Did anyone set eggs on June 9th? Wanna hatch with me?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by littledirtlane, Jun 11, 2010.

  1. littledirtlane

    littledirtlane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there! I set 30 Silkie Eggs on June 9th - I can't wait to see what I get! My last hatch was from Indigo Egg - The air sacs were damaged in shipping and I only got 1 silkie baby out of the hatch, I was so disappointed - dag gone post office. But the one I did get is beautiful - she was supposed to be partridge, but a white baby jumped out of the shell - my five year old daughter names them all...she is Potato Salad...lol...huge vaulted skull, perfect feet and a nice beard...I hope she will have some friends on the 30th! Anyone with me?
     
  2. Charles07

    Charles07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 6 New Hampshire mutts yesterday evening as a test run for the new incubator.
     
  3. littledirtlane

    littledirtlane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well good luck! What type of incubator are you hatching with? This is my first time hatching with an incubator, I usually do it the old fashioned way...well the broke person way...I just put the eggs in a basket under a heat lamp with a humidifier in the room - I am trying out a Little Giant this time [​IMG]

    I hope it does well for both of us!
     
  4. Charles07

    Charles07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, it's just a clone of 1 of the styrofoam cooler types listed on the coop page.

    I will probably update here, just so people can learn from my mistakes. [​IMG]

    Good luck to you as well.
     
  5. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    I set 40 silkie eggs in my incubator and gave one broody hen 6 eggs. fourth hatch.
     
  6. littledirtlane

    littledirtlane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! We are silkie hatching together! Good Luck!
     
  7. funfeatheredfeet

    funfeatheredfeet Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey All! I have 22 eggs in my incubator as of June 6th...I'm sooo excited! One doz. of Buff Orp eggs, the rest are a mix of Barred-Rocks, White & Buff Silkies. I have no idea what to expect....this is my first time to inc. and I've only been doing the chicken biz for about 2 months. I'm learning sooo much on BYC....I am addicted to all of this![​IMG]
    So glad you are all here! Rhonda
     
  8. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    Been chicken fan 15 mons. and got it bad, Good, bad. Wooring on keeping the mine and what not out of the cool. Run and doors are done. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG].
    Things to know for good hatch.
    Keep cats out of room.
    Use a spot check.
    use rubber shelf liner over wire mesh to keep chicks safe.
    Lock down don't open incubator!
    [​IMG]
     
  9. funfeatheredfeet

    funfeatheredfeet Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Silkie! Great inc. tips...rubber shelf liner, right......I was wondering about that metal mesh. I candled eggs last night and oh, total excitement!!!! I've got movement and veins....I'm really wanting some more Silkies besides all the others, the Silkies are my favs, so dang cute....oh, darn, I can't say favs....I saw a leopard spotted Polish with a black wild hairdo, I am smitten!![​IMG]
     
  10. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I set mine on the 8th. A few Silkie eggs and some Speckled Sussex that Poco Pollo brought me.
     

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