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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KirstieJG, Apr 14, 2015.
What can I say? I'm on a roll today...
So, can you do pointy and not quite so pointy?
Maybe I could set them upside down?
Dividing the incubator with a fence is a possibility. You can also make rectangular baskets out of hardware cloth and put that over some eggs to keep them separated.
If I were going to try to mark the chicks I’d probably use food coloring. Even on black down it should show up. That’s what some hatcheries do if people request them to mark the chicks so you know which are which if you split an order and get similar chicks. You are only going two ways anyway, male or female so your code isn’t too complicated.
The problem will probably not be that it wears off but that they shed down and grow feathers pretty quickly. You’ll have to stay on top of the remarking.
Have fun with it.
If you are setting pointy eggs thats fine, its still valid.
Yes, but if the theory is correct ... He/she won't get any females, so will be out of the egg business soon ... It's a dead-end.
I will try and get a tally. I will have to say, though, that they sell out pretty quick straight run
If I were going to do it, I'd want to set all round eggs...lol That way if there was any truth I wouldn't be drowning in roos....
Guess I will have to take a hammer to the Polish, then
Teach her how to lay a round egg...lol. I only have the one polish/silkie mix hen, and she just started laying last week, but now that you mention it, her's are more football shaped....