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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Matt A NC, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    I only have a few eggs in the bator. There are going out to a broody to actually hatch.

    There are bantam Sultan and Mille Fleur d'Uccles eggs that were shipped in and a few Dutch eggs from my own girls. Any chicks will be raised by Pigie a bantam white cochin. She is a proven momma * 3.

    On the chance that too many hatch for Pigie, Friz may get a couple. Friz is a bantam frizzle cochin mix.

    I have 12 other broodies on empty nests, but nothing for them.

    Matt
     
  2. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

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  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Not one hatched. I used a different broody, but is also a proven momma. The eggs did not go out till day 19.

    I dont' know what happened. When I opened the eggs the chicks were fully developed, but had not started to turn and had not started to absorb the yolk. That puts them dead on day 16-18.

    Only 3 out of the 26 shipped eggs had even made it this far.

    All I can guess is that the incubator spiked and killed them. "C Blue" just looked at me as I took her eggs away. She is still on the empty nest. I have started to save her some dutch eggs, but will be another 3 weeks of setting.

    A very disheartened,
    Matt
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2009

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