Pictures of 107 eggs and the Great Chicken Hatch of 2011.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 202roosterlane, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

    Feb 24, 2011
    Central Arkansas
    Hi I put 107 eggs in the bator at different times in November and December. I got these eggs from several BYC members and a few of my own. Yesterday and today 12 have hatched. I wanted to post pics earlier but the kept hatching. So I would wait for them to dry but then ANOTHER one would hatch. Finally tonight I took pics. I wanted to share with the peeps I bought these chickies from and everyone else my over whelming joy for each new chick.

    I know you have seen hundreds of pics before of chicks but this will be (to me) amazing if I could get 60 - 80% hatch rate. But how awesome would it be to get 90-99%?
    Considering 98% came through the mail I will stick with the 60-80%. In this 107 eggs I have Black Marans, Silkies, RIR, D'Uccles, Polish, Seramas. I hope you continue to watch this thread. My expected hatch dates are as follows:



    December 14- 5 (2 Marans, 2 RIRs, 1 silkie)
    December 15 - 7 (1 Maran, 1 RIR, 5 silkies)
    December 16 - 1 (1 silkie)
    December 23 - 2 (1 buff serama, 1 buff silkie)
    December 26 - 5 (1 partridge, 3 black and one buff silkie) many are chirping.... got from Emvickery
    December 27 - 6 (3 partridge silkie, 1 black, 1 dark silver,AND 1 MF D'Uccle/MF OEGB)
    December 28 - 4 (3 white silkies, 1 buff silkie)
    December 29 - 10 (2 white, 1 partridge, 2 silverish blues maybe? and 2 black, and 3 buffs silkies)
    December 30 - 10 (2 RIRs, 2 silkies, 6 seramas) and still hatching!
    December 31 - 9 (8 silkies through the night) That bator is a mess!
    January 1 -
    January 2 -
    RUNNING TOTAL = 59- eggs live hatch
    12 grew to about 90% and never made it to hatch day
    29 did not candle well after day 12 (not fertllized, bloodring, PO handling, etc)

    TOTAL WAITING TO HATCH: 7 [​IMG]
    CURRENT HATCH RATE IS: 59%
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    If when you look at this thread, always come back to this very first post and I will keep the numbers hatched updated with the appropriate date. I may have to add a few dates if they do not hatch on the 21st day. After all they do hatch when THEY want to. [​IMG]

    I figure these will hatch as far out as possibly 2 January. I hope you check in every so often. I promise to try and take clear photos. These little guys move quickly. This is the best birthday gift ever. My husband says, " Happy Birthday" to ever new chick I show him. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Pauletta

    I will take picture everyday, the morning after they hatch.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011
  2. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

    Feb 24, 2011
    Central Arkansas
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  3. RareBreedFancier

    RareBreedFancier Surrounded by Broodies

    Nov 5, 2010
    Australia :)
    Awwww! Adorable little fuzzy butts you've got there. [​IMG]

    Thankies for the pics, we can never have enough pics of cute chicks. [​IMG]
     
  4. loupan

    loupan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OH MY GOSH THEY ARE GORGEOUS WHAT IS THE ONE IN PIC 7 SOOOOOOOO CUTE IM IN LOVE [​IMG]
     
  5. clairabean

    clairabean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 7, 2010
    Kootenays of BC!
    This is going to be a great thread![​IMG]
     
  6. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

    Feb 24, 2011
    Central Arkansas
    Hi and THANK YOU. I am hoping this chick comes out as pretty as this chicken I found as an example from the internet. The egg was marked "P" which leads me to believe it is a "partridge" silkie. It's just simply a cutie pie! Here is the pic I found on the internet of an adult. [​IMG]


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  7. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

    Feb 24, 2011
    Central Arkansas
    Thank you. I am still up because I have 2 trying to hatch as I type. [​IMG] [​IMG] I am like an old momma hen just flapping nervous and excited. [​IMG] They are truly a gift from God.

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  8. Christie Loves Silkies

    Christie Loves Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your chicks are beautiful!
    Cant wait to see more [​IMG]
     
  9. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Oh, this is going to be an excellent thread.

    I hope you have great fertility.

    Subscribing now.
     
  10. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    Hatch on, friend!:) Deb
     

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