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First Time Hatching....Round 2

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kathryn4629, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Kathryn4629

    Kathryn4629 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As the the first time hatchers head into another round of hatching (round 2) this thread has come into play.

    We all learned so much from each other on the last thread! So we are going to start a new one. Lets keep the great information flowing and share all of our tips and tricks that we have learned along the way.

    This time it would be great if everyone would PM me some information about your hatching timeline. I will post the information on the first post and do my very best to keep it up to date. If you have already sent me info and would like to edit it, just let me know.

    Infomation needed
    Type of incubator, turner?:
    Set date/Hatch date:
    What kinds/breeds of eggs your are setting:
    A fun fact you would like to include:

    demp4
    Used Little giant
    1st Hatched March 11
    Misc eggs...

    Started raising chickens in 2009 so we can now where our eggs are coming from now we are hatching our own. And I think I want to get into selling the chicks... maybe??!!

    Second Hatch
    DUE April 5th
    8 silkies and some misc.

    ~Melanie
    Bridgeport, NY

    latebloomer
    Hovabator 1602N retrofitted with a circulated fan on day seven
    10 bbs orpington eggs shipped
    lost in the mail two days
    one power outage
    five hatches out of ten (hoping for for more)

    Hannah Hen
    Snow Hill, NC
    LG incubator with fan and auto turner.
    Set 3 Millie Fluer D'uccle and 24 Buff Orpington eggs Hatched 2 D'uccles and 17 BO.

    Kathryn4629
    LG incubator with auto turner
    Collecting eggs to set, and waiting on a auction to end
    B orpington X EE roo and 1 Cochin hen in the mix + hopefully some special (pure bred) eggs soon.

    PeckingOrder
    Type of incubator, turner?: Self-Made Computer controlled incubator, with automated 8 hour turner.
    Set date/Hatch date: 04/02/2011
    What kinds/breeds of eggs your are setting: 2x Light West Sussex
    A fun fact you would like to include: Majority of girlfriends chickens got taken by a fox, would like to give her a couple of baby chickens to ease the pain.

    KFchickenlady:
    13 Buff and Black Silkies
    LG with air and turner
    Hatch date April 4
    fun fact: I found out my other hatch was at 102... and Im not candling till lockdown

    ItsAZOO32
    Still Air Hova-bator 1620n. Hand turned
    Set on 2/27 (actually late on 2/26 so it doesn't count); Hatch DUE 3/19
    What kinds/breeds of eggs your are setting: Mutts the first time (EE's, Leghorn/Cochin/Sussex/RIR/White Rock)
    A fun fact you would like to include: I don't even have a coop yet and I'm about to order my second group of eggs I am truly and addict
    Jessica

    texaschickmom
    Genesis 1588 with turner
    Set 3/16, hatch date 4/6
    25 Black Sex Link
    I'm hoping/praying for more pullets this time.

    Martha in Lindale, TX

    Long Last Farm
    Used a Brinsea eco 20 with automatic turner
    set 24 barnyard mix eggs from my own flock on friday 2/25
    5 were infertile found during candling
    19 went into lockdown on Tues 3/15
    got 18/19 to hatch
    Setting Banties
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2011
  2. Hannah hen

    Hannah hen Out Of The Brooder

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    Well my granddaughter and I are getting ready for our second go. The incubator is plugged in and we have been collecting some of our Burbon Red turkey eggs which we plan to set tomorrow. Next week we will add some more of our D'uccles and maybe a few Buff Orpington. Due date should be 4/13. We will be keeping everyone up to date on our progress.
     
  3. demp4

    demp4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I set ours last night at 10pm... 8 silkies and 12 mix of other RIR, orpingtons, americauna

    Hoping this goes better than the first hatch!
     
  4. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    i have some more bbs orpington eggs in transit

    hope to set on friday
     
  5. Kathryn4629

    Kathryn4629 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am also hoping to set on Friday!! [​IMG]
     
  6. KZ

    KZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are quite the group! Our next thread may be a ten step program.

    I had planned to wait a couple weeks before I tried again, but nooooooo....I have to go for it it now.

    Tonight I bought some hatching eggs on Ebay - Cochins and Blue Marans. Either I am an optimist or I just don't learn..... I am hoping for a much better hatch this time. After only one hatch I already feel a LOT smarter! I will most likely set the eggs this Sunday. It will be interesting to see if the Sportsman does a better job with shipped eggs. By the way, I was able to sell the LG for a good price on Craigslist over the weekend.

    I just hope I don't end up with hundreds of chickens because I can't stop hatching! We will be eating a lot of eggs (and chicken).

    [​IMG]
     
  7. latebloomer

    latebloomer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 10, 2011
    green mountain state
    grr.

    well let me first say this is my own fault.

    i purchased some eggs that i paid for with paypal. by mistake i used my home address, which is the default with paypal. if the eggs get delivered to my house they stay outside until i get home to get them; if i have them shipped to my office, which i meant to do, they'd be inside.

    i've contacted the seller three times about switching the address, admitting it was my fault, appreciate this very much, yada, yada, yada....

    no response.

    according to the postal service the package is going to be delivered today. it's forty degrees out. i'm concerned.

    it's noon now, i'm usually home by five. the package isn't showing that it's been delivered and i was home about half an hour ago.

    would five or so hours at forty degrees (maybe dropping) the kiss of death?
     
  8. Long Last Farm

    Long Last Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you still have a chance for at least some of them to hatch--Look at all the folks who have hatched Trader Joe fertile eggs,etc., after the eggs have been refrigerated for days sometimes....Good luck![​IMG]
     
  9. demp4

    demp4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope the eggs get there only minutes before you!

    I can't seem to get my humidity above 45% anyone having any tips?? I am using a sponge on a shallow plate with water. and we are hand turning....
     
  10. Kathryn4629

    Kathryn4629 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dang it I lost the auction that I thought I would win [​IMG]

    Now I am debating what kind of eggs to buy again.

    Thinking about:

    Black copper marans
    LF cochins
    Pure/pure ameraucanas
    Lavender Orpingtons
    Some silkies, Personally I dont like silkies. They kind of freak me out [​IMG] and they are bantam. But my mom has been begging me to raise her some silkies, sooo.....

    I am also thinking about resale value if I decide to sell chicks, and or sell hatching eggs.

    Anyone have any good input? What would you choose? Why?
     

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