Then I still had 1 girl I couldn't get broke and then a new girl started. So I bought some eggs from a different breeder and out of 15 - 5 hatched. 2 Black Copper, 1 Blue Copper and 2 Olive Eggers. Now I'm super excited about the OE as 1 id Blue and the other Splash!! AM crosses.
Now I know that hatch rate sounds bad but I put 7 of the shipped eggs under a broody and she only set them for a week. I lost power around the same time for 24 hours due to storms. .my homemade incubator, Temps dropped to 80 for at least 12 hours and some still hatched. I had added some of my own eggs in there from the other broody to try to break her. She is still trying! ! I need to just bite the bullet and make the time to stick her in my broody breaker cage! Just haven't! Sooo...
Here's my recent hatch. Egg pics included.
I have filled another bator from the darned broody! I don't get to messing with her for several days and by then I know they're developing and can't get myself to pitch them! I am going to have chick's coming out of my ears once again! Anyways!
Eggs on the left are from the breeder. BYC member.
Eggs on the right are mine.