Papas poultry progress..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by noahsmom, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. noahsmom

    noahsmom Songster

    Jan 11, 2013
    North Eastern, Ky
    Well I ended up ordering 17eggs from papas and received 26! However, 2 came broken and so I sat 24. This hatch I have not added one drop of water wanting to try a truly dry incubation hatch. Temp has been good, humidity gasnt ever dropped below 27% and air cells look great. I checked late last night and 17/18 of the eggs have live developing chicks inside :) I say 17/18 because one may have quit developing and died but didn't want to make that call so soon and stuck it back in making sure to be able to distinguish it from the others. I have a mixture of English orp colors, lemon cuckoo orp, cream legbar, and gorgeous light Sussex. We can't wait until they hatch, hoping for a good hatch rate. Will update day 18 when I remove turner. Hows others hatches going? Are there very many incubating this time of year?

  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    Good luck, happy hatching!

    Sounds like you've got a wonderful mix of breeds :)
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2015
  3. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Songster

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    Sounds fantastic! I just finished up a successful hatch 3 weeks ago--the dry incubation really works. Love the mix of breeds! Can't wait to see how your hatch turns out :)
  4. noahsmom

    noahsmom Songster

    Jan 11, 2013
    North Eastern, Ky
    Thank you, I really would love to end up with at least a dozen chicks for a better possibility of hens. We do want to have one rooster but not sure I will keep a roo from this hatch. I would love a blue, black or splash roo from some different lines. Hope to possibly sell hatching eggs and maybe chicks. Just for a fun hobby.
  5. kfelton0002

    kfelton0002 Crowing

    Dec 8, 2015
    Southeastern KY
    How was your hatch rate?
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2015

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