anyone else hatching on the 26th?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by patandchickens, May 11, 2009.

  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Given how "aaaauuuugh!!" I was about my first hatch last month, I was hoping to collect a couple more hatch buddies for this second attempt to keep me company and either go "aaauuuugh!" with me or be a Rock of Sanity, whichever [​IMG]

    So, whatcha got?

    I've got 16 sussex eggs in the (rebuilt) incubator, and when I candle them later this week am *hoping* I'll find that my fertility problem is at least partly solved (it does seem to be, according to my observations when making omelets).

  2. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2009
    With some luck I should have some hatch around the 31st [​IMG]
  3. R@ndy

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2009
    PS, 8 New Hampshires and 5 Delaware-Maran crosses
  4. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    I have a bator full due the 26th. They are out of my flock so they will be mutts! Some are for replacements of the older girls and some will be for the soup pot.

    My last hatch didn't go well and I've moved the bator in hopes of a better hatch this time!

    Good luck!
  5. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I have turkey eggs due to hatch the 27th and Silkie, SLW LB on the 28th and more silkies, slw, seramas, and mils on the 30th, going to be a busy week!
  6. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I have a hen setting on eggs that I put under her on the 6th, so if I remember anything about chick development, they should be hatching out on the 27th or earlier.

    I'm especially interested in how this is going to work, first because it's my first time with a setting hen, and second because these are store-bought fertile eggs from Rock Island, Petaluma CA. I'd heard of folks doing that and since this broody was determined and was sadly sitting on an empty nest, I figured it was worth a try.

    I'll certainly keep folks posted.
  7. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

    Dec 8, 2008
    Glendale, AZ
    We're due on the 28th and have 8 eggs sitting under my broody barnevelder. This is my first time hatching eggs. We don't have any roosters, but I was able to purchase some fertile eggs locally.
    I couldn't wait and candled tonight (day 4) - some of them are definitely growing - I couldn't tell with the darker eggs yet.
  8. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    I have 9 mille fleur d'uclles in the bator due the 23rd, and a dozen salmon faverolles eggs on their way via FedEx!! yay!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. Shanay235

    Shanay235 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    Me! Me!, I am. [​IMG]
    I've got two colored Sebastopol eggs due on the 25th. I started off with three but one quit developing within the first week. [​IMG]
    I'm really hoping for a Memorial Day hatch. Makes remembering the birthday, eerr......hatchday, easier.
  10. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Well, here's my first "aaaauuugh!" moment of this setting -- I went down at 2 to turn the eggs to discover the main lightbulb had blown and the temperature was down to 85 F [​IMG] It could have been that way for as much as 5 hrs, although probably less.


    Think they'll be ok?


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