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. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to wait a couple more days to have a few more Silkie eggs to set but I couldn't do it! I just set 6 under my experimental incubator, the "Electric Hen". I have not done a full incubation with this incubator but I did start some eggs with it and finished them in another incubator because I needed the thermostat for my emu eggs. They all hatched, which is rare for my seramas so I am excited to try it with Silkie eggs.

    It is a contact incubator, made to mimic a broody hen, so the eggs go under it rather than inside. I have a diy egg-o-meter that is at a steady temp just under 100 degrees.

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  2. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    Yay!! Go chickies go

    How many did you start with! I hope these 3 hatch!!!!

    I have a bunch I need to move outside. I have 43 hatching now, and another 67 definite ones hatching in 5 days, and another 40 or so hatching a week after that. I'm overrun. 25 or so are not mine, I'm hatching for someone else. Unfortunately their incubator I was using wasn't too friendly and 29 of her starting eggs appear to be infertile or early deaths.

    Good luck with your 52!!!
     
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  3. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    Looks interesting!! Keep us posted on how they do!!!!
     
  4. chicken hawk 33

    chicken hawk 33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can u pm me on how to make it
     
  5. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let's see how the eggs do before we make more! ;)
     
  6. deserteggs22

    deserteggs22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just put my 17 eggs on lockdown!!!
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  7. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    Go chickies go!!!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    I am at the opposite end of the house from the incubators. I have the brooder right next to the hatching chicks. First two chicks hatched earlier today, and are dry and fluffy. Since the hatcher is SO crowded, I pulled them out and put them in the brooder. One of those babies is screaming so loudly, I think people 2 houses over can hear it. I shine a light in the brooder, it calms down. Turn off the light, it screeches. Are little chicks afraid of the dark?

    Or, is it hearing the 2 zippers in the next 'bator over, and it's encouraging? I have 11 pips, 2 zips and 2 chicks so far. I should have lots of fluffy babies in the morning!!!
     
  9. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think it would be quiet in the dark! I hope you get some sleep!
     
  10. Farmer Viola

    Farmer Viola Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Splash ameraucana is out!
    Green magnolia is out!
    Easter egger is out!
    Olive egger is out.. with a single comb?

    Just waiting on you, ameriflower...

    I have to go to bed! Been glued to the incubator
     

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