Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    The hatch continues. More groups are starting to join the party.
    the numbers


    Heritage white leghorn 8
    Banty Cochins 16
    Phage's Creme Legbars 2
    Marans 3
    Salmon Faverolles 6


    Pipped
    Banty Choc Orps 2
    Legbars 2
    Banty Cochins 2
    Salmon Favs 2
    Speckled Sussex 3
    Banty Rocks 1
    Rhodebars 1


    No movement yet Australorps. Swedish FlowerHens, Mille Fleur Leghorns

    The chickens hatch so differently than quail. Quail mostly pip to hatch in 1 to 3 hours and within 12 hours start to finish. Chickens like to drive me to the edge.
     
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  2. scottcaddy

    scottcaddy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

     
  3. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ah the long drawn out hatch. Got to love it hahahaha "Does it need help or do I fog up the window some more".

    4 weeks and I will be going through this again!
     
  4. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    I set a "buddy hatch" with Oz (hey - the eggs were fertile so what is a gal to do????) and looks like 12 of the Legbars are out. I only see 2 lonley girls in a sea of boys. Let's hope all the girl eggs went to the Phills!! They have to be somewhere!

    Just Love that you can sex them before you even take them out of the bator !!!
     
  5. LFchixranch

    LFchixranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 wks too late but i think ur avatar should be in between the palms
     
  6. LFchixranch

    LFchixranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah thats it great job peachygirl
     
  7. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist

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    Isn't she Awesome!!
     
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  8. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

     
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Deb you do rock - and I can see you as peachie girl.

    When I started this madness, I would have never expected the support I have received. I came on to this site to get info and test ideas. Peoples enthusiasm for my adventure continues to amaze me.

    OffGridMama, HillFlowerRanch, LePetiteFarmer, Phage, Kev, LaPalmaChicks and Perchie Girl have all given me tangible assistance but the intangible support through messaging, shout-outs and posts here have really made this fun.

    Hopefully this hatch will be the last big haul. I will just take over a few doz eggs each trip to build on what we have. We added at least 5 breeds with enough numbers to get them reproducing. The pressure is off,

    I should get a text this afternoon with the total of chicken eggs that hatched. Its going to be a past half way into day 22. I will have Bernie add the pheasant eggs but keep the chicken eggs in for a day more just in case.
     
  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

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