December Hatch Along, anyone want to join?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by adtillma1, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Sean_ewing14

    Sean_ewing14 In the Brooder

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    Just joined BYC but I have 2 cayuga eggs due to hatch any day now!! Actually a day overdue but will keep updated
     
  2. Tbjenkins2007

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    C1C9778A-04C7-47A7-BF7B-21D930940F73.jpeg Morning of Day 13: Well, I had to get into my little home made bator to fix a turn stand.... so... of course I candled them.

    It does seem like a few are a little farther along than others, BUT there was movement in 18 out of 19, with only ONE being a “maybe”

    I’m going to try my hardest not to open it up again for a bit
     
  3. Feathers4Fun2

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    I have never hatched quail eggs. Do you hatch your quail for hunting purposes?
     
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  4. Feathers4Fun2

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    How did your December Hatch Go? By now no doubt you have biddies running around!
     
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  5. Feathers4Fun2

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    Two weeks into the project I wish you the best hatch every. Mine began hatching 13 Dec. so far I have 2 Black Sexlink and 2 Rhode Island Reds out of 12 set. Their scheduled hatch date is today. Seems I have a few "Early Birds" (New Breed?).
     
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  6. Feathers4Fun2

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    Not long ago I read "Do not open the incubator after lock down under any circumstances". I knew better but today I just could not help myself; here's why IMG_3452.JPG Does this little one need help at the expense of 8 others about to hatch any time now? The chick could not right itself! I gave in! I opened the incubator, removed the flailing chick from the incubator, set (her?) upright, she'd take a couple of steps then fall backwards. Long story short... after a 30 min. training session on how to sit upright and not fall backwards I returned her to the incubator for the heat. I figured the heat was more important than the sitting lessons. That means I opened the incubator a second time. In the last 8 hours I righted that chick two more times leaving it in the incubator so I opened the incubator FOUR TIMES during lockdown! The little bird is strong and staying upright - was it the training that made the difference?
     
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  7. mixedbreeds

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    No they will be for eggs and meat, they are Coturnix quail I don’t think the fly good enough for hunting. If I ever get the eggs not sure what the hold up is.
     
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  8. Feathers4Fun2

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    I'm not a hunter but a friend of mine is an avid quail hunter and quail hunting dog trainer. Some day I may try hatching quail eggs. Right now I'm focusing on the heavier breed of chickens primarily for meat and eggs but every now and then I have to hunt them down too. I have nine cockerels that are broiler size right now so.... I hope your quail eggs arrive soon.
     
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  9. Tbjenkins2007

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    I wasn’t planning on opening it durning lockdown that is next week. We’re planning on making it safe for them to hang out while we wait for the others to hatch
     
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  10. BlueBaby

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    I have one of those, too! That's why a bought a digital one that has both the temp and humidity and put that one inside. It's more reliable. By the way, I am in the older thread that was started for the December hatching.
     
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