Got the first batch in the oven!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MsMcChick, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. MsMcChick

    MsMcChick Songster

    Oct 3, 2007
    I set 12 dozen eggs Wed. evening. Thought that ought to give me a decent idea of what's fertile and whats not, LOL [​IMG]
    I put 25 pekin & welsh harlequin ducks, 6 dozen buff orps, isa browns & a few mutts, and 4 dozen ameraucana and some mutts.
    Then, the Royal palm turkey started laying right good (5 eggs in 7 days!), so i'm gonna toss them in in about a week or so. I finally figured out a way to get the other critters to stop eating her egg [​IMG]
    I'm off on spring break from my other job this week, so i'll have PLENTYYYYYYYYYY of time to candle those...144 eggs [​IMG]
    The 25 courtnix quail i got from MSU were a bust. One hatched, 4 more pipped and died, the rest i didn't check and tossed. Figured it was something i did with humidity, so i'm using the BIG incubator for this batch, it does a decent job, little room for screwup!
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Oh my, that's a load of hatching vibes...

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