Need A Hatch Buddy.. Anyone Setting Today 2/26?

Chickie Mamma

Farmer at Heart
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Apr 20, 2008
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Hello, I am so excited to set my 2 dozen silkie eggs today. Anyone with me? If so, what breeds are you setting?
Wish me luck
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To all that are hatching around the same time.. fingers crossed for you as well
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I'm setting tomorrow!!! Its my first time!!!
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I'm nervous!!

I'm setting mixed eggs. I have EEs, Barred Rock, Barnvelder, and one Polish hen. They are all running with my sweet white Leghorn rooster. So, just some good ol' mixed breed backyard chicks:D
 
I'm putting in 18 eggs.....in hopes that I get a 50% hatch rate...? I'm hoping that is a feasible goal. Heck, I'll be happy if I get one chick I guess!

I have never candled eggs...but I've read that only at day 7 and 18 is a good idea. Thoughts?
 
Yep, candle after day 7 and right before lockdown. I always hope for a 50% hatch rate.. but were your eggs shipped? That reduces hatch rate. Mine were shipped, and just hope the Post Office was not too careless with them. I usually have pretty good luck with shipped eggs. Only my last hatch was 2 out of 12. But I usually get about 50%. Candling eggs is alot of fun to look at. Some candle too often. I hand turn all my eggs (I've always had a better hatch rate when hand turned) so I may peek at an egg or 2 at day 12 or so.
 
Nope, my eggs came straight from my yard!! I'm not brave enough to order eggs.....yet! I have an egg turner in my bator, since I work long days and wouldn't get accurate turnings down.
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darn job gets in the way of my hobby! HAHA
 

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