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I hatch in them, and have not had a problem.

 

My broody is done hatching. She left the nest with one egg pipped, to care for her 5 chicks. The egg was cold and the little yellow-buffish chick was dead. The five look great though.

 

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Happy Mommy!!!!

 

I found a hidden broody who has determinedly sat upon some ill advised eggs (God knows where she found them, as I didn't leave them nor give them to her, so they're OLD!) and one weeped and stuck to her tummy...really a bad deal. 
 

I'm going to have to bathe her, candle the rest of the eggs, and slip some Easter Hatch eggs under her. Maybe A LOT!!!

 

 

               ৲(⎠    ~Renée~ *MyHints* NPIP&AI 48-0346 Incubation Cheat Sheet ~t~ SickPage ~f~

 (`-.     _.-⎠̸   I dream of a society in which no one questions a chicken's motive for road crossing. 

*` (_.}  ,' Orp~Ameraucanas~d'Uccle~Konza~Aubergine~Silkie~Banty Cochin~Marans~Rock~Pea

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      _/  \ _ O

 

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               ৲(⎠    ~Renée~ *MyHints* NPIP&AI 48-0346 Incubation Cheat Sheet ~t~ SickPage ~f~

 (`-.     _.-⎠̸   I dream of a society in which no one questions a chicken's motive for road crossing. 

*` (_.}  ,' Orp~Ameraucanas~d'Uccle~Konza~Aubergine~Silkie~Banty Cochin~Marans~Rock~Pea

     _ . /       

      _/  \ _ O

 

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post #8812 of 11360
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Originally Posted by ChestnutRidge View Post

Well, it's Day 16, and there's not much to see here, folks.  It's getting so dark in there that there is little difference to see day-to-day.  I'm going to stop candling at lockdown, so Day 18 will be the last one.

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ETA: I just locked down my Thursday-set eggs and I am exhausted.  I usually use cardboard cartons, which have never gotten damp or soggy for me, but my hand got so tired from cutting that I switched to plastic.  Well, that didn't go much more smoothly, and I literally spent a little over an hour cutting.

My hand hurts. roll.png  I need to find those awesome egg wash trays!

I also caved an got a second incubator.  So, I've been trying to get the 2nd incubator - a new-style Genesis to go with my old-style Genesis which I love - up to temp and humidity.  Well, my Brinsea Spot Check, which worked perfectly for me last year, disagrees with my 3 other thermometers, so I haven't been using it this year.  So, I've been moving around water, turners, thermometers, my one hygrometer, measuring differences, etc.  Sigh.  I want my chicks already! big_smile.png jumpy.gif

Note to self: Do not set on Thursday ever again.  Monday is not suitable for lockdown frenzy.

th.gif I'm going to bed.


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=230764586013&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160   Here you go.  Best shipping price I have found.

 

Micki  Living in Idaho with: English Shepherd dog Jet,
2 cockateels, 
1 outside Buddy cat,

Odd mixed chickens too many to name now. 

One son, and one Husband .

Not necessarily in that order.
To see my blog go to My Flock

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Micki  Living in Idaho with: English Shepherd dog Jet,
2 cockateels, 
1 outside Buddy cat,

Odd mixed chickens too many to name now. 

One son, and one Husband .

Not necessarily in that order.
To see my blog go to My Flock

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Missed two days of this thread to visit family and it took more than three days for me to catch up!  Love all the great pics and ideas.

"Kindness can become its own motive.  We are made kind by being kind"  - 1 awesome hubby, 4 funny kids, 2 sweet dogs, 1 crazy kitty, 1 talkative guinea pig, and chickens (Welsummer, Orpington, Icelandic, GNH, Polish, Silkie, EE/OE/Am/Ar and layers)

 

My Swap pages http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coldupnorth-swap-page  or http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mix-and-match-swap-page

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"Kindness can become its own motive.  We are made kind by being kind"  - 1 awesome hubby, 4 funny kids, 2 sweet dogs, 1 crazy kitty, 1 talkative guinea pig, and chickens (Welsummer, Orpington, Icelandic, GNH, Polish, Silkie, EE/OE/Am/Ar and layers)

 

My Swap pages http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coldupnorth-swap-page  or http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mix-and-match-swap-page

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post #8814 of 11360

Is this normal?

 

I just had to throw out my 3rd stinker.All BC Marans from the same source. If it was you, would you contact the seller or wait and see it any have developed and then contact? Or just keep my mouth shut and chalk it up to shipped eggs. They are dark beautiful eggs and I can't see what is going on. I think there are at least 2 that are developing.

 

The other breed she sent, I have 4/14 that I think is still developing. No stinkers in that bunch.

 

Thanks for any and all advice


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post #8815 of 11360
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Originally Posted by SherrieT View Post

Is this normal?

 

I just had to throw out my 3rd stinker.All BC Marans from the same source. If it was you, would you contact the seller or wait and see it any have developed and then contact? Or just keep my mouth shut and chalk it up to shipped eggs. They are dark beautiful eggs and I can't see what is going on. I think there are at least 2 that are developing.

 

The other breed she sent, I have 4/14 that I think is still developing. No stinkers in that bunch.

 

Thanks for any and all advice


I have read folks that say they have successfully incubated and hatched old eggs. I find that a rare thing, actually. Old eggs become stinkers in my experience, and I just won't chance it. An exploding egg can ruin an entire incubator full. Old eggs PLUS shipped eggs = alot of stink (in my opinion).

 

RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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RIP my son, Michael Bonham, Jr. 1972-2013

A son, brother, friend, wrestler, father, Army Airborne Ranger, wrestling coach, and so much more....

A memorial video with some of his (too short) life HERE.

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post #8816 of 11360

Sherrie I would chalk it up to shipping issues.  So hard to tell what happens to them once they are out of your hands.  IMO I would probably not purchase from the same seller again, just because of my suspicions but I certainly would not bad mouth them.  (not saying that you are in any way) 

Turkey Hatchalong!

 

Each little flower that opens, Each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colours, He made their tiny wings.

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Turkey Hatchalong!

 

Each little flower that opens, Each little bird that sings, He made their glowing colours, He made their tiny wings.

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post #8817 of 11360
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Day 3 is easiest. Look at the pin feathers on the end of the wing. One row is a roo and two rows is a pullet.

 

 

 

This was the best pic I could find to show to you.

Very coo!  Thank you.  I hope I get some chickies so I can try fl.gif
 

 

 

Angelia

Butte, MT

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Butte, MT

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post #8818 of 11360
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Originally Posted by SunnyDawn View Post

 I've even been known to "coo" to the bator when a chick is slowing down.  Trying to sound like an encouraging momma hen.  DH looks at me like I'm losing my mind when I do this!     lol.png
 

 


My DH seems indifferent to the hatching process but he is always the first to hear them. I've caught him cheepcheepcheeping at the incubator when he thinks I'm not looking lol.png 

 


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Sherrie I would chalk it up to shipping issues.  So hard to tell what happens to them once they are out of your hands.  IMO I would probably not purchase from the same seller again, just because of my suspicions but I certainly would not bad mouth them.  (not saying that you are in any way) 

X2 - I guess the only time I would question the seller's product is if they all showed up clear. If they developed at all, then they have done all they can do without hand delivering them.

 

 



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CRAP! I candled and look what that got me! ALMOST NO IOWA BLUES! Kari! Only two are developing well and about 5  just quit!the others were clear he.gif shipping was horrid though... ALL the Am/iowas X's are good! didnt pull ANY of those BUt lost my jersey giant!hit.gif ... ALL my Blue AM's are great! all my fluffy project eggs are good!! Line A's, line Bs,  ABs! Lost a few (several) of John's barred rocks and a few bcm...so I think out of 192 eggs we lost about 40 or so with a couple more iffy ones put back in to "See". So that was my candling report for a couple days ago...I had only candled a few for the 10 day since with this sportsman it is hard to candle all those trays of eggs and not cool off the whole thing and we record all developement with eggs and hatching so we can keep track of everything with so many lol....so it is logged...it recovers pretty fast though...which is awesome!      

    Still looks like I am going to need SEVERAL hatchers....! lol.png OMG the BEST news is that we ordered some polish eggs from illia....Well the foam shippers she used to ship the eggs took a beating on the way, THANKS PO!! and several where lost! ANYHOW I  HAD 10 eggs not broken, but some had kinda iffy air cells...wonky...I put them in the incubator for about a day no turning maybe a bit longer with no turner on just sitting upright in the racks...THEN gave ALL ten to a new broody...who is deadly serious about hatching SOMETHING! SHE is an EE...and she took ALL ten after a moments pause and a worried look almost to say "ok well I will TRY,but I dunno"

  What I had done was put them in the nest when I took her off to do her morning "thing" when she came back ready to sit there they were! And still warm! she thought another hen added some I guess she hopped right on and had to work to get ten polish eggs covered but is doing a great job since EVERY ONE is developing and shows movement on candling!!ya.gif SO THAT is awesome...I didn't count those eggs in the hatch along as they got going a few days later! one of the polish is a CREOLE hope it hatches! fl.gif AND WE still have TWO developing Iowa Blues!!! celebrate.gifKari can I get some Jersy giants? That was SOOO disapointing,I was surprised I was that upset SOOO must have more...just a few.Maybe some iowas?hmm.png

Ugg, that's a real shame about the IaBs, they really don't ship well hmm.png I have only pulled 1 quiter out of the ones I set. You will love they Iowacanas though, they are super hawk fighters! Great free ranges and great layers - if you can find their eggs, that is.

My IaB flock isn't laying very well, I have 2 broodys and am only getting about 3 eggs a day from the other 5.  On the bright side the NYD pullets should start laying in May-June and they are much nicer birds! My Jerseys are fun but if you want some good ones mine might not be the stock to get them from. I know they are slow growing birds, but at 10 months they aren't as big as I think they should be. I need to find a place to separate them again too, since I promised some to a local guy as well. Sorry, probably not what you wanted to hear, but if you're patient I can hook you up!

 

 

Dark Horse Acres

NPIP 42-618

Iowa Blues and a mixed flock of a wide variety.

http://www.iowabluechickenclub.com/

 

 

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Dark Horse Acres

NPIP 42-618

Iowa Blues and a mixed flock of a wide variety.

http://www.iowabluechickenclub.com/

 

 

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post #8819 of 11360
Good morning all!

Sorry for all your loss, Congrats on your findings, art, hatchings, and some others that I forget.

I have missed more then a week worth of post, and had to skip over 1000 posts! My Aunt had died two Fridays ago, and that was the reason for me not to keep up.


I am down to 49 eggs out of 66 eggs set. Most of the ones that I pitched were clear and had blood rings. I will be locking down on Thursday as I had set the eggs on Sunday.

Have a great day ya'll. frow.gif

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Rebuilding my Farm again thread- http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=587948

Hatching eggs available!!! Chickens- Icelandics, Buff Orpington, Tomaru Longcrowers Turkeys- Bourbon Red, Oregon Gray,Red Slate Geese- Embden My website- http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&key=6bb099c03c841e0aa94311ac07580ace&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.backyardchickens.com%2Fu%2F74819%2FFarmerboy16...

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Rebuilding my Farm again thread- http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=587948

Hatching eggs available!!! Chickens- Icelandics, Buff Orpington, Tomaru Longcrowers Turkeys- Bourbon Red, Oregon Gray,Red Slate Geese- Embden My website- http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&key=6bb099c03c841e0aa94311ac07580ace&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.backyardchickens.com%2Fu%2F74819%2FFarmerboy16...

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Cutler has Emu Trays!

 

I clicked a link off of the link Kathy sent.

 

Click here

 

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I did not need to know that.





Oh, wait, they won't fit into a Brinsea Octagon. Whew!

I can stop hyperventilating now.

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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