First chicks are hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 95bravo, May 27, 2010.

  1. 95bravo

    95bravo Hatching

    Apr 27, 2010
    Thanks for all the great info on the forum. This was my first try. I got 3 hatched and dry. One about out, and several more peeping. Eggs came from my 4 RIR hens and 1 red star hen. Breed by a RIR Rooster and a Buff Orpington Rooster. The Buff roo started life as a dyed pink easter chick, and he just grew on me. I got 6 5 week old pre-sexed Orpington pullets just for him. I plan on just breeding the chicks that hatch out pure RIR. I have read that red stars are often half RIR. Do you think a chicken that's 3/4 RIR will be hard to tell apart from a 100% RIR. Wife just told me that number 4 is out and one more is cracked. Sweet. 18 more to go.

    Thanks again for the info,

  2. Turkeyrangler

    Turkeyrangler Songster

    May 9, 2010
    By Lake Superior
    Great to hear your having some success. I go into lockdown tomorrow on 5 turkey eggs.

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