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Just Set Eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KC n KY, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. KC n KY

    KC n KY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first hatch ever! Hatching in a Brinsea Oct. Eco. All eggs are from my own flock, the oldest being 8 days. I actually set the eggs yesterday, so they should hatch on the 27th. I am so excited [​IMG] I am keeping the humidity around 35 - 40% and the temp is about 99.6 or 99.7. Does anyone have any pointers or advice? If so feel free to share. Hopefully I'll have some pics of chickies in 20 days [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm subscribing to this topic as I'll be setting my own flock eggs in a couple of weeks. Sending "good hatch" vibes your way![​IMG]
     
  3. KC n KY

    KC n KY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanx for the vibes, I'll send some vibes towards you too [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. acire67

    acire67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wishing you both great hatches! I set eggs today. This is my 4th hatch, 1st in my Hova-Bator. What kind of eggs do you have? I've got some mixed ones from my flock, also some Ameraucanas and Olive Eggers.
     
  5. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a pretty nice looking RIR rooster and 4 BR hens so I'll have some BSL chicks...hopefully lots of little pullets and just a few roos![​IMG] (That's me praying for pullets)
     
  6. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put 32 eggs in my Brinsea Eco yesterday as well (it was my Birthday!) so if everything goes well I should be hatching the same day. This is my first run, so hopefully all goes well. [​IMG]
     
  7. KC n KY

    KC n KY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have about 6 or 8(not really sure [​IMG] ) BLRW eggs with 14 BLR X amberlink, golden comet, and hatchery australorp. [​IMG]

    BTW- I had to move my bator to another room, because I woke up this morning to a temp of like 97.8 [​IMG] They are now in an upstairs hallway were the temp doesn't fluctuate as much. I hope my eggs are ok! I don't want to kill my chicks in the 1st 2 days of incubation [​IMG]
     
  8. acire67

    acire67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are all of your eggs doing? Has anyone candled their eggs? We did on Sat. night. 6 out of 7 of our mixed eggs looked good, the Olive Egger & Ameraucana eggs were more difficult to interpret. I have a hard time with the darker ones.
     
  9. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg-laying is not going well here. My barred rock hens are all molting and have virtually quit laying for the time being. As soon as they start, I'll be collecting and setting. Until then...[​IMG]
     
  10. KC n KY

    KC n KY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    acire67- I won't be candling until day 18, right b4 lockdown. I will be using a led light from TSC, which seems to work well on the eggs from the refrigerator [​IMG]

    texaschickmom- egg poduction was low around here for a while. I put a light with a timer in the coop and...presto... I went from 4 eggs from 14 hens to 10 eggs from 14 hens, so if you dont already have a light in the coop you may want to try it, but be CAREFUL where and how you place the light. I have heard too many stories from people wo have accidently burnt down their coop [​IMG]
     

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