First Time Incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jnkfarms, Mar 8, 2014.

  1. jnkfarms

    jnkfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    My first time incubating eggs besides when I was a small child. I have 20 in an incubator and just candled them after 7 days and looks like only 2 are bad. So excited and so are my kids.
     
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  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    congratulations. When are they due? I'm planning to set on the 14th.
     
  3. jnkfarms

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    They are due to start hatching the 21st. I just hope they wait till I'm home to start lol. I want to watch my first one at least.
     
  4. jnkfarms

    jnkfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    What kind are you setting?
     
  5. jnkfarms

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    Well I candled them again tonight just to double check what I did yesterday... Still appears that only those two were bad, so I pulled them out and put them in a ziploc bag. Closed my eyes and cracked them open. Don't know what I would have done if there had been chicks in them lol. They was nothing but runny egg. One had a little speck like it tried to start but failed (also had blood in it). So we are down to 18/20 eggs in the incubator. Keeping fingers crossed for good luck on the others. It is in God's hands.
     
  6. blondeless1

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    Good luck and enjoy them!!
     
  7. blondeless1

    blondeless1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck with your hatch!1
     
  8. jnkfarms

    jnkfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you also found out some great news today. My oldest hen that I have left from buying 8 at a feed store has been laying for about 3 months now. I bought some more babies from a local guy and they was quite a bit younger then her. I cracked an egg tonight to use in cornbread and it had a bulls eye. So I cracked another and it had it too. So time to stop gathering and let her set. I can't wait till she has some babies. She thinks she is a lap dog and wants to be in your lap all the time. Super excited that she is laying hatch able eggs now.
     
  9. Wishapup

    Wishapup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You must be pleased to have a setting hen - I want to try this spring as well! What breed is your hen?
     
  10. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, and welcome to BYC!
    I'm in Tennessee too, and am on my second hatch.
    The hatch-a-long threads are great if you have any questions about incubating (just make sure you find one of the current ones)
    Good luck with your first hatch!
     

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