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On day 17. . . :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by snooptwomey, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2nd hatch attempt, first try was 2 out of 8(on shipped eggs, 3 should have hatched but I have a feeling that my opening the incubator to get the first 2 chicks out caused the 3rd to not get out of the shell, because once I cracked it open on day 25 it was dead but clearly made it to day 20 or 21, broke through membrane but head wasnt anywhere near air cell.) So now I have 14 eggs in the incubator, 9 from my own red stars and EE roo thats my avatar pic, 3 blue red laced wyandottes, and 2 auburn java's. I will candle tomorrow to see where I stand, hoping for all 5 non-EE's to be good, and a few of the EE's if not all of them, since I have several interested buyers of pullets. Looks like I will be filling the incubator again after this hatch. . $$ [​IMG]

    Anybody out there hatching along right now with a hatch due same as mine?? If so, how many times have you incubated, what are you hatching out, how good are your hatch rates?
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I am also on day 17. I am so far having a great set. Out of 24 eggs, I have 18 that will be going into lockdown. Good Luck hope all goes well.
    Michele
     
  3. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lockdown last night. Candled the 14 eggs, only 7 candled good(and of those 7 there are 2 possible iffys) the other 7 were def not good. I cracked open the no-go's, 4 had developed somewhat(1 made it approx 3 or 4 days, 3 made it 5 or 6 days along), and 3 were unfertile or just never even started developing. These 3 were from 5 eggs I had bought from someone, the 4 that started and quit were from my own hens. So as of right now I will hopefully have 5 EE's from my own hens, 1 blue laced red wyandotte, and 1 auburn java. The 2 iffy's are EE eggs. This should be a good weekend , watching egg TV lol [​IMG]
     
  4. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I was checking the temp on the incubator this morning before heading to work, I could hear a peeping from inside, one of the eggs had pipped already and the chick had just started chipping thru.[​IMG] and its day 20 today. Its one of the eggs from my hens. Hopefully when I get home from work there is a little chicky running around [​IMG] 5 of the 9 of my own EE eggs made it into lockdown. of the 4 that didnt, 3 made it to approx day 5 or 6 and quit, and the other made it to approx day 3 or 4 and quit, so all 9 were fertile. if one comes out today I will take a pic through the plastic top of the incubator.
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine started hatching in the turner on Wednesday, as I was going to lock down. But all went well. [​IMG] So far I have 6 chicks and 4 zipping. Mine is going well. I hope all goes well for you. [​IMG]
     

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