Eggs in tomorrow 3/9 :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gandybugs, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. gandybugs

    gandybugs Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, we are doing our first hatch tomorrow! It should be perfect timing since my sons birthday is the 31st of this month! :)

    We are doing about 40+ eggs... YIKES! but i am so excited.

    Does anyone else have mixed breeds in their flock? I have a lot of pure bred chickens, however a few different breeds, so some of these eggs will be mixes... does it matter for home use? We probably wont use these for breeding in the future... And i am looking to breed out my hens with some friends roosters to keep same breed and get some pure bred chicks...

    Anyways... very excited about tomorrow! :)
     
  2. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a whole backyard full (and incubator full) of mixed chickens/eggs. I have 2 pure bred leghorns, but that's as far as that goes. Haha

    Good luck with your hatch!! :)
     
  3. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a few EE x RIR eggs I just put in bator a couple day ago. My first hatch too. Good Luck on your hatch [​IMG]
     
  4. PtldChick

    PtldChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about a dozen banty eggs under a broody that just started tonight (not sure if she'll stick but I htought, what the hey?). SO should be right in line with timing.

    They will all be mixed - gn/porc d'uccle roo over cochins, btwjap, porc d'uccle, g sebright.
     
  5. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well,since I have LOTS of chickens and 4 incubators running....yep...gonna have some hatch for this thread. I just set 15 EEx eggs tonight....and some mixes to hatch soon....I have banty mixes hatching next :) So, yeah, lots of mixes!

    40 is a lot to start! Good luck with your hatching! Have you had chickens long?
    ETA typo
     
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  6. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    40 eggs well done!:D. Ive got pure breeds, rare breeds and mixes. The mixes are the best! They are a more hardy bird, dont get ill as much as other birds, lay all through the winter, tough little birds and i think more friendly.. Ive got 4 baby mixes right now that hatched 2 weeks ago so cant wait to see what they going to look like. Good luck.:D
     
  7. redhen689

    redhen689 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just set:
    12 mixed backyard from a farm I passed while driving around, (looked like RIR, Australorps and Orps, unknown roo)
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    8 Cuckoo Marans,
    8 Columbian Wyandottes,
    2 Silver Laced Wyandottes.

    Total 30 eggs.
    I have just set them in my homemade incubator that has been sitting around for 11 years.

    They are at my sister's house for my nieces to hatch.[​IMG]

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  8. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to start setting this evening. I will have about 30+ eggs, they will all be backyard mixes. Alot of my chickens are pure bred but they are all living together and I should get some nice mixes. I don't show my birds, and I sell my eggs, so I could careless about the breed. I just love my chickens :)This is my first hatch, with my new hova-bator with turner, I'm so excited and nervous! Good luck, I'll be followng you!
     
  9. Hazelrah

    Hazelrah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow 40? You are going to have a wonderful birthday gift for your son! I agree with Tracy the Chick, the mixed breeds are the best - I have both and my mixed breeds are definitely more hardy and more friendly. I will be hatching along with you; I set 11 eggs at 3am today and it's also my first hatch so I am very excited. I got the incubator for Christmas and it felt like I waited forever for eggs. I have a few ee bantam, 2 silkie and some bantam Barnevelder in the incubator and they look so tiny and cute. Hope we all have good hatches.
     
  10. gandybugs

    gandybugs Out Of The Brooder

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    so we ended up with 47! :)

    Little nervous though... we had the incubator regulated before the eggs went in, then put them in and it was all over the board! Got up way too high, I cooled the quickly, but it took a while to get them back up, but i thinkw we are good now...

    did i cook them? :(

    what day can you candle them to make sure they are ok?
     

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