Setting eggs on 6/18.... anyone wanna join?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BellLisamo, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Crowing

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    Quote:I hear ya there - I now have 7 broodies and two with chicks less than a week old. They have all my silkie eggs and they NEVER go uncovered. Some one is always waiting for another hen to take a "poo break" then the sneaky little so-n-so's steal any uncovered eggs. I think it's even funnier when they come back and go digging underneath each other to see what they can get back.
     
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    do you candle them all? how do you do that without losing heat and humidty?
     
  3. Cherstin

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    Hi, forum! I started some guinea eggs this morning, too. Here's a pic of mine in my little R-Com. Get ready to laugh once you've seen what 10 dozen look like. [​IMG]

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    That's right ... I've got three. [​IMG] It's no 10 dozen but hey, it'll be fun too! Good luck to everyone ... I'm sure I'll be back with plenty of questions on the forum. Last hatch was June 12 and I lost 2 of the three eggs right at hatch because of humidity problems combined with first-time ignorance. [​IMG] Now I'm older and wiser. Good luck, all!
     
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  4. starryeyes

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    I set mine today can i join ??

    Starry [​IMG]
     
  5. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

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    I started my eggs on the 17th. I have a mixture of eggs that I won from gamebirdsonly and shipped all the way from Utah. This is my first time hatching in an incubator and homemade too.
     
  6. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    Quote:are you talking to me? LOL! well, since mine is a fridge, i take a whole carton or two out, candle them all, throw the duds out, and put them back in the fridge. basically i act like a momma hen getting off the nest for a minute or so to poop. HAHAAA
     
  7. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

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    Quote:of course you can!!!!!!!! whatcha got?
     
  8. Pick-a-LilyFarm

    Pick-a-LilyFarm Songster

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    Hi! I'm a newbie, and I just put eggs in the incubator yesterday, the 18th...so I think I'll join you![​IMG]
     
  9. starryeyes

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    ok I have 23 silkie eggs and 15 bantam eggs no clue what kind i got them for $5 a dozen so we shall see. I have 13 ee eggs due Sunday and another 20 ee eggs who need to go in but have to fix the homemade bator it has issues [​IMG] . I realy want the silkie eggs to hatch my rooster was taken last nite and my poor hen has no man now. I am so upset he was show quality something dug under his pen and draged him off. [​IMG] Any way i have 2 hovabators going one with the silkie and bantam eggs and one with 5 duck eggs in it. The big bator has 13 ee in it.


    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE [​IMG]
     
  10. TACEYPERKINS

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    Ok, I was feeling a little happy the other day. So, along with the Lemon blue cochins that I set, I also set 6 mottled D'UCCLE and 4 Mille Fluer D'UCCLE. I cant wait till day 21! Mines on july 11th. [​IMG]
     

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