Day 18! big THANK YOU Miss Prissy!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TerriLaChicks, May 7, 2008.

  1. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    And everybody else too! this is my first time to try incubating. We built Miss Prissy's styrofoam incubator. I started with 18 standard blue cochin eggs from Ebay. They arrived w/each one embedded in its' own foam nest within a very thick piece of foam--not one was broken. I probably threw out some too soon among several other mistakes I made, however--

    I'm down to six eggs and every one of them is alive & moving as of last night!

    One was quiet when I candled it, & I called to it "chick-chick-chick' & the embryo inside started moving--that was such a special moment!

    Now the wait for the magic begins....

    I will try & post a pic of the six:

    nope didn't work, but I'll figure it out by the time they arrive on Saturday!

    Edit to say: home from work & trying this again:
    our homemade "Miss Prissy" incubator:
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    Ha! got it to work!
     
    Last edited: May 7, 2008
  2. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Overrun With Chickens

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    BTW, that was just some store bought sterile eggs I had in there to test the system. Not the real things; when I took this photo they had not gotten here yet.

    anyway, thanks again to everyone for their great advice & the Search engine works great & is a lifesaver!!!

    Now to go pace the floor & hover over the 'bator & wait....
     
  3. Rare Feathers Farm

    Rare Feathers Farm Overrun With Chickens

    Cool! I want to make one of those 'bators...but now I'm leaning towards saving up for a Genesis...anyone want to buy artwork or eggs to support my habit? LOL
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wooot!!! I love reading these success stories. Good luck on this hatch! I am tickled that you built a bator and are having great success! [​IMG]
     
  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

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    my friend (hobobrando on byc) is making an incubator from missprissy's instructions. we will see how it goes. [​IMG]
     

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