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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickie Mamma, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    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 [​IMG]
    To all that are hatching around the same time.. fingers crossed for you as well [​IMG]
     
  2. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm setting tomorrow!!! Its my first time!!! [​IMG] 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
     
  3. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    That's going to be an interesting hatch! Love mutts [​IMG] its always a surprise!
    Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could never decide on a breed.....so I just went for all of them [​IMG]
     
  5. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    Thats the best way if you can't decide [​IMG]
    Do you candle the eggs? How many are going in?
     
  6. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  7. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    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.
     
  8. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG] darn job gets in the way of my hobby! HAHA
     
  9. calgal98

    calgal98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I set 18 Lavender Americauna eggs, 12 GoldenCuckoo Marans, and 11 Salmon Favorelles today. All shipped. Of course, I want a 100% success rate!! LOL
     
  10. buckaroo's wife

    buckaroo's wife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck to all of us!! Where are ya located calgal? I used to live in Carmel Valley!
     

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