Setting eggs on 3/7. Anyone else?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MEMama3, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm setting some eggs on Friday and was wondering if anyone is interested in hatching along side me. The more the merrier.

    I have a dozen eggs that are a frizzled columbian wyandotte roo and various hens (BCM, BO, RIR, EE and australorp). I may have some assorted bantams going in as well. What are you hatching out?
     
  2. SA Farm

    SA Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll join [​IMG] I've got 2 dozen BR going in Friday and possibly a dozen of something else, haven't decided yet.
     
  3. AlabamaChick88

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    I'll join! I'll be setting 12 speckled sussex eggs on Friday! Got them on eBay... so I'm praying they do well!
     
  4. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah!
     
  5. AlabamaChick88

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    Yall have any advice on hatching shipped eggs?? I guess I won't know what to expect viability wise until they get here and I see how well they were packed.
    Should I get them in the bator right away, or let them rest a day? They should arrive Thursday, but I was planning to wait until Friday to set since i have some in there now that shouldnt be done hatching until Thursday morning probably.
     
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  6. SA Farm

    SA Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would definitely let them sit for a day. Candle to see what you're dealing with, then let them sit until Friday.
     
  7. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would let them rest. I haven't used shipped eggs, but I saw a great article on here about them and dealing with saddle air cells which is a big risk with shipped eggs. I'll see if I can find the link.
     
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    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Thank you!
     
  10. MEMama3

    MEMama3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm working out some temp/humidity issues right now so I'm all set for Thursday. My dear friend who is collecting for me said she sat in the coop all morning to be positive I was getting at least one wyandotte egg. She's so sweet. My ideal chicks to keep out of this hatch would be a frizzled maran and a smooth or frizzled wyandotte. I'm trying to picture what a frizzled columbian wyandotte would look like with their black collars.

    Does everyone else have their incubators warming up?
     

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