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1st TIMER/ setting 14 EE's eggs today! ANYONE ELSE JOIN ME?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by clfromok, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. clfromok

    clfromok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so excited but trying not to get my hopes up too high. I'm useing some pullet eggs & some (much) older hens eggs I thought were spent/ stopped laying in heat of 2012 summer! They surprised me & started laying again when I brought home the roo's.
    I have a little giant still air incubator.
    I have to keep telling my self that I may not get any chicks- so many factors & things can go wrong plus I am a newby. I didn't even turn eggs the4 days I had them stored. Cool area pointy end down but thought I only start turning once they were in bator. Oh well, we will see.
     
  2. Adam7

    Adam7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just set 18 store bought eggs in my homemade incubator this morning. This is my first attempt! Good luck with your hatch!
     
  3. clfromok

    clfromok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Adam7.
    I added 2 more eggs straight from the chickens butts to the bator! LOL.
    From my two favorite girls- just a few hours behind the first 14. 16 in all
    Good luck & hope you get lots of happy healthy chicks!
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013
  4. clfromok

    clfromok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled but cannot see any veining. Just the dark yoke. No ring around the air sack though.
    I hope I didn't collect the eggs too soon. Had only introduced (after quarantine) our roosters (who were happily doing their part) to the ladies about 4 or 5 days before I started storing the eggs for the bator.
     
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  5. clfromok

    clfromok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well try try again, I guess. My first attempt was a bust. I learned what mistakes I made right from the start.
    Probably should have given the young roo's more time to fertilize than just three or four days.
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    You SHOULD turn eggs when storing before placing in bator.
    -Should've Calibrate thermometer more carefully... I think.
    and have the items needed before beginning.
    I am not happy with tractor supply -the ONLY place I could find a hygrometer on line & they're not available in town close. So I tried Lawton who said they show 29 in stock (2 weeks ago) but they packed them up(seasonal) in stock room & can't find them! I've tried every where!!!to find one so I figured I would go ahead an set the eggs/ get one later.
    - probably should have waited.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2013
  6. clfromok

    clfromok Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looked like only two were fertile but never developed. The first two pics are of same egg. Fertile right?
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    Am I correct that this one is not fertile?
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  7. whamphascat

    whamphascat Out Of The Brooder

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    im not sure how to post iv started my eggs
     
  8. whamphascat

    whamphascat Out Of The Brooder

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    i use two thometers
     
  9. whamphascat

    whamphascat Out Of The Brooder

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    I DID NOT KNOW U COULD HATCH STORE BOUGHT EGGS how did that turn out
     
  10. whamphascat

    whamphascat Out Of The Brooder

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