3rd Annual New Year's Day Hatch!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LarryPQ, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  2. LeasureChix

    LeasureChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So with the eggs going in the bator tomorrow, why am I still bidding on more eggs? [​IMG]
     
  3. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What if none of them hatch?
    What if only one hatches?
    Is it a color/breed you don't have?
    I sure I could think of some more [​IMG]
     
  4. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    My first time with an incubator too.

    Got quite a few black copper Marans, ordered lemon cuckoo Orphs from Fancy Chick and she was kind enough to throw in some lavender and blue Orphs for my little girl! Some Americanas from the guy down the street and I'm going to throw in some of my Barred Hollands. That brought my total to 37, but I've been discussing with my son how we may be able to fit even more.... Now that I've spotted some 'cute as all get out" bantams at my neighbors place. Hmmmmm Tetris, is it?
     
  5. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So tell me why I put eggs in the incubator again?

    It's DECEMBER. In MONTANA. I have 35 chickens, most being pullets too young to lay; the rest are in molt. 16 ducks. 4 geese. 2 quail.

    WOULD SOMEONE LAY AN EGG??? I'm lucky if I get 2-4 eggs a day.

    Sigh. [​IMG]
     
  6. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Funny that's how I feel.
     
  7. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Because you love to see the miracle of baby chicks hatching. So it is winter, if you hatch now they start laying that much sooner. It will give you something to do indoors on a cold day. Sounds like you really need a laying flock. Hatch on!:)
     
  8. Duker17

    Duker17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in! 8 BCM's and 6 who know's what from my flock! Should be interesting, my roo's are both banties but the rest of my flock is not. Gotta love surprises!
     
  9. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:HA! I have over 50 hens and NOT ONE is laying! Beat that!! [​IMG]

    Oops...I guess that isn't something to be proud of, huh? [​IMG]

    ~Aspen
     
  10. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Hey Aspen! I heard that alfalfa can help get them laying better so I put some of the alfafa pellets in with their feed today. Mine are mostly laying, but not like they were before the cold snap hit. I had some alfalfa on hand for the goats. Worth a try.
     

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