First Hatch of the Year! :D

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SapphireRanch1, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. SapphireRanch1

    SapphireRanch1 New Egg

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    I set 25 eggs in my incubator due to hatch the day before Valentines! (Best gift ever in my opinion! X3) They're barnyard mixes from my own flock. And another 25 set today, due to hatch March 16!
    My Hens are:

    Bantam Cochin
    Buff Orpington
    Black Australorp
    Black Australorp crossed with Rhode Island Red
    Black Australorp, Rhode Island Red, Buff Orpington Cross

    My Roosters are:

    Black Australorp
    Black Australorp crossed with Buff Orpington
    Black Australorp crossed with Rhode Island Red
    Black Australorp, Rhode Island Red, Buff Orpington Cross

    So I'm super excited to see the color variations from these guys :D
     
  2. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Sounds like you're going to have a fun and colorful hatch! I hope all goes well.
     
  3. SapphireRanch1

    SapphireRanch1 New Egg

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    Thank you! Haha :) and I hope so too! I'm excited to candle them this weekend! :D
     
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    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome!! Make sure to post pictures of the process, if you can. We love pictures!!
     
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    So many eggs!! I need to find a way to turn them all at the same time haha xD any ideas?
     
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    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow that is a lot! Ask someone to help maybe? I'm not sure, I've never incubated without an egg turner before. [​IMG]
     
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    50 total!! I hatched the same amount last year and got 40 babies! I'm hoping to be that lucky again this year :3
    I'd like to get an egg turner and see how it goes :) but for now I guess I'm going to have to turn them by hand and pray for no accidents! ;)
     
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    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess so! I'm glad I have a turner, because I'm pretty clumsy [​IMG]
     
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    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How's the incubation going??
     
  10. SapphireRanch1

    SapphireRanch1 New Egg

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    It's going great so far :D I've only had one I had to remove that had a blood ring in it. As soon as I can I'll candle them to show some growing progress :)
     

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