HATCH COMPLETE! I have 15 beautiful Delaware chicks.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyb1969, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I just put 25 eggs from csibb into the bator last night. [​IMG] 20 of them are pure Delawares, and 5 of them are Delaware/Leghorn cross. I'm soooo super excited about these eggs as I'm hoping for a great hatch. [​IMG] Csibb's birds are just beautiful. I'm in very high hopes that these eggs were NOT scrambled in shipping...these were sent UPS and the box arrived completely unharmed, which has only happened twice in 6 shipments from the USPS priority mail! I'll know more after the first candling. I'm also trying the dry incubation method with these, as the humidity in my house is pretty high to start with. So far, the bator is staying between 30-40%. I'm also incubating these at a lower temp, 99-101 degrees in a still air. I'll be updating this post as things happen, so stay tuned!

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    Last edited: Nov 29, 2008
  2. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    I did the dry incubation method this time and got 10 out of 11 eggs. Good luck with yours!
     
  3. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    thats my incubator which reminds me i need more eggs.

    can someone list a good website that you have used that does not cost you an arm and a leg.

    i paid $40 for a dozen BO eggs they arrived fine but only one hatched and it was crippled and deformed and i had to hand feed it and give it water for two days until it died [​IMG]
     
  4. chickorama

    chickorama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We're getting some french copper maran eggs this spring... I am SO exited!!!!!
     
  5. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Shelley! More Del's??? Wow lucky you! I am [​IMG] for you! Hope they all hatch out! Can't wait to see those fuzzy butt pictures!!!
     
  6. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    Quote:Thanks Becky! Any advice/info you can give me on dry incubation would be greatly appreciated, such as minimum humidity levels during incubation and hatch. I'm very nervous using this method, but considering how my other hatches have turned out, this method can't be any worse! [​IMG]
     
  7. crazychicken

    crazychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2008
    NC
    can someone list a good website that you have used that does not cost you an arm and a leg.

    i paid $40 for a dozen BO eggs they arrived fine but only one hatched and it was crippled and deformed and i had to hand feed it and give it water for two days until it died
     
  8. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    Its always a pleasure to just get Eggs from a fellow BYC'er! If you want Delawares I bought Eggs from Shortcake1806.

    Edit: Sorry I just saw you wanted Buff Orps. There are plenty on here that have those! Maybe go to the breeder section.... GL
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2008
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Any number of breeders here on BYC can get you Buff Orp eggs for way less than that. Try posting what you want here first.
     
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    ohhhhhh.....mine are coming next week! wooo hooo! matching sets!

    i cannot believe it! Rick made room for all my brooders in the garage today! he is almost as excited as me, he just acts like he isn't. i'm not fooled.

    (you should here him talking to the packing peanuts in the little brooder...)
     

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