My Speckled Sussex's are hatching- UPDATED W/ PICS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lexustami, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. lexustami

    lexustami Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hatched out silkies just 3 weeks ago and now my Speckled Sussex's are starting to hatch. So far, there is only one out but all of the rest of them are alive. I can hear them inside of the eggs.

    If they all hatch and are OK that would make this a very successful hatch. I started out with 10 eggs (I think, I will have to recount them.) and I only lost 1. (it exploded in the bator.) EDIT: I actually started with 12 eggs, lost 1 and had 11 hatch.

    These are shipped eggs too.

    I will keep you updated as they arrive. Pics coming soon!

    Take care,

    Tami
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2007
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Oh Tami...congrats! I cant waite to see pics!
     
  3. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great!!! yes we want to see pictures

    jackie
     
  4. lexustami

    lexustami Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is taking way too long!!!

    Actually, the first one was a day early so I still have all day tomorrow and Monday for them to hatch and be on time.

    There are a couple of them pipping but no major progress yet. I can hear them all chirping though so they are really close!

    Take care,

    Tami
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    One of my Speckled Sussex hens won Best of Show for open poultry at our fair this week. The judge really liked her and said he actually sees very few of them, which gives them an advantage. I'm glad your hatch is working out as well. We just had a Sportsman 1502 arrive, so I'm about to visit this incubation forum a lot more with questions!
     
  6. lexustami

    lexustami Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, while I was gone this afternoon the rest of the chicks hatched. I've now got 11 healthy chicks! This was out of 12 eggs, won on Ebay and shipped to me. Very impressive hatch rate.

    I will wait until they fluff up before I start taking pics. I've got to move the Silkie's out of the indoor brooder and move them to the outside brooder. Time to get working!

    Take care,

    Tami
     
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2007
  7. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's an incredible hatch rate for shipped eggs!! How exciting for you!!!

    Hurry up with those pics!!LOL

    Lori
     
  8. ChrystalGail

    ChrystalGail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! 6 days and counting for our hatch day!!!!!!!
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Congratulations! I, too, have had excellent hatch rates with shipped eggs. Several factors come into play: excellent packing, P.O. was kind to it, and good health of the breeding stock from which the eggs came. Last, but not least, accurate temps in the bator and a diligent operator.
     
  10. lexustami

    lexustami Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a good look at the chicks as I took them out of the incubator and put them into the brooder.

    I only got 1 Speckled Sussex and the other 10 are Black Jersey Giants. LOL

    I ordered both kinds from this seller but only received one batch of eggs. I thought they were the Speckled Sussex eggs. The other batch will be coming when the weather turns cooler.

    But they are cute anyway! Pictures coming soon!

    Take care,

    Tami
     

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