Set eggs from my own chickens tonight

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by txhomegrown, May 13, 2011.

  1. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am excited about this. I only set 6 from my Black Cochin and one from my Barred Rock girls. I have a Black Cochin Cockerel that has been getting busy, so I hope I will get a chick or two out of these. This is the first hatch from my own birds. I have been seeing bulls eyes in the yolks, so I am hoping for the best. I will find out soon enough.
     
  2. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    good luck, it is fun to "hatch your own".
     
  3. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, temp and humidity are holding pretty steady. So, now I wait a week or so and candle them.
     
  4. MobyQuail

    MobyQuail c. giganticus

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    Quote:you got it! start working on the brooder. good luck [​IMG]
     
  5. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The brooder situation has already been taken care of. I am to the point of needing more space for the big ones outside. This chicken math is starting to get out of hand.
     
  6. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    That's how we are. Seems like we're always running behind on building new pens & coops. Hatching eggs from your own chickens is so much more fun & better. The last two times I've had 100% hatch rates with our fresh eggs, but 60% is the highest I've got with bought/shipped eggs so far. Good luck with your hatch [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update:

    They are about to go into lock down. I will candle them one more time. I know there is one clear egg and it will be coming out. The rest of them seemed to have something going on the last time I checked about a week ago. The LG has held stable temps the whole way. I have it in my bedroom and I have kept the temp in there constant the whole time. I had to tweek it once when I decided I wanted to keep the room a little cooler. The nights are starting to stay pretty warm here. I will fill the water reservoir one more time and keep my fingers crossed for the next 3 days. [​IMG]
     
  8. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far, 2 have hatched and 4 more have pipped. I left the one I thought was clear in there because when I candled on day 18 it looked like something might be in there. We will see.
     
  9. Barredacauna

    Barredacauna Out Of The Brooder

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    Fingers Crossed! POST PICS !!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] BTW! I LITTERALLY LOL'D AT YOUR SIGNATURE'S END LOL! ANYBODY WANT A DOG??[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2011
  10. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could post pics. My camera died and I cant get another one right now.
     

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