Newbie from the Pine Tree State

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Momlovesgoldens, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Momlovesgoldens

    Momlovesgoldens New Egg

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    I've just begun hatching some red golden pheasant eggs laid by one of my hens. Strange because everything I've read says they aren't supposed to lay until March-April. Anyway, I had one hatch today. I was under the impression that the "clock" for hatching started the day the egg was laid. Apparently I was incorrect, because I dated every egg but put three aside in a cool room so I could get my incubator up and running. One chick died because of my error, one hatched today, and one is still in the incubator. I have 8 eggs laid about 2-3 days apart. I've candled them and they all have viable embryos. I have one that was laid yesterday that I haven't checked yet. My problem is that I placed every egg from December 9th onward into the incubator the day it was laid. Am I in trouble? Also, I read a post from Tony in NH (whom I purchased a red golden hen from a few months ago) that he allows his eggs to hatch while in the egg turner. Should I do that or should I take the egg out 3 days before hatching? Thanks for any and all help.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I'm a chicken person and don't know much about pheasants (never had any), but definitely post on our pheasant section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/50/pheasants-and-partridge-chukar, and take advantage of our pheasant section there. You might also try posting on our Incubation and Hatching Eggs section at https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/5/incubating-hatching-eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your hatch.
     
  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

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  4. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock and Happy New Year! [​IMG] I wish you good luck with those pheasants.
     
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Morning and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  7. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
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  10. BantamFan4Life

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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