set 7 eggs so far

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aran, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    we collected 7 eggs from the girls ( RIR, red sex link and barred rock eggs) which have been fertilised (hopefully) by the RIR or the ameraucana roo...we will see if they hatch or even develop. They have only been laying for about 2-3 weeks so this may be way to early but what the hell nothing ventured nothing gained!
     
  2. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    2 more eggs from today into the bator..should have another couple by tonight hopefully!
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Good Luck I love hatching eggs.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    hey, aran, do you have a separate hatcher? If not, how will you handle it when the first eggs need their humidity raised for three days? I dont remember you saying if you had two bators or not. Oh, and I sent you an email.
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2007
  5. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    we are in the process of making the hatcher as we speak:)

    Just need a couple more ingredients and im done.
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Cool! My own DH is taking apart our own nice wooden MegaBator and pirating some of the parts to re-make it with one of my sons' non working dorm refridgerators. He'd better hurry since I have some due Oct 28 and I'd rather not hatch in the Hova-can't see the babies that well in those two little plastic windows!
     
  7. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    hey cynthia...i candled today and out of 15 eggs 10 are good and developing! Of the other 5 , 3 were only set on 10/15 in the evening and the other 2 are so dark brown that I cant see into them!Looks like the boys have been doing there thang!
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    That's great, Aran! Collection is going well, I think. I'll email you the total on Sunday after they're done laying that day.
     
  9. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    thats awesome...i need to get to work on the 2nd bator and the new coop to house all these lil buggers when they all hatch LOL...sheesh i did it again...i ordered too many chickens hahahahah
     
  10. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    yeeeeeeeeeeehaaa the eggs are developing awesomely...the humidity in the bator with NOOOOOOOOO water in it was 35% when i put the eggs in and is now up to 45-48% with 15 eggs set...just like the guy said the dry incubation works because the eggs themselves are porous and are letting out water in to the bator.
     

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