Ok Gotta Rethink This Need Help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BirdBoy88, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Yesterday evening my dad comes over with a bag and he sits the bag on the table and says ( here do what you want with it ) and smiles and leaves witch is odd lol

    So i walks to the bag and open it and what do ya know it's EGGS!
    there was a small note in the bag that said ( here are 10 eggs from a unknown white chicken and 12 Banty eggs all laid today )

    here they are


    Ok yes the eggs are dirty but should i clean them? one time when i was hatching i had a few dirty eggs and it didn't seem to hurt anything because they hatch out fine but what do you think?

    and the large eggs on the out side are the eggs to the white unknown hen and the small eggs in the middle are the banty eggs

    now this is the perfect time to try my hand at turning the eggs on my own i haven't in a long long while and i wanna try again

    Second i don't know if i should incubate all the eggs?? should i??? or just a few of each????
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008

  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    First tell Dad to get some straw or some pine shavings or something... better yet, give some to him as a gift.

    If you are in to hatching and you've got the room. Do all of them.

    Good luck.
  3. TexasJoe

    TexasJoe Taking a break

    Mar 3, 2008
    Might as well hatch them all out, since you never know what percentage of them will. I would not wash the eggs, the natural "bloom" on it is a much better protectant than washing it off with water.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2008
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess 10 Years

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    You may as well incubate them all if you have the space in the bator. You know everyones theory on here about "Needing More Chickens!" [​IMG]
    I have had eggs hatch after being gently cleaned and I have had people tell me they had bad hatches, so I guess the choice is really up to you as to whether you feel comfortable with it or not.
    Usually I don't wash my eggs, just sorta rub off the dirt with one of those plastic pot scrubber thingies dry. Seems to work well and that way the eggs don't get wet. The would have to be downright filthy before I would actually "wash" them but that's just me.
    Good luck! How exciting!!!! [​IMG]

  5. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Quote:Lol these aren't from our birds..all our banty hens are broody and our leghorn hens lay bigger eggs

    i think he got these from someone else..

    and i kinda sorta got the room [​IMG]

    i want to hatch some eggs i haven't since September [​IMG]
  6. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    You haven't hatched since September? How can you stand the withdrawal?? [​IMG]
    I'd say hatch away and if you've got the room, set them all.

    I've had some dirty eggs in the past and I did the same thing Pumpkinpup did--use the pot scrubber thingie. Don't know if it made a difference, but it made me feel better that they weren't quite so dirty-looking! [​IMG]

    Good luck--it'll be fun hatching surprise eggs!

  7. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    LOL you all have pulled me in! [​IMG]
    i am setting my bator up right now.. i will post pics of it when i am done...

    wait till my mom finds out i am incubating again! [​IMG]

  8. P'cola

    P'cola In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2008
    Pensacola, Florida
    Good Luck!! [​IMG] And tell your mom that dad came home and gave you a gift.. [​IMG]
  9. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Lol thanks and i sure will that way he gets the evil eye [​IMG]

    But i have to rethink this

    i can't incubate all the eggs as much as i want to
    i have to many button quails i can't help it they are cute [​IMG]

    i have 20 something buttons and they have at least 70% of room for my brooder/hatching area

    so i don't know how to do this

    like what should i incubate?

    3 of each???

  10. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Wow, I wish I would get a present like that! HOW FUN!!!!! WELLLLLLLLL I guess I get 2 presents from my ducks and geese every morning like that! LOL [​IMG] Hatch Hatch Hatch Hatch!!!!!

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