Setting eggs on FEB 10

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by bugglesmommy, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi everyone. This is my second time incubating eggs. I just got 30 bantam eggs from a local breeder, assorted of what he could gather this week. I have 14 Millie Fluer eggs, 5 silver Phoenix eggs, 5 blue Cochin eggs, 3 black tailed white japs., and 3 Serama.
     
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  2. CowgirlHC

    CowgirlHC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi! I'm so happy I found this thread, I just set my very first turn of eggs from our gals! I JUST got my incubator Saturday, so decided if I could grab a few fresh eggs from the ladies, I'd set a few just to test everything out. I only have 4 in, but it's nice to have set some on the same date as another person especially being my first turn!
     
  3. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    What type of chicken are you hoping to hatch? I hope the seramas are fertile! Them and the wtb japs were freebies.
     
  4. CowgirlHC

    CowgirlHC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 4 from my ladies just to test the incubator. It's a mixed flock, but I know the 1 egg for sure is from our buff orpington roo and our amber hybrid hen. The other 3 could be from amber hybrids, a buff orpington hen, barred rocks or red sex links, all w/ our buff orpington roo. We have a few more hens than the "NORMAL" rooster can cover, but he takes that personally and decides to prove to us how many hens he actually can cover on his own for fear of us getting another rooster lol. This is just for fun to see how we do at hatching and since this is our brand new incubator. I have checked their fertility in the past and had good results, so we shall see what happens! Regardless it will be a fun learning experience for me, my husband and our daughter! If this goes well I have a lady asking me to set around 50 barred rocks for her!! Then I want to do an Easter hatch for some friends.....I can see this becoming addicting in a hurry!
     
  5. my sunwolf

    my sunwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh yeah, without an incubator I've already accumulated 75 chickens... now I've got 42 eggs in the incubator, set on Feb 10th, and it's my first time incubating! My eggs sound like a mix very similar to yours; the guy had a Buff Orp roo, and then hens were white leghorns, brown leghorns, black sex-links, red sex-links, and some mutts of those breeds in there as well.

    So today is Day 1... thus, it begins.
     
  6. CowgirlHC

    CowgirlHC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This shall be interesting lol
     
  7. CowgirlHC

    CowgirlHC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So does today equal day 5? I took my 4 eggs into my closet (I know I couldn't help it and wait til dark lol) and I *think* I seen something in all 4! Of course I don't know what I'm looking for lol. I need to research that. Hows yours a coming?
     
  8. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    I checked last night and at least 22 of the 30 are fertile. I don't think any of the BTW Japs. Are but I'm giving the last eggs a few more days to be sure.
     
  9. CowgirlHC

    CowgirlHC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awww :-( What should they look like at this point? Is there a site or thread somewhere that shows you what candling should look like at different stages?
     
  10. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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