eggs from Speckledhen

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aran, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    Hi all just thought I would post a quick note about the eggs I recieved from Cynthia in the mail. The packaging was amazing, not a single egg cracked. Each egg was individually wrapped after having the breed and name of the hen pencilled on it.
    They all arrived in 2 days and i set them after leaving them to rest for a few hours fat end up. I set them the evening of 10/24. I have just candled and here are the results so far:

    Ameraucana (the real deal!) 11 eggs sent 10 of which are developing nicely with lots of veins already.

    Blue orpington--> REALLY hard to see much of anything at this stage in any of the eggs although if i stare hard enough i can sort of convince myself that there are dark spots in 4/6 of them. The eggs are just so dense and lovely brown its just really hard to see anything through the shell. My guess is if the ameraucanas have survived the trip with that kind of success im sure the blue orps will also be developing just fine. Would be nice to be able to see em though [​IMG]

    Thanks cynthia you rock mate... i will keep everyone posted...of our 15 eggs that we set 14 have chicks inside them at day 16 but i think i set a few pullet eggs that were just too small as the babies inside look as if in those 4-5eggs they may have stopped developing halfway through. I am transferring them to the hatcher on day 18 to crank up the humidity. At the moment all the eggs...mine and cynthias are all undergoing the dry incubation technique...we will see how it pans out.

    aran
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I was impressed with her wrapping and packaging also, Aran. She does the best job I have ever seen with eggs. I love how she lables the eggs, too.

    Today is day 11 on my eggs from her. I am on pins and needles! I see alot of veins in my eggs too!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Wow, aran, thank you! That is so sweet of you to say, and you, too, Priss. I just wanted to give those babies every chance to hatch no matter what the P.O. did. And I thought that labeling them that way would make it easier if something did break in transit to see what was lost without trying to piece a shell back together.

    Priss, I was concerned about Skye's eggs after what you said about not being able to see development, but I have one of her eggs in my own bator on Day 5 and there is good development upon candling. It's possible that at the time I collected yours, good contact between Suede and Skye hadn't been made at mating (although he sure was making a point to tell her how much he adored her, LOL) or perhaps her system hadn't gotten settled, or whatever, not sure, but now that Velvet is laying again (yipeee!), when you get the next batch, at least you'll have hers in there as well. Aran, I sure hope that Skye's do well for you since yours were collected after MissPrissy's were; that's one reason I wanted to make sure to send you extra Ameraucanas, so William would be sure to have some chickies hatch from my eggs. You're still on my spring list for the Blue Orps as well till you tell me otherwise.
     
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Ya'll just have me so jealous!! [​IMG] I guess I will have to enjoy your pics (YOU WILL TAKE PICS!! [​IMG] ) from afar and dream of the time I can set some of Cynthias eggs as well.
     
  5. homecatmom

    homecatmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Speckledhen, I would love to get on your egg list for when I get my 'bater all setup and dialed in. Your eggs have such good reviews [​IMG] as does your packing.
    Cathy
     
  6. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    yep all is going well with the ameraucanas cynthia...that is as good a development rate (so far) as i have had with the eggs i set from our own girls which were fresh from the coop to the bator without being thrown around by the PO. Hopefully the blue orps will develop...they probably are already and I just cant see as clearly through the brown shell. The colour of the ameraucana eggs is cool huh? William couldnt believe his eyes when there were green and blue chicken eggs! heheehh
     

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