Late Feburary-Early March 2016 Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by MadamPoofyBrow, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. This is my first time

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  4. Four or five

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  6. Ten to twenty

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  7. Twenty to fifty

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  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I am bringing Uglyfoot these eggs to hatch soon. She will have some for me.
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    We live in neighboring states.
     
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  2. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @gimmie birdies Those are some pretty eggs :)
     
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  3. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree. What gives you the pink egg? My chanteclers lay pink eggs, but I'm down to only one after starting with 13 three years ago.
     
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  4. Purpletie3

    Purpletie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From that picture the air cells look pretty good. You can hatch in the cartons it will keep the eggs from knocking together at hatch. The only problem is that you may not see a pip on the bottom; but. that's okay too. Humidity at hatch is a personal choice...I tend to keep mine a little lower than 65% but that's just from trial and err in NY.

    Happy hatching!
     
  5. Purpletie3

    Purpletie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they were not fertile they may look ombre to you. Tell that roo to quit slacking! It gives you an excuse to set a lot more next time!
     
  6. sharonmc2002

    sharonmc2002 Out Of The Brooder

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  7. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was weighing my eggs prior to setting them I bobbled one and dropped it 2-3 inches. I checked it over for cracks but didn't see any, so I set it. Saturday I weighed the 19 that I weighed initially (out of 72) and #14 came up with a 22.6% weight loss. I thought I'd weighed the wrong one, but when I pulled it out to re-weight it, I found a small amber bead on the outside and could see a crack. I checked it again and I'd weighed it right the first time. Guess I wasn't as lucky as I thought, so I'm down to 71.

    I cracked it open and it was fertilized, but it looked like it aborted on day 4 or 5.

    I should be getting some newborn bunnies on the weekend and hatching chicks next Monday or Tuesday. My daughter and I are quite excited.
     
  8. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    you sound like you will be busy!
     
  9. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got the incubator running and 42 eggs ready to go. I can't wait to set them all tomorrow!
     
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  10. Gone-Quackers

    Gone-Quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woot! This is my first hatch since I was a kid. My indian runner duck eggs were on day 9 of incubation yesterday and I candled them. All 10 eggs had veins and a small dark spot that moved-- picture perfect fetal ducklings. Looked exactly like the photos online and in books. I'm amazed I didn't need to cull any eggs and am thrilled! This is my practice hatch before the easter hatch-a-long. [​IMG]

    Even better (?) this morning I stood outside the duck pen for 6 min. so a hen could finish laying her egg. That egg will be incubated for the easter hatch-a-long. [​IMG]
     
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