Setting eggs this week 19th Feb- 25th Feb

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eksterhuis, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. eksterhuis

    eksterhuis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have just set some barnyard mix of our own chickens in the bator, I think it will only be about 50% fertility as we have quite a few chickens and only one active rooster (the rest are babies!) I also have 2 dozen SLW and a dozen silkies on order and will pick up one more dozen of I don't know what to set later this week.

    Who else is setting?
     
  2. coldupnorth

    coldupnorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 11 eggs today - 4 BCMs and 7 BCM/Delaware mixes. Shipped eggs - hopefully they had a first class ride here [​IMG] I am running out of room in the incubators (all small) [​IMG]What to do? DH would say "Just don't hatch anymore." I kinda disagree.
     
  3. eksterhuis

    eksterhuis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully my eggs with arrive either today or tomorrow, then let them rest 24 hours and then I can get cracking, bad pun!!!

    Will update with what I put under who or in the incubator when I know what's going on!

    Anyone else setting?
     
  4. 92Pony

    92Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 11 on Saturday evening. One EE, and some EE/BR and EE/BO mixes. Should be interesting![​IMG]
     
  5. matlock585

    matlock585 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd love to ride along with you again! :D
    my next chicks are a week ahead of your hatch, BUT, I have turkeys (my first time) due on the eve of your hatch. Also, it's very early SPRING here! :D
     
  6. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member

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    I'll join, I set 8 of my own barnyard mix on the 16th.
     
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  7. eksterhuis

    eksterhuis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just candled my eggs in the incubator, only 8 not fertile, so have 37 viable! I was expecting 50% fertility so that was a surprise!

    Still waiting for my Wyandottes in the post! Beginning to get worried, I had wanted to set them yesterday!
     
  8. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member

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    Sounds like your off to a good start. I hope the Wyandottes arrive safely and soon.
     
  9. bloom chicks

    bloom chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is great! [​IMG]

    I put 10 eggs under my broody tonight.
     
  10. Coop de Grille

    Coop de Grille Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 10 eggs tonight. This is my first time and I am so excited! I have no clue what breed the chicks will be. I saw a sign for "fresh eggs" and I stopped and bought a dozen. I peeked into the backyard and saw a pen full of chickens that looked like RIR or Production Reds, hens and roosters all together. I cracked one egg open when I got home and it was fertile. I was going to set the rest of them but one was cracked, so I have 10 cooking in the bator right now. They should be ready to hatch (hopefully!) March 14/15th.
     
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