Setting Eggs 3/7 Anyone with me!?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by AlabamaChick88, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. AlabamaChick88

    AlabamaChick88 Out Of The Brooder

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    New to posting on the Forum, but long time reader!

    Got my first incubator for Valentine's Day (yes, I DO have the best husband EVER, he's my enabler) and I currently have some of our own eggs in it, due to hatch Wednesday-Thursday. Currently looks like 4 out of 6 eggs are going to hatch as of today at lock-down.

    Just purchased some speckled Sussex Eggs on ebay to set on Friday. Need a hatching buddy! And someone to keep me from candling eggs EVERY DAY... I'm an obsessive candler.
     
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  2. HenchantedAcres

    HenchantedAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I just put 29 eggs in my bator today. My eggs would be 3 days ahead of yours. Mine are shipped eggs from byc folks. :D
     
  3. Egg Thief

    Egg Thief Out Of The Brooder

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    My mom says i cant set a chicken until 2 more weeks! But im with ya
     
  4. lghrnlvr

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    i just set 34 eggs today and will stick another 5 in tomorrow. i have a mix of EE and white leghorns with a light Brahma rooster.
     
  5. AlabamaChick88

    AlabamaChick88 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great yall! I just received my speckled sussex eggs today in the mail! They will be resting for 2 days while we wait on our current eggs to hatch! Looks like I have one egg pipped so far! So maybe I'll get these guys hatched and in to the brooder before the end of the day tomorrow!
     
  6. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy!! I'd like to join up:)
    I'm setting 24 eggs tonight, 6 welsummer, 8 BBS Orpingtons and 10 Lavender Orpingtons. All but 3 are shipped and I'm so excited!
    I've only incubated eggs on 2 other attempts but my hatch rate has been pretty low. I'm hoping the "the third times a charm" :).... That and the fact that I splurged and got a new incubator...lol
    Jen
     
  7. lghrnlvr

    lghrnlvr Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm have 32 eggs in the incubator. I was candling them and dropped an egg on another one and cracked both :-(
    I'm in the process of building a second incubator now. I just picked up 10 sizzles and 9 GLW eggs. They will be set tomorrow
     
  8. OR4-hmom

    OR4-hmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Interested in a straggler joining in? My eggs are probably being shipped today or tomorrow so I'm still a couple of days away from setting.
     
  9. jengro65

    jengro65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The more the merrier:) I can't believe I still have 4 more days to wait until I candle!!!.....lol...I'm determined to go by the book this time
     
  10. HenchantedAcres

    HenchantedAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on day 7 of 14 welsummer and 15 ameracauna eggs. So far only about half look good. They are shipped eggs. I weighed them all tonight. The Welsummers are on schedule with an average 5% weight loss! but my ameracauna eggs are at 6-7% weight loss. They are in the same incubator. I went ahead and added some water to the well. Last hatch I did a completely dry hatch with good results. I guess the lighter ameracauna eggs lose moisture faster?
     

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