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

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

  1. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    This is what I use as well. They work fantastically! When candling BCM this light allows you to watch the air cell for size and sometimes you can see movement. I use duct tape, taped to the light end of the flashlight to funnel the light and allows the egg to rest perfectly against it with out the accidental bump and crack of the hard flash light.
     
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  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    Here are my new 11, I got from my neighbors farms (my rooster was not breeding my hens) same kinds I hatched out last group minus the RIR. These farms had 2 or more roosters on the hens and the eggs have more activity (candled) even fresh than my eggs did.

    the 5 egg carton the dad is most likely blue EE over leghorn and production reds. the six egg carton is cochin rooster and blue frizzle rooster over cochins and blue frizzles. I had given this lady the blue frizzles, so they are kinda from my coop.

    due 30th or so.
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    That is exciting!

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    Let the incubating begin!
     
  4. RoodyRodchester

    RoodyRodchester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of my first hatch I only had 1 hatch and live. He is doing great in his brooder and we give him lots of company with stuffed animals and ourselves but we can't find any new hatches around us to put with him. When our HAL ones hatch he will be 5 weeks. I'm worried that he will be put out with our others by his self as I've never introduced new chicks to them before. Would he be ok if I kept him in the brooder until all new hatches are ready to go out even though he will be 5 weeks bigger than them? Also I have duck eggs (I have no idea what I was thinking) but no adult duck. If I put them out with the chicks will their instincts kick in or will they be more chicken than duck?
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    remember a mirror too!
     
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  6. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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    At noon on December 11, 2015(local time), people all over the world will be setting eggs with the goal of hatching out hundreds of cute little fuzz-butts all on the same day: New Year's Day 2016!




    Quick question: As per first thread, noon on December 11....Is that central standard time? I just wanted to clarify. [​IMG]
     
  7. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    I believe it is your local time.
     
  8. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my parents had chickens and ducks together.

    If you need company for your bird, try your state forum. Maybe someone has a few extra chicks
     
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  9. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    TJ's eggs have been getting excellent hatch rates on the auction threads since I started following those threads. Great choice on your bidding and congrats on winning them. You will have a great hatch
     
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yes! Noon your time, or a time that works best for you.
     

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