Any Christmas / Dec 2012 Hatch a long's?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BantamBabesFarm, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. BantamBabesFarm

    BantamBabesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just started 6 D'anver eggs - 3 Millie/Por and 3 Silverquail / Blue Silverquail. Hopeing to add to that in the week to come, Going to have a staggard hatch but that's alright.

    Anyone out there doing hatching and hoping for Xmas chicks? Thanks!
     
  2. kara1015

    kara1015 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just set 5 blue laced red Wyandottes and 2 of my own (EE rooster/comet/blacksexlink hen). This is my first hatch! Excited!!
     
  3. weaversfarm

    weaversfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I will be setting 18 Barred Rock and 18 White Wyandotte eggs tomorrow! If all goes well, I should have baby chicks on Christmas day!!
     
  4. BantamBabesFarm

    BantamBabesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, i guess welcome to the Xmas hatch a long for 2012. Hehe. I don't have any prizes or anything but it will be fun to have people to talk with and help eachother if needed. :)
     
  5. weaversfarm

    weaversfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going tomorrow to pick up the eggs. Is there anything different I have to do before putting them in the incubator? When I have hatched out eggs from my hens, I just took them from the nesting box and put them in the incubator. I know it is taking this lady a few days to get the number of eggs I need, and she stores them in her basement, they aren't refrigerated. Do they need to set out before going in the incubator or can I just put them in and let em go. I will have the incubator ready when I get home with them. I am so excited about incubating eggs, it's been a long time since I have hatched out chicken eggs.
     
  6. BantamBabesFarm

    BantamBabesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The general suggested advice is opening them up from the package and letting them rest anywhere from 4 to 24 hours before putting them into the bator.

    I let my shipped eggs sit 6 hours and then in they go, turner on.

    The way I'm hatching mine is with the dry hatch method. Everyone has their own way, this works for me. I've for mine 99-100 degrees and 30-35% humidity till lockdown them bump it up to 75-85 humidity
     
  7. BantamBabesFarm

    BantamBabesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know there is a thread for hatching methods can't find it! Hehe.
     
  8. cwade

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    I just put about 18 eggs in the incubator the other day. This is my first time incubating. i hope it turns out good.
     
  9. cwade

    cwade Out Of The Brooder

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    I was going to wait till spring time to do this but couldnt wait
     
  10. BantamBabesFarm

    BantamBabesFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! I couldn't either hehe. But i figure... hatch them now, the by spring we're already ahead of the game with chickens almost ready to start laying... almost ;-P
     

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