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

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. weegarden

    weegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: Hmm, that is very possible. I do an almost dry hatch in my styrobator. I probably should start weighing them I keep putting it off thinking I'm doing ok, but maybe this is reason enough to start weighing.

    :)
     
  2. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ITS HAPPENING!!!! [​IMG] First splash bantam out. I see over a dozen pips.
     
  3. Chicken girl 15

    Chicken girl 15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet!! After my daughter's softball game (and post game shower, she's 9 and gets horribly dirty) we will do lockdown. She has been very hands on from the day we bought our first day old chicks. She oddly enough is even ok with the losses we've had on eggs. She said "it's part of life, if they all make it we won't have enough bugs to feed them." She is very excited about the hatch, even asked if she could miss school that day.
     
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  4. weegarden

    weegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I also have more eggs hatching on Tuesday. :) (10 eggs) I set mine on Apr. 19 at 9:30 pm, so I will lockdown on Saturday evening.
     
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  5. cabinchicky

    cabinchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Think I only have 2 good eggs out of 7 under my broody hens. One hen has stopped sitting. Will candle tonight.
    Picking up hatching eggs Saturday of Jersey Giants in Indiana. Incubator is warming up as I type.
    Lastly, my 3 that hatched in April are doing very well. Bantam Mottled Cochins.[​IMG]
     
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  6. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
    I ain't got nothin cooking....yet.
     
  7. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!! [​IMG] hatch babies hatch!

    she is so sweet! that is wonderful that you are teaching her about incubating. I hope you hatch lots of chicks!

    Once you start lockdown, be sure not to open the incubator. it's important once they start hatching that the humidity stays high, opening the incubator causes a sudden drop. I have even taped my incubator shut temporarily to make sure there was no funny business [​IMG]

    cuties - I love cochins! sorry about the broody.
     
  8. NaJoBeLe

    NaJoBeLe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put 6 under a broody today. Hopefully she takes them. It's her first time so we will see how it goes. Collecting for what will prbly be a mid month incubator set. Considering trying to find something other than my backyard mixes to hatch this go round. Time will tell.
     
  9. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
    Good luck with your broody.
     
  10. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome and good luck mrleeroy!

    Wonderful!

    Very nice!

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    Very nice!

    Welcome! I have about that many guineas in myself.

    Welcome!

    Good luck!

    Lockdown Sat., yes remove turner, raise humidity, normally leave alone.

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    I hope the broody hatches the remaining 2.

    Good luck!
     

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