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. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    I check them after I pull all the chicks, If candle shows no internals I toss. I dont even look for life. I had one I left in this time because I had a serama in late that was found under a hen that was unknown date but tossed it then anyways.
    it takes a few hatches to pick up on this, also fine tuning your incubator and you skills at it [​IMG]

    SWEET! birdies!! great photos too!! [​IMG]
  2. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 16, 2014
    SE Michigan
    Those are great photos. I will work on capturing some next year. I've never used my good camera on photos of my own birds.
  3. lindalouly

    lindalouly Grd Ctrl 2 Major Tom

    I am only on page 254 of this thread. It is very educational. I enjoy reading about everyone's adventures as they try to increase their flocks. My sons and I just made our first incubator. We are learning as we go. Its nice that we have someone from BYC that follows our charts and helps us to understand what we see when we candle and increase our knowledge through our first attempt. I am going to keep on reading and hopefully get caught up at some point so I can participate in conversation. Hatching 101 was super helpful. Read it twice and took notes before we started our hatch. On day ten, Not expecting miracles but am expecting a whole lot of knowledge.
  4. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 1, 2015
    My Coop
    Yeah, good cameras make a lot of diffierence on the photo quality. Mine's a panasonic.
  5. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 1, 2015
    My Coop
    Aww thanks! Photography's my specialty, I find it really relaxing to just go out there and take pictures. 950 of my chicken pics are bad, but the 10 others are good! I still haven't gotten "that shot" yet, but I'm getting there! :)
  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

    Feb 9, 2015
    West Virginia
    My Coop
    Awesome pics of beautiful birds Bubbles!!
  7. Bejammie

    Bejammie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 6, 2015
    Upstate South Carolina
    Hey Dan how did u say u were sexing bcm day old chicks again?? :) :)
  8. speney

    speney Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2015
    Well I forgot to say I'm from pa. I have three mutts left since the bear attack I think the rooster and hen are mixed with silkie and one that is a complete mystery to me she is my broody she is so broody I have to be careful with her and four chicks that hatched for me I would have more but I had to cull some and I a few died bc of the power outage since I wasn't at home and didn't know that it was out three died almost completely out and just got to cold. I also have orpingtons that chicychick from BYC gave me since I lost so many to the bear one rooster and three hens, two old english bantams that I also got from the chicken train a rooster and a hen I think the hen is a spangled bantam and last but not least my pekin duck pair. No one is laying right now but as soon as that Banty starts her eggs are going in the Bator next. And as soon as I get home I'll post picks. Oh and I almost forgot my 2 three month old chicks they will hopefully be olive Eggers but I'm not even sure if there hens lol ok I think that is it.
  9. chicken hawk 33

    chicken hawk 33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2015
    Hello,im back well my hatch was 75% i think i did good.i just got some new chickens three bantam hens and one full size will post picks later.
  10. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 24, 2015
    Somewhere in MS
    Way to go, chicken hawk!!!! It was pretty rough at hatch time, but you came through like a champ!!!

    How are the chicks with the hurt legs? Did you get them bandaged up? How many chicks do you have now?
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2015
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