First Ever Hatch-A-Long/First Time Incubating (October-November 2014)

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ScarlettGirl11, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. ScarlettGirl11

    ScarlettGirl11 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi yall! this is my first ever Hactch-A-Long and the first time iv ever incubated eggs so please hang in there with me throughout this.

    Incubator: homemade styrofoam cooler

    Eggs: 14 Silkie Eggs (put in 10/10) and a Turken Egg (put in 10/12)

    Notes: I hand turn my eggs three times a day, once in the morning, second when i get home from school, and third when i go to bed.....i didnt candle my eggs before putting them in but ill be candleing on the seventh day and right before i put them on lockdown on the ninteenth day.

    Estimated time to hatch: October 30th for the silkie eggs and November 1st for the turken egg

    *The eggs are on day 3 of incubation and so far everything is going great!* (10/12/14)
     
  2. Ravens Momma

    Ravens Momma New Egg

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    I started Oct 1st with 12 barnyard mix from my own trio. 2 hens 1 roo. So far 1 not fertile, lost one early on. So far the other 10 are developing just fine. Today a I started 12 RIR shipped eggs and 12 barnyard mixed also shipped. 4 of my own bantam.can't wait to see the out come.

    I am using a Janoel 48. This my 3rd time using them. We have had very good hatch rate on shipped eggs so far. First time using our own eggs in them.

    This is the first time we ever tried hatching our own eggs. Always sold the chicks before they started laying eggs. This time we kept a few of our favorite ones. Now we can't wait to see what we get from our babies.10 more days to go can't wait.
     
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  3. HerbGir1972

    HerbGir1972 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've put in an order for some eggs we'll see what's going on when they get here[​IMG]
     
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  4. Espresso

    Espresso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just put in some eggs last night. Incubator was HOT when I got home from church though.... We'll see...
     
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  5. rachelpotter

    rachelpotter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll join in! I will be setting my first set of eggs on the 26th! Having to plan ahead my weekend off for hatch day!


    Will be attempting shipped eggs...Black/blue copper marans, blue/black/splash jersey giant, olive preggers, and hopefully some seramas!

    I've been playing around with my new incubator so I can learn it's quirks. Using a Brinsea Octagon Eco 20
     
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  6. ScarlettGirl11

    ScarlettGirl11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Today is going to be stormy! its already very dark with rain and thunder....im worried sick about my incubator because its very possible we will be loosing power today!!!!
     
  7. rachelpotter

    rachelpotter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hoping if you do its only for a short time!
     
  8. ScarlettGirl11

    ScarlettGirl11 Out Of The Brooder

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    so power didn't go out and today ill be candling! will post pics tomorrow!
     
  9. rachelpotter

    rachelpotter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok.. so finalizing my egg orders. Olive Eggers are a no go since they quit laying on the breeder so we are now planning for:

    6 Blue/Black Copper Marans
    6 Blue/Black/Splash Jersey Giants
    12 Seramas
    and 6 Isbars...

    I think that comes up to more than 24... by limit on the Brinsea 20... I'm hoping the serama eggs will allow more room...

    I just got so excited...
     
  10. Ravens Momma

    Ravens Momma New Egg

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    Batch 1 went in to lock down today. Candled before putting them in. All are still moving, now for the longest 3 days of the hatch.

    ScarlettGirl11 Glad to hear you didn't have any power outages. We had 5 days of storms hope for no outages here either.
     

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