Dipsy, Shaffer and ChickenZoo hatching Extavaganza!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by daisychick, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
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    The picture does not show all the eggs because some came later in the mail.

    I am doing my last hatch of the season and I decided to go out with a bang!! I have a nice variety of eggs from Dipsy Doodle Doo (frizzles, cochins, etc.), Shaffer (LAVENDER AMERAUCANAS!), and Chickenzoo (silkies). I am so excitied! I am on day 7 and all looks good so far.
    All eggs arrived without a scratch! GREAT PACKING from all!

    I have had some chicks not make it the last few days of the hatch and not pip the membrane. So I am hoping I can fix that by being on top of the humidity the last 3 days. I think I need it to be higher because of my elevation and dry climate. I am crossing my fingers that it is the problem and I can get a better hatch rate! My hatch rate last time was 60% and I really want to be closer to 100% . But I am thankful I got some really great chicks out of the last batch. [​IMG] (THANKS DIPSY!)
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wow, good luck with your hatch. I'm sure you'll get lots of beautiful babies with that selection. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    I just realized that my hatch is due Mother's Day weekend! I can't imagine a better weekend than one with my nose plastered against the bator window watching the chicks hatch!! [​IMG] Maybe instead of being taken out to dinner I can get them to cater to me at home...cause obviously I can't leave! [​IMG]
     

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