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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    I got 7 out of 10 this time. Yesterday and one hatched the day before. I went by the info Sally gave on dry incubator before day 18. The issue I had was following the LG and other instructions with too much humidity. The air sacs on this batch was so small and they did have almost a week to grow a tad larger, but not enough. I had to help ALL of them out. UHG crazy making. I'm getting to the point of being able to let the unviable ones just stay there if they can't get out......BUT it has to be something that's not my fault LOL![​IMG]

    Keeping detailed records for every hatch. This is only my 3rd one and 3 more are due staggered. Another thing to change. Less staggering. Wow, what a learning curve!!!!!! Two WS hens throw bad eggs with leg issues, so will NOT hatch eggs from those girls unless it's tied in with the humidity. Waiting game. This last batch I only had one WS egg and her foot is in a paddle, she's doing great so it will come off later today.

    We have Silkie eggs now!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG][​IMG]

    All in all if I don't burn out on all this from the crazy hatches, we'll go back and do the ice chest bator I had planned on originally. Only this time.............I love the one Sally did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The one I was going to do didn't have enough room from my drawings to hold all those eggs...............:D

    Catching up on all the threads. Company today and the last two days helping chicks out have been stressful!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and my little one died the day after my last post.........Friday I think. She was a trooper and was still what appeared to be thriving when she had a seizure and that was all she wrote.

    Good morning, happy Saturday and back to read everyones posts[​IMG]
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

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

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    sweet thanks!

    eeewwww the crack will do it, see above questions, if your not calibrated, low temps will or high temps will spoil eggs too, eggs not stored properly, not collected properly too. many variables can come into play, so I am not sure what is effecting you all with incubation.

    SWEET!!!!

    LOVE YOU BOTH!!! [​IMG]

    that was a quick rundown lol, so do you think it was still too high humidity? did you check hocks? what did aircells look like at lockdown? snap some images for us at suggested candle days, images help us understand better, and you did calibrate correct? I get everyone all mixed up, sorry!
     
  3. sonshine15

    sonshine15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With all the hatches and yes, other critters it certainly is a great distraction. Love the way you put "space left in your brain!"

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  4. sonshine15

    sonshine15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are supposed to go on a trip when a hatch is due.........struggling with this LOL!
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

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

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    sara, let me know what you want to donate and I will get the next contest up and running! danke!
     
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    sonshine15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    firedragon1982 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our hatch is due the weekend of my daughter's 15th birthday and party. I'm like "I don't want a house full of teenage girls when they are hatching!" Ugh. So hard to decide what to do LOL.
     
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    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Wow, what a neat surprise! Those are really cute.
     
  9. tracyjg

    tracyjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we tried to calibrate all the temp/humidity gauges .all of the gauges stopped working.have to wait tell things calm down at my partners job and hospital to get more. 30 days. See picture on storage [​IMG] we our on a waiting game.we want to be able to build 5 for the holidays for our son .christmas is coming thanksgiving and his birthday. I am hoping in the next few weeks the whether will be changing to cooler days and that will help and I will be out of the hospital to do more with them.
     
  10. tracyjg

    tracyjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We only checked with the candler ounces it was last night because of the crack and no one hatching.humidity still gets high if to much water gets in there just enough to dampen the sponge. Or you have to get rid of the water it's a pain to do. It exposes egg to to much outside air at one time. Heat on these lock down ones seems to be ok. The air cells seemed ok last night on all but the one. They all looked fertile. But I did notices in other hatches we had good and bad the eggs moved more there where 40 put in.
     
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