My Broody Experiment has ended.. :0(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mahonri, Dec 18, 2008.

  1. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Hi all.

    So last Friday one of our Partridge Rocks "Neckie" (long story) goes broody. Last Saturday night I see that Palofino's Melissa has hatching eggs for sale.

    I did the Paypal thing, Monday she sent them from Houston and TODAY I got 8 large BEAUTIFUL, BLUE, Wheaten/ Blue Wheaten Americauna eggs. They all looked wonderful. Each egg was wrapped in bubble wrap and then newspaper and all of them were surrounded by wadded up newspaper. No cracks, all intact... they were a little cold but it is 56 degrees outside right now so that shouldn't have any effect on their viability. The only thing I can think of that could possibly change their viability would be the jostling of the package during transit.

    At 12:30PM Today, I put the eight beautiful, blue eggs underneath Neckie so I'm hoping for at least 4 or 5 fluffly Americauna chicks to start pipping and zipping out of shells on January 9th at day 21! I am hoping for at least one Blue Wheaten cockeral that looks similar to the one that she has on her hatching eggs thread... and a couple of beautiful Wheaten pullets.

    As soon as I can, I'll go out with the camera and I'll document Neckie in her nest box and lift her up so you can see the eggs.... they really are beautiful.

    Send some good hatching vibes toward Phoenix!
     
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  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Lots and lots of good hatching vibes are coming your way Mahonri! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Be sure to keep everyone posted! [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Best of luck!!!

    56F is a good storage temp for hatching eggs!
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Here is our "Neckie"... Partridge Rock from McMurray, hatched 4/25/2008.

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    And here are the 8 large beautiful BLUE Wheaten X Wheaten or Blue Wheaton Americauna eggs...

    Aren't they beautiful? Thanks Melissa!!!

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    Last edited: Dec 18, 2008
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Thought I'd also re-post pics of the eggs daddy and mommas.

    These are Melissa's birds from Pasofino Farm

    Gorgeous Daddy

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    The Mommas
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  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Good luck!! I'm on her list for spring! I can't wait, my little one says he wants a chicken 'dats got bwue eggs'. They are beautiful aren't they?
     
  7. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

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    She looks like a good mother. Good luck with the hatch.
     
  8. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    Sending good hatching vibes your way. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Thanks everyone... I figure I'll try candling them on the 28th...

    It's not even been a day, and I'm thinking... this is going to take forever!
     
  10. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    good luck man [​IMG] ,,, thems some great looking eggs,,,,, and i think i want 1 of your "bators" hehe [​IMG]
     

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