Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chkncrzy, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. chkncrzy

    chkncrzy New Egg

    Feb 24, 2013
    Okay, so a few weeks ago spring fever hit and I decided to throw some of my eggs into the incubator. I put 14 in there. Fast forward a week or so and I candled. I figured most of them weren't going to make it and 1 day old chicks had just arrived at the farm store... YAY!!!! Did I forget to mention I already have 20 chickens from last spring and 8 I hatched out last fall just to see if I could? Oh and I'm a family of 2, me and DH. Selling at my college has helped the overflow of eggs. So I gather 8 more.. well I had to get a couple of each breed, didn't I? Hatching time comes around these past two days... I'm thinking I have no clue how to candle. Of 14 eggs, only one is still sitting in the incubator, the rest are peeping in box I set up. The other 8 are looking great. I seem to be a pro at raising the buggers. All lost chickens has been due to wildlife... and even that is minimal.

    BTW... if anyone is looking for fat, healthy roosters... I have 8 (currently that I know) I'm willing to part with :)

    BTW2... I have a broody hen out in the barn sitting on 16 eggs... not really intentionally, but I felt so bad last fall for kicking her off the last nest I decided to let her have this group.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013
  2. lisa lisk

    lisa lisk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2010
    Greenfield Iawo
    Good for you!
    it sounds like my house, only I have a buch of kids running around too. The kids really enjoy all the chicken things that I do. The kids and I picked up 27 day old buff orpingtons today. They are eating away happy as can be in their brooder.
    I have 16 eggs in the brooder but am not sure that they will hatch??? we will see.
    Take care Lisa
  3. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2012
    roxboro nc
    LOL your hatching them in the brooder. Those chicks won't have to go far when they hatch lol.

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