oh, man. I can feel the fever coming on.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mrsengeseth, Jan 5, 2011.

  1. On my facebook, my contacts have been talking about firing up their incubators, here at BYC there's incubator and hatching talk. Oh man oh man, I can feel the incubating fever begin to rise. Oh boy oh boy ohboy!!! Even the kids have been talking about maybe wanting to incubate again!!

    We'd like to hatch:
    Bantan barred cochin
    any other bantam cochin
    some production breeds

    Maybe we won't do all of these this year, but it would be fun to try.

    What are you hatching this year?
  2. teresa-78

    teresa-78 Songster

    Jun 24, 2010
    Quote:I am with you here, I could not wait any longer, incubator fired up, and 6 mixed colour polish chicken eggs arrived in the post today... I am so excited [​IMG]
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Eggs. Yup. Chicken eggs. Pretty much whatever catches my eye and what I don't already have in my flock.

    Okay, I would like some Speckled Sussex and Buckeyes. And bantam Cochins because they are so darned cute!
  4. ourlittleflock

    ourlittleflock Songster

    May 28, 2009
    North Carolina
    I fired my incubator up last night - I have just the Brinsea Mini but it is full with 7 eggs..

    3 silkies and 4x cochins << they are from my flock [​IMG]
  5. DMSrabbit

    DMSrabbit Songster

    Dec 6, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Lol.. I have the "fever"

    I have 3 Hovabators (1602N), and 2 Genesis Hovabators in the mail, as i intend to substitute these for 1 of my "wafer style" Hovabators. Right now i have 16 eggs in the process of hatching, 36 eggs enter lockdown tomorrow, another 12 enter lockdown on saturday, and then i get 7 more dozen eggs to start for the next 3 weeks. This is going to be a big year for me as well..

    #1- I intend to grow a HUGE flock of Blue Laced Red Wyandottes, setting some of my own eggs (mid summer through the rest of the year) as well as continually be hatching Lots and Lots of eggs for people in Portland.

    #2- My second goal is a bit presumptuous: With 2 Hovabators (with ciruclating fans) , and 2 Genesis Hovabators, i intend to hatch 1,000+ eggs in 2011. My potential (capacity) with 3 egg turners is 108 eggs each run (36 eggs x 3 bators.) If i get a average of a %60 hatch rate (which is easily attainable with local eggs, and careful incubating), that means i would hatch about 65-70 chicks every 21 days, and 65 chicks x the potential 17 runs you can have in a year (365/21=about 17 cycles) = 1105 chicks. So yeah, this one is the REAL goal.. Its gonna be hard, but im gonna try!!

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