1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

My first incubator! 18 eggs set April 17!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by firedove, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    I'm very excited! Monday, as a birthday present from my parents, I received a Lyon TX6 with auto-turner. It took some messing around with it to stabilize it where it needs to be but I set my first 18 eggs yesterday. So now I'll just be dying for May 8 to come along, an agonizing 21 days. I just set them yesterday and I'm already anxious for my first hatch :lol
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009
  2. ~Kuromametchi~

    ~Kuromametchi~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    134
    0
    119
    Apr 14, 2009
    Reno, NV
    nice! what breeds are you hatching?
     
  3. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Wyandotte crosses. It's just an experimental batch. They are all from my SL Wyandotte roo. I've got 18 in there, 4 from my EE hen, 1 from my Mille Fleur, 4 from my barred rock hens, I think 1 from my bantam brahma/cochin cross hen, and the rest are from either my black sex-link hens or my golden comet hens.
     
  4. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    i gotta say, that is a very great incubator to have. they are excellent! you're parents must love you alot [​IMG] those are pretty expensive, too. and we are hatching around the same time! mine hatch out on the 10th.
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    30,359
    148
    446
    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Congratulations.

    I have chicks due April 24th through 27th and it seems like forever away!
     
  6. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    My parents bought the bator directly through Lyon and they said it was cheaper than buying it anywhere else. I don't know exactly what they paid but it was in the neighborhood of $300. They do love me very much and I really appreciate all that they do for me! They knew that that was the bator I wanted and to quote my mom "Unless we were in dire straights you know we would have gotten you the one you wanted." They are great to me!!! Great to my brother and sister too!

    Good luck with your chicks, both of you guys! You know, I've been breeding rabbits for 10 years and I never got this anxious waiting for a litter and they take 31 days! Here it is day 2 and I find myself sitting next to the bator for hours at a time, obsessing over being 100% sure that the temp and humidity are right :lol
     
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    9,491
    29
    293
    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Have one also, great incubator they got you one of the best for small # of eggs. HAPPY HATCHING
     
  8. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    I candled my 18 eggs yesterday. 12 are definitely developing, 1 I think isn't, the other 5 have very dark, thick shells so I can't see through them except for a vague lighter spot where the air pocket is. Those 5 I will just have to leave til hatch and hope for the best! (or take out if they get smelly) I'm so excited!
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009
  9. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    Sorry, forgot to subscribe to the post so I have to post again [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by