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

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

  1. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    Got another egg today but it was shell less but I'm gonna try hatching it if it dont work oh well.
     
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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  3. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have any pictures of how they were packaged? I try just rubbing dirty eggs with a dry paper towel. Where did you buy the eggs from?
    Wow! That's cool how you can candle the whole tray at one time!!
    Just make sure your incubator is stable and calibrate a thermometer and hygrometer. Once everything is running and reading properly, it's smooth sailing (and lots of waiting) till hatch time.
    I think the small LED flashlights work best. The actual "candler" I bought was the worst and I returned it.
    So you mark air cells before you set? Is this to measure how much they grow by day 7?
     
  4. chicknlove

    chicknlove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candled my duckies today. Saw veins in almost every one!! [​IMG][​IMG]Heres me homemade candler form an old candle holder.

    [​IMG] This is what holds the flashlight in there.

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    [​IMG] Water wiggler!! (dirty bater) don't judge, it's been neglected. Now it's stained. I bleached it. Styrofoam don't scrub good.

    [​IMG] terrible pics, I know.

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    [​IMG] Heres a better one.

    [​IMG] This ones probly not good, but I'm keeping it anyway.. for now.

    [​IMG] Air cells !

    [​IMG] Time to put the lid on and put these babies back to bed [​IMG]
     
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  5. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    Yes, it is much easier to cantle them from the top and not remove them from an egg turner or carton.

    Less likely to drop one too....it makes me sad when and egg is dropped.
     
  6. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    You can hold off a day or two and set. They will still count!

    Welcome, I have added you to the members list.
     
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  7. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

    You are going to have a great hatch!
     
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I prefer to pick mine up, I've dropped my flashlight onto the turner several times, denting several in the process. To each their own, I guess :)


    I can't wait to set eggs tomorrow! I've got 10 Silkie/Sizzle eggs collected as of now. I'm hoping for 2 more so I can at least have a full dozen :fl
     
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  9. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    x2 took out a ton of eggs doing that
     
  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    All right, we get to see the ugly bator again!
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