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

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

  1. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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  2. shahtir101

    shahtir101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! I ended up setting mine to. I figured it was better to set them and not let them get any older. I didn't set the cracked one though because I didn't have enough room in the bator
     
  3. prizepete

    prizepete Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is cool... I had two cracked ones, but my friend Accually suggested paper mache for fixing the crack, My rooster that she hatched, The one in My avatar. So if they don't hatch its not a big deal
     
  4. shahtir101

    shahtir101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get it. You might have another survivor then.
     
  5. prizepete

    prizepete Chillin' With My Peeps

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    haha that might be funny
     
  6. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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  7. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    What breed are you hatching? 36% should be fine. You'll need to monitor your air cells and if they are growing to big to fast, add a little water.


    That is so cool!

    I'm not sure if my eggs are fertile. My cockerel just started mating a few weeks ago. So I'm going to try this! Thanks! I'm not poking for any veining, just a big dot? How big?

    Oh really?? Maybe I'll set mine tonight then. They are getting kinda old. And if I get any in the morning, I'll just squeeze them in.
     
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Yes, if they are getting old set them now!
     
  9. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Ok, I'm going to plug the incubator in now then and set before I go to bed tonight. Glad I read that post!! Thanks!
     
  10. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    I'm hatching Silkies, and like you, my rooster started going after the hens a few weeks before they laid their first egg. I have 4 hens and 1 roo. We got our first egg about 3 weeks ago. We've been getting 1 or 2 eggs a day. I'm hoping a few of them are fertile!!! Good luck with yours!
     

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