Halloween ~ Hatch Day!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CK Chickadilly, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Quote:Yup. I told the kids that if (and I am really hoping that's a big IF) another one expires by our day 14 candling we will open it and look at that one, too.

    I hope you won't have that problem, but if so, post pics.
     
  2. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
    Massachusetts
    How's everyones temps and humidities doing? And also, I was just wondering how many of us are doing staggered hatches? And if so, when are you setting your second set (or third? [​IMG] )

    I have two thermometer/hygrometers in my bator right now. They read 98-99degrees with 41 % and 101degrees with 38 percent...I figure that means they average out just right! I'm planning on setting another batch of eggs on friday (and should have a full 'bator then) at the same time, I'll try to candle the BO's I have in there now. The second set will be a combo of pure breeds...BR, Blue Oprs, Silkies, Cochin Bantams, Polish etc. I'm sooo eggcited! [​IMG]
     
  3. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Songster

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    I am also aiming for Halloween. At this point, it's a consolation hatch. [​IMG]
    My first batch (due any minute) is not looking good at all. I am down to 8 out of 24. Frankly, none of the eight have shown any positive signs - other than shadows. No movement or sound. I have been feeling hopeless for days. DD is beyond hopeless - making dark comments, sighing... (Oh, nevermind, that's normal: she's a teenager.[​IMG]).
    Sooooo... what's a wanna-be hatch-aholic to do? I put nine more in the 'bator on Saturday. They are Silkies, evil ones, I am betting. And the great news is that 5 of the 9 have veining already.[​IMG]
    I will try to quit holding my breath. I don't think I can keep this up for 16 more days.
     
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:My eggs are the last batch in this stagger. I have some that were due this Thursday, that are pipping right now!! I did add 3 eggs from a hen of my dad's. She had a nest of 15, and only 3 look like they might be good. They look like they are about the same incubation as my other eggs. Not sure though. But after these eggs hatch, I will probably (no promises!) be done for the season. When these eggs hatch, that will clean out my bator.

    My temps are running between 98-101, and humidity is around 40%. The chicks that are pipping right now, started in the bator, at these temps&RH, so I guess it works!
     
  5. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Checked mine at lunch. The temp is right at 100 and the humidity was 37%.
    I am going to set 12 penedesenca eggs either tonight or in the morning, along with the 16 barred rock eggs that are on day 5.
     
  6. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

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    I just found this thread. I have a hatch due on Halloween night. I put the eggs in at 10pm, so they will probably all hatch while I am sleeping!

    I am excited as these are all my own eggs! Finally my girls are laying and I can hatch my own babies!! I have serema's, welsummers, slw and blrw. [​IMG]
     
  7. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Welcome to the club, Vicki!!

    I'll be glad when I can hatch from my own. I think that would make the hatch even more special!!

    Good luck!
     
  8. sis

    sis Songster

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    I have 4 silkie eggs in the bator due on Halloween, so I'm in the club!
     
  9. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    Kelley - If I have any luck with the penes, I'll send you some eggs in the spring. Us hatch buddies have to look out for each other!!

    Sis - Welcome to the club!!
     

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