Setting Eggs for the first time tomorrow 4/22

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stargazerlabs, Apr 21, 2012.

  1. stargazerlabs

    stargazerlabs Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to the BYC family. My sister just gave me a humidaire incubator tonight. I have been saving my fertile egss for 4 days. I am planning on setting them in the morning. I am pretty excited. [​IMG] Is anyone else setting eggs tomorrow?
     
  2. judsenn

    judsenn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I set my eggs on the 18, but mine are turkey eggs so mine will take longer, yours will probably hatch a few days before mine. [​IMG]
     
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    stargazerlabs Out Of The Brooder

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    That is exciting. Matbe I will try turkeys someday.... still very new and loving this forum.
     
  4. judsenn

    judsenn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How are your eggs doing?
     
  5. stargazerlabs

    stargazerlabs Out Of The Brooder

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    They are doing awesome! Only 8 o so more days of waiting. How are your Turkey eggs doing? when are they due to hatch?
     
  6. judsenn

    judsenn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Time is taking FOREVER. haha...but not as long as it's going to be during hatch day. [​IMG] Out of my 14 turkey eggs, 1 wasn't fertile, and the 2 others had bloodrings after day 10. So, I'm down to 11. But on the 7th day I added 12 Silkie eggs, only 7 were fertile. So altogether I have 18 eggs hoping to hatch in about 12 days. [​IMG]
     
  7. stargazerlabs

    stargazerlabs Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome! We just candled ours and we could actually make out the toes on some of them. That was amazing. I know it is going to be torture waiting for them to hatch.
     
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    By the way I started out with 18 and have 12 left. It was a bummer. but still very excited about the 12. I didn't know what I was going to do with 18 more chickens, so 12 is good! I have 8 bantam eggs and 4 rir. I am giving the 8 bantams to a friend of mine who has a farm. I'll keep the RIR's
     
  9. judsenn

    judsenn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know with my last batch a minute seemed like an hour during hatch time! [​IMG] After your hatch are you going to incubate more? I just added more turkey eggs last night, but they are blue slate not black spanish, so now I have a total of 25. I have a new incubator due to arrive tomorrow so that'll help with multiple hatches. I got 16 mixed chicken eggs from a friend yesterday but I probably won't set those until the new bator comes. He's curious to know how many are fertile. I have a feeling we will be glued to our incubators and computer in about a week checking each others status. haha. [​IMG]
     
  10. rahul2299

    rahul2299 Out Of The Brooder

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    I also set on 22 april.. 10 no of eggs. But later found only 5 having life sign... I m with u
     

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