Last eggs of the year for me..probably :-)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rarebreedeggs4u, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I'm setting my last eggs for the year. I'll just keep telling myself that. With these young girls laying such pretty eggs, I just can't stop myself [​IMG]

    I just washed/soaked (yes, you can gasp) 10 Wheaten Penedesencas, 9 Partridge Penedesenca, 10 Barred Bantam Cochin and 6 Silkie pullet eggs. After they finish drying in the rack, i'll set them. I have to keep telling myself, NO MORE EGGS IN THE INCUBATOR. If it wasn't so heavy, I'd pack it up, but nah [​IMG] We have hatches this weekend, next weekend and this group will be due on December 8. I've lost my mind~LOL Heck, it's already freezing outside and the babies are doing great so far in their brooder shelves [​IMG]
     
  2. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, they are just teasing me...I just found my first 2 Blue Polish Crested eggs [​IMG]
     
  3. Georgiapea

    Georgiapea Out Of The Brooder

    Oh, I dunno, having Christmas Chickies might be kinda nice.................................... Blue Polish Christmas Chickies!

    Georgia in Alabama
     
  4. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's going to be cold from now on, no matter what....so.... No, I want to start scaling back my lights to more winter hours to give them a break before restarting with Spring lighting in January....hmmm [​IMG] I'll just stick today's eggs in with these others and that's IT! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did the hatching in the winter thing last year and vowed not to do it again this year because the babies ended up in the house all winter, it was nok to have just a few in the office but it got out of hand fast and ended up being a chicken zoo in there with several slapped together enclosures with just a narrow walkway to do the "chores" Drove me NUTS but then again I am in a residential neighborhood undercover [​IMG] ..... Sort of (free range) luckily the neighbors LOVE the flock and want to be outlaws just like me. I suppose if you had the space like a farm or lots of land you could go hatch crazy. It is a very powerful addiction but fun [​IMG]
    Good luck on only setting one batch [​IMG] I forsee a christmas hatch in your future [​IMG]
     
  6. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We're hatching every week until this last batch on December 8, so plenty of chickies for us [​IMG] We do have a large farm, but my chicken barn (for breeding stock) has only 10 pens, including the larger brooder area. The earlier hatches have young birds that will go in my general (eating) egg layer stock too, as well as future breeding birds. I see myself building more tractors too [​IMG]
     
  7. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    Good luck with that....
    I hope your eggs are all a success.
    I can't hatch anything till spring. I have no space in the house for them, and the winter housing is maxed! Next year, I will have my big chicken House built before August (i hope)!
     
  8. TennesseeTruly

    TennesseeTruly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2009
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    Well if you're looking for a customer for your Blue Polish eggs, hollar at me!! Hubby is an enabler and just told me that he wants me to get more Polish in a couple of weeks. Problem is I'm having a hard time finding Polish eggs.

    Laurie
     
  9. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL, Laurie. I'll keep you updated on how these girls do. Since they are just starting to lay, it will be at least a few weeks before I'd consider them ready to begin selling. I did set those first two eggs too, just in case [​IMG] I also hope to have my NPIP certification in a month or so, so that will be wonderful to have finished before Spring!
     
  10. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am having the same issues. Just as the bator gets near empty, someone like sweet BAMACHICKEN will give me a dozen of her fine Black Orp eggs to hatch and enjoy. What is a chickeneer to do? HATCH THEM!!
     

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