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I am absolutely nuts. I can't believe I am trying again.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aubreynoramarie, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    As some of you might remember, I tried my very first hatch back in February. I bought two orders of twenty eggs. Of the forty eggs, four made it to lockdown and all four died before hatch. I was so heartbroken that I swore I'd never ever try it again.

    Well yesterday I set 7 FBCM eggs and 12 black ams. I really hope I don't fail miserably again. I think id be less crushed but still crushed none-the-less. I do have one thing going for me this time, though. These eggs are not shipped like the last ones.


    Please wish these babies luck!!!
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011

  2. mljohnson05

    mljohnson05 Songster

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    CONGRATS and best of luck....keep us posted [​IMG]

    Best Wishes,
    Laura
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    LUCK!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. totallytang

    totallytang Chirping

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    aw hang in there the first time we tried to hatch chicks only one chick made it to hatching (the eggs were from a farm store)… the second time we only got about three… but now we have been getting much better hatch rate with our own eggs from our hens! : )
     
  5. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    [​IMG] We will be sending you good hatching vibes this time. [​IMG]
     
  6. silkie_sue

    silkie_sue Songster

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    Quote:You already know more than you did back then [​IMG]
    Pfffft! gurl....Before long you'll be hatching your own showgirl eggs [​IMG]

    Suz
     
  7. silkie_sue

    silkie_sue Songster

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    Just recalled you are in Nevada......[​IMG]..Get this I recently shipped Showgirls to Las Vegas...Ironic?...uh huh
     

  8. lutz123

    lutz123 Chirping

    Good luck! My first hatch rate was zero. My second hatch looks like it will be 25% or slightly more (which I'm very happy with considering they were all shipped...and I'm still new!) I had to help 2 of 3 of my FBCM that made it to lockdown, but they did great!
     
  9. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Thanks guys!

    Sue, I plan on breeding my showgirl roo to my LF standard hens and trying to make turkens. At least until I get a really nice pair of silkie hens to make showgirls out of!
     

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