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Lock down tonight on my first shipped eggs.  I think I'm currently at 4 live eggs from that group.  But, will set all 6, just in case I've made a mistake.  Second group (12 eggs, also shipped) due to lock down tomorrow, so I'll lock them down at the same time.  I'm not sure how I'll put them... the first 4 have horrid air cells, and they're huge.  The second group has some saddles, but are not bad.  Air cells on this group are sized acceptably.  3rd group (my gender selected eggs) is in other bator, due to hatch Sunday, then there's a lone turkey poult in the bator with that last group.  He's not due to hatch until next Friday.  Not sure what to do with him with all the juggling going on!  I expect to leave him right where he is until perhaps the first bator is empty, then do a quick sterilization, and move him in there.  

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How old is this?

Looks First Gen to me

Says barely used, lol

Maybe barely used several years ago??

http://sarasota.craigslist.org/grd/5486445906.html
I used to live in Sarasota for many years! It's beautiful there! Is that where you are?
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I've done pretty well with CL so far, haven't even put anything on FB yet.  Have had quite a few inquiries about older chicks too.  Hubby said "sell the ones outside"...  Then how do I get more eggs?  I'd have to buy them.  No, I'll just hatch more of my own, and if that means raising them to laying age, then at least I get to select the best ones to keep, and sell the others!
Same boat. I've had so many people contacting from a CL ad I put up last month for chicks, any age even older ones. So now I keep going out and looking at all my grow outs to see if I can part with any. Of course by the time I can tell who all the boys are no one will want them!
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Good morning everyone!!!!! Tomorrow is day 14 on my SLP and SS eggs. So I will be candling and marking as per norm. I'm excited because I didn't realize I would already be locking down in 5 days!!!! yippiechickie.gif. Then I got Ruby's eggs I ordered last Thursday. So I let them rest for 12 hours then I stuck them angled in a carton to keep aircells up. Not my typical way but trying something different. TEmPS Are Holding Steady At 100 To 101 And HUMIDITY I Will NOT Let DROP Below 40%. (Sorry about the all caps and random caps my phone is tweeking out ). I just candled last night to check fertility and well....all 15 are growing. One looks questionable like maybe an early quitter or about to quit but that's 100% on shipped eggs!!! yippiechickie.gif
That's such good news!! I'm very happy!
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Lock down tonight on my first shipped eggs.  I think I'm currently at 4 live eggs from that group.  But, will set all 6, just in case I've made a mistake.  Second group (12 eggs, also shipped) due to lock down tomorrow, so I'll lock them down at the same time.  I'm not sure how I'll put them... the first 4 have horrid air cells, and they're huge.  The second group has some saddles, but are not bad.  Air cells on this group are sized acceptably.  3rd group (my gender selected eggs) is in other bator, due to hatch Sunday, then there's a lone turkey poult in the bator with that last group.  He's not due to hatch until next Friday.  Not sure what to do with him with all the juggling going on!  I expect to leave him right where he is until perhaps the first bator is empty, then do a quick sterilization, and move him in there.  
Good luck!
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I used to live in Sarasota for many years! It's beautiful there! Is that where you are?
Same boat. I've had so many people contacting from a CL ad I put up last month for chicks, any age even older ones. So now I keep going out and looking at all my grow outs to see if I can part with any. Of course by the time I can tell who all the boys are no one will want them!
That's such good news!! I'm very happy!
Good luck!
Nah I'm over the bridge in Pinellas
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After going to Incubating eggs 101, and pondering, I've decided that the first 4 eggs, which are small will be hatched in a "make shift nest" that will keep them as upright as possible, with largest portion of air cell facing up.  I don't want to put them in cartons because with them being small, I don't want to risk pip occurring in position that will be occluded by the wall of the carton cell.  The next group may very well stay in their carton, since my best hatch last year occurred upright.  My gender hatch may be divided into an upright and a laying down group.

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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After going to Incubating eggs 101, and pondering, I've decided that the first 4 eggs, which are small will be hatched in a "make shift nest" that will keep them as upright as possible, with largest portion of air cell facing up.  I don't want to put them in cartons because with them being small, I don't want to risk pip occurring in position that will be occluded by the wall of the carton cell.  The next group may very well stay in their carton, since my best hatch last year occurred upright.  My gender hatch may be divided into an upright and a laying down group.

I'd be curious to see the hatch rate of the gender group between upright and laying down.

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Sounds like you're tossing a challenge... er... an other experiment my way.  You're on.  Of course, it will be totally non scientific, as the eggs are varied in size.  Some so dark, I have no idea if the egglets are alive going into lock down or not.  But... eggtopsy should sort that out.  Any other readers going into lock down wanna take on the "laying down vs standing up" challenge????

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Sounds like you're tossing a challenge... er... an other experiment my way.  You're on.  Of course, it will be totally non scientific, as the eggs are varied in size.  Some so dark, I have no idea if the egglets are alive going into lock down or not.  But... eggtopsy should sort that out.  Any other readers going into lock down wanna take on the "laying down vs standing up" challenge????

:thumbsup lol

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Originally Posted by lazy gardener View Post
 

After going to Incubating eggs 101, and pondering, I've decided that the first 4 eggs, which are small will be hatched in a "make shift nest" that will keep them as upright as possible, with largest portion of air cell facing up.  I don't want to put them in cartons because with them being small, I don't want to risk pip occurring in position that will be occluded by the wall of the carton cell.  The next group may very well stay in their carton, since my best hatch last year occurred upright.  My gender hatch may be divided into an upright and a laying down group.

 

I'm glad to see you are experimenting.  I was so nervous about hatching the shipped Spitzhauben eggs that I worried myself half to distraction, and decided to put the medium eggs in a cut down large foam carton.  But I had 13 eggs, and only 12 cups in the carton.  The laying down one hatched first.  I'm sure it was coincidental, as they all hatched like popcorn and were hopping around the hatcher like nobody's business.

 

My other small hatches have gone great, too.

 

It seems that when I have my hatcher 2/3 full or more, the hatch gets drawn out and more chicks have issues.  I think the next time I have a large batch to hatch, I'll divide them up among the hatchers and see what happens.

 

I have about 10 EEs out so far.

Walnut Hill Farm

250+ chickens, 50 turkeys, baskets of eggs...incubators in all shapes and sizes...hatching March-July and wishing I was hatching the rest of the year.

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

 

Life is short...live and love.

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Walnut Hill Farm

250+ chickens, 50 turkeys, baskets of eggs...incubators in all shapes and sizes...hatching March-July and wishing I was hatching the rest of the year.

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

 

Life is short...live and love.

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I'm glad to see you are experimenting.  I was so nervous about hatching the shipped Spitzhauben eggs that I worried myself half to distraction, and decided to put the medium eggs in a cut down large foam carton.  But I had 13 eggs, and only 12 cups in the carton.  The laying down one hatched first.  I'm sure it was coincidental, as they all hatched like popcorn and were hopping around the hatcher like nobody's business.

 

My other small hatches have gone great, too.

 

It seems that when I have my hatcher 2/3 full or more, the hatch gets drawn out and more chicks have issues.  I think the next time I have a large batch to hatch, I'll divide them up among the hatchers and see what happens.

 

I have about 10 EEs out so far.

This is something that I read quite a while ago I found intriguing about egg position at hatch and time intervals : http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21934018

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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OOH I like that!

 

Next hatch, the first dozen eggs that pip externally will be moved to air cell up.  The remainder will be left horizontal.  If the overall hatch duration is compressed, that would be great!

Walnut Hill Farm

250+ chickens, 50 turkeys, baskets of eggs...incubators in all shapes and sizes...hatching March-July and wishing I was hatching the rest of the year.

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

 

Life is short...live and love.

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Walnut Hill Farm

250+ chickens, 50 turkeys, baskets of eggs...incubators in all shapes and sizes...hatching March-July and wishing I was hatching the rest of the year.

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

 

Life is short...live and love.

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