D-day for Redhen and UrbanMama....**Lots-O-Babies!!**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by UrbanMama, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Okay...the saga started several weeks ago when Redhen and I were talking about how we both wanted to try raising coturnix quail. This would be Redhen's first time incubating eggs (Ahhhh...the birth of a hatchaholic...what a beautiful thing! [​IMG] ) We decided to give it a try and together, ordered 200 Texas A & M Coturnix Quail eggs from E-bay.

    They sent 300! [​IMG] Out of the 300, 33 were either cracked or broken. I brought 150 to Redhen, kept 100 for my bator and gave my dd11 17 for her homemade MissPrissy style bator (which she made herself, using her own b'day money... [​IMG] )

    Today is D-day...the day we all stop turning and set the eggs up for hatching!


    After candling mine, and pulling clears, I think I have 73 left. My daughter hasn't candled or pulled any of hers (she's worried she'll drop them [​IMG] )

    So here are our bators...

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    And I'll get Redhen to post a pic of hers once she's up and about on here....
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2009
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeh for you. If my health were good right now I might start trying to get eggs myself and hatch but for the next while I will have to wait. Oh I so want so many kinds. I love my fuzzy butts. jean
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Woo hoo!!! I can hardly wait to see all them fuzzies!
     
  4. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

    Sep 7, 2008
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    What, No Silkie Eggs? I'm dissapointed! [​IMG]
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  5. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
    Nope...no silkies yet. [​IMG] I have silkie eggs coming any day though! [​IMG]

    AND we just bought some silkies at the Northeast Poultry Congress show last weekend. I bought 4, Redhen bought 2....are we off the hook ? [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2009
  6. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Good luck!!! I can't wait to see pics of all those fuzzy butts!!
     
  7. FrChuckW

    FrChuckW Father to all, Dad to none

    Sep 7, 2008
    Louisville, KY
    Quote:Well I suppose, we'll let you slide this time.[​IMG] But Remember,

    Silkies are Evil, They will steal your Soul! [​IMG]
     
  8. walbarbsa

    walbarbsa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those evil silkies will mate with whatever just so they can have lil ones! I have one brand new one -- silky and cochin mix! Silkies are so-o- broody...
     
  9. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
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  10. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    [​IMG] SAME hydrometer thingaling i use! [​IMG]

    COMON CHICKIEESS


    I just put 8 in from my girl Henny Penny, who's mama is outside so these will be IMO my great grandquail he he!
     

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