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bought an incubator tryna get chicks to hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by llxll00llxll, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. llxll00llxll

    llxll00llxll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    saturday i went out and bought a little giant still air incubator... i've got 14 eggs in it... 10 from my silkie/rosepetal bantam hen... the first 2 she laid [​IMG] are now showin veins and perhaps an eye or brain.. im not familiar with any of this haha... the 2 eggs have a week n a half left. 2 others came from my other bantam.. and the final 2 from my leghorn who's laying brown eggs [​IMG]
     
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  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    hope you have a great hatch
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good luck! I have eggs coming this week!
     
  4. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    good luck! why is your leghorn laying brown eggs?
     
  5. Jayare's Chicks

    Jayare's Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering why the Leghorn eggs were brown also, they are supposed to be white eggs right?

    Jayare
     
  6. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    i always thought that leghorn eggs were white. are you sure they are pure leghorns
     
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  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Good luck. For future notice, it is best not to set the first eggs your hens lay because they are small and the chick may run out of energy before making it. All the nutrition they have to live on for 21 days is in that egg, and if a large bird is to come out of it... it needs more food. Not that they can't make it though.
     
  8. llxll00llxll

    llxll00llxll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the hen laid on the eggs for about 2 weeks before i got the incubator...eh anybody know when i can expect en to hatch [​IMG]
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    21 days is the standard.

    Watch your temp in your Little Giant. Buy the fan and autoturner
    if you can afford it.

    I don't mean to be negative but if you are setting the eggs from
    pullets who have just started laying and doing so in a base model
    9200 your chances of a good hatch are slim.

    Pay lots of attention to the temp and humidity. Heck, ya never know.
    4 out of 5 of my young pullet eggs hatched this week in my Little Giant.

    See:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19971
    and
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19991

    Good luck to ya. [​IMG]
     
  10. llxll00llxll

    llxll00llxll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh nah...when i bought them at the feedstore she was already laying eggs... [​IMG] so she's been laying for awhile...i just happened to put a couple in...there some good sized eggs.. almost as big as the brown eggs im gettin from my white leghorn [​IMG]
     

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