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post #81 of 2024
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What a fun test group! So most of your chicks will FBCM, EE, or olive eggers? What breed are your roos?

 

I got the White Maran eggs from a nearby farmer. It was quite an investigation, finding someone with nice Marans within driving distance. This guy has no internet presence. I found him randomly through the chicken grapevine. This guy raises 8 breeds of Marans, and they are all beautiful! Fully feathered legs, and most of them lay pretty dark eggs. They look lighter in the picture. The White Maran eggs are the lightest eggs you see. I chose them purely because they were such pretty birds. It was super hard to choose which of the 8 colors I wanted.

 

My incubator is crazy full! So now I have a few things to figure out. Do I get out my old Hovabator to use as a hatcher? I'm nervous about that. I haven't had a ton of luck with it. Maybe I could split the eggs into 2 hatching groups. I guess I'll just wait and see how they look on candling day. 

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Top pic is Bruce, my EE.  He's much older ,and much more beautiful.  The bottom is Wrinkles, same, he's much older.  Has a wonderful bloodline.  I've never compared him to the SOP but he's great with the hens.

 

1 very patient husband, 2 dogs, 5 cats, 2 goldfish, a couple dozen assorted chickens and Pester the bunny.

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1 very patient husband, 2 dogs, 5 cats, 2 goldfish, a couple dozen assorted chickens and Pester the bunny.

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post #82 of 2024
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Originally Posted by chicken pickin View Post

lol. I wish it was as simple as walking up and down our streets collecting hatching eggs from neighbors. Im not so lucky to have like minded neighbors. I do however have a family a few roads away that I noticed had silkies, I thought about knocking on their doorhide.gif Think theyd find that odd.

Actually, I just picked up some fertile eggs from the grocery store. LOL.  I'm going to head to Trader Joes tomorrow to see if they have fresher ones. The ones I got yesterday were collected on the 25th.  Not sure if they will be worth setting.  8)

 

Looks like I wont be able to join in until next week. My new incubator is not expected until wednesday.  8(

Leslie

post #83 of 2024
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Wow, my ipad went crazy. Sorry about that!

LOL.

I am so glad to see I am not the only one that happens to!

post #84 of 2024
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Originally Posted by Sally8 View Post

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Top pic is Bruce, my EE.  He's much older ,and much more beautiful.  The bottom is Wrinkles, same, he's much older.  Has a wonderful bloodline.  I've never compared him to the SOP but he's great with the hens.

wow! what is the polka-dotted hen there? She's pretty!

post #85 of 2024
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wow! what is the polka-dotted hen there? She's pretty!

They are Silver Spangled Hamburgs.  I'm going to hatch a couple of them with whatever roo just to see what I get.

 

1 very patient husband, 2 dogs, 5 cats, 2 goldfish, a couple dozen assorted chickens and Pester the bunny.

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1 very patient husband, 2 dogs, 5 cats, 2 goldfish, a couple dozen assorted chickens and Pester the bunny.

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post #86 of 2024

I just set 8 orpinton eggs like 15 mintues ago is that close enough hide.gif

 

I have a little brinsea mini eco and it says that it can hold 10 chicken eggs but there is 8 in there and I would be hard pressed to add 2 more eggs.

1000They were big , I have been dealing with serama and quail eggs for so long even my normal eating eggs are mediums so these just seem so HUGE.

1000I guess I might be able to push them over a little to one side and get one more in there but man how would the little buggers hatch if they all went to hatch day the would be trying to open up there little shells shoved aginst there brother and sister eggs or the sides of the bator

1000This looks so much diffrent then when I set 8 serama eggs

1000Sorry about the glare , this is what the mini looked like with the same number of serama eggs

 

1000Big diffrence I wonder how the account for size when they say chicken egg on incubators some chicken eggs are almost the size of quail eggs and some are almost the size of duck eggs. hu.gif

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kilis-second-hatch-cam-page I will have this up during hatches as much as I can.

 http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/gabrielle1976-swap-page   This is my swap page I will keep it updated best I can. 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/gabrielle1976s-incubateing-experments-page My experament page where I will be doing hatching trials of diffrent incubation...

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http://www.ustream.tv/channel/kilis-second-hatch-cam-page I will have this up during hatches as much as I can.

 http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/gabrielle1976-swap-page   This is my swap page I will keep it updated best I can. 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/gabrielle1976s-incubateing-experments-page My experament page where I will be doing hatching trials of diffrent incubation...

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post #87 of 2024
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I just set 8 orpinton eggs like 15 mintues ago is that close enough hide.gif

 

I have a little brinsea mini eco and it says that it can hold 10 chicken eggs but there is 8 in there and I would be hard pressed to add 2 more eggs.

1000They were big , I have been dealing with serama and quail eggs for so long even my normal eating eggs are mediums so these just seem so HUGE.

1000I guess I might be able to push them over a little to one side and get one more in there but man how would the little buggers hatch if they all went to hatch day the would be trying to open up there little shells shoved aginst there brother and sister eggs or the sides of the bator

1000This looks so much diffrent then when I set 8 serama eggs

1000Sorry about the glare , this is what the mini looked like with the same number of serama eggs

 

1000Big diffrence I wonder how the account for size when they say chicken egg on incubators some chicken eggs are almost the size of quail eggs and some are almost the size of duck eggs. hu.gif

I have 4/9 of your Seramas developing fabulously. Not bad considering they went clear across the country, sat on my porch in the cold for at least 8-10 hours, & I had no heat in the house for the 1st 3 days they were in the bator. 3 others started but ended about 5 days in with bloodrings. 1 had a completely demolished air cell & didn't start & 1 had a loose air cell & didn't start. Serama don't seem to like to hatch for me, so we will see what happens next week.

Calls, Anconas, American Buff geese, Blue Slate & Royal Palm turkeys, Polish & Rainbow layers. www.backyardchickens.com/a/silkiesensation-swap-page
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Calls, Anconas, American Buff geese, Blue Slate & Royal Palm turkeys, Polish & Rainbow layers. www.backyardchickens.com/a/silkiesensation-swap-page
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post #88 of 2024
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Originally Posted by gabrielle1976 View Post

 

I just set 8 orpinton eggs like 15 mintues ago is that close enough hide.gif

 

 

 

 

 

 

Definitely close enough! Glad to have you with us.

I am a Wife and a Mother. We have 2 dogs, and our always growing flock of chickens(Barred Rocks, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Silver Laced Cochin, Easter Eggers, Olive Eggers, Black Copper and Blue Copper Marans, Japanese Bantams, Silkie/EE crosses, Silkies, Cream Legbars. We also have Bourbon Red Turkeys!  Now Ducks!!! AND Nigerian Dwarfs!!!

 

NH NPIP certified and MS and MG clean

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I am a Wife and a Mother. We have 2 dogs, and our always growing flock of chickens(Barred Rocks, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Silver Laced Cochin, Easter Eggers, Olive Eggers, Black Copper and Blue Copper Marans, Japanese Bantams, Silkie/EE crosses, Silkies, Cream Legbars. We also have Bourbon Red Turkeys!  Now Ducks!!! AND Nigerian Dwarfs!!!

 

NH NPIP certified and MS and MG clean

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post #89 of 2024

I have eggs!!!  Okay, so here are the ones that I've decided to put into the incubator.  Black Marans, White Marans, Americauna and Blue Laced Red Wyandottes.  I can't wait to see what comes out of these guys.  I guess I'll put them in the incubator tomorrow morning.

 

 

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My little world: 1 SLWyandotte Roo; 1 Buff Orp Roo (King o'the Hill): 1 Bantam WhiteLeg Hen: 5 Sex Linked Black Hens: 1 Buff Orp Hen: 5 Australorpe Hens: 3 SLWyandotte Hens: 6 RIR Hens: 3 Guinea: 1 Goose: And 15 new eggs on the way!

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My little world: 1 SLWyandotte Roo; 1 Buff Orp Roo (King o'the Hill): 1 Bantam WhiteLeg Hen: 5 Sex Linked Black Hens: 1 Buff Orp Hen: 5 Australorpe Hens: 3 SLWyandotte Hens: 6 RIR Hens: 3 Guinea: 1 Goose: And 15 new eggs on the way!

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post #90 of 2024
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Ill be setting my eggs here shortly after I number them all so I can keep tabs on whos doing well during candling and who pips and hatches.

I am a Wife and a Mother. We have 2 dogs, and our always growing flock of chickens(Barred Rocks, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Silver Laced Cochin, Easter Eggers, Olive Eggers, Black Copper and Blue Copper Marans, Japanese Bantams, Silkie/EE crosses, Silkies, Cream Legbars. We also have Bourbon Red Turkeys!  Now Ducks!!! AND Nigerian Dwarfs!!!

 

NH NPIP certified and MS and MG clean

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I am a Wife and a Mother. We have 2 dogs, and our always growing flock of chickens(Barred Rocks, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Silver Laced Cochin, Easter Eggers, Olive Eggers, Black Copper and Blue Copper Marans, Japanese Bantams, Silkie/EE crosses, Silkies, Cream Legbars. We also have Bourbon Red Turkeys!  Now Ducks!!! AND Nigerian Dwarfs!!!

 

NH NPIP certified and MS and MG clean

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