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

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

  1. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    There is something strange, we are at page 59, and no eggs hatched...
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

    Apr 11, 2010

    Glad to have you follow along..maybe you will have more in by then...the 11th. [​IMG]
  3. manicfarmer

    manicfarmer In the Brooder

    Apr 16, 2015
    Since production is down to about 3 eggs a day I went ahead and ordered some eggs online. One dozen BCM and 6 Heritage RIR eggs. I should be able to contribute another 6 so I can incubate 24. I also have an injured bird I had to quarantine for a couple of weeks so a wound can heal so I decided to see if she would sit on 5 eggs I harvested that day. Bless her heart, she has been diligently sitting on those eggs since Thanksgiving. I don't think she is broody so I have no idea how this will work out but she has always shown an interest in sitting on eggs. She has just never committed. She is a hybrid meat bird called a Red Ranger that most wouldn't keep for laying. I kept her because I didn't order that many good layers so I decided to spare those pullets to see how they lay. In the description of the bird it indicated they would never go broody. She seems happy sitting on those eggs. This is my first year to have chickens and it is all very new to me so I am hopeful I can get some baby chicks to hatch.
  4. bamadude

    bamadude Crowing

    Jan 26, 2014
    Ok $50
  5. Sure why not.. That Means I need to start collecting some eggs
  6. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg Premium Member Project Manager

    Mar 31, 2011
    Wodland, CA
    My Coop

    I have added you to the members list.
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Songster

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    I'd love to join you, but I think I will just follow along for now.

    For those of you in colder climates, what do you do with the chicks once they hatch? Do you raise them indoors? I have no problems hatching them indoors, but with numerous allergy and asthma sufferers in our household, there is no way we could tolerate raising chicks indoors. And, with outside temps here getting to -30 degree with the windchill, I'm not sure I would dare even keep chicks in the garage or well insulated barn. Any advice, or do I just need to wait until spring?
  8. CGilbert

    CGilbert Songster

    Aug 2, 2015
    Spirit Lake, ID

    Crud, ok. That's a bit much.

    But seriously, I thought I remember seeing something about a minimum number of eggs to set. And I remember seeing a list of some of the contests they were going to do..

    Was that the last years new years hatch along that I'm thinking of? (i looked at that the other day, so maybe I'm getting them confused)
  9. I didn't see any specific details just to set eggs at 12noon on Dec 11th. I Just thought the idea was cool to see eggs possibly hatch at midnight new yrs eve. I have FBCM Ameracauna Barnevelders Brahma and White Rock that's laying currently and it's 18°F to 30° F daily. I'm hatching and brooding in our family room. I have asthma and allergies too but it doesn't seem to bother me.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
  10. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Crowing

    Oct 22, 2011
    Southeast PA
    . You are way too silly. Do you show your Marans?

    Just keep going back to the 1st post. Easy to find and gets updated as contests are added. Looks like the 'Best Hatch Rate' requires a minimum of 6 eggs.


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