My Mille Fleur hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by orionburn, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. orionburn

    orionburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's some pics of my first ever try at incubating. Have to say I love the Brinsea. It really is a set it and forget it (other than checking the water from time to time). I probably had close to 30 eggs initially and split them out between my Brinsea Mini and an old LG bator a friend gave us. Quite a few of the eggs were more than two weeks old, so I put the most recently laid eggs in the Brinsea and the rest in the LG. Eventually ended up with 9 that started to really develop. So far 7 out of 9 have hatched. Not expecting the last two to hatch, but you never know. May just be slow pokes. [​IMG]

    Now have 7 out of 9 that have hatched. I really doubt the last two are going to hatch. They were growing but may have stopped a day or two ago for whatever reason, but that happens. 7 out of 9 isn't too bad. I candled them again and didn't see any movement. I'll leave them in the bator for at least another day and see what happens.


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    Moved over to the new home to finish drying out:

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    If you're bored a video of two hatching at almost the exact same time. They make it out around the 2:45 mark (click picture to launch) -

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    Wanted to also say a special thanks to Nancy for all her help and providing the eggs for me. Most important lesson learned from this - leave 'em alone! [​IMG] Some of the chicks pipped and were out two hours later while one took around 28 hours from the initial pip to get out. I won't be doing any further hatches this year, but already looking forward to next year and doing this again. I'm glad I stayed home this morning. Chances are the last two won't hatch and I would have missed out on watching the 4 that came out today.
     
  2. orionburn

    orionburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couple more pics:

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  3. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWWWWW......... how cute!! I would've stayed home too! [​IMG]
     
  4. orionburn

    orionburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like it's going to be 7 out of 9. Not bad for a first time hatch.

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    In their new home:

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  5. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!! The photo of the LG has one chick on its back...he's just chillin!!! haha Love it!!![​IMG]
     
  6. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

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    Beautiful![​IMG] Are they Mille Fleur's of Mille Fleur Cochins?[​IMG]
     
  7. orionburn

    orionburn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:All Mille Fleur d'uccles. My goal was to get a good roo and a couple of hens to breed with another set of Millies that I have. Next year I'll be hatching like crazy. [​IMG]
     
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