Anyone set with me this weekend? Set 28 October - Hatching 18 November

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ShelterFarm, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. ShelterFarm

    ShelterFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Tonight I put 2 Columbian Rocks, 4 Columbian Rock Crosses (CR/RIR) and an Ameraucana mutt in my Brinsea Mini Advanced.

    Who's with me?
     
  2. OperationHatch

    OperationHatch Out Of The Brooder

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    I am doing my first set and have started it today! 3 dominque, 3 buff opington and an experimental 24 pheasant cross (Black Sex Link, ISA Brown Pullet, Araucana). I put them in a Little Giant still air incubator that i modified with a computer fan.
     
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  3. rahulsood

    rahulsood Out Of The Brooder

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    i set on 29th, 8 bantam eggs and 4 regular chicken eggs
     
  4. Sphynxcrazy

    Sphynxcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I set the 20th, so I will be hatching around the 10th. Plus i have an acidental egg hatching this week. Not sure when. close enough to be in lockdown i think. good luck everyone.
     
  5. 6littlechicks

    6littlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just set today! Never did this before, and with homemade incubator. Just set 5 Cochin eggs and one RIR . I've got a black silkie rooster and my neighbor's blue andalusian mate also, so we'll see what, if any, come out of this hatching!
     
  6. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    I set some last night and the night before :) 1 Ancona/Silkie mix, 1 Polish/Silkie mix, 1 mystery, and 3 RIR. They are under my broody hen Kiki.
     
  7. OperationHatch

    OperationHatch Out Of The Brooder

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    i did one more set of 24 that i started last night, mixed variety of white leghorn, brown pullet and barred rock
     
  8. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    I will be following this thread, i made one of my own threads about setting on the 18th as well-http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/719224/setting-fertile-eggs-under-broody-due-to-hatch-november-come-join-me/10#post_9865511 have a geeze!!! I have 4 Minorca fertile eggs and 2 White Leghorn fertile eggs under my Sussex Broody hen (6 fertile eggs in all) and 6 Minorca fertile eggs, 4 White Leghorn fertile eggs and 1 Lavender Blue Araucana fertile egg (11 fertile eggs in all) under my Red Sex-Link (Isa Brown) broody hen (17 eggs all up).
     
  9. 6littlechicks

    6littlechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    out of curiosity, anyone of you candle yet? This is my first time. When should we candle? Should we be in a dark room? I tried to candle today but don't know what I'm looking for and I8 think it's to early, I hope, cause i don't know if anything is happening in my eggs. Yolk looks large and dark but reddish in middle and yellow around edge and these are Cochin eggs so they aren't white they are tinted and a bit speckled:?
     
  10. OperationHatch

    OperationHatch Out Of The Brooder

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    I candled two sets today. One is 6-7 days along and the other is 3 days along. The ones that were 6-7 days along were from Dominique and Buff Opington so they were brown, but not too dark. It looks like 5/6 had veins. In the 24 mixed variety that are on day 3, I was only able to notice any growth in the Barred Rock (tan eggs) and White Leghorn (white eggs). I also have Brown Pullets that have very dark shells and I am still unable to tell a difference. I believe that darker the egg, the longer you need to wait to see growth.

    I'm not familiar with cochin eggs. If they're light colored, you may be able to see some changes. My set that is 3 days along had a small spider-like vein growing. That's what you should be seeing.
     

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