First time hatching, Lockdown!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RedReiner, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. RedReiner

    RedReiner Songster

    Nov 7, 2010
    Monroe, Wa
    my first hatch, my DH got me a 1588 for xmas so a friend gave me some silkie and showgirl eggs to practice hatch! out of 18 I have 14 going into lockdown today. I candled all and I could see them all wiggling! [​IMG] that they all hatch! Kind of fun! cant wait to see some extra fuzzies in there. gotta take pics!
  2. blaundee

    blaundee Songster

    Aug 3, 2009
    I've got 8 Ameraucana eggs from DAK on lockdown right now, due tomorrow- I SO hope they hatch! I hope yours do too! [​IMG]
  3. I have three eggs that go into lock down tomorrow!! [​IMG]

    I started with 11. 4 in my bator and 7 under a broody. Broody gave up at day ten or so, and one in my incubator didn't develop. I hope they hatch! [​IMG]
  4. RedReiner

    RedReiner Songster

    Nov 7, 2010
    Monroe, Wa
    I was pretty happy that 14 out of 18 made it, its cold and dark here but her silkies just keep on laying lol. please post a pic when yours hatch! I will too. I also have 5 eggs under a broody. those are not due for a while.
  5. I will for sure post pics!
    Last time I candled all three babies were squirming! I even took my stethoscope to one of them and heard faint little noises!!

    I have had bad luck with this bator in the past but for the first time it has stayed consistent AND I am using locally purchased eggs rather than eggs shipped from a hatchery, so the air cells are perfectly intact! [​IMG]

    Good luck! Cant wait to see some baby pics!! [​IMG]
  6. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Songster

    Jun 2, 2010
    Bushnell, FL.
    I just finished a hatch with my 1588 and 42 0f the 47 that went into lockdown hatched. I think you will be pleasently suprised with your hatch.
  7. Just candled for the last time and saw all three moving inside!! They are all set for lock down and I am starting to get anxious already!!!


    This is the best incubation I have had so far! This is the first time my incubator has been consistent (thanks to some improvements) and this is the first time I have had movement right before hatching time! I have high hopes for this hatch!!
  8. tnfarmeggs

    tnfarmeggs In the Brooder

    Jan 24, 2011
    Middle Tennessee
    [​IMG] to you all! Mine don't go on lockdown till the 12th
  9. Any updates?

    Nothing on my end!
  10. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    OK its gonna be a while before I hit lockdown, so get the cameras rolling and get me some pics of chicks. [​IMG]

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