HERE WE GO AGAIN Anyone SETTING Aug 30th - Sept 8th join me!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Roxannemc, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Songster

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    I am on the last weeks thread too but since my eggs will be last to hatch i think on it, feel like the last person late to a party thats almost over.... SOO i thought i might start a thread for ppl setting this week ..Anyone else setting now too? Come join me on this hatch journey and hope the Hatch Gods smile on us.

    My Lavender Orp eggs havent arrived yet but should between Today and Sat.
    I was going to wait on incubating more let the bator cool down... but hatch addiction couldnt be stopped...here i am again.
     
  2. Overoberyl

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    I will hopefully be setting mine on Friday, this is my first hatch and I am really nervous, lol.
     
  3. Roxannemc

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    Hi! Glad you can join me!
    .You will have fun... and we will be here to answer what we can. Sure others willl join as we go.Remember No question is dumb.Basically keep you bator in the least active spot you can. If you dont have a Brinsea or Geneisis that auto regulates the temp then find a really evenly heated /cooled spot to set it up. I have mine in my closet.Really helped.
    What kind of eggs are you hatching?
    What kind of a bator do you have?
     
  4. Roxannemc

    Roxannemc Songster

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    Oh i just spoke to you on your thread about being new!!Hi again.
    .Everyones very nervous at first .and frankly later at lockdown everyone is nervous then too even long AFTER your first hatch HAHA
    BUT its exciting and fun and like a miracle when that first egg hatches and a REAL live chick comes out. You feel like a little god...hatching an egg to a living breathing thing.NO wonder its VERY addicting!!!
    Oh and 2 bators ...believe me if u get into it (and i know you will we all do) you will need a second ne later for lock down on one hatch when another is stilll on day 9 lets say and needs less humidity than lockdown humidity.and GOOD LUCK!![​IMG]
     
  5. Overoberyl

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    I know, I can already tell from other posts that it is addicting! If I had done more reading before ordering my eggs I probably would have tried to get some locally for my first hatch, but in any case, I'm getting blue Ameraucanas, I know the hatch rate on shipped eggs is not good so I'm just hoping for a couple. I've just decided to do the best I can and if I have to try again, I will! I'm in South Florida and have been stranded in my house for a couple of days due to flooding on my driveway and my street, but I waded through 12 inches of water yesterday so that I could hitch a ride to the feed store and get at least ONE incubator set up before the eggs arrive. Hopefully it will pay off, lol. It will be great to have others setting at the same time, as I'm sure I will have questions!
     
  6. Roxannemc

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    WOW you are die hard already!!LOL wade in high water to get the incubator.Well the BA's sound pretty. I have never seen them.
    You know in Florida the dry hatch could work.One guy lived there and said he hatched dry in his basement and they were great b/c of the humidity in Florida.
    In fact some had to put a dehumdifier to lessen it Do you have a digital thermometer/ hydrometer? The are pretty nice. Yeah i dont want t o lessen your fun and be ad owner but boy was i dispointed in shipped eggs at first so if you just figure on getting a few you should be good. You could get more I was really shocked and dissapointed in my first hatch.Expected too much from shipped didnt know eitehr .Of course i kept getting themHAHA.
     
  7. Brookhavens

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    We are gluttens for punishment. I will be joining the thread too. I am going over the ladies house tomorrow to have a look at her chickens and I will probably have an idea as to what day I will be setting afterwards.
     
  8. ChicksinPR

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    i set a couple eggs my hen laid today... so we shall see if I can hatch an egg that IS NOT shipped...lol like a control egg.. he he he
     
  9. Roxannemc

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    Good idea. i wish i had a grown roo I would try the same
     
  10. Roxannemc

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    Good Brookhaven
    My eggs should be here tomorrow. She shipped them Tuesday
     

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