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Orp Hatch for Steffpeck- Part 2- 17 chicks hatched- Pics added

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Buster, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    This hatch will double as a test hatch for my blues and buffs. I have a splash rooster over a black hen (and a couple more pullets that should be laying soon). I also have a buff in with 5 buff hens.

    I set 3 buff and 3 blue eggs for Steffpeck 15 days ago. Of those, 3 buff and 2 blues are doing great.

    I set more 8 days ago and candled them tonight. There are 15 buffs and 2 blues (The only ones I managed to finagle out of that hen in a week) that are also going strong.

    I will update as the hatches get close.
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2009
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    no turkeys ? [​IMG]
     
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  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:No turkeys. [​IMG] I don't have any turkeys right now, but I'm in the market for some blue slates if I can track them down.
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Today is day 18 for steffpeck's buffs and blues!
     
  5. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] how did they candle ?
     
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:I haven't candled them yet. I'm going to move them to the hatcher later today. Last count was 3/3 buff orps going strong and 2/3 blue orps.
     
  7. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Buster where in Idaho ? I have spent alot of time in Challis and Clayton.
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I'm in Shelley. I sometimes hunt in Copper Basin (in the Challis National Forest).
     
  9. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Today is day 19. No pips yet.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Good luck Jared! [​IMG]
     

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