new arrivals! :D

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MetalSmitten, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Songster

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    just got done with our very first time incubating - it didn't go quite as well as i'd hoped, only 4 hatched =/ but they're cuties [​IMG]

    click link for video! five whole minutes of new chicks doin' chick stuff! [​IMG]



    two blue cochins, two barnyard surprises [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    Congrats!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

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    4 is better than nothing. My first time hatching was a dud. Then I got an 100% hatch! I've never had it happen again

    Congrats! Enjoy them because you will catch the hatching bug soon and then thats all you'll do [​IMG]
     
  4. MetalSmitten

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    i'm definitely enjoying them! [​IMG]

    i just gotta try to figure out what went wrong this time... what did you change between your two batches that caused the success to skyrocket so much?

    ETA: hey, you're a fellow hoosier! [​IMG]
     
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  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    Congrats they're very cute chicks [​IMG] My first time I had 0 out of 18 eggs to hatch, but they were Seramas.
     
  6. TK Poultry

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    Quote:The first time I didn't have a way to track my humidity, and the I used a thermometer that came with the incubator. The second time I bought a two in one thermometer and I was able to track my humidity and temp more accurately. The 100% was with someone elses eggs. I've never been able to reproduce it. I usually average 85%-95%....
     
  7. tia

    tia Songster

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    Congratulations on your four little chicks... they are so cute!!! My first few attempts at incubating were not very successful. I am getting better, but have to give the credit to the newer models of incubators. Keep on trying, we learn so much each time.
     
  8. Balbinka

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    Aw! You are definitely rockin' the pink feeder!

    I tried to find one but didn't manage to do so!
    They are adorable, congrats.
     
  9. MetalSmitten

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    Quote:can i ask what brand it was? i'm getting super frustrated with thermometers/hygrometers, they're all different and i don't trust the calibration results and bah humbug. an 85-95% average is awesome though!
     
  10. TK Poultry

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    Quote:can i ask what brand it was? i'm getting super frustrated with thermometers/hygrometers, they're all different and i don't trust the calibration results and bah humbug. an 85-95% average is awesome though!

    I had and still have a LG. They are ok... I have a new one eyed and I'm leaving hints to Mom. I just candled the eggs and I have 100% fertility on my eggs in their now and they are all developing well and I think they'll all make it to lockdown!
     

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