Curious? Whose going to be hatching all year long?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SunChick, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. SunChick

    SunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know this has got to be according to where ya'll live, but who is going to be hatching or breeding all year long? Keeping my options open, as I may have some teachers interested in hatching eggs for their classrooms. Course anyting they hatch goes to me!
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I pretty much hatch year round. This is my first year I took a break, but plugging the bators back in tomorrow. [​IMG]

    Our breeders are separated into their own coops year round as well. Feel free to check out our web site link on the left. We raise the following on our farm:

    Standard Buff Orpington
    Easter Eggers
    Araucana (tufted/rumpless)

    Bantam Bearded Buff silkies
    Bantam Buff Ameraucana


    We have also teamed up with another breeder who also has the following:
    Bantam Tournaisis
    Standard Rhode Island Red

    Jody
     
  3. Guilty as charged.
    I've been hatching chicks weekly for almost 2 years.
    If the hens are laying, I see no reason not to hatch at least a few of their eggs every week [​IMG]
    I don't maintain all those individual pens for no reason.
    "Bantam Tournaisis"
    That's 2 breeds you've come up with that I've never heard of. The other was Percheron-ish .
    That's just cool [​IMG]

    Lisa
     
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    We hatch year round also.
    RIR
    BSL
    RSL
    standard cochins
    white rocks
    barred rocks
    black australorps
    something else I am forgetting
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  6. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I doubt if I'll go "all year", but I have some eggs in the bator now!
     
  7. kelly

    kelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since I only got 1 lonely chick from my first hatch and I have a new bator thats so far staying steady at 100 - 100.5 degrees I put 9 of my RIR eggs in again this morning. But that will probably be it unless a friend wants some hatched.

    Kelly
     
  8. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last year I hatched all except for about a 6 week period during the winter. I am going to seperate the roosters and hens in about two weeks and let everyone rest while the molt is going on and see how I feel later on. I expect to hatch some out in February for sure.
     
  9. snugglepup

    snugglepup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am probably done until february.... probably. [​IMG]

    I have a gorgeous little blue ameraucana pullet I'm tempted to set a few eggs from.
     
  10. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'll likely hatch through the whole winter season AGAIN!
     

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