Originally Posted by LuvMyChicks1491
My current incubator is filled with duck eggs. I just ordered a second incubator but it won't be here till next week. Once I get it and get it up and running I will need to get some eggs for it. I have the last eggs that my girls laid and I'm thinking about trying to set them first. I know that they will be over a week old, but I feel like I owe it to the girls to try!
Luv, just keep them in a dark 50 degree area and put them in an egg carton and prop one end up then switch and prop the other end up about 3x a day. I tested my Easter Eggers last year with eggs up to 20 days old. They all hatched but one 20 day old egg...
I am in Caz if you want some mixed eggs- I'd donate some to you to get your flock going again..
I don't have any of my breeding pens set up yet so, I have all pure birds for the most part but they are all clumped together so they are mutt offspring:
In one pen I have a Greenfire Svart Hona rooster over 2 hona hens (One KYTinpusher & one Ewe Crazy), 5 isbars (2 KYTinpusher and 3 Greenfire) and one black bantam orp.
I have about 30 offspring from this pen and they are sooooooo cute!!!
In my blue house I have an Easter Egger roo over 2 EE hens, one Creme Crested Legbar hen and two blue twins who are (1/2 blue isbar and 1/2 BCM)
In my BAMA house (Another blue and olive producer) I have a creme crested legbar roo over three white creme crested legbars (They were a recessive trait), one regular creme crested legbar and 5 Olive eggers.
My Greenfire coop is a Bielefielder roo, 2 isbar roo's and a sulmtaler roo over 5 sulmtaler hens and bielefelder hen and 2 barbezieux hen.
My last crew has a GFF light sussex roo and GFF orust roo over 2 GFF light sussex gals and one white creme crested legbar (SONEW) and one GFF sulmtaler.
When everyone was little they would hop bins and I let them choose their peeps.