Day 18 help me not make a mistake? Help before I lock down!! Please?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CrazyFowlFreak, May 12, 2009.

  1. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    Okay, my Buff Orps, Dominiques, and Silver Laced Cochins are on day 18. I've culled everything that's not a full egg at this point. All the babies are wiggling in there:D
    Tonight, I fill up the water well thing and duct tape the lid shut([​IMG]) right?

    Also, I've got Toulouse goose eggs and peafowl in another bator. They were put in on April 29. Should I just leave them together after the chicks hatch in the other or should I separate them after the new babes are in the brooder? I've also got a bunch of button quail eggs and some Silkie eggs coming.

    HELP!!
    Do I need to get ANOTHER bator?
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  2. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    Anyone? I don't want to mess this up!
     
  3. chickie_mama

    chickie_mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. CrazyFowlFreak

    CrazyFowlFreak Pine Hill Farm

    Apr 24, 2009
    WV
    ARGH!!! DH is going to draw and quarter me.

    I just did my final culling and am down to 11 eggs and 4 maybes. I cannot tell with the four eggs whether it's a chick or just dead goop in there. Should I keep them in there or cull them? They are not as full as the one's with moving babies....

    Also, did a check on my peafowl and toulouse geese eggs, it *looks* like none of them are viable:( But, they are only on Day 13.

    Any advice on those two issues?
     
  5. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    HAHAHAHA, you and me both!!! I have 25 buttons, 27 chicken and 1 duck egg in one bator, I think the duck egg is a quiter though, today is day 32, and only half the egg is dark... Oh well, my main concern is the buttons.

    Also have several more button eggs on the way. UGH

    I think I will buy another 1588 if I get a good bonus this month! Hubby has to register his car, so whatever is left is mine for a bator! Everybody keep your fingers crossed that I get a $350+ bonus! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2009
  6. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I would just leave everything in til these hatch, then check to others again after.
     

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