Early February 2016 Hatch - Who's In?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by CoopDeDoo, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. LalaG

    LalaG Out Of The Brooder

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    They are gorgeous and on my want list too...which is getting really really long hahaha



    Good luck! Glad to have more company [​IMG][​IMG]

    I caved. 

    I'm just an hour or so away from day 17 (counting down to hatch day) and I candled my eggs. I have made myself promise to not look again until much later. Out of my 4 (an unimpressive amount compared to everyone else's! Ha!), I have 2 eggs with visible veining starting! One egg has a rolling air cell and one looked infertile. But I'll be pleased with 50% from shipped eggs. Fingers crossed that those two chickies keep developing! Anyone else with anything? Right now mine should hatch on the 3rd. I'll probably be at work. 

    My third graders have taken advantage of the fact that I love chickens and have asked if we can do a classroom hatch. I agreed. I am hoping to stream my personal chicks hatching here at home live via a UStream feed while we are in the classroom, so I don't have to miss out, and we can have a celebration before we officially start our life cycle unit! Clever teacher... :celebrate
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    I only have 9 :). Im scared to candle because I don't trust my eye to see things correctly without convincing myself I ruined everything HAHA! Sounds great, congrats! I'm hoping for 2 out of 9 for my first time + shipped eggs so you should be thrilled with 50% I think.
     
  2. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine doesn't have two wires. There are dials on the incubator but not wires attached to them. I run the wire for my other term/hygrometer through a vent hole. Since you are running a still air - I think your temps are fine.
     
  3. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! And best of luck to you [​IMG]
     
  4. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to candle at day 7 instead of 10 I think. I am worried about the viability of my shipped eggs as well. Love the UStream idea!![​IMG]
     
  5. LilChickens2

    LilChickens2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I just got shipping notice from MPC for a Tursday delivery of my shipped eggs. They were supposed to be here last week. I am annoyed though. I ordered 33 at once (6 of 4 different kinds and 9 of a fifth kind) but asked that they split the shipment date so that I only get 1/2 at a time, one month apart since my Brinsea only holds 24 eggs at a time. I left them a note, and called twice with the instructions to make sure all was good. Guess what. All eggs were shipped. This is where chicken math got me. I guess I need to run out and get another incubator on Tursday?!
     
  6. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yikes. Get a cheap one if you do .. unfortunately odds are that you will have 24(ish) for lockdown.
     
  7. LilChickens2

    LilChickens2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could just get another Brinsea for peace of mind but I'm pretty sure my husband would divorce me if I did. Haha. Maybe I'll swing by TSC on Monday and pick up a cheap-y incubator. Move them into the Brinsea for lockdown because the others should be done by then.
     
  8. TurkenMomma

    TurkenMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was about to suggest this as well. What a bummer! Hopefully it will all work out for you.
     
  9. TurkenMomma

    TurkenMomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep adding and then removing the Fun & Funky from my cart... they still have a ship date that matches with my previous order of Calicos... SOOOOOO tempting!
     
  10. LalaG

    LalaG Out Of The Brooder

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    Me too!!! That fun and funky assorted is always at the top of my wish list. Go to eBay right now and search fertile silkie eggs the farm I got mine from just relisted another bunch and I got mine (9) for $30shipped. I think the fun and funky ships free though right? But you need a big #?
     

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