APRIL FOOLS HATCH, give or take a day.....who's in ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emjay, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. larryp

    larryp In the Brooder

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    If you are hatching at school it's best to set on tuesday or wednesday. that way if they are early or late the kids can watch them. I have hatched at school before. 325 kids got to hold their first chick. They loved it. Have fun with them
     
  2. grammypam

    grammypam Songster

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    My temp was holding at 100.9 when I had it running to warm it up. After setting the eggs it is now holding at 98.0. Will that be ok? Does 1.5 degrees from the normal really matter? My humidity is at 40.
     
  3. ellenaspen

    ellenaspen In the Brooder

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    I'm in...I have 9 Ameracauna that I'm setting today...[​IMG]
     
  4. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    temp held last night, I have them in a closet in the middle of the house.

    I set 33 eggs,

    the first 11- 1 roo x 3 hen
    2nd 11- 1 roo x 4 hens
    3rd 11- 1 roo x 25 hens = I wanted more mass in the bator...
     
  5. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    I could add these guys in, do have the room...

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    just had to get that #34, hen is a leghorn/ameraucana (ee) small bird, white with pea comb crossed with black rumpless auracana in there for,

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  6. barnhelp92

    barnhelp92 In the Brooder

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    my ducks geese an turkeys are do to hatch april fools so im with ya.
     
  7. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

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    Just checked the calendar, I put eggs in yesterday morning, so looks like I am due to hatch some babies on April fools day!

    I put in:

    Shipped eggs
    6 Coronation Sussex
    1 Buff Sussex
    1 Silver Sussex
    1 Buckeye
    1 Lav. Orp
    1 Lav. Silkie
    1 SQ Polish
    3 Buff Cochin
    3 Partridge Cochin
    4 White Cochin
    2 Blk Cochin

    Local Eggs
    18 RIR eggs

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  8. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Songster

    First time incubator-er here...

    I'm in... w/my airplane eggs!

    SO excited!
     
  9. jeepers210

    jeepers210 In the Brooder

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    I've got 14 more Welsummer's due on the 30th of March!!
     
  10. emjay

    emjay Songster

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    I'm so glad to see a mix of pros and beginners hatching at the same time.

    I know I will have tons of questions closer to lockup day......
    I will take one day at a time for now.

    Have to master the art of candling first in .......8 days, yeesh, I feel like they've been in the incubator for much longer. It's only been two.........[​IMG][​IMG]

    I came home this morning on my first break, glad i did , my humidity had dropped to 22%, yikes, luckily it was only like that for about 3 hours, so I added water real quick, and it's now sitting at 46%.
    My temp is holding at 99.3 , finally, after I accidentally moved the temp. gauge too far and it jumped to over 100. I don't dare muck with it again. Will 99.3 degrees be okay ???
     

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