Set 36 eggs tonight!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by melonboi, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. melonboi

    melonboi Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all, I set 6 Black Marans, 6 White Marsns and 25 Production Reds in my Humidaire model 20. I started with 40. I discarded one when I candled them that was really porous and oddly shaped. I put 4 under a broody hen and the rest are in the bater. I can't wait till the first candeling but I'm going to make myself wait till day 8.
     
  2. Arielle

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    [​IMG] I'm setting eggs tonight. A couple dozen speckled sussex and 2 black copper marans. Will kn ow the count for sure later tonight. Waiting for LG to get to the temp I want. House has been fluctating a lot because it is winter ( we heat with a wood stove and the outside temps are jumping around. )



    final count at 10:30pm
    28 speckled sussex
    2 black copper marans
     
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  3. melonboi

    melonboi Out Of The Brooder

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    Ohh good luck. Please keep me posted. Ill post the results when I candle this coming weekend.
     
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  5. melonboi

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    Well I canceled last night. I culled 8 eggs total. Seven were infertile and one was an early quitter so I have 28 going strong. Six if the eight were the reds and two were the white Marans. I am really happy with the results so far and am really glad I was able to pick all these eggs up in person instead of having them shipped.
     
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    Oops. Meant Candeled not cancelled lol
     
  7. lilliesanchicks

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    Thats alot of Speckled Sussexs.
     
  8. Arielle

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    THanks for the clarification-- I couldn't figure out what I missed!! lol

    I candled too, Less than half developing. THat's ok because some were really cold when collected, possibly a bit frozen, and some were really old.

    I will candle to night and toss the clears.
     
  9. Arielle

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    I'm setting another 12-14 tonight! I love the SS. Good foragers Sweet birds.
     
  10. Arielle

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    I candled the SS again: pulling the clears, including a couple with blood rings. :( The remaining 12-13 are getting dark and have veining.

    As for the BCM- one is getting dark, the other is a clear.


    Added 15 more SS. [​IMG]
     
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