Did anyone set September 2nd/3rd? I could use hatching buddies!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HHandbasket, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. KIDDSBANTAMS

    KIDDSBANTAMS Songster

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    I set 30 cochin bantam eggs and 3 Jap eggs, this will be my second time to hatch, hope it goes better this time around.
     
  2. 1maria100

    1maria100 In the Brooder

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    I set 10 RIR/BR cross eggs early morning today!
     
  3. TedJan92_in_Idaho

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    Quote:Candled at day 5 and they are all clear [​IMG]

    I guess 2600 miles was to far of a journey [​IMG]

    I will leave them a few more days and check again and pray for a miracle [​IMG]
     
  4. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    On day 6, mine are about 1/3 clear, 1/3 with veins/dark spot, and 1/3 are questionable. I'm not going to candle again until around day 12, then again at lockdown.

    My eggs came from Tennessee to California, and the box they were shipped in looks like the post office played field hockey with it when it got here. I had a number of broken and cracked eggs... it was a mess. They were *very* well packed, but you know, it's almost like the post office sees the word "Eggs" or the word "Fragile" and start getting careless.

    I wish DHL or other carriers would accept eggs for shipping.
     
  5. DixieChickie

    DixieChickie Songster

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    I candled last night, out of 27, 6 of them were clear....the rest look grrat.
     
  6. mama24

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    Out of 36 eggs, 24 shipped, 12 picked up locally, so far I have had 3 cracked (shipped) and 4 I threw out 2 nights ago b/c there was no sign of development. I cracked them all open, and only 1 showed any sign of development, and it had stopped around day 2-3, I would guess. Hoping the rest of them make it!
     
  7. TedJan92_in_Idaho

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    Quote:Candled at day 5 and they are all clear [​IMG]

    I guess 2600 miles was to far of a journey [​IMG]

    I will leave them a few more days and check again and pray for a miracle [​IMG]

    Well I guess a miracle happened or I should wait longer to candle eggs. 17 out of the 24 have little moving embryos. One I can't tell for sure and 6 were not fertile. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. 1maria100

    1maria100 In the Brooder

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    I'm at the week point with mine, set 10. Only one wasn't fertile, and another I had to throw because it stopped developing at about 4 days. I candled them today and in at least 6 of the 8 left I saw movement! I think this hatch is gonna be a good one for me! Last time I set 4 and got none.
     
  9. 10 point

    10 point country boy

    Feb 19, 2011
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    congrats everyone


    I don't candle my eggs I just let it happen, so I will have no progress reports until the chicks hatch.
     
  10. jengro65

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    I'd like to join too! My white leghorn Molly has been sitting on 7 eggs since 9/4. Papa is a black star (I believe) and this is our first potential hatch ever:)
     

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