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INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! come HATCH, LEARN, & Chat! w/hosts, Sally Sunshine & BantyChooks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sally Sunshine, Nov 1, 2015.

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  1. speney

    speney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I've been following this thread for a while well actually I found it and read the entire thing lol. I'm a chickaholic and I was hoping to just get my fix and leave but now I want to fire up the Bator and start again. Let me tell you a little about myself I'm 25 female and I've only recently built my own incubator I hatched once but need to do it again. But I'm working all the bugs out with it. The hatch that I did was out of necessity I had a broody that quite as I just got it put together it was a message from god to fire up that incubator. Everything that could go wrong did. Power outages staggered hatch because I was a newbie and figure if a through a few extra that were laid that day in it wouldn't hurt. And a list of a hole lot of problems but I loved it I got the hole family involved everyone was coming over for candling nights and I had a full house come hatching day. All in all it was amazing process i ended up with a 74 percent hatch rate and I can't wait to do it again and this thread is making that itch worse. I will be following along.
     
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  2. Flockmama87

    Flockmama87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, my first try at shipped eggs was a total bust....0 hatched, I cracked the remaining 5 that were in the bator early yesterday morning....1 was a questionable that I left in just in case...was long gone, 1 quit around lockdown, had a lot of yolk left to absorb, 3 were fully formed, a sliver of yolk left to absorb, 2 were malpositioned with their heads under their leg instead of wings, 1 of them had an air bubble attached to his back...never seen that before but looked like the air cell attached to him instead of the egg....I should have gotten pictures but was trying to get everything done before the kids woke up.....I'm bummed [​IMG]
     
  3. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    If you had a 74% hatch in a hastily built home-made incubator while working your way through a whole host of problems, I think we will be learning from you [​IMG]
     
  4. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Father Time Premium Member

    I just thought about the two upright freezers we have.......
    DANG you guys, anyway....I don't need a cabinet incubator for one, maybe two hatches per year,....do I?
    My 20+ yr old Hova-A-Bator won't crap out on me....will it?

    Nah....not a chance.....is there?
     
  5. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Congratulations chicken hawk. They are so cute. Going to have some nice eggs come late spring.
     
  6. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    Looking good! Ugly is sitting at 60% and serama at 80% my hydros are not calibrated though, so who knows

    Woot Woot looking good!
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    Hi @speney I pray you wont just follow along! I hope you join the fun with us! I would love to see your creation too! Did you get the bugs worked out? Did you seriously read this entire thread? OMGEREDDDD who does this? [​IMG] makes me feel guilty for posting so much [​IMG] what kind of chickens do you all have? I think a lot of us are still hatching and are even going to set more for the new years day hatch a long.... which someone needs to keep track of and tell us when to head over and set for [​IMG] although I best keep my seat over there and behave. It will be hard. still pondering how that will work not being a part of it though [​IMG]

    Anyways, if you get time snap some pics and show us some chickens or bator and stuff! we love pictures !! the thread is useless without them!!!
     
  8. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    I couldn't make it through post #2 [​IMG]
    I just jumped in
     
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  9. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    [​IMG] ahhhh man Flockmamma shipped eggs are tough so dang tough,,,,,,,

    what are your thoughts going forward?
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    whodathunk [​IMG]
     
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