Anyone else expecting chicks around 10/06?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenMom-AK49, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. ChickenMom-AK49

    ChickenMom-AK49 Out Of The Brooder

    So this was a first for me and my family! I purchased two Brinsea Mini Advance fully digital 7 egg incubators! One of my incubators has two store bought apparently 'fertile' eggs in it, though as of my candling on day 6 there is nothing going on just a dark blob that moves as I move the egg. I'm suspecting that is the yolk moving about which if I am correct means there is not any embryo development going on. Now the 2 eggs were fertile store bought eggs, and because my girls are on strike and not laying at the moment. I felt as though I had to FILL one of my incubators. My alternative were eggs in my fridge. That had been there 3 weeks! [​IMG]

    As of day 6 out of the five eggs that were refrigerated from my girls... 4 of them have veins and you can see a lot of development! I am so excited! Three of the four are silkie X ee cross and their mothers produce amazing olive colored eggs [​IMG], their dad was my blue silkie rooster. The fourth egg was from my 3 year old son's chickens, his rooster (who he carries around happily all day outside) is a bantam buff colored cochin and the mother is either his bantam Rhode Island Red or his bantam red cochin. I am excited and hoping the baby is a little cochin. My son was bound and determined to NOT eat this egg, and it sat in the fridge for 3 weeks as well and seems as though it's beginning to thrive! [​IMG]

    I really am hoping that all 4 of the babies end up hatching, that would be a dream come true. We are all SO excited about their arrival and I can't wait for the day to arrive. They should be hatching around/on 10/06/12 according to the day I set the eggs that is 21 days after their setting.

    Would love to know if others have babies hatching at a similar time and I'll continue to post progress on our eggs! Soon around day 10-12 when I candle again I'll post photos of the eggs. This is such an amazing experience!!! [​IMG]


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    Just a peek. This is my ol' silkie rooster who is proud 'daddy' to three of the currently developing peepers! [​IMG] Don't tell him I said so but if he wasn't such a good boy I probably would have sold him considering that he looks like a rockstar, mullet wearing, half chicken half T-Rex (LOL) [​IMG] His babies I've seen from his previous home were cute though!
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My silkie is sitting on 18 eggs! due Oct. 3rd !
     
  3. ChickenMom-AK49

    ChickenMom-AK49 Out Of The Brooder

    How exciting for you! :) Let us know how that goes and please post pics when they hatch! It will help me get over being 'broody' myself. (lol)
    I'm spending a lot of my inside time staring at these babies!
     
  4. Double Laced

    Double Laced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm expecting about 42 Light Sussex about the 14th .
     
  5. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was like that Everyday I stared at the little window (even on the third day !) waiitng for them to hatch ! the fun part its when they start hatching like crazy! I was being a happy mom ! Now I got a broody hen and thats different ! But I like her cute face, she is being a serious mommy !
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  6. seventreesfarm

    seventreesfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Rick677

    Rick677 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 15 eggs under a 7 month old Buff Orpington hen, fondly named 'Arwen'. Even after years of having chickens, I'm still surprised that this one went broody. She is very young, only laid for 6 weeks and is hatchery bought. Anyway, I put the eggs under her around 6 p.m. Thursday, September 13th. There are 5 Blue Orpingtons, 5 Lavender Orpingtons and 5 Splash Marans. Wish me luck... I'll be even more surprised if she sticks with it for two more weeks.
     
  8. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I came home from work to find my other hen a Dominique sitting on Minnies eggs ! Minnie went to a different box and sat on other eggs ! So tonight I am going to move Minnie back where she belongs and move the other hen in a different box ! aauurrrgg!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Nottinghamranch

    Nottinghamranch Out Of The Brooder

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    We are expecting our 19 eggs by the 10th. They are from my daughters black hen. My daughet is 8 and is so excited to be a grandma. [​IMG]lol I pray that she has a few hatch if not all. Happy hatching.
     
  10. Rick677

    Rick677 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thursday night - Friday morning... She stuck with it all this time. Hope she'll make it four more days!
     

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