Im scared!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ACraZyLittLeChiCkenGirl, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. ACraZyLittLeChiCkenGirl

    ACraZyLittLeChiCkenGirl Songster

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    I have 4 different types of chickens Black stars, red stars, Easter eggers, RIR! I have tried to hatch 3 batches and lost one batch, one batch wasnt fertile and the other one jus never hatched! I also am worried about mixin the breeds. I have heard some bad things about mixin breeds with the red stars and black stars!Im scared to try it again![​IMG] Please give me some info!!
     
  2. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    Don't be askeeeeered .. [​IMG]

    They are all just chickens.
     
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  3. ACraZyLittLeChiCkenGirl

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    But they my babies!!! i really want to hatch but dont know about mixin the breeds
     
  4. carrlr

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    Black Stars, Red Stars and EE's are already mixed breeds. I wouldn't worry about it at all.
     
  5. ACraZyLittLeChiCkenGirl

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    Thanks! How do I know that my roo is breeding them? and that my eggs will be fertile! I nvr seem him doing it!
     
  6. RL

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    I have some mixed breeds that hatched out this past April. The Roo was a Sliver laced Wyandott and the Hens were Barred Rock, White Bantam Cochin, Golden Sex-Link and Light Braham. They are doing just fine. healthy, happy chickens. Here is a pick of of some of them. I think they were a few months old.

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    Here are some pics of some chicks that hatched out the end of March. They are from my Light Brahma Roo and the above listed hens.

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    I would say go for it. You never know what you are going to end up with.
     
  7. chuck12

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    wow.. the mixed chickens are pretty too.
    I cannot wait to see what my mystery barnyard mixed bantams I am hatching turn out to look like.
     
  8. ACraZyLittLeChiCkenGirl

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    ok well i think i am going to start my batch soon but i need to know how my batch is fertile!
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    do you let the hens sit or you using a bator? I let the hens sit they do a wonderful job
     
  10. carrlr

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    Quote:You'll need to watch and see if he is bragging to his friends. LOL!! Just kidding. You'll will want to wait until your roo is 18-20 weeks old. Obviously your hen will need to be laying, but some wait until they've been laying 2-3 months. If the egg is fertile, inspect the yolk and the white mark will be nearly perfectly round. Some refer to this as a bullseye. If it is infertile, the white mark will not be very round, and in most cases, smaller than that of the fertile mark. If the egg is not fertile, the 'white mark' is called a "blastodisc". If the egg is fertile, the 'white mark' it is called a "blastoderm", and this means that cell division,because of fertilization, occurred.

    Hope his helps and good luck.
     

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