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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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 Overrun With Chickens

    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] Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Kennyog Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2009
    Oak Grove
    That is GREAT!! Thank you for sharing the pictures!! Take care.
  8. spamee34

    spamee34 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:That pic of the duck with his feet splayed out behind him is PRICELESS!!!!

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