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

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

  1. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    Thank you!! I have a very young rooster that I'm not sure knows what he is doing. He's trying though!! I set some eggs in the incubator last Sunday (with an automatic egg turner). Haven't touched it since. It has STAYED at 36%. I'm going to candle them this weekend to see if my rooster really did figure things out. I do have 7 more to add tomorrow (for our hatch along).

    I've candled the new eggs I'm going to add tomorrow, and I don't see anything - should I see something in there?

    Thanks!
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    No, you usually do not see anything for at least three days. Usually by day 7 you will see lots of veins in light colored eggs.

    Watch the air cell development. At 36% humidity you are using a dry hatch--55% is a regular hatch humidity. Gone below 25% is associated with lower hatch rates.
     
  3. littlenessie

    littlenessie Out Of The Brooder

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    Ooh! That would be fun to see where all the eggs are coming from! Lol!
     
  4. TJChickens

    TJChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Watson Ridge Ranch. Don't know yet if I endorse them....Time will tell.
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    That's so funny, 8 bucks? Way to go!

    No fair, I need one of those stores near me!
     
  6. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    No fair! I want a store near by me. Have I said that yet??

    Congratulations. Very nice chicks. Will lay great if girls right?
     
  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    You may want to smack my patties..(hands) when I tell you what I do.

    I candle 24 hrs. later. [​IMG] That hiding is because not too many folks realize you can see if there is a big round dot floating around in there, and they will think I am crazy. You need to turn the egg very slowly. I've done this for yrs. now. I can tell by seeing if there are big dots in there started. Then, day two and three, you can't see anything usually. Sometimes on day two you can still see the big dot, but I leave them alone after the first day until day 7.
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    As you can see, ron will win the further-est shipped egg contest. [​IMG]
     
  9. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    Do all Whole Foods carry fertile eggs? I just called our closest one and the grocery boy said he didn't see any, I just don't want to send my spouse on a wild goose chase!
     
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    On the way home I am picking up two dozen Trader Joes fertile eggs.

    Yes they are clearly marked as fertile. They come from Sanoma Counte CA so not far from there to the store either.
     

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