~ 5th Annual Cinco de Mayo Hatchathon! ~

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Manningjw, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hahaha. I have too many birds as it is but I think I might just have to do that..
     
  2. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Set date for chicken eggs is tomorrow! Still deciding how many (really which hen's eggs) I am going to set. Debating between only setting my most prolific layers verse my favorite hen who has the best temperament.
     
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  3. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member Project Manager

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    Hi! [​IMG] I'm new to this HAL.

    I'm just heading out to set OEGB eggs under my broody hens because the EE eggs I gave them ended up not being fertile.
    New, young rooster I guess....lol.

    I just realized it's the 14th so I looked up this thread to double check dates. I'd like to join the Hal and it would be with chicken eggs.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. GerbilsOnToast

    GerbilsOnToast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 'build', while (sort of?) finished, has WAY too much variance on temps; dropping to 89.4 before starting and not kicking off until at least 107.1. New thermostat wafers due here tomorrow. I'm going to add a smaller fan to the top (facing downward) today, and drill vent holes at the very bottom. I did manage to figure out the wiring, so I have the sensor at the bottom and the digital display working (in addition to other thermostat & thermometers). Going to wait until late this evening to set the chicken eggs, and put them in the middle - I don't think they'll overheat there - at least, not before UPS gets here tomorrow.
    Still need to get the temps evened out, though. Anyone with suggestions is welcome to toss them out!
     
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  5. h2oratt

    h2oratt Chicken Obsessed

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    Setting my eggs today. 32 barnyard mutts. And one broody hen has 7. She started last night. I am new so not sure she will stay broody. 32 in my incubator.
     
  6. gevshiba

    gevshiba Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm taking a risk. I moved my 2 broody turkeys to a friend's house this morning. After exploring and checking things out, they fell for the fake eggs. Unfortunately, they are still co-brooding, but there's not much I can do about that. Tonight, I pulled 10 eggs out of the bator and gave them to the hens. If they are still sitting tomorrow, I might give them a few more. I still have 10 turkey eggs in the bator.

    I decided to set chicken eggs yesterday because they tend to hatch a day behind my poults. I set 29. Couldn't leave empty spaces, so I set 11 more today, after I pulled the turkey eggs. If I decide to give more to the hens, I'll add some chicken eggs tomorrow too. I need to hatch a good number this year and I'd like to get it done before it gets too hot.

    Edit to say I have 12 turkey eggs in the bator, not 10.
     
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  7. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    So I didn't end up setting today... Egg pick up was delayed but I should be setting tomorrow.
    -Banti
     
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  8. SonnyLTPI

    SonnyLTPI Out Of The Brooder

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    i et 20 yesterday
     
  9. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Just set 17. Can I still join, even though I was a day late?
    -Banti
     
  10. GerbilsOnToast

    GerbilsOnToast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This one isn't as 'formal' as the others... You're here, so - welcome to the CDM Hatch-along! [​IMG]

    I put 24 Red Dorkings in the 'build' yesterday. Went to deliver a feed order at 6pm, with all 3 incubators between 99.0 and 100.4 Got home at 9:30 to find the LG AT 109. Will be candling the turkey eggs a bit early... checked five, two had blood rings. At least they're still laying.[​IMG]
     
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