Setting Eggs...5/14/11 T-minus 21 days & counting!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gogoalie, May 14, 2011.

  1. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've just got a Hova Bator, & I've 1 doz eggs from my three hens, & this will be my first hatch! Anyone willin' to join me? Hopein' fer the best! Wish me Luck! (does this make me a hatchaholic?)
     
  2. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am with you.. I have some shipped eggs from auctions/swaps that I am setting today -- let the countdown begin

    shelly
     
  3. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! Thanks...& wouldn't that be a "crackdown"...[​IMG]
     
  4. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2010
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    oohh no cracks please..lol
     
  5. Mrs.brown

    Mrs.brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't join but I'll follow along!
     
  6. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hehehe, crackdown on the 21st day...[​IMG]

    So far so good, temps, been holdin' steady @ 99-100 degrees F, & humidity @ 50%+, Turned them three times today, Unfortunatly, I don't have an egg thermometer,(the one to lay on the eggs...)But I'll trust my 'bator...

    I Patiently away candling on the 21st of May...

    PS...this is almost as bad as watchin' a pot o' water tryin' to boil...
     
  7. ConnorMayasMom

    ConnorMayasMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put our second batch in yesterday...Saturday the 14th! Trying local, fertile eggs this time rather than shipped that didn't have a good hatch rate....only got 3 out of 10...hoping for better results...have 12 in...can't wait!! Good luck to you!!![​IMG][​IMG]:jumpy
     
  8. ConnorMayasMom

    ConnorMayasMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes!!! You are a hatchaholic!! Me too!! I am promising myself not to candle them so many times this time. I never kept them out long but wonder if that could have affected the hatch...I will be patient...I will be patient!!! [​IMG]:caf
     
  9. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome, we have three & a follower! WOOHOOO!!! I'll post some pics up of them here, shortly...[​IMG] I'm pretty sure mine are fertile, as the roo's been mountin' the birds pretty faithfully, more than once a day...
     
  10. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picture, as promised:

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