Back at It! Hatched!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by helmstead, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    For the first time in a long time...I have EGGS in the BATOR! I've been pining for it all winter, but managed to adhere to my self-imposed no hatching rule. That is, until FlightsofFancy came along! I had sold her a couple of my babies last year - namely a feather footed Barred Rock (cross, 2nd generation off my Cochin/Silkie roo, Big Red). Sadly, a chicken hawk took her, so she wanted some more FF BRs.

    First, I tried a first time broody hen with 5 eggs. She broke three, then came off the nest twice. No dice.

    So, once again, the bator is fired up. I have 7 eggs in there and sure do hope I haven't lost my touch!

    Everyone...do a FF dance for me! First generation launched some big differences. Speckledhen hatched some, and got all poufy heads. I hatched and got FF on pullets and poufy heads on cockerels. 2nd generation I didn't get any boys and they were all FF.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2008
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

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    Good luck. I am itching to hatch now too.
     
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Good luck [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. lannabun

    lannabun Songster

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    Good Luck .
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I knew you'd be back in it before long. [​IMG] Then after this hatch, you won't be able to keep away from that bator for long, I bet. Good luck!
     
  6. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    Good luck with the hatch - we will all keep our fingers crossed. [​IMG]
     
  7. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Update:

    Of the seven eggs I set, only ONE was fertile! FlightsofFancy deemed it the "golden egg".

    I was worried...I haven't hatched eggs in so long, I felt it impossible odds that I could manage to get one single solitary egg to make it. I've since set 6 more...but that's another post.

    Today, we have a pip! [​IMG] Hope to be able to post hatching photos soon...[​IMG]
     
  8. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    The Golden Egg has hatched!

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    I think it's a pullet, but it's not totally dry yet so I can't tell about the headspot...I'm just going off the leg shading.
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    so adorable!
     
  10. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Songster

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    HOW EXCITING! CONGRATS!!

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