Love incubating and hatching my own eggs....**updated with PIC**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I was so discouraged with my worsening hatch rate from shipped eggs. My tiny mottled bantam cochin hen FINALLY got over her brood and started laying again. She seemed to always be able to out-maneuver the mottle roo, but I finally saw him breed her about 6 weeks ago, so I started collecting her eggs. So far ALL her eggs have been fertile and are growing babies. I have one 10 day old baby from them, 6 eggs on day 20 and 4 more on day 4 that all have veins!!!

    Wow...you folks are right about hatching your own eggs. This is very exciting!!!
     
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  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Now your going to give me the bug. I know my eggs are fertile and I want so much to put them in the bator. But I think it's getting a little cold to do it here and I would need to have DH move a lot of wood out of the shed to put them in. What to do, what to do. I need to stop reading BTC for a while. [​IMG]

    Good luck with your hatch.
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:It is so much fun !!!!!! Good luck, hope you get lots of chickys [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    I can understand your discouragement from shipped eggs. I am going to keep trying but its frustrating to me as well! At least its a learning experience.
    I have found someone fairly close that has some fertile mixed eggs so going to see if that will make a bit of difference.
    Glad your eggs are fertile![​IMG]
     
  5. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm going to be doing a LOT of research on shipping eggs because I'm going to have a lot of mottled and black bantam cochin eggs to sell this spring and I KNOW they are fertile. Now I need to figure out the absolute best shipping route. I'm going to try FedEx, UPS and USPS and compare shipping price with results of hatch, etc. I'll post my results as soon as my "research" is completed!
     
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    All five that are due pipped and 4 are hatched right now. Will post pics later. Gotta run to work. I love it!!
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Congrats!!! Can't wait till mine start hatching!! I still have like 5 more days!! Good luck! AND WE NEED PICS!!!!!
     
  8. SGM

    SGM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Piccies!!!! I'd love some mottle cochin bantam eggs. [​IMG] I've bought shipped eggs from eggbid and ebay but its been a couple years now.
     
  9. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Quote:Let me know how that works out for you the not reading BTC for a while! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:Let me know how that works out for you the not reading BTC for a while! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    OK OK I was on here this morning. And here I am again. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I CAN'T STOP READING
     

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