Christmas 2014 Hatch-a-Long (12-25-14)

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Peep-Chicken, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I set over two dozen eggs today, all due to hatch on Christmas. Anyone else got eggs due to hatch 12-25-14?
     
  2. Duckopolis

    Duckopolis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nope, I set mine too late, they are hatching a week after.
     
  3. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you hatching ducks then? Good luck :)
     
  4. Zwei Eichen

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    I set over two dozen eggs today, all due to hatch on Christmas. Anyone else got eggs due to hatch 12-25-14?[/quote
    We set 16 yesterday the 4th. They are just barnyard mix. We got a new advance 20 so we want to work out the bugs before buying any fancy eggs or anything expensive.! Excited for our first hatch!
     
  5. Zwei Eichen

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    We set 16 yesterday the 4th. They are just barnyard mix. We got a new advance 20 so we want to work out the bugs before buying any fancy eggs or anything expensive.! Excited for our first hatch!
     
  6. Peep-Chicken

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    Cool! I have the little giant still air bator.

    The barnyard mixes are always so cool. The one I hatched in the spring is a sandy color with gold streaks down her neck and a slight beard.

    Good luck with your hatch :jumpy.

    The trick is to avoid the bator till hatch day haha. [​IMG]
    Here's my cross Copper :)
     
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  7. DawnridgeFarm

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    Good luck -won't that be a great Christmas present for everyone!
     
  8. Peep-Chicken

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    Thanks! :)
     
  9. gogetter

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    I just set 32 eggs, so they should be hatching a day or 2 after yours, Peep-Chicken! I'm glad to be able to hatch along with someone. I tried to hatch last month, and sadly, had no success. :( I've made a few changes and am trying again.

    I wanted to start so they were due on Christmas, but I had to wait until today because I wanted different eggs. I waited so I could add some blue eggs that I got from a local guy. I doubt it was worth the wait, because he claimed to have Araucanas, but only 3 of the 14 eggs he gave me are blue... and two of those are over a week old. I also debated doing the new year hatch along, but by then, none of the blue ones will be as good. So here I am! And excited, too!

    Besides the eggs I got from him, I have several of my own. We have one rooster who is only about 7 months old. We have no idea of his breed, and he is most likely a mix. Cool comb, though. I've put in several from our young black star, welsummer, and white leghorn, as well as some from an old hen who I think might be a Rhode island red. So, who knows what we'll get out of this! If I end up with any live chicks, I'll be thrilled!

    My last attempt was thoroughly disappointing.
     
  10. gogetter

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    I also have a little giant still air incubator. Maybe I could learn some tips from you to make this hatch more successful? It seems like you have hatched successfully in the past?
     

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