2015 HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long, Join us IF YOU DARE!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Sep 15, 2015.

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  1. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    We can make arrangements for you to get some eggs. Although I can't guarantee all will be NN as my flock isn't homozygous for the gene. Although this hatch has been approximately 1/2 and 1/2.

    The eggs would be from several runs.

    How many eggs you want?
     
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  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    you are way too kind!
    I will have to pass though, call me an odd ball, but I only incubate eggs shipped from the next states over, and your way over yonder! [​IMG]
     
  3. storminthenight

    storminthenight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bator arrived, WOOOO! Already set up with two extra thermometers I purchased today. I have to say the menu doesn't seem as hard to navigate as expected, I do see what people are talking about with number of eggs though, hoping I can fit the 20 in there!
     
  4. burchettfrmgrl

    burchettfrmgrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay I've been wanting to do these and all the others will be out and starting w a fresh empty bator!!! Wish I could order some dark Browns but I'll stick w my silkie cross and green and blue eggs for a nice colorful hatch!!!
     
  5. hippiestink

    hippiestink Chillin' With My Peeps

    Won't join for a while (no plans to hatch until we get a house) but I'll definitely follow! I love the chick pics and the stories in all the hatchalongs.
     
  6. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never trust a man to wrap fragile stuff.... AMEN.....
     
  7. DaveOmak

    DaveOmak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gee thanks.... I need one at times.. I been hangin' at Oz's place.. What a great guy and family... Lots to be learned over there, especially about life in general...
     
  8. sonshine15

    sonshine15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! I'm fairly a newbie here. Only been on BYC a few months and read more than I post. I got the hatching bug after a broody went rogue on me. Crazy girl had over 20 eggs under her, we had been on vacation when she began to sit and wasn't sure of the exact date. Her name is Lizzy after Lizzy Borden because she ate her babies [​IMG]When it was about time for them to hatch, I candled them, they were close, and I thought the skunk problem we'd been dealing with got to the eggs/babies. Nope! Into a bucket of cold water miss Lizzy went and the broody is not allowed in her any longer. I hope her nasty habit doesn't follow her to her babies, she's a beautiful layer!

    I got a wild hair and made my own incubator off a youtube demo. Last week I hatched my first 3 from a batch the thermometer wasnt working (digital and yep, learned the hard way) even after diving into everything I could possibly read on here. So, 3 beautiful little barnyard fluffy butts! Before that hatch I already had the bug and had ordered an LG bator. Uhg!!!!! I was going to use my homemade one for the lockdowns and the LG for the first 18. 7 thermometers later I have an overdue batch I'm not sure is going to show. They were due on Wed. Still a couple viable and no internal pips. I think the times between going from a couple to 7 thermometers may have done damage.

    Hope this doesn't sound just awful. STRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Uhg! Next batch due the first. So, all total I now have 3 incubators.........Hubby and I made one a bit larger, we are relining the outside of them for better temps and yep, learning as we go. Sally helped me with the internal pip question and so I am waiting................and waiting.........

    When I was growing up I was in 4_H and chickens were one of my projects. I sold eggs to pay for my barrel mare and everything was easy because nature took care of itself. 200 WL, a few RIR and a "couple" literally of bantams, Mr and Mrs. Black. They did an excellent job of raising their own babies!!! Since then I had a handful of chickens on a farm years before moving to CO. All this is NEW in the hatching dept. At this point I am wondering ...........what on earth was I thinking..........[​IMG]

    Nice to meet everyone here and have been catching up on some of your posts!!
     
  9. sonshine15

    sonshine15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Got a pip on day 24!!!!
     
  10. mobe_45

    mobe_45 Out Of The Brooder

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    Messed up on my start date. Placed 42 eggs in incubator on 13 Sept., turned on turner, but didn't notice heater wasn't plugged in. Was going to candle today and figured this out. Plugged in heater today 19 Sept., so now hatch date will be 10 Oct., Cornish x RIR (mutts). [​IMG]
     
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