Hatch Update - We are done with batch #1 - PIC HEAVY

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PurpleChicken, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    In bator #1 I have 20 eggs I put in on the 20th. Today is day 20
    and 2 have hatched. I also have 14 eggs I bought on Ebay. 4 of them
    have already hatched and they started yesterday. I put those in on
    the 22nd. That means they are hatching on day 18 and 19.

    One has mildly splayed legs. The temp has been at 100. I have a
    flukers temp/hydrometer, one analog thermo, and one analog hydrometer.
    I've also infrared test the eggs individually and they have been anywhere
    from 98 to 100 degrees.

    Bator #2 is full of gold and silver campines that went in on the 23rd and
    30 delawares that went in on the 31st.

    Bator #3, the golden bator, is cookin Hinkjc's and Speckledhens babies.
    They went in on the 1st.

    All 3 bators are Little Giant 9200s with forced air and egg turners.

    Don
     
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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Bator #3, the golden bator, is cookin Hinkjc's and Speckledhens babies.

    Don, sweetie, never say cookin' when you're talking about incubating eggs! [​IMG]
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Sorry. Good point.
     
  4. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Quote:Don, sweetie, never say cookin' when you're talking about incubating eggs! [​IMG]

    didn't you tell me the same thing?
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Oh, yes, I sure did. Last thing we want is cooked eggs, LOL. This could be a sensitive subject with all the various temp spikes people have experienced lately. Congratulations, Don, on your ongoing hatches. Hope they all go well!
     
  6. PurpleChicken

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    10 chicks from bator #1 are in the brooder.
    All 10 are 12 to 48 hours old.

    Doing ok here.
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Great! Keep us posted.
     
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    That's great news
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I messed up on my original egg counts.

    In bator #1 we had approx 32 of our eggs put in between the
    20th and 22nd. A few of these were from a broody hen that
    the other hens were putting there eggs under so some had already
    started, hence the day 18 hatches.

    So, our 10 hatches so far our from our flock. This is a pleasant
    surprise. This gives us a 30% hatch rate, not counting for
    fertility, so far

    The next batch was started on the 23rd, making today day 18.
    They are in the hatching bator now. This batch came from an
    ebay auction of assorted standards(couldn't help myself $4 + shipping).

    The next batch, 9 silver and gold campines, hit day 18 tommorrow.

    Pics are coming.
     
  10. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
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    Just a point of curiosity...Just how many bators does one need? [​IMG] You have 3, Cynthia has 2 or 3 and Miss Prissy has an ever increasing number. [​IMG] When I finally have the pleasure of hatching eggs, is this the path I am going to be going down too? I like to know a little bit about the addictions I am likely to be drawn into.[​IMG]
     
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