MAY 2016 "Land of the Free Because of the brave!" Hatch-a-Long Hosted by, Mike & Sally

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  1. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Land of the Free


    Because of the brave!


    May 2016 Hatch-a-Long


    Hosted by, Mike & Sally


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    Have Eggs in the incubator/s or under hens


    ANYTIME


    in MAY, 2016 to join us!


    To join us simply post in the thread and say hello and what you plan on hatching!


    We are certain you will find new friends, excellent incubation help,


    laughter fun and a few Cool New Contests along the way!



    SEE COOL New CONTESTS


    IN NEXT POST of this THREAD!




    w/ fantastic Prizes donated by…


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    CHECK OUT MyPetChicken Hatching Eggs:





    For a LIST OF MEMBERS Participating in this Hatch-along CLICK HERE


    ALL BYC RULES APPLY



    If you have a question just post it on the thread!






    THE FOLLOWING Information IS FOR NEW HATCHERS!
    Tons of INFO can be found in: Hatching Eggs 101 CLICK HERE
    NOTES in post #2 of INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! come hatch, learn, Chat, Meet new Friends CLICK HERE

    Questions & Answers for you!

    Shipped or your own eggs/local eggs? Shipped Eggs = Change Of Plans! see post #53845
    How old were the eggs at set?
    How old is your flock?
    They were stored and turned cool conditions?
    Have you misted or washed the eggs?
    COLLECTING, WASHING & EGG STORAGE
    Washing, Cuticle, Sweating eggs post #63837
    Digital Egg Scale - Accurate Humidity Measurement and Egg Sizing HERE
    ZONES OF COLD INJURY fro EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT post #36213
    PULLET EGGS??? post #41984 UNDER CONSTRUCTION
    DOUBLE YOLKERS NOT suggested but they can hatch with assistance post #46649
    BIRTH DEFECTS CONVERSATION AND INFO ON WORMERS!! post #25707 post #25706
    Abstract DIPPING EGGS IN VITAMIN C post #33828
    Pre-Incubation Warming of Chicken Eggs post #65812
    Egg Quality: (Click to show)
    Egg Quality:

    • Egg defects and CORRECTIVE steps, detailed information Click HERE
    • Optimum Egg Quality from your Flock: click HERE
    • EGG Quality Click HERE
    Fertility: (Click to show)
    Fertility:

    • IS IT FERTILE? Many images see post #43324
    • Managing Fertility click HERE
    • Several Reasons Why Your Hens May Stop Laying Eggs click HERE
    • Winter Blues w/the Roos, why are my eggs infertile ugh starting post #1986
    • Reproductive Physiology of the Hen post #40628
    • HOW long does a ROO SPERM REMAIN IN HEN post #40628

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    Hatch Rates...
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    What bator are you using?
    It has been fumigated/cleaned?
    Cleaning Incubator and Equipment
    FUMIGATION OF HATCHING EGGS AND EQUIPMENT post #48689
    CLEAN INCUBATOR BEFORE AND AFTER USE post #48689
    Turner or no turner?
    TURNING ITS IMPORTANT
    HOW and Why To TURN Eggs TURN MORE THAN 3 times a day!! post #22178
    Turning until day 18 post #51410
    UNDERSTANDING the CAM ~chorio-allantoic membrane post #22177
    Incubated Air cell Upright or horizontal?
    How do you have your thermos leveled in the bator?
    Fan or no Fan? You know temps should be different for Fan vs still air models?
    INCUBATION TEMPERATURES
    READ TEMPS SECTION HERE: post #9068 Hatching Eggs 101
    Incubators with fans and without fans need to run at DIFFERENT TEMPS! post #9068
    ADD a LEGO to your dial of cheap styro bator to make minor adjustments! GENIUS post #38133
    What is the maximum and minimum range of temp I can go before killing the chicks? post #12473
    ZONES OF COLD INJURY fro EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT post #36213
    HAVE A PLAN IN CASE YOU LOOSE ELECTRIC ITS THE SEASON! see post #522
    What to do when you find a HIGH TEMPS in Bator post #7061
    10/13 day old embryos begin to produce excess heat in the incubator post #27240
    You calibrated thermo hygros and know not to rely on the one that came with the bator?
    AGAIN...You have more than one thermo hygro and they had been calibrated?
    You know that you should not use the vent holes to adjust humidity?
    THERMOMETERS, HYGROMETERS & CALIBRATION
    Celsius to Fahrenheit (ºC to ºF) conversion calculator click HERE
    Thermo/hygro suggestions post #13998
    Brinsea Incubator Thermometers click HERE
    Strombergs Thermometers click HERE Hygrometers click HERE Digital Thermo/Hygros click Here
    Hova-Bator GQF Incubator Thermometer / Hygrometer (Wet Bulb) 3018 post #32892
    HEAT SINKS/ Stones/Pebbles ADD THEM TO STYRO! post #43903
    Calibration is a MUST: HOW TO CALIBRATE post #9068
    VENTILATION (OXYGEN)
    Hatching at High Altitudes post #37908
    O2 deprivation to day 10 of incubation followed by regular oxygen concentrations leads to stronger chicks post #33815
    NEVER USE VENT holes as a means to Control HUMIDITY especially during HATCH DAYS!
    You realize humidity is NOT a set number just a tool to get the correct weight loss in the egg?
    You understand the majority of people for standard hatching eggs run the first 7 days 25-30% humidity (possibly 35%for shipped eggs) and adjusted from there for weight loss?
    You understand that you can in fact candle every two days after day 7 to just keep a closer eye on weight loss so you dont need to make major changes later on?
    Try to add water above in containers and not in the troughs until lockdown?
    HUMIDITY Humidity is NOT a set number!
    Its a tool to get the correct weight loss in the egg! post #7068 see Hatching Eggs 101
    WHY do we need less humidity to get the best weight loss for colored hatching eggs during incubation? post #36320
    KEEPING MOLD and BACTERIAL from growing in water WELLS during incubation post #1644
    Humidity pumps DIY ETC post #79960
    TIPS n TRICKS to raising humidity in incubators post #42512 Humidity pumps DIY ETC post #79960


    AGAIN....You understand humidity is NOT a set number, most of us begin incubation 25-35% the first week and then adjust as needed per air cell growth/weight loss.
    LOCKDOWN, DAY 18, CANDLES, PIPS, ZIPS
    *IMPORTANT INFO= TIMELINES PIPS ZIPS!!! & MARKING AIR CELLS DAY 18, DRAW DOWN, INTERNAL PIP, EXTERNAL PIP, and ZIPPING post #35770
    DAY 18 CANDLE IMAGES/VIDEOS: post #41176
    FIVE VIDEOS show Draw Down and Internals post #44701
    DAY 18 DIS CANDLES post #43401
    Incubation CHICK FIRST AID KIT Supplies post #71640
    911- INCUBATION & CHICK EMERGENCIES!
    Step by Step Guide to ASSISTED Hatching - Click HERE
    DUCK ASSISTING VIA CANDLES post #79130
    NOPE she is not ready for you to assist yet! post #24835 now is she? post #24850
    MALPOSITIONS /PIPS WRONG END are the first to pip and the last DIS after hatch post #19606
    Malposition (pipped wrong end) chick most times will hatch! VIDEO post #22241
    A WRONG END PIP IS BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL Pip! post #518454 VIDEO HATCHING post #54642
    Casportspony Scovy malpositions assists post #43908
    STUFF OOZING from pip begin post #19606
    Images normal chick pip position post #19606
    STUCK ZIPPING WHAT DO I DO? bottom of post #35770
    YES a chick can chirp when its not pipped internally! post #20506
    Heathers Call DUCK assist post #43902
    It has a bump on its head! What The Heck Is A Vaulted Skull? post #46616


    CHICKS Wet? Sticky? Stuck? Yellow Gel? What did I do Wrong? post #25379
    Swollen abdomen? A WET chick? or infection post #24810
    Eggtopsy possible Sticky chick post #35087
    Eggs UNHATCHED at end of Incubation
    Step by Step Guide to ASSISTED Hatching - Click HERE
    I HAVE EGGS LEFT UNHATCHED NOW WHAT? post #25223
    EGGTOPSYS & REMINDERS IF YOU WANT US TO HELP SEE post #2140 post #42654 post #44923 post #45013 post #54834
    Pipped but dead post #47432
    Normal hatching position and the six recognized malpositions Images: click here

    Trouble Shooting Failures with Egg Incubation
    http://msucares.com/poultry/reproductions/trouble.html

    Hatchability Problem Analysis http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00008570/00001
    Troubleshootting Incubation http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8127.pdf
    This is also a great pdf with pics: paste link in browser search: CLICK HERE
    Eggtopsy: What happened to my egg? https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/363717/eggtopsy-what-happened-to-my-egg-graphic-pictures
    Effects of Nutrition on Infertility, Embryo Mortality and Hatchability
    POOR INCUBATION RESULTS post #20480
    What Went Wrong During Incubation could it be the flock? or Incubation?
    post #1825
    Signs of Deficiency in the Embryo & Poultry Vits Oz/Sal Diary Thread
    post #13719
    Effects of nutrition on infertility, embryo mortality and hatchability. click Here
    Some causes of EARLY CHICK MORTALITY post #17586 ~ http://www.poultry.uga.edu/extension/documents/French-Livability.pdf
    Possible causes of deaths after day 18 post #57322
    Can you get pics uploaded on BYC and understand that pics help us to help you?
    Technical HELP ON BYC AP's/Threads
    BYC Under age RULES reminder FOR ALL AGES! READ post #53361
    HOW to POST PICs from a CELL PHONE / AP or browser see starting at post #1208
    Updating avatar/profile picture HERE
    Posting pictures onto the BYC Forum from laptop/desktop HERE
    Posting pictures from Cell/mobile HERE
    TAG HOW to keep typing after you @ someone! see:post #2469 post #1088

     
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  2. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    COOL New CONTESTS


    w/ fantastic Prizes donated by…


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    *Remembering Our Fallen CLICK HERE


    Random Drawing to be chosen from the stories.




    If the winner doesn’t want a coop $250 MPC credit.


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    *Poultry Shaming Photo Contest CLICK HERE










    *Show your Stripes! Patriotic Poultry CLICK HERE










    *Patriotic Party! Red, White & Blue Recipe/Photo Contest CLICK HERE










    *Shouldered Poultry Photo Contest! CLICK HERE










    *Poultry in Nature! Photo Contest CLICK HERE










    *Natural Eggs & Flowers Photo Contest! CLICK HERE











    A FEW EXTRA CONTEST FROM OUR MEMBERS!


    *Head Shots Photo Contest! MAY HAL Members ONLY CLICK HERE


    *MAY "SHARE A LAUGH" CLICK HERE - Prizes listed in thread








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  3. BantyChooks

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  4. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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  5. Sally Sunshine

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  6. BantyChooks

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    Never can pass up a chance to win cool prizes by setting eggs. :bun
     
  7. Chaos18

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    <<hanging head in shame>> Yes,I will have eggs in the incubator in May. What has HAPPENED to me??? Getting a dozen Silkies from @RubyNala97 Oh, dear. [​IMG]
     
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  10. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    No you shouldn't!

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