Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenmeadow, Jan 7, 2010.

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  1. chickenmeadow

    chickenmeadow Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 14, 2009
    Southern Oregon
    My Coop
    I just received my eggs today (Jan. 6th) by mail, let them set on counter for about 7 1/2 hrs to settle the air cells, & set them in the incubator this evening (evening, so counting the next day as day 1). They are Bantam Blue Salmon Faverolles & are from the same breeder as my 6 for 6 hatch on Christmas. It worked out real nice in December; many different breeds of eggs were set, great pictures were posted, questions asked, answers given, worried together, calmed each other & gave general support. Will be posting pictures as I go. If you have started broody setting, incubating, or will be hatching in January, I'd love the company of your posts. We learn so much from each other, while having fun.
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  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    I have 4 bantam salmon and blue salmon faverolles eggs developing in my bator they are from my birds and are due on the 19th. Nikki from Hattricksilkies just sent me out 2 dozen eggs from salmon and blue salmon faverolles and blue laced red wyndotte bantams. I will also probably be setting some of my own eggs with them this weekend. Good Luck everyone happy incubation and hatching many of our first new 2010 birds!
  3. kezabel

    kezabel Chillin' With My Peeps

    I put 5 fertile silkie eggs under one of my girls who's gone broody on the 6th of january (midday) so I'm with [​IMG] ya, this is only my second time hatching eggs and both times its been under a broody, here is a pic of the last 3 that hatched they are 5 weeks old this sunday
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  4. SilverPhoenix

    SilverPhoenix Bantam Fanatic

    Dec 15, 2009
    Penn Valley, CA
    I have a broody serama hen who has two eggs that look as if they should hatch in a week or less if all goes well! She has four other developing eggs, too, that I plan on putting in my incubator when it arrives. It'll be my first time hatching anything in an incubator--I'm excited and really hoping for some serama chicks! [​IMG]

    Kezabel, those chicks are adorable! Good job mama! [​IMG]
  5. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    Northern CA
    I have 6 BLRWs from Janie Marie (BYC) and 5 EEs from poultryhollow (eBay) in the incubator now set to go on lockdown on the 13th and hatch on the 16th. I am expecting a shipment within a week or so of 3 BCMs, 3 GCMs, and 3 Blue Ameraucanas from Julie Gabbard. Looks like they might be my Groundhog's Day hatch! [​IMG]
  6. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    I have 3 different staggered hatches due this month. I wish I had a broody hen about now lol. I may have to look into getting a silkie or two [​IMG]
  7. americana-chick

    americana-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 18, 2008
    I just bought 2 chicks and their mamma a few days ago.. the chickswhere born on 1-1-10! And i have eggs pipping and zipping today so wish me luck! [​IMG]
  8. quailbrain

    quailbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 26, 2009
  9. MarriedToTheFarm

    MarriedToTheFarm Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 27, 2009
    I'm in, and super glad you started this thread. I'm trying for my first hatch ever. I got my Octagon 20 Eco on Monday and just put the eggs in today at about 1 PM. Some of them were eggs I had put in the fridge before realizing I would be getting the bator. The rest I've been storing as I gather them. They are all from my hens, Buckeyes and Buff Chanteclers. I have two roos, one of each, so I might get an interesting cross on some. I'll just be happy if any hatch!

    I weighed all of the eggs before putting them in the bator. The Brinsea booklet suggests doing an egg weight loss curve to assess the humidity throughout incubation. Has anyone else tried that? I'm a little hesitant to pull the eggs out and weigh them once they are in there for awhile. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    I'm so excited, good luck everyone with your own hatches!
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  10. Karrie13

    Karrie13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
    I will be setting some eggs this evening when I get home from work! I received 14 shipped Silkie eggs from Oldtimegator yesterday and 32 Silkie eggs this morning from her friend Mary in GA. I have a total of 23 B/B/S, 20 White, and 3 cuckoo going in. I think I went a little crazy with the silkies [​IMG]

    With both sets of shipped eggs it looks like I have 3 B/B/S and 1 white with detached air cells, and 2 B/B/S and 5 white with odd shaped yolk (maybe scrambled?). I am going to set them anyway and see what develops. They wonÂ’t be turned for 2 days to see if the air cells reattach.

    I have 46 going into the bator with 35 of them looking good. Now to keep my hands off until I can candle, that is going to be the hard part.
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