Setting eggs for Super Bowl, Anyone With Me?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jktrahan, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. jktrahan

    jktrahan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I've been saving eggs all week and have been planning to set them tomorrow, Sunday 2/6/11, not sure what time. Have not researched why everyone chooses a time yet? I've been busy today building and testing my DIY ice chest incubator and just realized, ..... tomorrow is the SUPER BOWL !!! what at perfect day to set some eggs!

    Anyone else?
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
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    I am still resisting.

    I do have an egg tray filled with eggs, they are all labeled and ready.

    Incubator is still off.

    We will see.

    I will break soon.
     
  3. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    36 total eggs there. Mostly Araucana.
     
  4. jktrahan

    jktrahan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 9 so far, hope to have 3 more tomorrow, can they go straight from the nest box to the incubator? This is my first flock and I've got 2 bantam cochin and 1 Polish breeding with a nice size bantam old english roo. Should produce some interesting results, but I can't wait till my silkie roo's start breeding for some truely interesting results
     
  5. jktrahan

    jktrahan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I'm one week into the incubation and just candled all 10 eggs again. All have very active embryos inside. Since all 10 are fertile and have developed into embryos how many can should I expect to mature in to full chicks and hatch? All 10?
     
  6. cpegram

    cpegram Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow i just found this....I set mine on superbowl......this is my first hatch....i put all EE in there.....most look great some i can't tell because there so dark...so i will let them stay and hope for the best [​IMG] i am hoping for at least 50% hatch....I don't want to get my hopes up....good luck on your hatch....
     
  7. jktrahan

    jktrahan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I was turning the eggs for the last time this morning and could hear chirping coming from one of them, or a few. I think one, the Polish egg, may not be alive anymore [​IMG] They go into lockdown tonight.
     
  8. If you heard chirping you should go into lockdown now if they are on a turner. I have had them hatch early and some zip their shells pretty fast.
     
  9. HighNDryFarm

    HighNDryFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set on SuperBowl Sunday and locked down yesterday. Finally got the humidity to an even 52%. We're having a major snow storm this weekend. The whole town is closed down, trees and powerlines down, even a firetruck on it's side.....I'm PRAYING the power stays on. No zipping, pipping or anything. We do have a small gas powered generator that we have ready if we lose power and we have a big one that could run the house but it's up in the barn and my DH (you should know that the "D" is not for "Dear" right now) doesn't want to hook it up to the truck and bring it down unless we need it! Guess he doesn't understand how quickly the temp drops!

    I'm so nervous! I don't know if this incubating is for me......[​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  10. jktrahan

    jktrahan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well we checked incubator when we got home around 4 pm and did not notice any pipped. We were outside working on a new rabbit hutch till about 6: 30 pm. When we came in we had at least 5 out of 10 pipped. 1st chick roared out of the egg and hatched at 7:15 pm.
     

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