March 13th 2016 Hatch-A-long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by 4stakes, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. 4stakes

    4stakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are gonna candle tomorrow.
     
  2. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait to candle on day 14. Or any day really, but I always find days 10-14 really interesting, because I think you can see the most during those days.
     
  3. 4stakes

    4stakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just candled our 33 eggs on day 7. 3 eggs looked bad, so got rid of them. 15 looked good and 15 we will see what they look like on day 14. Good luck everyone.

    Kevin[​IMG]
     
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  4. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck to you too!
     
  5. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Chicken Obsessed

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    I was just offered more Bielefelder eggs!!.....but I need more chickens like a hole in the head.......and my incubator is already on day 5. I keep telling myself "just say NO," but I also don't always listen to myself. LOL

    Of course I usually set up my coolerbator as a hatcher, so I could deal with a staggered hatch..... Perhaps if I leave some eggs in the coop I'll get a broody volunteer. Then it won't be MY fault if a hen hatches them. My bantam Orp, Cookie, already has the broody reputation. She went broody 5xs last year & already had a case of unauthorized incubation resulting in 7 chicks. She would make the perfect patsy.


    Day5 was today so I peeked at a few eggs. Cookie & Trouble's bantam eggs looked clear. My Orp roos are full-sized so I guess I wasn't really expecting them to be fertile. I saw possible veins in a few of the lighter colored shells, but most eggs are brown. I just couldn't tell yet. I'll have to wait a few more days & then do a full candling.
     
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  6. FaithWalkFarms

    FaithWalkFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Saw one of the Bantam babies squirming away today. :) Only one I candled. Trying to resist messing with them even though I want to check daily!
     
  7. ForrestGump

    ForrestGump Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are due to hatch on March 5th, so I guess I'm a week early. When I candled there are were a lot of infertile eggs (inexperienced roosters) so I have 34 eggs left. All of them are Easter Eggers and Olive Eggers. I'm hoping to sell them all before Easter [​IMG] or maybe give a couple to my broody hen.
     
  8. Joplus

    Joplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I just set eggs. I'm behind on this HAL but too early for the easter HAL. Can I just hang here? I set 3 dozen eggs. 2 dozen leghorns and 4 RIRs, 3 easter eggers, 3 Black Austrolorps and 2 barnyard mix (blue Andalusian roo over Wyandotte or something). I love candling the leghorns, I hope to get some really good pics this time. Two of the eggs have a tiny dent I am not sure if I should toss? It's like a hen pecked it. Happy hatching [​IMG]
     
  9. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You must resist!
     
  10. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Today is my broody day 7. Candling tonight. [​IMG]
     

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