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. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    It looks just right given they are not all piled up in one bunch.
     

  2. machinfarm

    machinfarm Chirping

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    Oh! Well that's awesome! My husband said I was cheating when I tried to calculate rate without counting the clear egg! Ha!
     
  3. drumgerry

    drumgerry In the Brooder

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    And so it begins! Going to be a fun day or two hopefully!


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  4. machinfarm

    machinfarm Chirping

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    Yaaaay!
     
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  5. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    I just set my 3rd hatch of the year. 90 of my Generation 2 eggs, 1 pure Black Copper Maran egg, and 5 heritage Turkey eggs (albeit I don't know which breed they are yet). See if you can spot them in the pictures below.

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    This hatch is going to be iffy, at best. Some of the eggs I have set were laid during the coldest spell of weather in 140 years, and may have been frozen. Egg production has also gone way down in the last 10 days...where I used to get 12-13 eggs a day I have been getting 5 or less...so to get the setting above I've had to use eggs that are up to 16 days old. Hatch date is 3/16.
     
  6. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Songster

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    I have a pip!!!!
    One of the eggs also has a tiny hairline crack. Does that count as a pip or is it an almost-pip?
     
  7. Em Ty

    Em Ty Chirping

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    What do you use to mark your eggs? I use pencil, but it doesn't show up very well. I'm just worried about what's safe to use.

    Thanks
     

  8. caesargirl

    caesargirl Songster

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    Pip pip hooray!!!
     
  9. caesargirl

    caesargirl Songster

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    I use the black freezer wax pencils. Get em at the grocery store.
     
  10. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Songster

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    I used sharpie with this batch with no ill effects so far. 46 eggs set and only one quitter. I'm currently in lock down.
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2016

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