setting eggs tonight!! anyone else?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LaynaDon95, Jan 21, 2012.

  1. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm setting my first batch of eggs tonight! (Well, in a real incubator anyway.) Anyone else? I've got Easter Egger eggs, then a mix of wyandottes, Buff orpington, sex-links, RIRs, leghorns, and barred rocks! So excited! [​IMG]
    What about you?



    http://www.dawnonthefarm.com/dawnonthefarmhatchcalendarCHIX.jpg
    Here is an awesome hatching calendar I'll be using. :)
     
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  2. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the calendar link. I printed it out and hung it above my incubator....which is empty for now. [​IMG]
    I did all the testing and regulating this past week to do my first set of eggs. AND, I just ordered a dozen Silkie eggs tonight. [​IMG]

    Hopefully by next week, I'll get to set those eggs and be a week behind you! Hope you have a great hatch. -Darla
     
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Are they all purebred?
    I was building a cabinet incubator but I have a friend with several broodies so I gave her a bunch of eggs yesterday.
    So around midnight last night she set two clutches of eggs under a silkie and a turkey.
    Black Penedesencas, EEs and a mix of Minorca, Jaers, Blue JG, Ancona and Blk Leghorn under a Partridge Pene roo.
     
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  4. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck on your hatch, Darla! Silkies are good chickens from what I've heard. And cute! Let me know how it goes. :)

    CC, no they are not all purebred. The RIR's are, and the Orpingtons. The rest are mixed with either RIR, orpington or Wyandotte so hopefully they will turn to be good chickens. I like all those breeds. :) I'm hoping I don't have to many sex-link eggs in there but we couldn't sort them out from the rest.
     
  5. LaurenV

    LaurenV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly is a sex-link chicken?
     
  6. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I've read a sex-link is a hybrid chicken that doesn't properly mate with other breeds. It was bred so that they can be sexed on day one accurately. I'm not sure they will hatch if mixed with another breed of roo. :|
     
  7. LaurenV

    LaurenV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm... thank you. :)
     
  8. chickensNpoodles

    chickensNpoodles Out Of The Brooder

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    I set silkie and ameracuana chicks tonight.
     
  9. 2hot2chicken

    2hot2chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set
    3 OEG bantam shipped eggs
    4 Buff Brahma bantam shipped eggs
    2 Lav Americana Bantam shipped eggs
    14 silkie eggs (mix of white, splash and blue)

    I set them all 2 days ago..... Mine will be just a bit ahead of yours [​IMG]
     
  10. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful chickens! Good luck! Keep us posted. [​IMG]
     

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