"Experimental Hatch"-100% hatch rate!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by babymakes6, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    I got some cheap eggs from a friend a few weeks ago. He has about 140 hens-Buff Orpingtons, Golden Comets, and RIRs-in with 2 Buff Orpington roosters. The eggs were washed and refrigerated. I was using some of them and seeing the bulls-eye, so I decided to experiment and see if I would get any chicks. I took one dozen of the darkest brown eggs I could find, left them get to room temperature and put them in the incubator(LG). Temperature has been perfect the entire time. Only 3 eggs started developing. Yesterday (day 19-I know, a day late!), I went down to candle one last time and fill the trays for lockdown. When I opened the bator, ALL 3 had pipped! [​IMG] This morning, there was an adorable, fluffy, golden chick, and another that had just hatched. The third had just started zipping. Within half-an-hour he was out too! Here they are-my first 100% hatch!!!
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    3 for 3! Impressive and they look adorable.
     
  3. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great! When I hatched eggs from my flock I had several breeds of hens and a BO roo. All the offspring looked like BO but the boys had black tails. I only have one left and it's a hen that is the sweetest little thing... Oh. Wait. She's not little anymore, she's abou as big as her dad!
     
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    So cute (;
     
  5. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] 100% That's awesome! Congrats!
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  6. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    Awe, so cute [​IMG] Congrats on a great hatch [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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