Christmas Hatch

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by StelleKitten, Nov 24, 2015.

  1. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015

    I'm sure they will be healthy and happy, but I'm hoping they will be the right shape and size. I'm hoping to improve my flock by only keeping the best for the next generation. So far I have only one second generation bird that's a keeper. Even at six weeks of age I can see she is better than generation one. I sure hope I get more like her.
  2. Eliza1313

    Eliza1313 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2015
    [​IMG]Hi StelleKitten! Hope your hatch goes well. Will keep fingers crossed for your special egg.

    Just started my first hatch 2 weeks ago for duck eggs and 1 week ago for chicken eggs. I think it is going pretty good at this point. I might have a humidity issue, but I have no clue how to lower it when I am running the incubator dry.
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    I have chicks due in 7 hours. I went to check on it a bit ago and the temp was 95.5 on the crappy LG. I raised it a bit and have to go down to make sure it didn't shoot up too high.
    I've heard a faint peep or two.
    I have a lone month old cockerel that needs friends.
    I'll be setting early on the 4th for my zodiac HAL.
  4. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015
    My avatar hen started to brood today. Now to decide if I let her hatch eggs or wait; a matter of room. It would be interesting to see if her eggs are viable and are frizzle too. Her first clutch was infertile/clear.
  5. slordaz

    slordaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2015
    ok giving it another try with less eggs in the Lg delux, not impressed so far hopefully chickencanoes advice works.

    Just set 6 ameracuana eggs, 1 barred rock , 1 white leghorn and a buff orpington egg that we had collected from our flock
    I had a lone leghorn barred cross from 3 weeks ago but she wants to eat the 2 new babies from last hatch
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2015
  6. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2015
    Best of luck to you on the upcoming arrivals.
  7. shahtir101

    shahtir101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2015
    I want to hatch for christmas to. hopefully me new serama hens lay an egg[​IMG] even if it is just one. I will have more in the bator for the NYD Hatch-a-long anyways[​IMG]
  8. murgamurgi

    murgamurgi New Egg

    Dec 2, 2015
    Elmont Long Island NY
    i just put my eggs in the incubator yesterday around 4:45 pm on December 2. I'm hoping i will get few fuzzy presents on or before Christmas eve. i have put in 12 eggs. i got the eggs in the mail but the mail took 10 days and i have my fingers crossed that the eggs are still viable. humidity is around 40% and the temp steady around 99-100. first time trying to hatch eggs. I'm so excited but lets see what happens. wish me luck :)
  9. StelleKitten

    StelleKitten Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2012
    Granbury, Tx
    I hope you get more eggs this weekend!
    I will work for standards as soon as I get actual incubating down to an art.
    Thanks! Maybe try putting in a piece of cardboard in it? I don't know if that works but it would absorb moisture, or maybe a small bag of rice?

    I hope they came out all right!

    Can't wait to see what you get!
    Hopefully the new serama lays one for you. As I type this I have eggs all over my kitchen table for sorting weighing and cleaning (some muddy ones from all the rain).
    Good luck!!! I really hope they peep out just in time. They make such wonderful little gifts and they do all the opening (hopefully).

    I just did my one week candling (yes a few hours early, I'm not waiting until midnight lol). Out of twenty four eggs placed in, I see beautiful veining on all but three. One had a nasty red ring of death. I left the three in there just to see if veining will develop over the next two days or so. One of them is the egg from Sparky, the chicken who died. But her eggs were speckled and dark brown so I may just not be seeing the veining. One egg was upside down!!! And that little chick was moving! I could see the dark spot just swimming around. I spent almost three hours slowly rotating it so that the end with the air bubble was at the top. Silly dark shell. I really hope that one makes it. If so it's name shall be Aussie. :)
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2015
  10. murgamurgi

    murgamurgi New Egg

    Dec 2, 2015
    Elmont Long Island NY
    i hope aussie makes it. :) good luck with everything. keep me posted. I'll let u know what happens when i candle mine in few days.
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