Memorial day hatch a long !!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Ancona Ducks, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Ancona Ducks

    Ancona Ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    For duck eggs set on 5/3
    For chickens set on 5/10
    If you would like to do another type of poultry you can I don't have the dates to set because I specialize in ducks and chickens. Thanks for joining. Good luck. P.s if there's typo in the dates post me and I'll fix them not the best day counter.
     
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  2. Ancona Ducks

    Ancona Ducks Out Of The Brooder

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    Once all your chicks are hatched there will be a cutest batch of chicks contest in this thread. What you do is take a pic of your batch of chicks I will judge them. There will be 1 2 3 places. Your prize is the gratitude of winning . Also if you need any tips for hatching this is the place to ask them.
     
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  3. chonsey

    chonsey Overrun With Chickens

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    Chickens 5/7?
     
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    kannna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are in....
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  5. chonsey

    chonsey Overrun With Chickens

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    My Pet Chicken is supposed to deliver my hatching eggs this week? Still waiting....My hubby is in the hospital, so I sure hope it stays sunny & warm.....so they'll stay warm on the porch until I get home.
     
  6. Cerise1924

    Cerise1924 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, BYC friends! I'm happy to join in! I ordered some Svart Hona eggs, and Silver Sebrights, but then I found some Appenzeller Spitzhausens and a Dwarf Olandsk-Cream Legbar cross that I really had to try... so I got another incubator. LOL. And built another brooder.

    But then the generous sellers gave me so many extra eggs!! I have 31 eggs and the incubators are made for about 10 each. I thought about just setting the best ones, but I can't bear to toss out possible chicks, so I am going to fit extras in the hand-turn incubator, and then remove any that don't show development. These are shipped eggs, some porous and many with wobbly air cells, so I am probably looking at a 50% hatch rate, at best.

    I have a broody Sebright right now, but she is busy trying to hatch a couple of Orpington eggs which are due next week, so she can't help me out.

    Good luck to all!

    -Cerise
     
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    Cerise1924 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope your husband is doing better. How is your weather? Did your hatching eggs arrive?

    -Cerise
     
  8. chonsey

    chonsey Overrun With Chickens

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    Still waiting on my eggs, still hoping they'll be delivered today.
     
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    chonsey Overrun With Chickens

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    My eggs are in Cleveland Ohio - enroute - hoping Monday, they're saying delivery by Tuesday. At least one day to settle the air cells. Hoping for lots of healthy chicks! I hatched out a bunch last month, only four made it this far. They so needed a broody, had a power bump while I was at work and only four made it. No heat. Hoping for a broody, and I'll setup a battery backup if not. I never want that to happen again. Crazy wind storm, at least my power came back on - neighbors had to wait a week.
     
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  10. Cerise1924

    Cerise1924 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs are on Day 4, divided between two incubators - one with an autoturner, and one hand-turned (but I didn't turn until today, because the shipped eggs needed to settle).

    I decided to candle one egg from each incubator, and each has a gorgeous spiderweb! If things keep going well, I may have a couple dozen chicks or more for this hatch-a-long!

    How is everyone else doing?
     

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