*~Alaska to Ohio~*18 Eggs* Cold Weather Test Day 23, 0% Hatch.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Quail_Antwerp, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Tori's (Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain) girls have been laying up a storm! So she asked me if I would be willing to help her with an experiment and would I hatch some eggs for her if she shipped during cold weather? She hasn't been offering her eggs for shipping due to the freezing temps in Alaska and feared the eggs would freeze during shipping. So, I ofcourse agreed! Anything to feed my addiction, right?! LOL

    So this morning I recieved a package of 18 eggs all the way from Alaska! I was a little worried about the eggs, since the side of the box had clearly been punctured through. I carefully opened it up, and lo and behold, she packed these babies sooooo well that NONE were broken! Tonight I am going to candle them to make sure none are scrambled, but for now they are nestled comfortably and resting in an 18 count egg carton.

    Included in the box was a Hatch Tracker sheet. Tori already labled and numbered each egg before she carefully packaged them for shipping. She also wrote any pertinent information (like the egg was cold in the nest) on each egg and on the Hatch Tracker.

    So the Hatch Sheet Key is as follows: LB=light brahma, BS=Blue Silkie, and MF=Mille Fleur (Cold)-found in nest-coop < 32 F

    LB 1 61g 2/1 Emily Dominic veining with visible chick
    LB 2 63g 2/3 Emily " veining
    LB 3 62g 2/4 Emily " veining
    BS 4 38g 2/4 EmmyLou (cold) blue/lav dad bloodring/removed from 'bator
    BS 5 37g 2/2 EmmyLou bloodring/removed from 'bator
    BS 6 38g 1/31 EmmyLou clear
    BS 7 37g 1/31 Becky veining
    BS 8 35g 2/1 Becky ?
    BS 9 36g 2/3 Becky ?
    BS 10 38g 2/5 Becky visible chick
    MF 11 36g 2/5 Feathers Tyson dad visible chick
    MF 12 34g 2/4 Michelle " visible chick
    MF 13 38g 2/4 Feathers " (cold) ?
    MF 14 36g 2/3 Michelle " (cold) clear
    MF 15 36g 2/2 Michelle " clear
    MF 16 35g 1/31 Feathers " visible chick
    MF 17 36g 1/31 Michelle " visible chick
    MF 18 35g 1/30 Michelle " (cold) visible chick

    I will be setting these babies in the incubator tomorrow morning. I will be using an egg turner, and don't plan to open the 'bator except to add water if necessary before Day 7.

    I'll keep ya'll updated on how it goes!!!

    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  2. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    I hope thay hatch good for you! I wonder if they will be scrambled? That's a long way for eggs to travel!

  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
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  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    Good luck! Emmy Lou has pretty babies. I just love my Cindy Lou Who!


    I hope they hatch for you!
  5. magsrags

    magsrags Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Oh I like this kind of testing. Interesting to see the results!
    Best of luck. I'll be watching for sure. [​IMG]
    That is one awesome blue silkie....beautiful!
  6. PamsPride

    PamsPride Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
  7. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    She is from the same eggs that Quail has. Cindy is about 13 weeks old.
  8. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    She sure has a nice poof, Stephanie... [​IMG] What a cutie!
  9. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    I have one of Elvis' babies!

    This is Tori! She (he?) hatched October 10, 2008.


    pic was taken 2 days ago. [​IMG]
  10. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    I candled the eggs tonight, just to see if they were scrambled or not. Two of EmmyLou's eggs look as if they MIGHT be scrambled. All of the other eggs look perfect.

    I will be setting these in my incubator tomorrow morning at 8 am.

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