Megabator Update Day 13 Sunday night candling
The 4 goose from 14 are doing well. I asked my buddy to candle the 6 goose eggs under his scovie as well as the 15 muscovy eggs tonight,
7 from 13 peafowl - I will be very pleased if most hatch
only 7 from 30 turkey - the eggs are porous so its hard to see a lot of them
9 from 24 guinea fowl - several suppliers would not sell to me because of low fertility issues this season. I wonder if this is the same but either way, i only need a couple of hens and roos to propgate
A sample row of quail had 13 from 20
72 from 90 sample large fowl but 9 from 22 serama. there are 180 more large fowl eggs not candled.
121 from 203 with maybe 4 or 5 more turkey if mental math is correct. I was expecting similar results but would have hoped for better.
Its a long way to go till hatch so those numbers will drop further. At least we are not flying blind like last trip. Shipped eggs can be hard on the heart and I shipped most of them thrice - once via usps and then 7921 miles in 747-400 and 292 miles in a A220-300.
I may sneak a few more turkey into the golf bag if I cant get enough to breed with. there are 3 types so right now i can almost guarantee i wont have 3 breeds of toms and 3 breeds of hens
on the bright side - we could end up with a decent number of quail and a slew of big chickens.
Bernie appears to be doing a bang up job. He reports on humidity and temps twice a day.
No power outages since day 1 but now we have back up, there probably wont be another one.
Ants are not interested in crossing the mini moats
the adventure continues
Edited by ozexpat - 6/9/13 at 7:02am