Set 130 eggs for a hatch on the 22nd - Updated!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mhaines4102, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. mhaines4102

    mhaines4102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the largest group I have set so far, but my bater has hatched a couple sets now and I am gaining confidence. Some of my eggs are about 9 days old, others pulled today. Once I candle on day 7 I will cull and count.

    Anyone else set for the 22nd?
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2009
  2. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW!!
    That`s alot of eggs!You must have a big incubator!

    I am also doing my largest group of eggs so far.There are 19 eggs in the incubator (LOL compared to your 130)I set mine in Feb. 28 so I`m guessing around the 21st for me.

    Good luck on your peeps!
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    That's a BIG incubator.

    Good luck!
     
  4. mhaines4102

    mhaines4102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled the eggs and after some blood rings and quite a few clears (might have to feed my rooster some wheaties) I have 83 good eggs left in bater. Lord willing, I will get a good hatch.
     
  5. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

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    Goodgollygoo, I wanna be like you! I want to be a mighty hatcher!!![​IMG]
    I have to get more incubators!!!! [​IMG]
    See there, simple cure to feed my need!

    Good luck! I hope you have a great hatch!![​IMG]
     
  6. mhaines4102

    mhaines4102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my first pip! It's a little early, but has anyone else noticed that Leghorns hatch early. Mine are always a day or so early. The Buff orps and RIRs all hatched on the same day last time, and the right day, but the leghorns were almost all done by then.
     
  7. Huny

    Huny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I am so upset I haven't heard peeping and no pips. I set mine all Feb. 28th. They might be late bloomers but I had tempurature spikes when I added extra water for humidity so I am worried I fried them all. I originally set 34, down to 20. I am worried they won't hatch at all
     
  8. Jamie821

    Jamie821 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All the leghorns I have hatched have all been out of the egg and dry by the time the other eggs pipped. I also find that all the ameracaunas I hatch usually pip on day 19. All the wheaton and bc marans I hatch are always day 21 or 22 so I think the breed has alot to do with it
     
  9. mhaines4102

    mhaines4102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Goofy Leghorns! They are just anxious to get out of the egg and be mean to each other. I love them, but I think they are mentally defective.
     
  10. mhaines4102

    mhaines4102 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well unless something changes, and it doesn't look like it will, I have right at 51 hatch out of the 83 good I candled Day 12. That's about 60%. Not what I want to see. I noticed a pattern in my bater for good eggs and bad. I have a hot spot I think. I am going to do a little modification to it and see about the next hatch. I will set at least 7 dozen more by Wednesday or Thursday.
     
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009

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