Setting Eggs Dec 31 - first time since last summer

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by midget_farms, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Hi all - its been a while since I set any eggs - my hens from this past year are all laying now and I have 3 roosters left for my 8 hens - all raised together.

    The top rooster (Rooster Cogburn) is a frizzle!

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    The hens are buff orpingtons - who knows what will come out!

    I have 11 eggs collected so far - I hope to have about 18 to set.

    I have the incubator up & running now - planning to let it stabilize etc.

    Anyone else want to set on the 31st?
     
  2. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set eggs last night so I guess today is day 1

    6 barred rock
    1 rir
    1 BSL
    1 BUFF CHANTECLER ?
    5 ??????????????????

    Set eggs at 9:30pm December 30
     
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Congrats! - I plan to collect the eggs 1 more time today around noon - then they all go in.

    I think I will have 16 to 18 eggs total from the past 5 days.

    I need to update the hatch calendar
     
  4. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All of this talk about hatching eggs makes me want to soooo badly! BUT I don't want chicks in my house for months! Can't wait to hatch in April!!!! Until then, I will drool over everyone else's adventures! Good luck with your hatches!

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  5. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PS....LOVE your frizzle...so badly want to try that endeavor too!
     
  6. adillenal

    adillenal Out Of The Brooder

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    I set my shipped eggs last night so today is day #1. (december 31) I have Buff Orpingtons, Gold Laced Wyandottes, one Lavender Wyandotte, Silver Sussex and Buff Brahma. I have never had any of those breeds except the Orpington and never a Lavender. Here's hoping that one egg does hatch. Since I got more eggs than I bought by 15, I had to make an extra row in my incubator and double stack the last three. I have never done that before so I hope I am successful.
     
  7. Lark Rise

    Lark Rise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Set lavender orpingtons and olive eggers last night! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  8. Emptywagon2

    Emptywagon2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I DID!!! I set 44 eggs at noon today( the 31st)!! This is my first hatch.... can ya tell?!?[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. ChickenChaser34432

    ChickenChaser34432 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We set 42 in bator this afternoon for a friend and let one of my BO hens who just went broody have her 1st shot at mommyhood and set 13 under her!
     
  10. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    Awsome! I have 15 in the bator - Since I have 3 roosters (2 BO & the friz) I'm not really sure what will come out of the eggs. All 3 roosters & most of the hens were hatched together last spring - I'm hoping they are fertile - it may be too early yet, but Cogburn has been crowing now for months so I'm guessing he's getting the job done!

    In about a week I'll candle for the first time & toss any that are duds.
     

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