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Joining the ranks (Hatch finished, Pictures on pg 4 - Dial-Up Beware!)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cuban Longtails, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    My incubator is scheduled to be delivered on the 19th, so that gives me time to set it up before SpeckledHen's eggs get here! [​IMG]
     
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  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    A new member to the hatching addicts! This is going to be one addicting ride
     
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  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    The 'bator is here! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Now... where to set it up at? [​IMG] Spare bathroom sounds good!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Wherever temps fluctuate the least and don't go below 70 degrees would probably be the best. Good luck on the hatch. Eggs should be there in a couple of days!
     
  5. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I'm very eggcited! [​IMG]

    I will have to put a small space heater (no central h/a) in there. It has a thermostat so I can set it to keep the ambient temp around 70 degrees without it having to run constantly. There are no windows (which is why I didn't pick the unused bedroom), so that's a plus. [​IMG]
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    [​IMG] evil laugh [​IMG]
     
  7. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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  8. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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  9. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    The eggs are already here! [​IMG] I'll post pictures and let you know the results of the unpacking tomorrow. I have to wait until I get home to open the box (currently at work), and no internet there.
     
  10. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    The eggs got to "rest" last night and I set them this morning! That makes today as day 1, right? I also put five of my own (barnyard mix) to bring the grand total up to 28 eggs. [​IMG]

    SpeckledHen, your packaging is as marvelous as anyone has ever said it was! Not one egg was broken or cracked. I carefully unwrapped every egg, terribly afraid I might drop one! But, I didn't - they're all safe in the 'bator now. [​IMG]

    Here's a picture of the eggs resting:

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