Hatch day is.....today!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jwilson48, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. jwilson48

    jwilson48 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so excited. First time hatching ever and today is the day. Eggs were put in the bator 21 days ago around 7pm. This morning around 7am i had not seen any progress. But i am not giving up it is still early. Won't be home today until around 6pm so no telling what is going on right now. I bought a bator because my chickens would never go broody. Well yesterday one of my australorps decided it was time to start having babies lol. Are there any extra concerns i should have for her this time of year getting cold? How many eggs should i let her have? Thanks and wish me luck!
     
  2. cochins1088

    cochins1088 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She should be able to hatch the eggs out just fine even with the cold weather. If you are actually going to give her eggs, I would say a good number is 8. Otherwise let her build her clutch and see how many she wants. A lot of my hens hatch out about 6 eggs, but I know some who have hatched 14. The more eggs, the more risk of them breaking and not being fully covered so I try to keep the numbers lower for a higher hatch rate. It's up too you. Good Luck, and hopefully you will have lots of little ones really soon!
     

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