Lots of eggs. Not much time to go! -UPDATE- I HAVE A CHICK!!!!-PIC!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LinckHillPoultry, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Well.
    I have 23 chicken eggs distributed throughtout 2 incubators. Incubator 1 contains 6 very fertile chicken eggs, with 6 seb. eggs that I am positive are NOT fertile. And bator 2 contains 17 chicken eggs with 5 east indie X call duck eggs, and as far as I can tell, there are 13 out of 17 chicken eggs in there that are fertile... some I can't tell for sure yet. The duck eggs have been added recently, so I can only tell one is fertile at the moment.

    So I am very eggcited!

    Does anyone know if I should unplug the automatic turner on day 18?
    Thanks... it's very important that I know for sure!
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2008
  2. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ooooh, what day are you on?
     
  3. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    For incubator 1, I'm on day 14... thats my handturning bator. And for bator 2, I'm on day 7 for the chicken eggs and day 1, 2, and 3 for the duck eggs... I might move them to my other bator once the chicks hatch out of bator 1.
     
  4. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good luck, have a great hatch!
     
  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    incubator #1 is due to have some hatchlings this weekend. Tomorrow I plan on getting the brooder out and around and heating up the garage.

    Bator #2 hatches next weekend... I figure I'm supposed to turn the automatic turner off day 18?
     
  6. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    My bantam egg hatched about an hour ago! I expect to see the other five hatching tonight and tomorrow and possibly even sunday! This is soooo exciting!
     
  7. orlandoluv1

    orlandoluv1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeahhhhhh how exciting cant wait to see pictures.[​IMG]
     
  8. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    I'll get pictures when they're done hatching. I know the bantie is a mix because it has feathered feet, so its' mom must be my black cochin bantie... so dad must be my grey japanese bantie.

    I have a question to everyone, I know standard and bantam chickens get breed successfully... but can a standard roo breed to a bantam hen and successfully have a baby out of a bantie egg? The chick is def. a bantie.


    Also another question is on day 18 for my automatic turning bator, do I unplug the automatic turner?
     
  9. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
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    Here it is!

    None of my other eggs have hatched... hopefully I'll have more in the morning!
     
  10. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I will tell you what I know. I was told to turn off the turner and take them out of It. It should tell you in the directions that came with the turner. Good luck. [​IMG]
     

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