How do these look to you? The adventures of Daddy Dave.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SqueakChicken, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. SqueakChicken

    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    We live in Vancouver, BC, Canada, right in the city. Our 6 ladies live in the backyard.
    - Camilla (Orpington)
    - Felix (Rhode Island Red)
    - Spot (Austra White)
    - Summer (Welsummer)
    - Pippa & Squeak (Bantam Frizzle Cochins)

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    Aren't they just adorable?
     
  2. SqueakChicken

    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    We collected 15 eggs and put them in a Hova Bater. We are first time incubators!
    They were set on the evening of Friday, March 20.
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  3. SqueakChicken

    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Daddy Dave is an Italian Heritage. Is that even a breed?
    He mounted all except the Bantams. We collected all the eggs from these girls over a 6 day period.
    Here's Dave!
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  4. Bradfordj

    Bradfordj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!
     
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  5. SqueakChicken

    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    So today we candled. Day 7. We made a homemade device that did the trick. How do these look to you? We think we may have 9/15 good to go. The below are photos of what we thought were good eggs.
    What the hell am I going to do with 9 more chickens?
    We left all eggs in the incubator though, and plan to candle again on Day 10 or 11.
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  6. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aw! Good luck with the rest of your hatch! I just set eggs yesterday! I'm too anxious!
     
  7. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours are only a day or so ahead of yours. Good luck!
     
  8. SqueakChicken

    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    How many did you set? How is it going?
     
  9. SqueakChicken

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    Awesome!!! How is it going?
     
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    SqueakChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Day 14 candling. We thought 9/15, but it looks like we have 13/15! Oh my goodness! Is that normal? I thought hatching percentage was typically 50-60% for new hatchers. Can we expect to lose more in the last 7 days?

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