May Hatch-a-long! ~ 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Hatch-a-long! ~

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Manningjw, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    It's time to start preparing for the 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Hatch-a-long!

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    All fowl are welcome! A list of respective set dates is below(thanks to Chookschick). The set date for Chicken eggs is April 14th! Many people have used this hatch to start growing out Turkeys for Thanksgiving!


    Fowl

    Days of Incubation

    Set Date

    Stop Turning At Day

    Hatch Date










    Chicken

    21


    14-Apr

    Day 18

    5-May

    Turkey

    28

    7-Apr

    Day 25

    5-May

    Duck

    28

    7-Apr

    Day 25

    5-May
    Duck (Muscovy)

    36

    30-Mar

    Day 31

    5-May
    Goose

    32

    3-Apr

    Day 25

    5-May
    Guinea Fowl

    28

    7-Apr

    Day 25

    5-May
    Peafowl

    29

    6-Apr

    Day 25

    5-May
    Pheasant

    25

    10-Apr

    Day 21

    5-May
    Quail

    23

    12-Apr

    Day 20

    5-May
    Coturnix Quail

    17

    18-Apr

    Day 15

    5-May
    Chukar

    23

    12-Apr

    Day 20

    5-May


    My first and still favorite hen was hatched 4 years ago this Cinco de Mayo.

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    I hope others will join along and post plenty of pictures of their feathered friends this year!

    Link to prior thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084889/5th-annual-cinco-de-mayo-hatchathon
     
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2017
  2. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Participant list:
     
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  3. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The set date works out great. Setting weekly on fridays.

    I'm getting about 4 eggs a day out of my hens.

    Set 10 last Friday to check for fertility.

    Hope my toms are taking care of businesd
     
  4. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Great! I am trying to figure out how I can tell which blue eggs are coming from my favorite hen, I might just put her in the broody cage the week before setting to see if I can collect just her eggs. She should stay fertile for a few weeks even being away from the rooster right?

    I should have started the thread earlier I think but I haven't been on here in a while! Glad to have you hatching with me Freedman! Good luck with your fertility test!
     
  5. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    My two hens I plan to hatch eggs from have been keeping up the pace! Not sure how long I can store eggs for hatching but I will try up to 14 days. I started collecting eggs on the first of the month an I intend to set on April 14th. My 4 year old White Leghorn eggs had a poor hatch rate I am sure due to her advanced age for a chicken but she is such a prolific layer I want to try again. At 4 years old she is still laying 6 days a week!
     
  6. kate2008

    kate2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm in. Perfect timing. I've got a broody hen that has been sitting for a week and 9 fertilized eggs scheduled to arrive on Thursday. I will set them with the hen on Friday morning and be right on schedule. This is my first hatching ever so wish me luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had a hectic week at work. Missed the set for turkeys. And I kinda went overboard and bators were full.

    Set 42 turkey eggs yesterday. If I get 10 more will have 50 ready to go in.

    Set 30 cot. Quail yesterday. And 10 pheasant eggs.

    Locked down 50 eggs for the easter hal today.

    Have 8 of the 10 turkey eggs i set for fertility. Should hatch next week.

    Have 150 chicken eggs for next week and 25 turkey eggs in 2 weeks.

    Kate2008. Welcome to the hal. Good luck on your hatch.

    I'll still play along if I can.
     
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  8. kate2008

    kate2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    I set 10 eggs under my broody this morning. I tried to move her twice this week to a dedicated brooding pen but she will have none of it. Fingers crossed.

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  9. kmet101

    kmet101 Just Hatched

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    Just started my incubator: 42 chicken eggs.
     
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  10. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Just set my eggs today before heading out to work! This hatch it will be Olive Eggers produced by crossing U of A blue cockerel over a dark brown egg laying Amber Link hen. The other eggs are U of A cockerel covering a production White Leghorn to increase egg size/productivity of my blue egg layers. Lastly I have 2 eggs from my favorite hen who will be 4 years old at hatch - this will likely be the last time her eggs are viable for hatching crossing my fingers!!
     

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