6/9 Lockdown. Anyone want to join? Trying dry hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by debbie.george, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. debbie.george

    debbie.george Out Of The Brooder

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    I am reposting because I didn't put a date in the heading. I have heard about alot of great hatches with this method so I am going to give it a try. Time to sit back,relax and wait.[​IMG] Thanks
     
  2. DaftaboutDucks

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    Hi debbie.george, [​IMG] We are going on lockdown tomorrow( June 10) [​IMG]: but not dry hatch. I'll join you if you want!! [​IMG]
     
  3. debbie.george

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    Yes that would be great. What are you hatching? I am hatching Icelandics
     
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    Call ducks- pastel & magpie
    Black East Indie's
    Rouen
    Chantecler
    Cochins
    & 162 Red/Black Sexlink, Columbian Rock crosses
     
  5. SDpeafowl

    SDpeafowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't go into "lockdown", when I see one start to pip I stop turning. I do that because my peafowl eggs hatch between 26-28 days, it varies. Lately it has been 26 days and that is Saturday. I have 5 eggs due. The chicks will be IB or Cameo.
     
  6. debbie.george

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    I just tried ti hatch some mini silver apple ducks but none of them hatched they didn't even form. I think they were bad eggs or something. I dont know what happened.
     
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    Quote:I know i should have just put going in the incubator. I just think of the whole shutting the incubator is lock down.
     
  8. DaftaboutDucks

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    Not sure how the Calls/Black East Indie's will turn out(new to me). The air cells in them are not as pronounced as the Rouen eggs. Will just wait & see what happens! Just now checked our broody Rouen & she has a egg with a hole in it. Not supposed to hatch till Sunday or Friday.(She started setting then went off, then back on again) It's been super hot & humid here too so I don't know if that will make a difference?? Would like to get my hands on some mini silver apple duck egg to try but I haven't seen anyone around here with them.
     
  9. debbie.george

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    Quote:I bought them off of BYC. I can PM you who I got them from if you want.
     
  10. DaftaboutDucks

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    Too chicken.....[​IMG] to have eggs shipped just yet, but I'm not able to get what I want here for the most part. Think I'll wait a little longer. The DH says we have enough now. Maybe when I get brave [​IMG] I'll PM you & get the info. Thanks
     

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