January 2016 Hatch-Come Join Me

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

  1. Joplus

    Joplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need a new thermometer or something, one's reading high. Here's them in the ice water: [​IMG]
    Here in the incubator (forced air): [​IMG]

    So is this all good?
     
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  2. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    Eggs look like nice sized. I'm trying to improve size in my flock.
     
  3. Joplus

    Joplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. Most of them are some nice sized barred rocks. There's only a few bantam RIR eggs. Today my friend said Bantams are more heat tolerant which is good for AZ because everyone I know loses birds on the hottest days even with coolers, fans, etc
     
  4. Mc620

    Mc620 Out Of The Brooder

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    Have 18 icelandic eggs in the bator today is day 5 they are shipped eggs as my last hatch from mine didnt go well one chic was my last try with mine till spring as letting all my chickens free range some this winter and will seperate again in the spring so ordered eggs from reputable breeder to get more diversity to build good flock hoping will have broody this spring
     
  5. cupofJoelene

    cupofJoelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    15 days 'till hatch! This first time waiting game SUCKS, lol.
     
  6. draye

    draye Overrun With Chickens

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    I've heard those Icelandics are pretty hardy chickens. I'm a cheepo I don't like so ending that much money on shipped eggs.

    I'm the type to wait it out and find some when they get cheaper. But then that's just the way I am.



    It does suck. I'm always anxious for them to be here already.
     
  7. WthrLady

    WthrLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK I set 22 eggs from my goofballs. I have 14 layers, but only 8 are laying at the moment, because- you know, the end of December is a totally awesome time to MOLT!

    I set them Monday morning. Because I cannot count, I candled tonight. (Tomorrow morning will be 48 hours after set.)


    5 are obviously veining! WHOOT!

    The rest are ether too hard too see due to being early, or that in combination with seriously dark Maran shells.

    I'll candle again the REAL day 10,next Thursday.
     
  8. cupofJoelene

    cupofJoelene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woohoo! Super jealous of your Marans issues... I'd love to have a couple dozen of those chocolate eggs in my incubator right now.
     
  9. CrazyChickLady7

    CrazyChickLady7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Added 9 blue slate turkeys and 12 pekin duck eggs last night.
     
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  10. cjkriebel

    cjkriebel Out Of The Brooder

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    I lost power to mine yesterday not sure how long I know it was cold. We candled today the first couple we put in and they have a black dot and are moving we didn't want to.mess around so.we candled a couple and closed it up.
     

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