Set the eggs today!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by midget_farms, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    31 eggs set today.

    I may add another tomorrow (late) if I get another dark egg from the Maran.

    I'm using my old home made incubator - I'm thinking of building a new one.

    Wish me luck!
     
  2. AVHalls

    AVHalls Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck! I've been having a hard time hatching Marans. The develop all the way but not peep... :(
     
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Bummer.

    This is my first attempt - I picked up a couple young roosters at the auction last summer & then a couple hens (coons ate one of them). So my solo Maran hen who has been with the rooster & the rest of the flock all winter just started laying. I've been saving them up - she layed 3 in a row & then skipped a day - then 2 more, That's 6 days - I can't wait any longer to get them in the incubator so in they went. Like I said if I get another tomorrow it will go in too.

    We all know how much these darn eggs cost on ebay. I'm hoping to eventually get 5 or 6 decent layers without paying for any more.

    I added the barred rock & cochin eggs in the bator just for ballast - but if I get a mess of them that's all the better.

    Next up will be easter eggers - I'll be trying for olive, blue & pink to go along with my dark brown & light brown.
     
  4. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    OK - day 9 yesterday - I candled them & had to remove 5 - 1 was never fertile & 4 looked to have died - had the infamous ring.

    The bad news is 1 of those was a Maran egg - so only 4 of them left. So the best I can home for is 2 hens - if they both make it.

    OH CRAP! did I just count my chickens before they hatch!!

    Anyway - day 10 today & 25 eggs left.

    I need to build an automatic turner.
     

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