January Hatch Buddies?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mountainwhisper, Dec 17, 2010.

  1. mountainwhisper

    mountainwhisper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am all set to try incubating/hatching for the second time. I have a Genesis bator coming in the mail, and 18+ameraucana *eggs from a breeder I met online. I ordered the automatic turner this time to eleminate the possibility that I turned my first hatch wrong or messed them up that way. I have read up on a ton of possible mistakes and I have a revised game plan so to speak lol. I will start incubating my eggs around the 22nd of December with an estimated January 12th Due date. Is there anyone else who is incubating around the same time?
     
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  2. Buns

    Buns Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have eggs going in on the 19th, 26th, and Jan 2nd. We have multiple breeds, there will be blue gold duckwing, ginger reds, blue wheaten and crele OEGB. Bantam polish wc chocolates, and LF blue andalusians. There are others, but I can't think of them right now. LOL
    Good luck with your chicks!! [​IMG]
    ~ Mary
     
  3. mountainwhisper

    mountainwhisper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! I'll have at least one other person going through the same thing [​IMG] Good luck on your hatch too!
     
  4. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should be getting my Brinsea on the 21st, and getting a barnyard mix of eggs from my friends whenever I get it set up and am satisfied. [​IMG] This will be my first time, and I am EXCITED!
     
  5. mountainwhisper

    mountainwhisper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck Tuper! BTW what kind of incubators do you two have? and have either of you tried dry incubation? I had posted the disasterous results of my first hatch on here and it was suggested to me that my humidity was probably sitting too high. That makes sense to me since I live at high elevations in a humid environment in Southwest Virginia. Because of that info I was thinking of dry incubating this time.
     
  6. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting the Brinsea mini advance. Probably will want the bigger one after I have a successful hatch (hoping my first one will be the successful one) but that's ok! I think hubby will be happier with me having the smaller one! [​IMG]

    I read through that ENTIRE thread about humidity, a lot of it made sense to me. I live in a high humidity area too, so I will probably be going with the lower humidity level as well. BUT I am going to read the manufactor instructions carefully and make my mind up then. I have heard nothing but good things about these bators, that they are good for newbies like me! Hahaha! I eventually want to get some Wyandottes, but I definitely want to practice on these free eggs first!

    I was joking with my husband the other day while I was baking something. I kept cracking the eggs (store bought!) and they looked fertilized!! I told him I was going to put some in the bator when I got it and see if they hatched! [​IMG]

    So next wednesday is your date! How exciting! You must give updates!!! I still have babies in the brooder, and I am being a baby about them going outside! Hahaha! So these new babies that hatch (if any [​IMG] ) will have to be coordinated with the going outside of the others. The big babies will be 8 weeks on the 12th, so if I set the eggs on or a little after the 1st, I should have plenty of time to get the big babies outside and disinfect the brooder. My hubby is going to love having chickens in the house for 4 months straight! [​IMG]
     
  7. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just got a new Brinsea the toher day and once I can get the Humidity regulated the eggs will be going in today or tomorrow. This will be my 1st ever hatch and I am putting in 6 duck eggs.
     
  8. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll hatch with you!
    I just got 19 silkie eggs from a beautiful line on ebay! I have 5 or 6 FBCM eggs to put in too. Truthfully, I haven't let them out in a week or so (since I wrapped the run) and I'm not sure MR Copper is doing his job in such cramped quarters. [​IMG] So those are sort of an experiment. I'll set them today so they'll be due around the 7th of Jan.

    I love my brinseas! They are so much more reliable then the styros.
     
  9. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have chicks hatching now and making room for some that are being shipped to me on the 27th.. they will go in as soon as they arrive and get settled{room temp}.. I should have more chicks in January.. yippee

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    Shelly
     
  10. mountainwhisper

    mountainwhisper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    woot! grats on your new babies shellyga [​IMG] Looks like there are going to be quite a few of us hatching in january. My incubator and eggs shipped out on the 15th.. but still aren't here so I'm starting to get a little concerned. Hopefully they will get here on monday or tuesday. I may have to push back my estimated start incubation date to give them the 12hrs to settle. I really hope I get chicks this time. I talked to a doctor that works with me at the hosptial and he has chickens and said if these eggs don't do well he will give/sell me some hatching eggs, so now I have a plan B at least. In the meantime I will do everything I can to make this work. Hubby just bought a new camera so I will take pics all along the way. Probably I'll do pics when they arrive, the new bator set up, and each time I candle, then maybe one of the bator at lockdown and then hopefully the first pip, zip, chick, and all the live ones together. I'm thinking of marking the eggs differently this time so I can identify which chick came from which egg... might be fun. I'm so happy we have a group of us doing this together [​IMG]
     

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