Hatch-A-Long: Two Colours In Each Eye? What Will Her Babies Be....?

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I don’t get what the problem is here. You don’t want it to go below 7 and it can’t go below 7? Is there a typo? I am missing something.

edit: ok, so 7C is about 44F, and I think you meant to say the fridge won’t go ABOVE 7.

I would just use your regular fridge setting. Around here I aim for 37F. Which is less than 7C, but I don’t think that should be a problem.
Yeah... sorry about that. I was thinking about what temp I wanted it to be....
 

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Ah, they always have to mess with our plans, don't they? :p Whether they mean to or not.

So, I was unfamiliar with the term eskey until I looked it up just now; that's what y'all call a cooler, right? Just an insulated bin that you put ice in to keep things like drinks and food cool? Is that how you're keeping your eggs cool, with ice, or do you have something else going on with the eskey? Just curious, and of course documentation is always good for others who may want to try to repeat your process in the future. 😊
 

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On the 1st of December I'm going to put some eggs in the incubator. (So they hatch on Summer Solstice! ☀️ )
I know it's early to be posting this but I have to do some preparations. *Rubs hands together gleefully*
This is an.... experimental hatch. I have a weird hen, who has two different colours in each eye. *Photo inserted below* Her name is.... Jenkins. (:gig) I'm going to breed her with my rooster Yavian (Pronounced: A vain) *Photo inserted below* I am hoping that the chicks that will hatch, will hatch with their mothers eyes. :fl
The experimental part is what I have dubbed the Refrigerator Test. (Dun, dun, dun, dun!!!) I'm going to refrigerate a bunch of eggs (Collected over a period of 1 week.) and then after they have been refrigerated (for 4 days) I'll put them in the incubator. The whole point of this experiment is to see if less roosters hatch from refrigerated eggs.

I'll start collecting the eggs on the 20th of November, put them in the fridge on the 27th of November, put them in the incubator on the 1th and (Hopefully :fl) hatch some on the 21st.

Yavian is half Pekin, half Aracuna. (If the hen we think is an Aracuna is an Aracuna) Jenkins is 3/4 Belgium Bearded D'uccle, and 1/4 Aracuna.
What colour will the chicks be? Will the chicks have the strange eyes? -We'll shall have to wait a while :mad:



*Photos*
Photo #1: Buddy, Aracuna?
Photo #2: Wings, Jenkins' Mum,
Photo #3: Jenkins,
Photo #4: Yavian,
So cool. Can’t wait to see your results! Love this!
 

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Ah, they always have to mess with our plans, don't they? :p Whether they mean to or not.

So, I was unfamiliar with the term eskey until I looked it up just now; that's what y'all call a cooler, right? Just an insulated bin that you put ice in to keep things like drinks and food cool? Is that how you're keeping your eggs cool, with ice, or do you have something else going on with the eskey? Just curious, and of course documentation is always good for others who may want to try to repeat your process in the future. 😊
Yep! That's exactly what an eskey is! Right now I'm using ice packs to keep it cool.
 

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