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Eggs are hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thumbless, Aug 12, 2010.

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    thumbless Songster

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    I put around 60 eggs in two incubators at the same time, after 15 days I tested with my egg buddy and only took out 14 eggs.

    Here is the weird thing, I had one that hatched a week early and the rest of them started late last night, so far I have five out, six if you count the one that hatched early.

    My hatch rates over the summer have sucked so I just got 57 Black Stars from a hatchery and the rare chick that I got was a female.
     

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    Congratulations on your babies! That is weird that you had one hatch out so early, I wonder if was maybe in a warmer section of the incubator of if it had gotten some heat on it prior to you receiving it. [​IMG]
     
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    thumbless Songster

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    The only thing I can think of is maybe I missed it in the nest a couple of days.

    By the way nine out so far.
     
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    OH, you are incubating your eggs, I thought they were from the hatchery. Well then, I think one of your hens was holding out on you and was hiding that egg. At least you got an early present.
    Don't you just love hatch day! [​IMG]
     
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    Yes I 57 from a hatchery, and I put 60 in the incubator.

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    [​IMG] How precious! Is that little black one the one that came out early?
     
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    thumbless Songster

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    No, on the black ones, my RIR hens are flying over the fence and my barred rock rooster must of got to them, so I have created a black star.
     

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