Just set my first batch today.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Elliemaeburt, Sep 5, 2009.

  1. Elliemaeburt

    Elliemaeburt Out Of The Brooder

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    I just set my first batch today. Can't wait till the 24th.
     
  2. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!! Incubating is addictive. Have fun!
     
  3. jthayerkatz

    jthayerkatz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to the club. [​IMG]
    what kind of eggs? I set mine on the 3rd and am expecting hatch around the 23rd. total of 65 eggs. [​IMG]
    If you are anything like us we are getting ready for some long hours sitting and waiting. [​IMG]
    good luck and keepthe thread going with updates when you start to candle. [​IMG]
     
  4. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    I'm watching how things are going on this one!!!!! I sure hope and pray you have a magnificent hatch...Remember to keep a really good eye on that humidity and temp....I don't think I mentioned it when you came by the farm, but Walmart has some very inexpensive thermometers and hygrometers (that are digital/batter operated)....We use 2 of these in our incubators to be sure that our temperature is accurate! The little thermometers that come with the incubators are often not accurate, unfortunately!

    Great hatching!!!!! I'm excited and happy to be playing grandmother hen on this one...

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    Be blessed and be a blessing!
     
  5. Elliemaeburt

    Elliemaeburt Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a mixture. May they all hatch.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Good luck, elliemae!
     
  7. Kiwi Chicky

    Kiwi Chicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set a split yesterday! So my second lot of eggs should hatch with yours!

    I've set 12 light sussex and 6 from my easter eggers

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    Hatch Blessings to all
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  8. Elliemaeburt

    Elliemaeburt Out Of The Brooder

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    Stayed up and took naps in my office chair so i could make sure the temp. didn't spike or go down. Everything is good. Temp. is holding steady at an even 100. Going to lay down in the horizontal position for a few hours. Thanks for all the advice and support (i need all the help I can get) because I want them to hatch. Every single one of them. Watched a video on youtube on the development of a chick. It was amazing. God's work. Night.
     
  9. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

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    Smile,,,,,You are quite the mother hen, now you cannot keep up this watch for 21 days, or maybe you can!

    Take care of yourself during the upcoming days, remember they are going to need you for years to come!!!!

    Don't put too much pressure on yourself or your little eggies...

    Just enjoy the miracle and it is to me every hatch we have!

    I sent you a PM...Have a blessed day!
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    Be blessed and be a blessing
     
  10. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    I set my 1st batch yesterday too [​IMG] I'm so excited! Good luck with your batch.
     

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