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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sassykassy99, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. sassykassy99

    sassykassy99 In the Brooder

    Oct 29, 2016
    Washington State
    Hello everyone!!

    I am fairly new to the chicken and duck thing. I love my chickens! I have had Momma, Jellybean, Alex (Aracauna rooster) and Fluffy (his hen), For a year now.. I also have 7 juevenile production red hens, Momma and Jellybean. I also have 5 Buff Orpington hens, 6 Black stars, 5 Delawares, 3 Silver Wyndotes (who are just starting to layeggs), 1 Barred Rock named Barbara, and two golden sex links (the rooster is named Peaches, he was supposed to be a girl and the hen is Butterscotch), I also have 7 juvenile Aracauna hens, 2 muscovy ducks (not sure of their sex yet, a mallard named David (he lost his mate and my 2 Rowens to a dog, grr), I lost 4 Aracaunas last summer to the heat, they went into the dog/duck house and wouldn't come out because our hen Momma was in the duck enclosure, I guess, and I have a pair of Indian Runners, (Speckles, the female, is currently sitting on 13 eggs due to hatch any day! She started with 20 but after candling several of them I found two dead almost ready to hatch (sad), and 3 nasty smelly ones! I candled a few more and they are pipped and one, I thought was dead, was alive, but the membrane is almost all white. I put tape over the small hole and put it back in the nest.

    Question; Should I take her remaining eggs and put them in the incubator to hatch? I'm sure there must be a humidity or heat issue. It gets cold at night (38-48 F) and the days are pretty cool also (50-68 degrees F). She lays on them most of the time, but she got off the nest for 2 hours today, so I'm getting concerned about them being able to hatch. Any thoughts?? Thanks in advance!

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us. I'd say that the best place to get answers is the incubating and hatching eggs forum. If you do put them in the incubator, you could try to return them to the hen and see if she accepts them.

    Good luck
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Resealing the egg with tape has probably already introduced bacteria that could kill any live chick. The stink eggs could contaminate the others as well
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, sassykassy, and :welcome! Great to have you with us! I am a hatching rookie so I'll leave that topic to those better suited to discuss it. But I wish hatching success and thanks for joining BYC! :cd
  5. sassykassy99

    sassykassy99 In the Brooder

    Oct 29, 2016
    Washington State
    Thanks! I got the incubator ready last night, so I think I will transfer 7 of them and leave the rest with momma, unless she doesn't stay on the nest today. I have camera out on the nest so I can see what's going on. I thought that, if she hatches a few of them maybe she will accept the other chicks that hatch in the incubator?? Anyway, I guess we'll see what happens..
  6. sassykassy99

    sassykassy99 In the Brooder

    Oct 29, 2016
    Washington State
    Thanks! I was up for quite some time last night, reading up on what I should do. I am already learning so much from everyone else's posts. It's great!
  7. sassykassy99

    sassykassy99 In the Brooder

    Oct 29, 2016
    Washington State
    I was looking online and they said to do that, but I am going to transfer eggs into the incubator today. I already removed the ones that candled and were rotten. They didn't break in the nest or anything. I guess this will be a learning experience. I will be more ready for the next batch. Thanks!

  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! I hope your hatch goes well! :jumpy
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  10. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.

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