Second shot - Using my own eggs - Hatching buddies?**LOCKDOWN**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Goat_Walker, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Ok, well my first time at incubbatoing was a total failure with half not being fetrtile and the other half either haveing messed up air cells from shipping or they just went bad.

    So Im giving it another shot , using my OWN eggs.

    Right now I have 9 eggs placed in date 9/7 - 12
    10 eggs that I put in yesterday 9/20
    and I have 7 eggs i put in 9/24

    All the eggs are Magpie and cayuga crosses and Buff crosses. The only problem I might have is if they arent fertilized because My new drake prefers the buff and buff crosses . Im pretty sure that most are fertile though.

    So Ill keep you all updated when I candle every 3 to 5 days. Wish me luck and I need hatching buddies!!!!!!!! And Im sorry I havent gotten candeling Pictures up, ill try to tonight or tomorrow.

    Last edited: Oct 5, 2009
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 19, 2009
    Good Luck! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I'm rooting for ya! [​IMG]
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    I set my on the 21st. I decided to use my own right from the start to get it right, really dont know what will happen I made alot of mistakes to begin with will see what happens by day 7. I have started collecting just in case. Ive never done this either. But really plan on getting it totally right. Good Luck.
  5. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Good luck to you too! I have room for a little over a dozen more of my eggs, im just hoping that my boy has been doing his job!
  6. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2009
    Fort Worth, Tx
    Hi goat...I hope all your new babies hatch. [​IMG]

    I will be giving my first attempt at egg incubating as well in the next week. My incubator (brower top hatch) will arrive tomorrow. I will be receiving my fertile mallard eggs in the mail next week. Heres the first try will be attempted in front of 7 developmentally challenged jr high students. There is no room for failure on my part...What is the best humidity and temperature? ive heard humidity everywhere 50-86% for the first 25 days and then up to 60-95% for the last 3 days. If anyone has any suggestions, it would be much appreciated. Any of the little tips that you wish someone would have told you on your first hatch would be helpful...
  7. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    I just put 6 turkey eggs, BBS Orps, golden Sebrights, and some Seramas in this am...Good luck Goat_Walker! Are you planning on candling?
  8. Goat_Walker

    Goat_Walker I Am THE Crazy Duck Lady

    Jul 9, 2008
    Ok! Well I have due dates!!!

    I have 2 eggs for the 10/7

    2 due 10/8

    2 due 10/9

    1 due 10 /10

    The reason these dates are like this is i was at a relaitives for a few days and instead of placing hte eggs in the eggs basket they placed them straight into the bator [​IMG]

    But I do hav 10 due 10/18

    and 7 due 10/22
  9. duckboatprincess

    duckboatprincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 21, 2009
    Grand Blanc, MI
    I've got some rouen and pekin eggs due to hatch the 7th and then some welsh harlequin eggs due to hatch the 9th.
  10. drmeyes236

    drmeyes236 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2009
    I placed 10 eggs from my female rouen mix that I found after I lost my wonderful pekin drake to a suspected hawk attack. So I am with you [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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