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. sonshine15

    sonshine15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I don't feel as badly...........I didnt' notice my calibration for a long time!! Sometimes I hesitate to post due to senior moment memory farts. I don't know if you're a senior so hope it's ok to joke around.
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

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

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    OH awesome! a very cute hatch!! yay!!! [​IMG]

    [​IMG]Sweet, join in chat anytime! Are you looking at houses currently?

    I know!!!! arggggg

    you know it!
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

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

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    @hippiestink your soaps are just BEAUTIFUL! I assume you have a farm and raise goats etc? I have to check out your blog too!
     
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    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    SO glad you joined us!! I think those temp variables is the main issue [​IMG]but getting humidity down and setting temps on will do wonders!

    I will note that I calibrate and am spot on, so I run bator at 100.5 to 101 and have much better hatch rates, and cleaner hatches, keeping in mind humidity is not a set number, it will vary from home to home and bator to bator and egg to egg... its all about weight loss in them eggs!
     
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    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    NAAAAA ABSOLUTELY NO JOKING AROUND HERE!! MUWAHHAHHAA
     
  6. Sally Sunshine

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

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    Shouldnt be that big of a deal, I am sure they lost weight but if you keep your eye on them and adjust humidity as needed for correct weight loss they should be fine, esp since turner was on, usually we hear no turner but with heat with this mess up lol. No biggy

    Eggs look nice and dark!
     
  7. hippiestink

    hippiestink Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nah no goats. I do have a friend who raises them and I'll get her overflow stock very soon for goat's milk. As of now all our stock is made with ox tallow, sunflower seed oil, and olive oil.

    As for house hunting, we're in line to inherit my grandfather-in-law's homestead and his flock of barnyard chickens. Which will bring up our flock from eight to roughly 28, barring his eating a few. It needs some work beforehand (greenhouse needs updated and an addition put on the house to replace the all-seasons porch), so we'll be stuck in our urban homestead for a few years yet.
     
  8. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    For the Easter HAL, someone(Sally Sunshine maybe??) told me that refrigerated eggs may have better hatch rates in fridge if you wait a few weeks or something. Most of my hens aren't laying now, but I have some of the refrigerated eggs from a few weeks ago...

    Can someone give me info on this?
     
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Fresh eggs are best up to 15 days stored out of the fridge.

    So you would store them outside of the fridge, big end up and turned a couple of times a day.

    If you have not incubated them by day 15, then the do better in cold storage, small end up---YOU WOULD DO THIS AFTER DAY 15!

    This is based on a study and better is still not that good. It is better to incubate eggs closer to 5 days old.

    I really regret posting about that on the Easter hatch a long. It only succeeds in being very confusing....
     
  10. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh that was you. Sorry!

    And alright, thanks! I was just curious. :)
     
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