Hey UPDATE!! On My Eggs!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BirdBoy88, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Hey everyone i havan't been on all week cuz my computer is down.. i'm at the local store on the public computers.. i will be on here once a week with update on my eggs and i will get my computer fixed asap [​IMG]


    All my eggs from Lisa have chicks....only one Green NN egg has a chick


    3 buff silkie eggs from Charlie have chicks and the bobwhites and pheasant eggs have chicks


    the waxed test egg and 2 " R " test eggs from Tori have chicks and one silkie egg has a chick..

    these eggs are on day 9 and 8

    i just got my new box of eggs from tori today in the mail.. i broke one Coturnix quail egg trying to take it out the bubble rap..lol the rest of the eggs are doing great no broken or cracked eggs..


    My Birthday is tomorrow [​IMG]

    Bye everyone i'll be on next week with and update [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2008
  2. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps

    Happy B-DAY Mark.... [​IMG]

    Hope you get back up and running soon...

  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    You made my day, Mark... that's wonderful news! And the fact that the "R" eggs were in the refrigerator for at least a week... makes you wonder, huh? [​IMG]

    I hope you get some pretty little blue silkies from those eggs. [​IMG]

    Happy Birthday!!!! [​IMG]
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Thanks [​IMG]

    "I'M BACK!" [​IMG]

    yea i was [​IMG] when i candle the "R" eggs and the waxed egg Tori they all have big chicks moving in them [​IMG]

    Charlie your buff silie eggs the 3 they have nice size chicks moving around and the bobwhites and pheasant eggs looks like almost all have chicks in them

    Lisa your eggs are doing great as well [​IMG]

    Next week is hatch week for all my eggs and the week after next week is yet another hatch week with the new eggs i got from Tori [​IMG]
  5. Hi Mark!
    That's great to hear! 3 of the 4 eggs from the blue/splash NN green-eggers are growing here (the 4th *looked* fertile when I cracked it, but just didn't grow).

    In the frig for a week? That's super they are growing.

    ...And pheasants and quail and Silkies, oh MY [​IMG]
    Hope you had a great birthday!
  6. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Yep... in the fridge for at least a week. [​IMG] It was an experiment, and I'm thinking Mark got the better end of that deal! [​IMG] LOL! Yeah... how was the birthday?!
  7. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    soooooooooo cool and happy late b-day [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    lol yup [​IMG]

    My birthday was great my friends threw me a birthday party at the farm house all the animals were running around with all the kids that were there and then we all went to the zoo and to the movies and out to dinner.. it was the best [​IMG]
  9. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    Congrats, it sounds like you have a good hatch in the making!

    A note on refrigerated eggs-I read not long ago that in the old how-to guides, it was commonly recommended to store hatching eggs at around 45-50 degrees F, if you needed to keep them for a bit before setting them to incubate. People had good results, and this year, I've begun setting eggs that have been in the fridge, so far with good results. 6 of 8 guinea eggs hatched (by hen), and of the 20 in the 'bator now, 17 showed development for sure, at 3 days, I haven't candled again yet. Over half of the 20 had been in the fridge. Some were washed, some were not.

    Also, early in the year, is wasn't unusual for eggs to be very chilled in the nests before I collected them, and many were later hatched when I saved them up and gave them to various hens.

    I think as long as they don't freeze, they're probably fine, at least at normal fridge temp, which I think is about 40-45F. I don't know for how long, though. The thing I read had a time guideline, but I don't remember what it was.

    I let mine rest for a few hours at room temp before I put them in the 'bator or under a hen, I don't know if that matters at all. Except the hen probably wouldn't like fridge-cold eggs to sit on!
  10. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Happy birthday Mark and good luck with your hatches!!!!

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