Setting Egg's on Oct 26th! Anybody else???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Belinda's Funny Farm, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. Belinda's Funny Farm

    Belinda's Funny Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I am setting my Delaware eggs on October 26th. This is my first time and in a homemade incubator. [​IMG] I hope they make it as I lost my rooster to a dog a couple of days ago, so these are my only eggs from him and he was a perfect Delaware specimen.

    Please join in if you are setting eggs around the same time.

    Belinda
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I expect I'll be setting some Silkie eggs tomorrow. Show birds (hopefully) for my daughter and another embryology project.
     
  3. Belinda's Funny Farm

    Belinda's Funny Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Great! Maybe we can compare our progress. I am so hoping to get at least 6 babies out of the 18 eggs I am setting. Not expecting more since it is a homemade incubator and hasn't been tested fully.

    A.T. Hagan :

    I expect I'll be setting some Silkie eggs tomorrow. Show birds (hopefully) for my daughter and another embryology project.​
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Stayed up too late last night tweaking the incubator but when I got up this morning it was exactly where I wanted it to be. Tonight when I get home I'll set the Silkie eggs I picked up yesterday.
     
  5. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Belinda's Funny Farm :

    I am setting my Delaware eggs on October 26th. This is my first time and in a homemade incubator. [​IMG] I hope they make it as I lost my rooster to a dog a couple of days ago, so these are my only eggs from him and he was a perfect Delaware specimen.

    Please join in if you are setting eggs around the same time.

    Belinda

    The eggs should be fertilized for about 2 weeks after you loose your rooster. I put some egg in the incubator about 10 days before you. I am still looking for some purebred delaware locally here and still no luck.​
     
  6. Belinda's Funny Farm

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    Set my eggs at 9am this morning and turned them for the first time at 9pm tonight. I am only planning on turning them twice a day. Does anybody disagree? I set 19 eggs. Here it goes. [​IMG]

    Did you set your Silkies A.T.?

    Good luck on your search for Delaware's Speedy. Maybe I can bring you some eggs next summer when I am visiting near Portland. [​IMG]
     
  7. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set mine almost three days ago so kinda close! [​IMG]
     
  8. Belinda's Funny Farm

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    Quote:Good luck! When do you plan on candling them for the first time?
     
  9. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Belinda's Funny Farm :

    Set my eggs at 9am this morning and turned them for the first time at 9pm tonight. I am only planning on turning them twice a day. Does anybody disagree? I set 19 eggs. Here it goes. [​IMG]

    Did you set your Silkies A.T.?

    Good luck on your search for Delaware's Speedy. Maybe I can bring you some eggs next summer when I am visiting near Portland. [​IMG]

    You may want to turn your egg more than twice a day if you can. The better way is use a 2x4 or something similar and move around from 1 side to other.
    My LG have hole on top and I have my water tray with sponge below it. I use the hole to fill up the water. This reduce disturb the temperature inside the incubator.
    As for candle the egg, 10 days seem to be the best for me. I used the cut out Parent Choice milk bottle cover the mini 13W fluorescent light bulb (I can send you photo if you like). If you have brighter light source, I am sure you can see much early date. I will candle again around 15 days and throw away eggs that not develop.
    I do like to get some delaware and I may have some RIR to exchange if you head down in Seattle or ship.​
     
  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I will be setting some eggs the night of the 27th. Have been posting on the other Oct. hatch..these will be Black Ameraucana. I really want to see these babies grow into adults..the daddy looks awsome. (I'm a grandma and find myself using these really weird words at times...like Awsome, and totally, and ...like...and dude.) Usually when the kids are around. [​IMG] Oh yeah, how could I forget, I use the word cool too...especially when I see my first pip, again when I see the zip, and again when I see the baby chick. [​IMG]
     

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