I Be Happy!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by search4one, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. search4one

    search4one Out Of The Brooder

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    A few of you might remember me posting a month or so ago that my first try with my new Genesis 1588 incubator was a complete disaster. I ordered a dozen eggs from Georgia that were sent via the USPS. I had read the stories on here about shipped eggs but I need some Silver Lakenvelder hens and since I had a new incubator I wanted to give it a try. Well, out of twelve eggs, none hatched or were even close when I candled them, I was very disapointed.
    So, now the good news. After giving my neighbor some eggs to eat, he now wants some laying hens of his own. He wants four hens and a rooster. I told him I could hatch some from my chickens for him. I suggested we start with twelve eggs and hopefully he would end up with at least what he wants. At "lockdown" I had what looked like a good possiblity of ten hatching, I was excited. Out of the ten, nine hatched and I still have the tenth in the incubator but don't have much hope. (day 23)
    I took the little cuties over to my neighbor this morning and he was glowing like a new Grandaddy.
    Here are the pics of the chicks.

    click on: http://imageevent.com/search4one/chickshatched125126

    Randy
    Winters
    , CA
     
  2. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    the chicks are adorable. Congradulations on a successful hatch.[​IMG]
     
  3. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]:woot Congratulations!
     
  4. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Congratulations!! Shipped eggs are tough. there are so many variables that you're always lucky to have any of them hatch.
     
  5. funnybirds

    funnybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome news! Congratulations!!!
     

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