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. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was lucky enough to win half a dozen "rainbow" eggs in one of the Easter HAL contests here! I asked for primarily green/blue egg layers and boy did they deliver. they even sent me 7 instead of 6!

    they were shipped, so I let them settle for 36 hours when they got here.

    today is now day 18 and I have moved them over to the hatcher! 2 were clear/didn't start, but the remaining 5 of 7 look good at lockdown.

    they had saddle shaped air cells through incubation, but now 4 of their air cells appears to be reattached and looks nice and round and full. 1 egg ("green magnolia") still has a saddle shaped air cell with 2 obvious detached areas when I candle.

    I moved them over to the hatcher upright in a carton, and marked their air cells!
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    1 olive egger,
    1 easter egger,
    1 splash ameraucana,
    1 ameri-flower,
    1 green magnolia

    guesses on how many of these shipped eggs will actually hatch?!
     
  2. BullChick

    BullChick Not who you think Premium Member

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  3. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper

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    I've done it. Wait until dark and slip them under her as long as they are less than a few days old they should get the idea quickly. Make sure she accepts them. Slip them under and check on her a few time that first night and again right in the morning and make sure she's OK with them. Most hens will take them no problema
     
  4. Chicken girl 15

    Chicken girl 15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone asks about breaking a broody. I wanna know how to get these heifers to hatch me some eggs. I want broodies! !!!
     
  5. weegarden

    weegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woo hoo!!! Came home and 7 out of 18 eggs are pipped! Only a couple of the silkies, but hopefully they will still pip too! Those Plymouth rocks are tough chicks. They always hatch! :) My humidity was down to 49, so I slipped in a warm wet paper towel.

    Hopjng to hatch 7 rocks, 8 blue silkies, and 3 white silkies.
     
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  6. wornoutmomto3

    wornoutmomto3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH doesn't trust me to go alone to the feed store during chick season either. He says this time of year is dangerous for our budget. LOL! Unfortunately, for him and the budget we recently found a feed store that has chicks year round. We are really in trouble now. LOL! :gig
     
  7. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    Good luck with all those broodies!!!!
    Go chickies go!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. chicken hawk 33

    chicken hawk 33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have broody hens all over.but no eggs are places for them.
     
  9. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    Candles tonight. Looks like all 10 are doing well. Hard to see in the dark shells. Lock in for my broody girl tomorrow. Good thing I am busy the next few days. Saturday seems sofar away.
     
  10. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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