Pips....Zips.....and chicks.....oh my!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Country Guy John, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is my newest edition to the family. These are Jersey Giant eggs that I purchased from Maria Hall. This is the 2nd batch that I have purchased from her and I got 100% hatch rate and this is only my 3rd incubation. These babies started pipping on day 20 and were completly hatched on 21.


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  2. UrbanMama

    UrbanMama Gone Country....

    Sep 27, 2008
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    [​IMG] Excellent hatch...and beautiful babies [​IMG]
     
  3. plreef

    plreef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cute chicks! Congrats!!!

    One question for you. Did you have any different reading from you digital thermometer and your Mercury thermometer? I have the same one. And the two are off a few degrees from each other.

    Jas
     
  4. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
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    they sure were a messy hatch i have some of them in my bator right now sunday is the due date
     
  5. Debi214

    Debi214 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats - I have the same bator and I got 100% hatch on my last batch too!
     
  6. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I mainly focus on the digital thermometer. In all honest, I can toss the mercury thermometer.
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  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's wonderful! Congrats on such a great hatch!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Country Guy John

    Country Guy John Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that this hatch was a little more messier than the 2 that I have done previously. I also noticed that they began to poop alot earlier than my previous hatches for some reason.
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  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Stacey, you use that shelf liner over the metal mesh... does it have holes and is it breathable?

    I was wondering if semi wet paper towel would work just as well with the paper egg cartons?

    Seems it would make clean up a breeze?
     
  10. cluck1

    cluck1 Out Of The Brooder

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    What type of incubator did you use
     

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