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Rare South American Breeds including the Colloncas

Discussion in 'Chicken Hatching Eggs' started by Yashar, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. poularde

    poularde Hatching mode

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    I hatched my Olmecs in a brinsea incubator. I had 3 hatch out of 6 eggs. I think I was lucky though.
     
  2. Cissy48

    Cissy48 Out Of The Brooder

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    Do Haustec Roosters ever have black combs?
     
  3. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

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    Yes, but I'd say mostly dark red or a deep red.
     
  4. grannychicken54

    grannychicken54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I just recieved my eggs several days ago 11 BQO and11 Colloncas I was wondering if anyone who has hatched these in a incubator could tell me what the best humidity is I put some under a broody and some in the incubator and I would like to say these eggs were packed great I ordered 9 of each and he sent 11 none were even cracked coming from all the way to OK very impressive but I would be very greatful for any thoughts on humidity in incubator. The way he packed I have only seen one other time and that was Lonnyandrinda and I have ordered a lot of shipped eggs trying to get my breeds built up to hatch my own eggs. He is very knowledgable about these breeds and did not mind my many questions. Can not sat enough good about the quality of service and shipping.
     
  5. grannychicken54

    grannychicken54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi I just recieved my eggs several days ago 11 BQO and11 Colloncas I was wondering if anyone who has hatched these in a incubator could tell me what the best humidity is I put some under a broody and some in the incubator and I would like to say these eggs were packed great I ordered 9 of each and he sent 11 none were even cracked coming from all the way to OK very impressive but I would be very greatful for any thoughts on humidity in incubator. The way he packed I have only seen one other time and that was Lonnyandrinda and I have ordered a lot of shipped eggs trying to get my breeds built up to hatch my own eggs. He is very knowledgable about these breeds and did not mind my many questions. Can not sat enough good about the quality of service and shipping.
     
  6. grannychicken54

    grannychicken54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for double post I do not know why it is doing this
     
  7. grannychicken54

    grannychicken54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry for double post I do not know why it is doing this
     
  8. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

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    This may sound crazy to some, but...
    On a forced air incubator, I suggest you don't let the humidity dip below 20% for a prolonged duration.
    On a still air incubator, I ignore it completely.
    When it comes time to hatch and your getting some pips, about day 19 or so. Fill up every channel in the incubator. Since you humidity was so low during the majority of the incubation, you don't have to worry about making things being too moist.
     
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  9. lori13

    lori13 New Egg

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  10. Yashar

    Yashar New Egg

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    Lori13,

    Were you going to say something?...You quoted post #1 but did not make a comment...It was probably a mistake...

    All the best,
     

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