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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  2. Two

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  3. Three

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  4. Four or five

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  5. Five to ten

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  6. Ten to twenty

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  7. Twenty to fifty

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  8. Fifty or more

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  1. Purpletie3

    Purpletie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! Setting them and hatch are my favorite parts!

    Congrats on those! You must have some good eggs! Maybe you will have an amazing 100% hatch rate on your first shot back! [​IMG]

    Sorry you lost a few eggs...You are right it is a learning experience~ It should be labeled Incubation science....because there are a lot of little nuances to hatching that you would have never known if you hadn't tried this new adventure. I have had some really bad experiences and then some equally great ones! Hang in there and hopefully in a couple weeks you will have 4 new peeps!


    I am having incubation issues with the cold. We were at -25 yesterday and I can't get my room temps up high enough to stabilize the incubator. I attempted to insulate it a bit. I had a low temp of 97 for a few hours but, I am always optimistic on on incubator low than I am a heat spurt.

    Happy hatching all!
     
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  2. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @Purpletie3 Thanks! I hope you manage to get your temps up.
     
  3. drumgerry

    drumgerry Out Of The Brooder

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    Day 13 of incubation for the Marans eggs and things a bit clearer (maybe not the best choice of word but never mind! [​IMG] )

    Candled them again and found 2 clears in the 24 eggs. So....full steam ahead to the big hatch day a week on Thursday for me!
     
  4. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No no no no no.... Two eggs left in the bator alive. Power is flickering. Wind is gusting.
     
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  5. sharonmc2002

    sharonmc2002 Out Of The Brooder

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    SETN
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  6. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    This has been a bad falling winter for me... lots of snow! the week before I got this back bruise, I banged my leg, then I fell again about a week ago landed on my butt, today I just banged my funny bone and my upper right arm, all on the way to the coop. (I don't have a problem if I am not carrying anything) but winter is almost over right?
    [​IMG]
     
  7. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh no! I hope the weather clears up soon! So sorry :(
     
  8. Gone-Quackers

    Gone-Quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thinking of you and wishing you good luck! [​IMG]
     
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  9. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WE MADE IT!!!!! Only lost power for about 45 minutes!!! Both eggs going strong. Wicked excited. The day 17 egg is filling nicely with a good air cell. The day 13 egg is very active too, webbies are paddling away!! The day 13 egg is a complete mystery. I don't know who mom or dad is!! But at least part of the baby has dark feathers!!!
    Weather looks stable to the end of both hatches!!!
     
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  10. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!!
     
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