Setting eggs 4/10, anyone else?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by grasspack, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. grasspack

    grasspack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello,

    I am setting some ameracauna eggs, bantam cochin and one barnyard mix from my egg laying flock. This is only my 2nd hatch. My last one I hatched 12 out of 20. Not great but I hope to do better this time.

    Hope to have some hatch buddies.

    Alice
     
  2. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 13 Buff Orpington eggs and 3 Lakenvelder Orpingtons today (4/9).
     
  3. laura877

    laura877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put a bunch in lockdown. These are the first eggs that I've ever bought and had shipped so we will see how it goes. I also have some mutts in the bator.
     
  4. grasspack

    grasspack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put them in the bator....Hope all goes well. In a way, I feel like the 21 day wait is torture:) So fun when they hatch the wait is terrible:)

    Good luck with all your hatches.

    Alice
     
  5. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I just candled them to check the air cells (IDK why, but I can see them better once they've actually been incubated for a little). I don't know if this means any thing from this early off, but I see 3 eggs that are almost completely clear. Two of them are the lakenvelder Orpingtons. I guess I'll see when it has actually been 5 days.
     
  6. grasspack

    grasspack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I stink at candling so I am not going to do it until day 10. Then I know I can see something. Although I can't see anything in blue eggs and most of the ones in my bator are blue:)

    I am a little more relaxed this time than my first. It helps that I have 12 week old chicks to play with from my first hatch:)

    Alice
     
  7. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just candled all of my eggs. One was infertile that I removed today, and one was fertile but looked dead that I'm going to wait a little longer on. So far, it looks like I have 14 viable eggs, and 15 in there right now. today is day 7.
     
  8. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I totally forgot about this thread! Anyway, I'm down to 13 eggs (out of 16), 7 of which look alive. I am keeping the rest until right before lockdown.
     

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