Look what I got out of my homemade brooder!!--Thank you miss prissy!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cici_p, May 10, 2009.

  1. cici_p

    cici_p Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    My last little goose popped out today. . .
    Marking the end to my 50 day incubation odyssy!
    Before I found this site a few months ago I didn't even know it was possible to hatch shipped eggs!
    I certainly never would have built my own incubator!!
    I think the incubator did quite well, especially considering it was operated by a newbie!
    I hatched:
    3 out of 5 showgirl eggs
    5 out of 6 silkie eggs
    5 out of 10 duck eggs
    5 out of 5 goose eggs!
    (that's not counting the ones that were clear/infertile)
    And that's considering I broke some of the rules, including staggered hatches. (My goose eggs sat in through *all* of my hatches, and still all hatched). All eggs were shipped, too.

    Here's some of what I got:






    Thank you miss prissy, your incubator design works great!!
    Last edited: May 10, 2009

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    WOW... way better than I did either time w/ my hovabator. Congrats.
  3. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    OMG look at that little one laying on its belly with those little flippers stretched out! [​IMG]
  4. cici_p

    cici_p Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    That's the little duck that hatched out of the egg with an oozing crack, detached air cell, and floating air bubble. . .
    I keep posting about that because I am sooooo impressed!
    That's one of the ones that I kept [​IMG]
  5. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Crowing

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Quote:The bigger a pain in the ......... a chick/poult/duckling/gosling is the more likely it is to be a keeper. It's a rule.

    When it starts as a pain in the keister as an egg, it's a virtual guarantee. Which is why Wrongway is staying - pipped backwards in a pullet egg and couldn't move. Darn bird.
  6. R@ndy

    [email protected] Songster

    Mar 20, 2009
    Awesome Congrats, and great pics as well [​IMG]
  7. Kennyog

    Kennyog Songster

    May 7, 2009
    Oak Grove
    That is GREAT!! Thank you for sharing the pictures!! Take care.

  8. spamee34

    spamee34 Songster

    Apr 17, 2009
    East Texas
    [​IMG]:DI am so proud for u ! CONGRATS! I was also wondering if u could tell me what kind of ducks those on ur second pic are ? The yellow one's with orange beek? I hve two and one male that is black and have yellow stripe down his side don't know what he is either ?
  9. Quote:That pic of the duck with his feet splayed out behind him is PRICELESS!!!!

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