January 2016 Hatch-Come Join Me

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

  1. dlp40

    dlp40 Chillin' With My Peeps

    129
    44
    81
    Dec 1, 2015
    Florence sc
    [quote name="draye"

    Where do you find 100 watt light bulbs? I've looked everywhere and can only find 72 watt.[/quote]

    My local wal mart carries 90&100watt colored flood lamps. I perfer the red but have seen good results with the dark blue as well. My lowes carries ther lower wattage flood lights and TSC carries a 2 pack of red flood/heat bulbs for only 7.99 right now! Hope you can find some to suit ya. Merry christmas to everyone!
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2015
  2. feathersaloft

    feathersaloft Chillin' With My Peeps

    539
    126
    138
    Jul 17, 2015
    NW Georgia
    My incubator is humming along, temp has been steady at 99.5 since yesterday evening, according to the mercury thermometer it came with.
    Just testing it out now.
    Will be picking up two new thermometers when I go into town today and a hygrometer.
     
  3. Math

    Math Chillin' With My Peeps

    609
    43
    126
    Aug 16, 2013





    Here is a picture of them. It has been very wet here but I hope you can see them okay.


    [​IMG]
     
  4. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

    8,967
    624
    361
    Nov 30, 2010
    Arkansas

    They look good. Looks like a deeper buff not quite red.
     
  5. cupofJoelene

    cupofJoelene Chillin' With My Peeps

    216
    52
    91
    Jul 8, 2015
    Set 36 barnyard mixed eggs on the 24th! My first hatch, figured I'd get used to the incubator before spending bigger $$$ on hatching eggs.
     
  6. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,109
    215
    181
    Jul 24, 2014
    WestOak, Nebraska
    Have 18. Will set those, plus whatever i gather today, tonight. Blizzard coming in tomorrow. T'is the season.
     
  7. cupofJoelene

    cupofJoelene Chillin' With My Peeps

    216
    52
    91
    Jul 8, 2015
    Candled (day 3) and can totally see veins in almost every egg i tried! Super neat for a complete newb. Others were darker brown so I'll try again in a few days.
     
    1 person likes this.
  8. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

    8,967
    624
    361
    Nov 30, 2010
    Arkansas

    I love mixed breed chicks, sometimes you wind up with done if the coolest colors.

    It's probably a good ideal to get used to the incubator before getting rcoebsive eggs.

    I myself will not buy rxiensive eggs anymore. Paid good money fir some and had the worst hatch rate ever in them. Three out if 17 eggs, they did send extra eggs but out if the 17 eggs sent only 11 were even fertile.



    Set all the eggs! Actually that's a good number.


    I can't hardly tell on my eggs, it's my eyes though. Sometimes my son-in-law can see the veins. I usually wait until day ten though
     
  9. cjkriebel

    cjkriebel Out Of The Brooder

    40
    8
    31
    Apr 7, 2015
    Parker Pa
    We are in here we put some eggs in here on Christmas day hoping for a good result.
     
  10. cupofJoelene

    cupofJoelene Chillin' With My Peeps

    216
    52
    91
    Jul 8, 2015

    The very light cream colored eggs were super easy to see.

    [​IMG]
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by