Setting Eggs Today

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GracefulBantams, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Today, I set my first batch of eggs for the year. I am so excited! [​IMG]
    They are in my trusty little Hova-Bator. Though, I hope to have a newer 'bator in time for the next setting.

    Here is the official count:

    LF Black Ameraucana - 13 eggs
    Bantams (SS Hamburg x Spitzhauben, SS Hamburg, and Mille Fleur d'Uccle) - 20 eggs
    Other Large Fowl - 3 eggs


    Yes, I realize that it is an odd little assortment, but not many hens are laying yet [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Odd little assortments make the most interesting hatches!! Best of luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Thanks [​IMG]
     
  4. chicken_dude

    chicken_dude Out Of The Brooder

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    I use to raise the silver spangled hamburg in standards. The hens were pretty good layers except when strangers walked through the hen house. It would upset them and make them quit laying. If free grazing they need very little grain. Them and Lakenvelders will forage for most of their food.
     
  5. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!! I just set 12 Easter Eggers today. I had some difficulty with some of my hatches last year so I am trying it out after making some adjustments. Put in 5 green, 4 pink, and 3 brown, so its a pretty rainbow clutch.

    Hatch: MARCH 1[​IMG]
     
  6. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Chicken_dude, thanks. I love my Hamburgs [​IMG]


    Chickapooh23, EE are such a fun breed! I hope your hatch goes well [​IMG]
     

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