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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flawedatdesign, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Building a Cabinet Style Going to be capable of holding 180 eggs hand turning is the only thing I don't like but think I have a method figured out for that too.
     
  2. Savannah Poultry

    Savannah Poultry The Source

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    Cool! What do you have in mind for turning methods?
     
  3. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thinking of blocks on the shelves so I can prop the holders up at a 45 I'll still have to go in and turn the whole holder but that will beat doing one egg at a time.
     
  4. Savannah Poultry

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    ah! That'll work! easier than turning every egg individually [​IMG]
     
  5. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Better half isn't so sure about the fact it's going to hold 180 eggs. Her fear a 100% hatch rate lol.
     
  6. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I totally understand, But she wont complain seeing 180 multicolored fuzzballs running around.
     
  7. cmom

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    Quote:Not to worry. Most likely all of the eggs won't be fertile and some may start to develop and be quitters. My cabinet holds 270 chicken eggs. I have never had all hatch. I usually don't candle any more so after my hatch I candle the remaining eggs and sometimes do eggtopsies to see if I can figure why some didn't hatch. Most of the remaining eggs turn out to be either infertile or early quitters. Currently my boys aren't doing their job. I think they are on strike because of the heat.
     
  8. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well My Hens are on strike I'm getting one egg every other day out of 12 hens. Guess I need to let them know I do have replacements lol. If I'm not getting eggs and having to feed them I might as well feed the young ones that should be laying hopefully next month.
     
  9. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hey, if your a weird chicken owner like me you could just whisper to them softly at nighttime, when they are all on the roost, and tell them to start laying eggs, and also talk to them using their name. I did it. [​IMG] Too strange. Lol. they started laying though. I thought that I was a chicken-whisperer for a while. BUT IT WORKED FOR ME!!!!! Lol I did this to each of my chickens. Hahahaha
     
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  10. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll go roll the chopping block in front of the coops lol
     

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