Anyone set any eggs today? I need a buddy!! Aug. 27th-30th!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PrestonSloan08, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put 5 huge eggs under my broody silkie today!!! She is actualy very nice while broody!! But I need to hatch buddies!!! Is anyone due around the same time? This is my first time hatching with a broody hen!! Let's hope it goes Better than it has with the incubator!!
     
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  2. Chicken Chat

    Chicken Chat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're a little early for me, my eggs aren't due to arrive until Monday If all the eggs make it thru shipping and I have any extra that won't fit in my bator, I'm planning on using a broody. I have 4 silkies and 2 cochins broody at the moment so the girls are my backup.

    Are you hatching silkies or just using the silke as your broody mom?
     
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  3. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put 6 silkie eggs in today but I am a horrible ..... horrendous ..... dreadful ..... appalling ..... hideous ..... disastrous ..... I also may not be a very good ..... hatching buddy. I have tried many times and hatching with me is like someone hatching on their own ..... just worse! [​IMG]

    I vote for Chicken Chat.
     
  4. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just using her as a mom!! I have been buying eggs from this man down road from me, and his eggs are HUGE, so I decided I wanted to hatch some!!
     
  5. Edwards' East of Eden

    Edwards' East of Eden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm setting 23 silkie eggs in my gator tomorrow -
     
  6. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Im not to sure how good a gator would take care of eggs..... Haha I'm just kidding I know what you ment!
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Quote:I'm with you.
    I've had a 50% hatch with a LG, then 100% with a broody, then a pretty high hatch with 2 broodies sharing a clutch which they crushed all but one.
    I tried 2 doz blk penedesenca eggs in my LG last week and it went haywire and fried all the eggs.
    Luckily I had a Black Leghorn pullet go broody yesterday. I just swapped out her eggs when she left the nest in the last hour.
    I have 11 pure Black Penedesenca, 1 Blue JG/B Pene, 1 Welsummer/B Pene, 1 Ameracauna/B Pene under her for a total of 14 eggs.
    Seems like all she can fit.
    Anyone think I should pull a couple?
     
  8. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that's alot!! I don't know what to tell you! Like i said this is my first time!! I'm happy I have a buddy now!!!
     
  9. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    Well she's bigger than a silkie but not as big as the Buff Orp that hatched all 13 I put under her.
    Here's the Black Leghorn
    http://photos3.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/6/b/8/2/highres_22707522.jpeg
    and the BO
    http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/6/3/7/f/highres_15985471.jpeg
    here's the eggs less the Welsummer I added later in the day that I put under the leghorn.
    http://photos2.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/6/b/1/e/highres_22707422.jpeg
    the eggs are much darker than shown in the bright sunlight
    the three bottom ones are brown, brown and green

    and the eggs that the Little Giant fried [​IMG]

    http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/3/3/b/9/highres_21853241.jpeg
     
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  10. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey can I be in? I just put 3 khaki campbell duck eggs and two unknown chicken eggs in my bator! I dont know how they will do together though. The two chicken eggs were suppost to be duck eggs but eneded up being chicken eggs lol.
     

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