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January 2016 Hatch-Come Join Me

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by draye, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I think I'm going to set on Christmas Day for a mid- January hatch.

    Since I missed the New Years Hatch-A-Long this year due to not getting any eggs.

    My hens have picked up a little and I think I can gather two or three dozen between now and Christmas to be able to set.

    I wished there was some store in the L.R. Arkansas area that sold fertile eggs. I'd like to try hatching some if those.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2015
  2. feathersaloft

    feathersaloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting an incubator for Christmas, but think it will take me a couple days to regulate temps before adding eggs.
     
  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    That good. This is for any that hatch in January. Glad to have you aboard.
     
  4. feathersaloft

    feathersaloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was reading about planting to the moon cycles, and that suggests starting them on New Year's Eve.
    Adding my second RIR rooster to the flock today, so that gives him a couple weeks.
    May be some mixes this first go round, but after that, I will have nice production RIRs to hatch out :)
     
  5. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine are going to be Naked Necks and a few mixed chicks.

    The eggs of mine should all hatch out Naked Neck, because my rooster is totally naked on his neck area. There are two hens that aren't naked necked but even their chicks should all hatch naked necked.

    I have someone looking into getting me some RIR eggs to hatch.
     
  6. feathersaloft

    feathersaloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    aww, I only have one naked neck hen, and she is just 2 months old.
    So no more NNs for me for a while.

    Once I have a few hatches to test fertility (after roo #2 goes in tonight), I should have plenty of RIR eggs :)
     
  7. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I totally love the Naked Necks. I'm trying to go totally Naked Neck but I'm having to take the long road. Every time I get them built up good something happens. Hopefully one day I'll get three.
     
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    Math Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set backyard mix eggs today.
     
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  9. feathersaloft

    feathersaloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! I so can't wait.

    I just happened to see my present in the front seat of hubby's truck.
    Farm Innovators Pro, with fan and turner. :)

    I will be waiting til the 31st to start my first batch, per http://www.almanac.com/content/setting-chicken-eggs-moons-sign
     
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2015
  10. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Be sure to let us know how the hatch turns out, setting by the almanac. I've never read one that told about setting eggs. Maybe I just never finished it.
     

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