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Hatch along!!!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by chickster5003, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I have 7 duck eggs do to hatch August 19th. I don't care what your hatching, just join in!
     
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    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone hatching?
     
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    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have incubating or hatching eggs out their?
     
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    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really no one
     
  5. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm setting 40 into the incubator tomorrow. Should hatch on Sept 1-ish. Olive eggers, Welsummers and Cinnamon Queens. Using an ancient (30 y.o.) Miller (now Little Giant) Styrofoam box. I laugh because I put it in storage in Mom's basement and the rats gnawed on it. It's pretty beat up, but it hatches!
     
  6. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL 40 EGGS! I wish I could hatch that many!
     
  7. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    Yeah. I got a little carried away on eBay. Actually, it would've been many more, but one Seller's hens went broody and she had to cancel my order....which is just as well as I have 41 eggs here now and really only 40 good spots on the auto turner as the two under the thermostat wafer are really compressed.
     
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    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've gotten a little carried away a few times too :,)
     
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    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    Still, my goal is to get 8-10 laying hens out of the deal. I figure if hatch rates on shipped eggs (if lucky) are about 50% and then half are unnecessary roo chicks, well, I should be right about there....even without chicken math.

    Of course, disaster may strike and I have no hatch...or I get mainly all roo chicks. Previous hatches in my Miller, though, have been 85% with shipped eggs....and I realize how very fortuitous that number is!
     

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