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. Beriel79

    Beriel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! I'm a first timer and its day 22 and I have no pips, no rocking eggs, no chirping. I'm using a Brinsea Mini Advanced and its held temp at 99.6 except for the daily cooling period. Humidity is 75% right now and I'm not sure what it was for the first 18 days. I only bought a hygrometer before lockdown. I'm able to sort of candle the eggs with a maglite through the side of the incubator and I've seen movement. Any ideas why they are so late and what is going on? I'm starting to freak out a bit!
     
  2. cabinchicky

    cabinchicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still on the hunt for more hatching eggs. E mails have been sent, need to send 1 more and make a phone call. The 7 under my broody hens are hanging in there. I need to candle them soon.
    Does anyone ferment feed? I have just started to this past week and I am doing a half mix of layer and game bird feed. I am curious as to what others put in their mix.
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    I need to try that, I'm a huge chocolate addict. [​IMG]
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  4. cree57i

    cree57i Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    I see you are in OH. Did you try @OHfarmerswife ? She is in Troy and always has hatching eggs if you like SFH's.
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

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

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    typically late means low temps and or High humidity, you can candle one quickly if your sure you have no external pips

    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

    Eggs UNHATCHED at end of Incubation


    Step by Step Guide to ASSISTED Hatching - Click HERE
    I HAVE EGGS LEFT UNHATCHED NOW WHAT? post #25223


    tons more info HERE https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-w-friends-helpful-notes-links-informational-post-links
    I just use my reg feed I dont do anything fancy, some scratch I add sometimes and some raisins
     
  6. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
    What's it mean if I get some early, some late and some on time?
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

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

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  8. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
    It is. 1 on day 26, 1 day 27, 1 day 28 and hopefully 1 day 29
     
  9. Sally Sunshine

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

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    sounds about right for ducks, not sure why they are so different but all my batches have been for each breed too.
     
  10. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    Slowly Losing it......
    Yeah they are way different than chickens.
     

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