FEBRUARY Hatch-A-Long, come join in!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Illia, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    So today, I set some eggs, due to hatch on the 1st of February. Last year a BYC user by the name of Save the favs used to do a monthly hatch a long, which was a really good way to keep communication and connection between us hatch-o-holics, and my hatching craze/season begins now. Anyone else aboard? Anyone due to have chicks/ducklings/etc from the first to last day of February are welcome to join! [​IMG]

    I myself am setting 10 Shamo eggs and 10 Black Copper Marans x Shamo eggs today. The BCM x Shamo will be one of our two meat bird projects. Black Copper Marans are a relatively quick growing, large breed, and Shamos are a well muscled, tall breed - The two crossed will make for a well muscled hybrid that looks much like a Cornish.

    Marans eggs


    Shamo eggs


    Shamo parents



    What do YOU have in your incubator or under your broody, and when are they DUE?
  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I'm in!

    I am setting 48 (if they survive the post office) black ostrolorps & 8 black wellsummers.

    They arrive this week - should be shipped today!

    By the way - those are some ugly chickens! all skinny & tall! Ha - no offense meant. Just one of the strangest I've seen recently.
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    None taken. A lot of people don't like Oriental Gamefowl. They'll get much more meaty looking than they are now though. They're young and slow growers. At adulthood, they are extremely muscled, more so than production laying breeds. The thing that makes them seem skinny is their tall stature and "hard feathers." (Hard feathers are feathers firmly pressed against the skin, instead of loose, soft, and fluffy looking)
  4. leahthor

    leahthor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2010
    Northwestern Alberta
    I'm in!

    My Brinsea 20 Eco should be arriving sometime this week and I will be getting some LF Lavender Ameraucanas around the 24th. That incubator is going to just taunt me for that week its empty! [​IMG]
  5. thebirdguy

    thebirdguy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2010
    Idaho Falls
    There's a bunch of us on a Chinese New Years Day (Feb 3) hatch thread... Might want to join us..
  6. roocrazy

    roocrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 11, 2009
    cool ill have some hatch in feb i hope after the batch that i currently have in the bator is out

    ill have phoenix, orps, and some mixes!!!
  7. Shelly_WNC

    Shelly_WNC Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2010
    Pleasant Shade, TN
    Those 'tall' chickens are so crazy looking they are adorable.

    I won't make the Feb 01 hatch date, but I just bought my first incubator and now I'm looking for some fertile eggs in TN that I can pick up (very afraid of shipping as I am not home until 7pm at night and they will freeze if left on my doorstep).

    I'm shooting for a Feb. 14th hatch date ... easy I better hurry and find some eggs.
  8. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Midget Farms! I too have eggs coming in in the post today... and we are in the middle of a snow and ice storm here in Georgia! Mine were shipped today from Ohio so I hope they make it. I expect to set them Friday (if they get here)...

    6 ameracauna and 6 black marran eggs! Fingers crossed for my little eggs...
  9. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 5, 2007
    I just put some polish and some maran eggs in last night.
  10. Dixieangeln

    Dixieangeln Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    NC/VA line
    Hopefully I will be in!! I odered some eggs from Nadine on here, Im getting mottled bantam cochin, and some millie fleur bantam cochin eggs-- I am so excited! My hova bator is all ready and running!! Now if all this snow will go away for a bit so they can be shipped to me (praying they survive shipping)!
    [​IMG] This will be my 1st hatch so I am very nervous--but I have read and learned a ton of great info on BYC!![​IMG]
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011

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