Early February 2016 Hatch - Who's In?

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

  1. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using a more local group on Facebook to get my eggs this time. The farm I am picking them up from is less than 20 min from me and I can pick them up whenever I want. I just got a message from the gal asking if I could also grab some for another member of the group and so she may meet me in my town to pick them up. To me, that means a lot in the realm of trust with this group. Many of these people have done business with each other in the past and I will see people giving references for those whom they've purchased from in the past.
     
  2. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Butterfliesdoku, I am happy with my Magicfly! Just got it and the manual is poopy like everyone says. I read other posts on here and they're very helpful with info, but actually it's pretty simple set up and I haven't done a thing but plug it in and monitor temp with a second thermometer: very consistent.
     
  3. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a staggered hatch? Is it like putting in more eggs in the bator while a first hatch is going[​IMG]
     
  4. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That is exactly what it is. Can get complicated if it is more than a few days apart.
     
  5. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first dozen are unpacked and resting. One was broken and 4 have saddle shaped air cells - despite the best packing I have ever seen.

    Here is an example of the notes I keep (using an excel spreadsheet):
    Second Hatch - Set on 1/14/16 Farm Inovator 4200 Forced Air/Auto Turner
    Initial Eggs: 12 Sal Fav & 12 LF BBS Cochin
    Initial Culls: 1 Sal Fav - broken when received
    Egg#
    Breed
    Pre-Incubation Candling Comments:
    1SF Saddle air cell
    2SFSaddle air cell
    3SFSaddle air cell
    4SFSaddle air cell
    5SFLooks good
    etc.
    2nd Candling Day 10 Comments:
    Final Candling Comments:
    Hatch Comments:

    I also keep notes on top the incubator noting temp and humidity at various points each day.
     
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  6. Triplecross

    Triplecross Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My eggs went in yesterday evening- yahoo, I'm so excited!

    I like your notes, Coopdedoo, good detail [​IMG]

    What is a saddle air sac?
     
  7. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks - my memory is not what it used to be so the notes help me a lot[​IMG]. A saddle shaped air cell occurs when the cell detaches ( which can happen in shipped eggs) and it literally looks like a little saddle sitting at the top of the egg. It can still recover and hatch but I like to note it.
     
  8. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great notes @[email protected] That is what I did on my last hatch. Does anyone here weigh their eggs as well for weight loss? I think that is something I am going to do this round since I'm not dealing with shipped egg air sac issues.
     
  9. CoopDeDoo

    CoopDeDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did it a couple of times on the last hatch but I was afraid I was keeping the eggs out too long because I had so many. I did not notice a big difference on two weigh checks.
     
  10. ambe0487

    ambe0487 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What days did you weigh them?
     

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