Hatch due tomorrow...very nervous!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by asher, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    I have 16 buff silkie eggs due tomorrow from IndigoEgg.us. I am SO excited, but very nervous, too!

    I've been doing a lot better with my Sportsman and got 100% hatch last week, but just had a dismal hatch (just over 50%) compared to that one.

    I'd be thrilled with at least 50% from Bobbi, though! [​IMG]

    On exciting news, we had our first buff cochins hatch today out of our own eggs. Gah, they are sweet little fluff balls! Going to be just as spoiled rotten as the rest, I can tell already! [​IMG]
     
  2. Juliechickens

    Juliechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck Cindy,
    I've been hatching since last Thursday. I have frizzles, and silkies so far but have some other breeds soon to hatch also.
    Wish you well in your hatch!
    Julie [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Oh what fun!!! [​IMG] We only have (that we are keeping) cochins and silkies, but I also have turkey poults due on the 17th (oops! need to lay them down!!!) for a friend and then more later next month for her as well as sebrights and sumatras for my aunt. hehe We have hatches going about every 3-4 days right now.
     
  4. Juliechickens

    Juliechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let's see, I have frizzles, frizzle cochins, polish bantams, cuckoo silkies, white crested blue polish bantams, and some porcelain D'Uccles, and some bearded silkies. Mine are spaced about 3-4 days apart too but I just took a huge amount of them off the turner today as it is day 18 for them so over the next few days I should have quite a few hatches. So far I have 4 frizzles from one breeder, 2 frizzles from another , and 2 silkies. Out of 15 silkie eggs from that one breeder only 4 were fertile and so far only 2 have hatched today out of 4 eggs![​IMG] The lady said she would send me another batch as they were very expensive eggs from her champion chickens. Luckilly, I bought eggs from another silkie breeder who assured me hers were fertile so we'll see.
    I'll keep you posted as to what hatches and you keep me posted on yours. I have some pictures of mine on this website under "From Egg to Hatch" and my post is titled "Finally my frizzles pics" or something like that. [​IMG]
    Anyways,,good luck!
    Julie
     
  5. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    Oh how neat! Wc blue bantam polish are the one breed I've still been drooling over. [​IMG]

    Well, I just laid the turkey eggs down (due on the 17th so should have laid them down yesterday) and 6 out of 7 are already internally pipped. My first turkey eggs to incubate so I'm shocked and amazed! hehe
     
  6. Juliechickens

    Juliechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yeah turkey's I'm sure will be fun and as you say different than the chicks. I've got so many of the wc blue polish on the way,,,I wish you lived near me so you could take some! I'm wanting to find homes for some of mine from true chicken lovers like the people on this site. I have a few friends who want some but I still will have some extra.
    Wonder how the chickens will handle hanging with the turks....should be funny. I would LOVE to have some peacocks but I'm afraid neighbors would complain! Maybe one day though....
    Julie [​IMG]
     
  7. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

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    hehe I wish I lived closer, too! [​IMG]

    Well, the turkeys will be here less than a day. A friend told me mixing poults and chicks is not a good idea so I am letting me friend know when they start externally pipping so she can be on alert to come get them. [​IMG]

    WELL, after I posted that last night, we lost power for 8 hours!!! I was sure my chicks due today would be dead so I checked this morning and 7 are definitely internally pipped and one externally. I think one more is internally as well, but not positive.
     

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