Anyone hatching April 5-7 or so? ALL DONE, READY TO BE LOCKED

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Suechick, Mar 18, 2011.

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  1. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm hatching with a broody and a homemade incubator. Would love to keep up with others hatching at the same time.
    Anyone in?
     
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  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set about 20 eggs on monday [​IMG]
     
  3. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!! What do you have? So you're hatch date is what, 4/4?

    I've got 45 Silver laced wyandottes, bearded silkies, orpingtons and easter eggers. 10 under my broody and the rest in the bator.
     
  4. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i will be april 10th! ***hopefully*** lol. let's see if i can get this right this time...
     
  5. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey Koakritters, are you waiting for eggs? What kind are you getting? What kind of incubator are you using?
    Thanks for joining the thread!! [​IMG]
     
  6. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone else out there? Come on and join the party.
     
  7. koakritters

    koakritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am picking up a dozen tomorrow morning, and another dozen sun afternoon so i'm waiting until then to put them all in together. as for what i'm getting, a bunch of barnyard mixes really! i had a hard time with my eggs from my hens so i found two people selling hatching eggs for $8/dozen, all mixes of some sort, i know the hens are:
    Mille Fleur D'uccle
    Porcelain D'uccle
    Ameraucana
    Wyandottes
    rooster possibilities are:
    Ameraucana
    Maran
    Buff Laced Polish
    and from the other breeder's hens:
    Easter Eggers
    and 'white eggs' just what i wanted, lol! i have no idea with these, i just wanted something easier to see candling since my hens only lay brown eggs and that was what i was trying to learn with... no idea with the roosters on these though. [​IMG]

    these are my second testing batch, if i manage not to kill 99% of these ones then i'm going to buy some silkie eggs!!! [​IMG] (my last batch i got 2/14 hatched... but in my defense i haven't used the incubator since i was a kid, so it's been at least 10 years or so, plus, my dad was the one that did it, i just watched. hehehe....)
     
  8. MrsFordTN

    MrsFordTN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are set in for April 8-10th, We will be setting some duck eggs this weekend. We are hatching for home schooled kids, and have just a Little Giant. Plus another for the duck eggs.

    I think we have:

    7 Silver Duckwing OEG
    A Few White Leghorn
    A Bunch of EE Can't remember name.... Pretty bright green eggs
    One Egg from our Resident Game hen (dad could be anything from BBRed to Silkie [​IMG], crossing fingers for silkie...)
    and a pinkish lord knows what egg (Mother is from a RIR/cochin hen and Blue Frizzle and looks like a Blue Rhode Island Hen, she was covered by Leghorn [maybe])

    I think that is it.

    The kids have guess on what sexes the eggs will hatch into by a cute little think my mother-in-law showed them, not sure if it even kind-of works, but the guess is 3 Silver Duckwing Roosters, No Leghorn Roosters, 3 EE Roosters and the two others are hens. We marked the rooster guessed eggs with little r's.

    [​IMG]

    Sorry had to add the bunny, I am a bunny momma at heart....
     
  9. DJF

    DJF Out Of The Brooder

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    Easter Egger Eggs due to arrive from Halo (BYC member) Monday! [​IMG] If all goes as expected, I will be setting on Tuesday! This is my first time buying and setting eggs. I purchased the Brinsea ECO 20 that is (or was) on sale.

    The neighbor might add a few eggs from his Easter Eggers to fill up the bator. Very excited and nervous!
     
  10. DJF

    DJF Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Suechick, you mentioned using both a broody and a homemade incubator. I will be very interested in your comparison of the two approaches. Have you used your homemade 'bator' before? Did you make it using plans / instructions from BYC members?
     
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