My totally ignored and I did everything wrong hatch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lockedhearts, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    My Gold Phoenix Hen , as far as I was concerned was not laying, not all that odd as she lays then stops for a couple weeks and with our odd cold, wet weather I figured she was done for the year.
    My husband uncovered her "stash" a total of 14 eggs, since the bator was plugged in I stuck them all in, I candled at about 10 days and 10 eggs were developing, then I got busy and seriously forgot about the bator. I checked the other night , candled and 10 were still ok, but I still forgot to put any water in it. I even forgot to write down when I put them in. Friday nite hubby heard peeping and on was hatched and a few others were pipped and/or zipped. Out of the 10 developed 8 babies hatched, one died so we have 7 Gold or BBRed Phoenix Chicks. I did have to help the last one, as he was shrink wrapped but for 10% humidity most of the incubation and me having to heat up the hatcher quickly it was over all pretty good.
     
  2. PaintedGemsRanch

    PaintedGemsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Waiting for pictures of those lucky babies!!!! Congrats!
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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  4. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Congrats [​IMG]
     
  5. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
    Congrats [​IMG]
     
  6. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I should try your technique! Good job.
     
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Just wanting to know, was there a reason you didn't want the hen to sit on them. Were there too many eggs or wasn't she laying on them?? [​IMG] Just asking, please don't be mad.
     
  8. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:She was not broody and I did not have a broody available.
     
  9. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:She was not broody and I did not have a broody available.

    OH, I see, she just wasn't laying in the nesting boxes. Now I get it. [​IMG] Thanks
     
  10. mayapooh

    mayapooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the little ones - it sounds like they have a strong will to live! LOL
     

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