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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Keith, Mar 11, 2012.
Using my overhauled Turn-X 7, with 17 BCM, CM and OE eggs due to hatch 30-31 March timeframe.
I set 20 eggs in the early morning of yesterday (the 10th): 11 OEs, 3 CMs, 3 BCMs and 3 silver-laced cochins. 7 of them are in my Brinsea mini advance EX and the rest are in my Brinsea octagon advance EX. Looks like we've got a few of the same breeds!
There is another thread I posted on with people who have just started eggs in the past few days as well.
On Friday I set:
12 mixed backyard from a farm I passed while driving around, (looked like RIR, Australorps and Buff Orps, unknown roos)
All also bought the following from a breeder:
8 Cuckoo Marans,
8 Columbian Wyandottes,
2 Silver Laced Wyandottes.
Total 30 eggs.
I have just set them in my homemade incubator that has been sitting around for 11 years.
They are at my sister's house for my nieces to hatch. So they will be keeping me updated.
I went into lockdown March 27th...the waiting, ...the tension is killing me.
Who wants to have a drink with me while I wait this thing out??? How's your hatching going?
Ok, the egg (Got CM/OE/BCM eggs from Chickielady on March 6th) that pipped last nite still has not emerged, we're about at 24 hours pipped. She's cheeping/breathing ok, and I cranked up the humidity in the bator. I'm not freaking out on her, she's breathing and cheeping and humidity is generous.
MEANWHILE-- two chicks have hatched. First was a bare legged Cuckoo Maran. I named him Avis. Why Avis? because "He TRIES HARDER." Just like rental car company slogan. If Avis is a roo he may go into the pot at about 8 months, due to the bare leggedness, not decided yet. If Avis is a girl, she lives out her days on my 3 north Alabama acres known as Daltonbrook farm.
Second was one of the two Olive Eggers. She has feathered feet...was surprised at that one. She may be bearded, just not sure I can tell too well.
When Avis popped out of the egg she had a string of yolk attached to her tummy. It dried and fell off in due time. Avis and Olive are in the brooder now...INCREDIBLY social. Love my hand when I reach to stroke their little heads. When I leave they chirp loudly like, "WHERE the HECK DIDYA GO?????"
Only one of the Blue Coppers has pipped, day 20. I think we're on schedule though. Avis pipped and hatched within 8 hours!
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