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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    Quote:I'm wondering if I should order chicks for my broody!

    Well, the box looked bad so I figured as much. Thanks for trying!! Maybe we'll get a couple.[​IMG]
     
  2. Allbreeds

    Allbreeds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been hatching mine all summer and fall. Got another two dozen lemons laying down tomorrow, don't you love the lemons?!
     
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  4. Allbreeds

    Allbreeds Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have a TJ chick (I call her Josephine) that hatched in July that should start laying soon. Can't wait.

    Ideal has their special going right now and I'm wondering if a broody can handle 25... she would be due Dec. 7th, but the eggs in Laree's bator would hatch on the 9th... hmmm....

    I need to clear the non-laying hens out of the coop.
     
  6. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Boyfriend bought me a new high powered flashlight to candle with. I'm going to need to figure out what to fit over the top to only view an egg... anyone else need candling services? I can probably candle eggs as far away as Illinois. All of my hatchlings will be named Ray Charles this hatch.

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  7. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

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    Hi SCG! [​IMG] I have seen people put a black toilet plunger top part over the flashlight and it gives you a nice little rubber spot to sit your eggs on to candle. DO IT, Go buy a new plunger and tear that baby apart and try it. You could have the coolest candler yet. [​IMG]

    I have missed all of the great people on this thread! It is nice to "see" you all.
     
  8. babymakes6

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    Quote:Be careful-those spotlights get really hot, really quick! [​IMG]
     
  9. superchemicalgirl

    superchemicalgirl HEN PECKED

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    Yeah it did get really hot. We put some cardboard with a hole in the middle on it, and it didn't candle as well as my handheld small LED light, unfortunately, and it got wicked hot. And it wasn't even on the highest setting.

    5 out of 6 of my duck eggs were developing though. Hard to believe this will be a duckling (if all goes right) in 3 more weeks.

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  10. babymakes6

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    [​IMG] for veins! Great picture!
     

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