chicks too many to count.
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post #895 of 3595
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Just my luck I guess.   I may try again in the spring. 

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I am glad you have some Silkie chicks hatching though, I can't wait to see them!
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New Contest Announcement!

 

3. Holiday Baking Contest

    

Do you love making Crafty things? Is Frosting artistic medium?

 

Then we have a contest for You! 

 

First Prize: Rolling pin with chicken imprints donated by @Jessimomil_570xN.803956887_btt4.jpg

 

Submission Deadline: December 28

  • Open to All BYC Members
  • Anything poultry related (coops, houses, brooders, incubators, etc.)
  • At least a portion of the entry has to be edible, but not all of it
  • Original work only
  • All BYC rules apply
  • All entries must be submitted as a reply to http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1145080/8th-annual-new-years-day-hatch-a-long-contest-number-3

  • Limit of 3 photos per entry

  • Limit of 1 entry per member

    Post pictures in this thread. Pictures cannot be digitally altered(photoshopped) and need to be a good enough quality for us to see the project clearly.
    Winners will be picked by a panel of judges.

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Good Luck!


Edited by ronott1 - 12/13/16 at 6:47pm
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That rolling pin is awesome Ron!

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post #898 of 3595
Day 2, 19 more to go lol
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post #899 of 3595

@ronott1  find out if they have anymore please would love one

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8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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@ronott1  find out if they have anymore please would love one

@Jessimom Got them from Etsy.com. There are others too like roosters.

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