January 2016 Hatch-Come Join Me

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

  1. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was going to set the 21 eggs tonight, but am going to wait until tuesday, after this foot of snow rolls in and out.

    I fill the 'bator, I guarantee the power will go out. Waiting won't hurt. Eggs will only be 2-4 days old.
     
  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Probably a wise decision.
     
  3. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome. Glad to have you with us.
     
  4. cjkriebel

    cjkriebel Out Of The Brooder

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    I am super excited i have done some research on candling. the yolks are darker than the ones i got out of my coop today i cant wait till i can for sure tell what we have :)
     
  5. Joplus

    Joplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone. I am in. I just set 3 dozen eggs. (I set 3 dozen every time). I ordered only full size. I got to the farm and something happened to the leghorns I ordered, dumped over or something and they were dirty and cracked. The guy gave me 5 that were really dirty but that was it. He had the barred rock for me so I got 16 of those. But unfortunately I had to take Bantams and barnyard mix to complete my order. I have 2 standard RIRs that were almost as small as the Bantams because they just started laying. So I've never hatched Bantams and I don't really want them but I didn't want a half full incubator. We'll see. Happy hatching [​IMG]
     
  6. cupofJoelene

    cupofJoelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I told myself I wasn't going to become a candling addict when I put my first eggs in... But after seeing the little heart beats yesterday I think I became addicted!


    Aww, bummer! But yay for having a full 3 dozen [​IMG] I have 3 dozen mixes set on day 4 right now. My first hatch. Excited to see how my first try pans out.
     
  7. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm wandering if we know the same guy. The one I got 2 dozen eggs from knows good and well I don't do bantams but at least 11 if not a total dozen were bantam eggs. I just picked thru them and set all the large girl and one that looked bigger bantam egg but not large fowl either. I did that so I'd come out with an even number eggs.

    I wasn't even picky about the breeds either. I did have a total of 46 eggs set though.
     
  8. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Set 22 this morning. The storm track shifted NE over night, so Iowa will take the brunt of it.
     
  9. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Fingers crossed for 22 more chickens in the world.

    That us what the works needs to fix all the problems, more chickens.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
  10. feathersaloft

    feathersaloft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let a broody hen have 12 eggs today, to compare to the results from my incubator which I will set eggs in on Wednesday.
     

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