How many do you set?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tazcat70, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Hello all!

    I have a sportsman, but even before I got it, I wanted larger hatches. I have asked people who I am swapping with if they would sell me additional eggs and send them all at the same time. I guess I like the odds better of something hatching from 15 eggs vs 6.

    What do you prefer? And how do you do it?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I set 10 or 12 dozen every week when I can get that many eggs.... Most weeks I cant get that many
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
  3. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    432
    6
    111
    Feb 2, 2011
    Wasilla Alaska
    I have a sportsman also, didn't take long to fill it. I put in 5 dozen for me, then put the word out to the local chicken community I had room, now at 280
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    12,685
    56
    331
    Jan 11, 2007
    PA
    I typically have 2 sportsman incubators full all through spring and get down to 1 during the summer. We seem to always be hatching something, between chickens and game birds.
     
  5. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    I feel kinda funny when it only has 12 eggs in it. [​IMG]
     
  6. Kelly G

    Kelly G It's like herding cats!

    I would set a hundred if I could! But I can only do about 24 at a time [​IMG]
     
  7. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    577
    3
    139
    May 22, 2011
    Hollister,FL
    I set by the moon and i have two fan forced LG bators with turners so i can set anywhere from 80 to 160 eggs a month
     
  8. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Tell me more about setting by the moon.
     
  9. floridachickhatcher

    floridachickhatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    577
    3
    139
    May 22, 2011
    Hollister,FL
    Quote:I sent you a message about it ^_^
     
  10. blkwdw

    blkwdw Chillin' With My Peeps

    250
    2
    103
    May 29, 2011
    Can you send me a message about the moon too? please?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by