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post #941 of 3595
Man I hope I don't get on my pc later and see that they did show up..sorry if there are multiples. I'll know next time.
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It is confusing. I have three eggs that I set one at a time, one per day, starting two days after my others. When should they go into lockdown? Can they go in a little early or late, because if that's the case, I'll just average it out and do lockdown when the second egg would have gone...will this work OK? If only I hadn't set that third egg, this wouldn't be nearly as confusing!

Good luck, that is a hard call, I would set it up for the eggs I want to hatch the most.
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Maybe the worker I talked to is right. The hens just get to look at a rooster through a fence.
Well if that's the case, they should know better to be pitting..fertile eggs..on those cartons. lol. I thought someone had said this..twas you. I was thinking of that post as I was turning them a few different times. lol
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post #944 of 3595
Pitting fertile eggs! LOL...Now I know why I see people say...dumb auto correct!
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post #945 of 3595
I had told my friend with a broody to get some. None of hers hatched but she has never done this before and her broody abandon the eggs. She put them in an incubator but nada.
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Yours didn't work either? I had to toss 3 doz. TJ eggs. sad.png

 

Last year I set 2dz and had great fertility!

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yep - somebody call TJ's and tell those roosters to get busy!!! (I know, there are multiple other factors involved too!)

I am going to pick up some fertile eggs from whole foods to test for fertility. If they do well I can see about getting some for you next time I go to see my Mom in Shingletown--likely the week after Christmas.

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Oops! I added another egg today!! Couldn't help it. I'm just trying to up my chances of actually hatching some babies. They look all snug and cozy, don't they?

ETA: By the time it's time to candle, I may very well lose my mind. It's SO HARD not to pull them out!! I just wanna see what's going on! I'm a nervous wreck. My mom has already forbidden me to speak about them when we're talking because I talk about and fret about my temps and humidity so much, lol. I might break down and try to candle tomorrow. The kids begging me to do it is not helping, either!

I'm feeling your pain on the candling! I've straightened my eggs a couple of times in the tray when dealing with the humidity but I'm trying really hard to wait until Saturday to candle them. Today is day three, so technically I could, but should I? I think I need to muster up some patience lol

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Slave to 5 dogs and 8 chickens, and 13 chicks from my NYD Hatch...plus whatever might be in my incubator at any given time...

 

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post #948 of 3595
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I'm feeling your pain on the candling! I've straightened my eggs a couple of times in the tray when dealing with the humidity but I'm trying really hard to wait until Saturday to candle them. Today is day three, so technically I could, but should I? I think I need to muster up some patience lol

 

I'm trying to restrain myself until Friday. That would make them 1 week in to it and hopefully give me a good look at them. It's hard though! I want to look every day!

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Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

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post #949 of 3595
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Originally Posted by FreedomFarm13 View Post

It is confusing. I have three eggs that I set one at a time, one per day, starting two days after my others. When should they go into lockdown? Can they go in a little early or late, because if that's the case, I'll just average it out and do lockdown when the second egg would have gone...will this work OK? If only I hadn't set that third egg, this wouldn't be nearly as confusing!

i would do as you said 1 day late for 1, on time for the others and early for the last

but it is said that turning isnt as important the last 7 days so to lock down early is not bad

 

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Maybe the worker I talked to is right. The hens just get to look at a rooster through a fence.

those poor co...roosters 

 

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I'm feeling your pain on the candling! I've straightened my eggs a couple of times in the tray when dealing with the humidity but I'm trying really hard to wait until Saturday to candle them. Today is day three, so technically I could, but should I? I think I need to muster up some patience lol

Patience, patience young grasshopper

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6 Chickens, 2 call babies, 1 Lippitt Morgan mare, 1 bird hungry German Shepherd, 1 Daughter, and a very suspicious husband... 

and a bear that likes to destroy my coop and kill all my animals

 

My Incubator Build 

Incu Notes click HERE 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1048640/avian-vet-search-links

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WHEW!

Caught up!

 

Good luck everyone!!!

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and a bear that likes to destroy my coop and kill all my animals

 

My Incubator Build 

Incu Notes click HERE 

 

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1048640/avian-vet-search-links

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6 Chickens, 2 call babies, 1 Lippitt Morgan mare, 1 bird hungry German Shepherd, 1 Daughter, and a very suspicious husband... 

and a bear that likes to destroy my coop and kill all my animals

 

My Incubator Build 

Incu Notes click HERE 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/topic-of-the-week-thread-archive

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1048640/avian-vet-search-links

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