1st official setting

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lolita, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. Lolita

    Lolita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    FL
    After a practice run, wish me luck please? [​IMG]

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  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    [​IMG] Best wishes your way! [​IMG]
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    What are the little ones?
     
  4. Lolita

    Lolita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    FL
    Button quail [​IMG]
    And thank you Kathy [​IMG]
     
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  5. BluffCountryShepherdess

    BluffCountryShepherdess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll be setting my very first batch of mille fleur bantam cochin eggs today as well!

    I'm using my brand new Brinsea Mini Advance incubator and am a nervous wreck! I keep my house temperature at 50 degrees all winter ~ I live on the WI/MN border ~ and am wondering if that's going to effect my little bator's ability to function. It's got an auto egg turner and I'm wishing that there was a way that I could test it to make sure that it turns the eggs with the way they're sitting on the egg disc. I've got some "practice eggs" in it now to try to get things figured out before I put the REAL eggs in it, later this afternoon. I've marked an 'X' on the side facing up and have the bator set to turn them every 45 minutes so I should be able to tell if it's rolling them enough. Before I put the good eggs in the bator, I'm waiting for ONE MORE EGG from Candy...

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    I'll probably be living on this site for the next 21 days....
     
  6. Lolita

    Lolita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    FL
    That is some wonderful weather to have to me anyway [​IMG]
    We shall both be living here for the next 21 days so let me make some room [​IMG] I'm using a Hoba-Bator.
    Your cochin is beautiful! Will you be selling eggs later on? I'd love some.
     
  7. BluffCountryShepherdess

    BluffCountryShepherdess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!

    I will be selling eggs. My little bator only holds a maximum of 10 and I've got two MFCs (mille fleur cochins) laying now so they will stock up quickly! I hate the thought of parting with ANY of the eggs but there's sure no sense in letting them go to waste!
     
  8. Lolita

    Lolita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    FL
    [​IMG] Awesome, I can not wait!
     
  9. BluffCountryShepherdess

    BluffCountryShepherdess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of bator are you using Lolita? I like those egg trays! With my little Mini Brinsea, the eggs pretty much sit flat. I'd much rather be able to keep the big end up!
     
  10. Lolita

    Lolita Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2008
    FL
    Its a Hova-Bator with the turner.
     

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