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Things are looking great!

thank you

 

step by step we are getting to where we want to be.

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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the falling coconuts got them lol

 

 

as soon as the fence is finished, we shall free many birds.

 

I actually have 50% of my Visaya hens in a coop makinging RIR crosses.


a RIR isn't all that bad of a size for a bird

 

i'm now spoiled with the buffs but anything you can do to give the local fowl some size is a step in the rite direction.

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you just did.

 

i settle 8-16 hours based on time of arrival. 

 

the ticking clock of dead eggs and malpositioned chicks does not stop for air cells


ok they have sat for 9 hours time to set these suckers

 

i had good luck with not turning my game bird eggs last month for the 1st 3 days

 

so unless someone wishes to strongly object i'll do the same with these eggs

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I let local eggs sit for 6-12 hours, and shipped eggs sit overnight so 12-24 hours but never more.
That along with the Brinsea and minimal candling (max twice, Usually just once) generally produces fabulous results.
Also tend to run the bator a bit dry, and hatch at 50-60% humidity. The lower humidity has virtually eliminated last minute failure to hatch.
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candling results of chickens

 

buff orps 6/6

bbs orps 12/15

silkie 0/3

salmon favs 6/6

hfr mutts 22/29

bp brahma 4/8

 

others 75% average viability

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this is the highest we have ever seen. if we can translate this into 50% hatched birds, we will be over the moon.

 

I am crying over the San Diego eggs not making it.

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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I let local eggs sit for 6-12 hours, and shipped eggs sit overnight so 12-24 hours but never more.
That along with the Brinsea and minimal candling (max twice, Usually just once) generally produces fabulous results.
Also tend to run the bator a bit dry, and hatch at 50-60% humidity. The lower humidity has virtually eliminated last minute failure to hatch.

Following Phage's advice, I hatch at ambient humidity- normally equals 60% in bator. Only the moisture from the eggs hatching drives it up.

 

This too has really helped me.

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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Wow there was a bit to catch up on in this thread!

 

Piglet, I am an impatient guy when it comes to fertile eggs in my possession that are not at temperature lol. I let them sit until the next morning. I can't put an hour on it, they get checked over, air cells marked, weighed and left until the morning.

 

Nice work on the gardens Oz. I have been following a blog page that has some interesting stuff on it called 'One Acre Eden' It is not often updated, but I liked reading it all the same. In the two most recent entries, they talk about making their own garden beds, using a technique called 'Hugelkultur'. Rotting logs and chicken poo, you may be able to work something in with that using rice hulls.

 

http://greenfirefarms.com/oneacreeden/oae-journal/

 

Have a good one, nice work on those fertility/hatch ratios too!

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Wow there was a bit to catch up on in this thread!

 

Piglet, I am an impatient guy when it comes to fertile eggs in my possession that are not at temperature lol. I let them sit until the next morning. I can't put an hour on it, they get checked over, air cells marked, weighed and left until the morning.

 

Nice work on the gardens Oz. I have been following a blog page that has some interesting stuff on it called 'One Acre Eden' It is not often updated, but I liked reading it all the same. In the two most recent entries, they talk about making their own garden beds, using a technique called 'Hugelkultur'. Rotting logs and chicken poo, you may be able to work something in with that using rice hulls.

 

http://greenfirefarms.com/oneacreeden/oae-journal/

 

Have a good one, nice work on those fertility/hatch ratios too!

the one acre garden is very inspiring. I have read it many times

 

thanks for the well wishes, its an exciting time at cocobeach

 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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 ++Egg Shippers Please Read++       Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine 

 

A wife & 2  kids we ADOPTED in the Phils .  immigrant chooks, all sorts of poultry goats & a water buffalo. 

 

want to help some needy people and have an adventure? - check out "The Chicken Mission

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I am interested in your pen ideas with lots of breeds, I should go back and reread, I also need to visit Mr. Urch in Minnesota.

Search @ You Tube How to set up P. I. G. S. Baboyang walang amoy or odorless pigpen.

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Search @ You Tube How to set up P. I. G. S. Baboyang walang amoy or odorless pigpen.

thanks Brother Rolito

Favorite Books: More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell, Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis, Cries of the Heart by Ravi Zacharias, I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek

 

Frank Turek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoqzcDrILJ0

Brigitte Gabriel: Radical Islam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFO1AtjoUoo&app=desktop

 

flock: Black Australorp, guineas,...

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Favorite Books: More Than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell, Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis, Cries of the Heart by Ravi Zacharias, I Don't Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist by Norman Geisler and Frank Turek

 

Frank Turek https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoqzcDrILJ0

Brigitte Gabriel: Radical Islam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFO1AtjoUoo&app=desktop

 

flock: Black Australorp, guineas,...

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