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Setting Eggs on 2/26 (now with pictures)

post #1 of 60
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So, I'm setting some eggs tomorrow.  This is going to be my first hatch in 3 years, so I'm a little rusty at this.  We had a horrible time of it the last two hatches, as spring storms caused first a 24 hour power loss and then a 7 hour power lose.  We had four chicks out of 36 eggs hatch and only 2 of those made it.  Anyway, we've been collecting Marans eggs over the last week and a half and I plan to set them tomorrow.  Anyone else planning for a hatch around March 18th or so?


~dani~

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our rooster, Marcus Aurelius
and our hen, Mia

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Edited by daniduck - 2/27/12 at 2:08pm

~dani~
Happily married to the sweetest guy around - Gary - with a three year old little boy - Britt, and a one year old little girl - Ruth.  A siameese cat named Mara.  We currently have 8 chickens - 6 RIR hens, and 2 Blue Marans (a Roo and a hen).  We have some Maran chicks on the way, and two Ameraucana chicks.

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~dani~
Happily married to the sweetest guy around - Gary - with a three year old little boy - Britt, and a one year old little girl - Ruth.  A siameese cat named Mara.  We currently have 8 chickens - 6 RIR hens, and 2 Blue Marans (a Roo and a hen).  We have some Maran chicks on the way, and two Ameraucana chicks.

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post #2 of 60

Setting eggs tomorrow myself. I have about 16-18 Bantam Cochin and a few OEGBs to set. A 100% hatch on the 18th would be a good B Day gift.

Trying my best to care for; 1 Great Wife, 2 Beautiful Daughters, 1 Spoiled Boxers and Chickens; 1 BO, 1 Black JG, 6 BLRW, 2 Lavender Wyandottes, Some EEs, Black Sex Links, and just plain chickens.

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Trying my best to care for; 1 Great Wife, 2 Beautiful Daughters, 1 Spoiled Boxers and Chickens; 1 BO, 1 Black JG, 6 BLRW, 2 Lavender Wyandottes, Some EEs, Black Sex Links, and just plain chickens.

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post #3 of 60

I'll be setting 11 black cooper marans tomorrow also. I'ts my second time hatching. Last time was in december and out of 15 eggs i had 7 hatches. Was out of power 2 times but only for 3 to 4 hours each time. To the second time I used a computer power supply that lasted me almost 30 minutes but then I was out of power again. Really stressful situation. Promised myself I was not going to do it again...I got almost no sleep...I use a homemade incubator that does not regulate temperature so i had to do it manually. My december vacations watching eggs....seems like I forgot the time and effort it takes....so I'm joining you tomorrow and hope we have great hatches and lots of girls... I'll set mine tomorrow morning. Dry hatch. 

20 chickens, 6 dogs, 4 cats.

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20 chickens, 6 dogs, 4 cats.

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post #4 of 60

I started my first (ever) batch of eggs today...I am very excited!  I got 2 dozen eggs...most are Ameraucanas and Ameraucana/Buckeye crosses and a few random hybrids.

post #5 of 60

I am in, I set some at 5;00 pm 2/26(today) I have eggs in lock down now also, just a glutten for punishment lol the ones in lockdown are the first in my new incubator I built. I set 30 eggs and have 29 in lock down after candling. the last one may be good but was smaller than the others and saw no movement. I have black australorpse they are my favorite.

post #6 of 60
I set last night.

16 Bantam Cochins
6 OEG Bantams
2 EEs
1 BLRW
1 Welsummer mix

Trying my best to care for; 1 Great Wife, 2 Beautiful Daughters, 1 Spoiled Boxers and Chickens; 1 BO, 1 Black JG, 6 BLRW, 2 Lavender Wyandottes, Some EEs, Black Sex Links, and just plain chickens.

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Trying my best to care for; 1 Great Wife, 2 Beautiful Daughters, 1 Spoiled Boxers and Chickens; 1 BO, 1 Black JG, 6 BLRW, 2 Lavender Wyandottes, Some EEs, Black Sex Links, and just plain chickens.

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post #7 of 60

I set some eggs today (2/27). But they are duck eggs so none will hatch until around the 25th.


Edited by Ilovemyduckies - 2/27/12 at 9:37am

I've got 2 cats, Dyllen and Star. I have 10 chickens; 1 BLRW, 2 mutt hens, 1 mutt chicks, 1 EEs, 1 RIR, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Golden Campine, 1 unknown hen, and 1 Partridge cochin. I also have1 Swedish/Black Indian Runner , 1 Yellow Swedish, 1 Black Runner, and 3 Coturnix quail.

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I've got 2 cats, Dyllen and Star. I have 10 chickens; 1 BLRW, 2 mutt hens, 1 mutt chicks, 1 EEs, 1 RIR, 1 White Leghorn, 1 Golden Campine, 1 unknown hen, and 1 Partridge cochin. I also have1 Swedish/Black Indian Runner , 1 Yellow Swedish, 1 Black Runner, and 3 Coturnix quail.

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post #8 of 60

I set eggs today also, 24 BBS Ameraucana eggs in my trusty old homemade incubator.  This is our fourth hatch this winter, the first just moved out to the coop, so we have room for a few more!  gig.gif  Good luck everyone, I hope we all have great hatches!  fl.gif 

post #9 of 60

Just set lastnight as well. 10 OEGB and 3 Serama.

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I've thought about trying a dry hatch, as we are in Florida, and the humidity is always high.  I don't add alot of water to our incubator, to be honest, I kinda wing it, since we've got nothing to measure humidity with.  I meant to look into something while we were at the feed store today, but I forgot.

~dani~
Happily married to the sweetest guy around - Gary - with a three year old little boy - Britt, and a one year old little girl - Ruth.  A siameese cat named Mara.  We currently have 8 chickens - 6 RIR hens, and 2 Blue Marans (a Roo and a hen).  We have some Maran chicks on the way, and two Ameraucana chicks.

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~dani~
Happily married to the sweetest guy around - Gary - with a three year old little boy - Britt, and a one year old little girl - Ruth.  A siameese cat named Mara.  We currently have 8 chickens - 6 RIR hens, and 2 Blue Marans (a Roo and a hen).  We have some Maran chicks on the way, and two Ameraucana chicks.

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