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Our first hatch - 27 barnyard mix

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by bcfpilot, Jul 19, 2016.

  1. bcfpilot

    bcfpilot Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome and thanks for visiting. We are just getting into the hatching game and have been raising chickens for a couple years now.

    We placed 14 of our own flocks eggs and 13 from another farm nearby. We have 6 young roosters that free range with 35+ hens. Not sure what our fertility rate is but the last several we have opened up were all fertile.

    Using a new incuview incubator. Calibrated over the previous week. Keeping it in a closet in the basement.

    Our flock is made up of 4 Black Amaraucana and 1 wellsummer roo, hens are same two breeds plus EE, blue andaulasian, 1 barred rock, 1 bcm, and a few black australorp.

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  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Good luck with the incubation.
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Turtle Rock Poultry Premium Member

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    Good luck!!
     
  4. DwayneNLiz

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    Good Luck!! Cant wait to see all the fuzz butts! Should be an interesting mix
     
  5. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice!!![​IMG] Have fun!
     
  6. bcfpilot

    bcfpilot Out Of The Brooder

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    So its been a week since the eggs were placed. On day 8 now. We candeled them yesterday and found 4 that looked unfertile or just not growing. Leaving them in with the rest untill day 10 though to be sure. All the others look great!

    We have a FB page with more pics and info if interested.

    Berthoud Farm FB
     
  7. DwayneNLiz

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    make sure you rotate them around the incubator when you candle, because there will be hot spots

    i'll find i pic...
     
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    so make sure to move them around
     
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  9. DuckGirl77

    DuckGirl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! [​IMG]
     
  10. bcfpilot

    bcfpilot Out Of The Brooder

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    Even with forced air? Thanks for the tip
     

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