Is It Possible...?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by danniboi1990, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. danniboi1990

    danniboi1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi all, just a quik post.... is it possible to breed my buff orpington cockeral with a small leghorne hen.. i have seen them mating but im not getting any luck when i do my 3 day check in the incubator.. i think scramble (my b.o cockeral) can't reach hehe.. im still worried that if a miricle conception occurs will the chick outgrow the egg to early and quikly die [​IMG] any answers are greatly appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    i never candle at day 3.. I always wait til day 7 or 10.. by then if the eggs are good you WILL see veins
     
  3. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    Yes, he can breed her, He might injure her.
    Three days is too soon to check. Try again at five or seven days even
    If your chicks are hatching too soon and dying, your incubator is too warm. Get a hygrometer/thermometer and keep it at 99.5 F and around 35-45% humidity the first 18 days, maintain 99.5 temp the last three days, but raise the humidity up to 50-60% the last three days. Good luck!
    Oh, and.... [​IMG]
     
  4. danniboi1990

    danniboi1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys [​IMG]

    i cant help but check i get too excited.. i always leave them in there for 7 days to check aswell.. i havnt been successful with the leghornes yet.. however its worked well with the RIR eggs [​IMG] .. ill keep trying with the leghorne as she isnt getting injured.. the rcom incubator is all automatic so its hard to change the humidity etc. i just set it to the chicken setting and then its off on a mission.. ill try using a setting where u can change humidity etc and hopefully ill have some luck hatching out a little girl [​IMG]

    thanks again! (this forums great, nobody has chickens where i live so i never get to talk about them [​IMG] )
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    Just so you know.. if you candle the eggs too much it will kill the chick..

    every time you candle.. that bright light stresses the growing embryo.. I have seen numerous threads where people just can't resist the urge to candle their eggs every day to watch the process.. and 9 times out of 10 the chicks die early on

    For myself, I candle chicken eggs the day I set them to check for cracks... again around day 7 or 10 (not both days.. depends on the shell color).. and again the day of lockdown
     
  6. danniboi1990

    danniboi1990 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    omg now i know that i'll definately resist the temptation! thanks for letting me know [​IMG]
     

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