Christmas Hatch

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

  1. slordaz

    slordaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    not looking so good ,day 7 and have 4 /9 that have blood rings and 1 infertile

    have 4 going like champs though still
     
  2. StelleKitten

    StelleKitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it goes well. My humidity stays around 20-35%. According to the charts I have appropriate air pockets for the time they have been incubating so I'm dry hatching it looks like. (except for water on the last three days, can't have shrinkwrapped chicks.)
    Good luck on the 4 that are still going strong!
     
  3. Eliza1313

    Eliza1313 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Been really worried that my repaired egg has lost too much fluid. Took a friend's advice and now have it inside a gallon ziploc, unsealed, with a wet sponge. Also put some bowls of rice in the incubator. The humidity gauge inside the bag is still climbing, it is between 80 & 85%. While the rest of the incubator has only climbed 1% to 51%. The room is reading 70%.

    Once the Mallard egg pips I'll put it inside the bag too. If I make it to the grocery store before then, I'll switch the set up from a ziploc to a berry container. Going to try to find some more small containers to squeeze in some more rice. A lot of the space is taken up with sealed containers of water. Was having a lot of trouble keeping it stable until I added the thermal mass in.
     
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  4. slordaz

    slordaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Stellekitten, re-candled them on day 10as that's when i remove any that aren't viable, and those that looked like blood rings are all veined out now , not sure whats going on there, other than their parents like to mess with us all the time. Think they forgot to read the chicken book lol.

    so still have 8/9 in the incubator.

    Is it possible due to high elevation that was just the major vein as chicks tend to progress slower?
     
  5. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The frizzle hen has finally started to brood and sticking to it, but not in time for Christmas; due the 29th. 9 of the 14 are forming, so chicks before and after Christmas.
     
  6. StelleKitten

    StelleKitten Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really hope it works! That little chicks is going to be something special!
    I'm glad that you still have 8/9! I don't know if it is possible due to higher elevations. I tossed some that had the ring of death and opened them up. The yolk just fell apart and it was a mess on the inside of those. The other clear ones had a yolk just like normal. Of course my red ring ones got a few extra days to see if they developed veins and when they didn't I tossed them.
    Yay! You will have a peeping Christmas and new year! Sounds like fun!

    Did my 14 day candle and marked air sacs. So far all 18 are hopping and moving. I got to see one that had it's little foot against the side of shell! Such tiny little toes! I still have 18/24 originally set. My special egg didn't make it and neither did the EE. Both were infertile. :(
     
  7. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunate about the two, but 18-yeah!
     
  8. PDPercherons

    PDPercherons Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just wanted to add to the Christmas hatch. I'll have Isbars due hopefully on Christmas Day and Andalusians 2 days after :)
     
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  9. tiki chiki

    tiki chiki Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Everyone! I have 7 silkie eggs in the incubator due to hatch on the 28th BUT since they go into lockdown on Christmas, I'm counting it as a Christmas hatch. My AMAZING silkie rooster died heroically from a hawk attack so we hope for the best since its our first and unanticipated attempt! Things look good so far I candled last night (~7 day mark) and saw 3 definite movements! The eggs are all different ages since they came from a single hen but 5 were put in at once the oldest being a week old, 1 went in the next day (figured it was close enough) and the last 3 days in. I wouldn't have put the last one in myself but my bf put the egg in and I didn't have the heart to remove it. I have one I'm keeping my eye on as I think it is an early death but the rest seem fertile at least. Good luck all. This is stressful/exciting. :) Can't wait to see what colors I get if we are successful (white hen x black roo) but grandparents colors are unknown...
     
  10. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! Sorry about your rooster; sounds like he was doing a good job protecting "his girls".

    Update on mine: I pulled 6 eggs yesterday (day 10) that were clear, leaving me with 14 total. 11 of these are in the incubator, and the other 3 are a test for my little Japanese Bantam, who has gone broody for the first time. Luckily for her, I have a portable lizard cage that is the perfect size for one broody bantam with a few eggs, so she can stay inside where it's warm.[​IMG]
    Ain't she cute.
     

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