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. Hirad

    Hirad Out Of The Brooder

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    Count me in, just stuck 30 eggs in the bator today!
    I have a dozen mixed breed eggs I got from a fellow byc member and 18 eggs that I was given. Mixed breeds include tophats, brahma, olive egger, and creme legbar. Pure breeds are orps (buff, white and lavender), ss hamburgs, ameracaunas, and black copper marans.
     
  2. sasafras4u2

    sasafras4u2 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Day 7 candle lost 9 eggs. eggtopsy shows 1 quit day5, 1 day 7+. 1 Isabelle clear, 2mixed clear, 1 sizzle scrambled.3 had blood rings no embryo developed enough to find. (1 ayam, 1 isabelle 1 barnyard mix. ) still have 35 going well. And expecting 24 in the mail this week!anyone want to see a 7 day embryo i took a very good pic. So 1st hatch date Mothers day! 2nd hatch date May 23rd!
     
  3. cabinchicky

    cabinchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok question! Have my first batch of broody hens in my coop in 3 years. How protective can my roosters get over them? My bantam rooster I have to watch when I get near them but no problem yet. Just curious because I have not removed spurs and my big male has a set of spurs that make me say "Holy Crap!"
     
  4. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
    Welcome.

    Sorry to hear about losing 9 but glad to hear the rest are doing well.
     
  5. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hen sitting on 3 shipped Modern Game Bantam eggs due April 30th but in case those fail to hatch I have two backup eggs in the incubator from my own flock of Easter Eggers due May 13th.
     
  6. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    I bet those two eggs look really lonely in that incubator all by themselves.......[​IMG]
     
  7. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They really do lol but the DH wouldn't be too happy if I set anymore haha. I still have plenty of chicks left to sell and I've been keeping a few chicks from each hatch for myself. By a few I mean like 9 from each batch...
     
  8. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Use reason than. What if only one hatches? Than the other one will be lonely cause it doesn't have a friend. So you should set three. That way if one doesn't hatch you'll have two..........although one of those could suddenly fail to thrive so you'd better set 4. That way you'll have a better chance of 3 making it..........but 2 of those could be roosters so you'd better set 5.................at least.
     
  9. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    Four eggs in the bator for the May hal, lol they have lots of space to stretch out when/if they do hatch

    nope nothing
    Did I tell you that I am picking up my duckies this afternoon?


    if not more, probably like ten+
     
  10. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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