BLRW eggs coming today!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1keegan, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. 1keegan

    1keegan Out Of The Brooder

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    Very excited that 23 BLRW eggs are on their way here from nearby. Not sure what kind of hatch to expect with a borrowed Hovabator 1602N and this extremely cold weather we've been having in WI.

    A question- the Hova instructions say 100 degrees, but the Storey Guide says 'follow the instructions', yet lists temp. should be 102.

    I read somewhere that you could lay the eggs on their sides in a cardboard egg carton in the incubator so they don't roll around. Good idea? Bad idea?

    thanks
     
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  2. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they from Brent [​IMG][​IMG]? I'll have to go take a chic tease pic for you [​IMG]
     
  3. 1keegan

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    No, a local 4H-er.
    I'd love to see pics of babies though!

    We hatched some eggs 4 years ago, but here I am, more nervous than I expected!
     
  4. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here a few of them [​IMG][​IMG]. There are still a few in the fluffer the yellow chicklets are Salmon Faverolles that hatched a day earlier [​IMG][​IMG]

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    So cute! What is your flooring material? And what's on the left side of the pic- almost looks like a stuffed animal?
     
  6. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a stuffed bunny [​IMG]! The flooring is the non slip shelf liner. The faverolles have feathered feat and it helps them keep up right and get good traction and footing [​IMG][​IMG]. I use it in the incubators when they are hatching and then in the brooder boxes for a little while till they are totally up right and mobile [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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