Hello Southern California Peeps! I have a teacher friend in Whittier that is looking for some hatching eggs for a classroom project. She is not particular about the breeds. Does anyone have any hatching eggs that they would be willing to share with her?
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Hey there! I'm close to Whittier and have fertile eggs! I've supplied a teacher in Torrance before for a classroom hatch.
hatch rate on Trader Joes can be as little as 25 percent.... you have to be able to read the date codes on the boxes.
Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,
Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.
Future poultry: Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy
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They are backyard mixes. As of today, the fathers currently could be a SF or a SF x SFH. And some of the younger hens' eggs could be fertilized by a BJG. My hens are a bunch of different heritage and rare breeds: Swedish Flower, Barred Rock, Australorp, Golden Cuckoo Marans, Salmon Faverolles, Basque, Speckled Sussex, Light Brahma, Lavender Ameraucana, Easter Egger. My dad also has fertile Serama eggs I can get.
I've had really good hatch rates from our eggs, both by incubator or broody hen.
Broody hens tend to do that! There's not much to do. Just make sure she has a safe place to sit on her eggs. I pretty much let nature do the rest, though occasionally I'll bring treats like scrambled egg to hand-feed to the hard-working mama. The number of eggs a hen can sit on depends on the the breed/size of hen. My Aussie is sitting on 11 right now, but I'm sure she can easily sit on 15-18.