Set 9/4 48 Araucana eggs. Any hatch buddies?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Flash534, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Countrypunk92

    Countrypunk92 Songster

    May 26, 2009
    Portland, tennessee
    .4 degree diffrence will not make a diffrence in incubation, but if it exceeds 100 I wouls be worried a bit.
  2. The latest batch is in the hatcher; 10 made it to lockdown again, but one has tape over a crack. I hope it hatches! Good luck, all. Go, chickies, go! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. yadaguhtoo

    yadaguhtoo Songster

    Jun 14, 2011
    Washington State
    I just locked down this morning. 3 of 12 eggs made it....keeping my fingers crossed. I'm trying the egg carton method for the first time too! Now I just need tons of patience :)
  4. 1maria100

    1maria100 In the Brooder

    Apr 30, 2011
    Went on lockdown this morning! Sadly at my last candling today I dropped one of the eggs...I feel horrible about it:( But I have 6 eggs left, which is pretty good for starting out with 10! I can't wait for them to hatch! Hopefully they all make it!

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  5. chickee

    chickee Crowing

    I set up my hatcher incubator (Genesis 1588) this morning and will put my eggs in Lockdown on Friday for a Sunday hatch. I keep my eggs in the better incubator (Octagon 20 advance ex) until day 19 so they have as long as possible in there, and it works out really well. Of my original 8 shipped bantam Polish eggs, I have six left, and out of my original 4 BLRW eggs from my own birds, I have one left. The other 3 weren't fertile.

    Can't wait to see everyone's chicks! [​IMG]
  6. Flash534

    Flash534 In the Brooder

    Aug 14, 2011
    Wichita Falls, Texas
    Cut down the sides of the egg cartons. Check. Cut holes in the bottom of each egg slot in the egg cartons. Check. Bite my nails down to nubs while anxiously waiting to see how many new babies I will have. Double check... I noticed some people lock down 2 days before hatch, while some do it at 3 days... Maybe I should try for 2 and a half days ahead...[​IMG] What to do, what to do...... Is it kind of an individual preference ? Raising rabbits was easy compared to chicken hatching... [​IMG]
  7. chickee

    chickee Crowing

    Quote:I lockdown on day 19 only because I hate to take the eggs out of my better incubator. I do still stop the turner on day 18 though.

    Sounds like you are ready! [​IMG] I start getting anxious and nervous too at this point also and this is my 8th hatch this year! [​IMG] You never know what is going to happen [​IMG] I have had chicks hatch upside down, break out a big hole and climb out of it and even be too big to zip, so it pushed hard until it cracked a big horseshoe shaped fracture in the side of the egg to make enough room to turn and zip! Some of these chicks are pretty smart and amazing! [​IMG]

  8. I don't count the day I put the eggs in to incubate as Day 1. The next day starts Day 1, and I count down from there. That's probably the reason for the 1-day lockdown difference you noticed.
  9. shanshan51

    shanshan51 Songster

    Sep 7, 2011
    Vacaville, CA
    Any pips yet? Or peeps? Or scratching? Or wiggling?
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2011
  10. CakePrincess21

    CakePrincess21 Chirping

    Sep 17, 2011
    Lockdown this afternoon. 46 out of 50 made in my LG. I wonder if its cramped in there... [​IMG]

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