7th Annual BYC New Year's Day 2016 Hatch-A-Long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ronott1, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you (am a little early, but need to deliver chicks new years eve-ish)
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Bleach is a short lived product--It stops working very quickly so it will not kill the eggs.

    It just smells bad is all.
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    It is not terrible but can lower hatch rate some and may make them a bit less vigorous.

    You are already ahead of the curve though since the eggs were not shipped. You also were able to control flock health which is a huge factor.
     
  4. the jolly onion

    the jolly onion Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for the input @kytinpusher and @ronott1. I appreciate it!
     
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Great!

    I will start the google doc soon.
     
  6. the jolly onion

    the jolly onion Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, my faverolle eggs are all intact. And ALL are porous. Air cells are difficult to discern (im using a maglite until i buy an actual candler light tomorrow). I checked my swede eggs too, and only one is not porous. Not sure what to make of that. Stored cleanly, and clean nesting area with no visible soiling of eggs. I hope i get some viable chicks. Not sure what to do to help w that, other than keep really super clean technique like i try to do anyway.
     
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  7. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    They should still hatch fine.

    Watch the air cell development--You might need to increase humidity.
     
  8. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    You will be fine. I always forget too.
     
  9. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    The egg in my avatar is a bit porous and a chick hatched from it.
     
  10. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    You could hatch a chick from a golf ball Ron
     

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