100% Hatch rate!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SHELLY, Jan 15, 2008.


    SHELLY Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2007
    Southwest Missouri
    I got a Little Giant incubator for Christmas. I cleaned it, set it up with the automatic egg turner Hubby gave me, regulated the temp and put all the eggs my girls layed that day in by 9:30 pm. Eleven eggs went in Christmas day. [​IMG]

    Saturday I took out the egg turner. That evening we could hear chirpping from inside the eggs. I was so excited. I had tried candling them a couple of times but couldn't really tell anything.

    Monday morning two eggs had pipped. Little cracked holes in the shell and I had to go to work. When I got home 10 hours later I had four chicks![​IMG]

    I sat by that incubator for the next three hours. Kids had to find their own supper. Hubby ate PBJ sandwiches. I watched until 11:30 and had four more hatch before I went to bed.

    Tuesday morning another hatched before my very eyes. The last two were pipped and I had to go to work. My son called to let me know the other two have hatched!! [​IMG]

    All eleven hatched on my very first ever try. It has to be beginners luck ot my roosters are very dutiful! I'm so happy!

    Last edited: Jan 15, 2008
  2. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    Terrific! Going to work and knowing eggs were hatching must have made it the longest work day ever. I'm really happy you had a great hatch. [​IMG]
  3. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Soooo envious is not even to begin what I want to say!!!!!!!!

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    Ohh please send your 100% hatching vibes my way! My little ones are due on Saturday! [​IMG]
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
  5. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
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  6. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    That is wonderful! Good job and CONGRATS!!
  7. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
  8. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Great job - beginners luck, or no! And feel free to share that beginners luck with the rest of us!
  9. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
  10. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2007
    Congrats - 100% is wonderful!

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