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

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

  1. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to @poultryguy

    What are you going to hatch?
     
  3. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    @MyPetChickenwhen do I need to order my intense colorful eggs to get them here in Joplin Missouri for the Dec 11 egg setting? I don't know anything about doing this.
     
  4. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You select the week you want them shipped on the site. Mine came the following Monday though.
     
  5. Cynthia12

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    This is the place! Welcome!

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  6. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    OK to all you experienced Hatchers. How do I increase the odds of getting fertile eggs, or should I be pretty good? I have 14 of my 16 hens of laying age having started over the last few weeks. I think most of them are laying now, but I got a pullet egg this weekend and then my count was up the next day. Anyway, I have a rooster that was 6 months in October and one that was 6 months in early November. Are they old enough? Should I separate a few with one of them for a few days, or should they be mostly fertile. I held back eggs from refrigeration the last couple of days. When is the best time to crack a few to check?
     
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  7. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say go ahead and crack one open and check. If not fertile then wait a week and crack another.
     
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  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Make sure that they are healthy.

    It takes time for the boy to be accepted by the girls, so you do need to check the eggs at first. Patients is key here--It will happen.
     
  9. draye

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    Are Isbars blue egg layers? I think they are neat looking birds.
     
  10. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Poodle chicken!
     

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