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First hatch a success!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by trentk, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. trentk

    trentk New Egg

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    I would like to thank everyone here. Being a complete newcomer to hatching, I was able to build my own incubator and successfully hatch 18 of 20 eggs by just reading and
    learning from all the knowledge in the forum.

    I built a large cabinet incubator and bought the egg turners because I was very anxious to give it a try. For a trial run I only used 20 eggs. One was a non starter and one failed
    to pip. Eighteen eggs hatched beginning about 5am Thanksgiving morning till about 6am this morning.
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    The dark ones are Barred Rock/Silver Laced Wyandott
    The lighter ones are Pure SLW
     
  2. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Congratulations!
     
  3. trentk

    trentk New Egg

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    Thank you, I am now hooked. Spent all day yesterday in front of the incubator waiting for the next one to hatch.
     
  4. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    I love you bator. Gonna get the hubby to build one like that if he can. GOOD JOB.
     
  5. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    Excellent job on the bator!! WOW! [​IMG]
     
  6. trentk

    trentk New Egg

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    Thanks for the compliment on the incubator. Building wasn't very hard. Wondering if it would work properly was the hitch.
     

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