2nd Generation Incubation Hatch-a-Long

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rebel58, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Rebel58

    Rebel58 Songster

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    History:
    Last winter, as a means to get through winter lay-off (I am a Construction Inspector for PennDOT) and to distract myself from the pains of a Lupus flare, I decided to fulfill a life-long dream to incubate and hatch eggs. Preferably peafowl eggs but I decided to start with chicken (less expensive). I got a few variety eggs from a friend and purchased shipped eggs. Through the course of spring and summer I built my coop and run to house my flock. I call it "Victory Coop" as I was determined not to let Lupus control my life.
    Fast forward 10 months and I have a variety of feathered friends all hatched from my incubators.
    Thanks to a timer light installed in coop my hens have begun to lay eggs.
    Though none have gone broody yet, this ol' biddy has. :oops:
    I have collected eggs and set in incubators beginning on 1/11/19. My hens include barred rock, black laced red Wyandotte, black copper marans and a couple of smaller bantys I'm not sure of their breed.
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    So here we go with 2nd generation.....:wee
     
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    Rebel58 Songster

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    Not the best image of my coop but a proud victory none the less.
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    I raised 4 peahens from my incubators. This one follows me everywhere. Her name is Baby.

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    Nesting boxes I built this winter just in time for laying.

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    Rebel58 Songster

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    For anyone interested I purchased a WYZEcam Pan $29.99. https://www.wyzecam.com/wyze-cam-pan/
    Installed wyze app on my phone and it works flawlessly. Also has sound/microphone. I can see my coop at any time no matter where I am.
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    HuffleClaw Addicted To Birds

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    Following! Good luck :highfive:
     
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    Three of first batch of six hatched this morning. #4 is almost out of shell. #5 externally pipped center of shell, blood showing. I applied some Neo and am hoping it doesn't bleed to death. #6 will be the later bloomer.
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