Sexing eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KirstieJG, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    My last hatch of cuckoo marans, the largest eggs yielded chickosaurs. I have quite a few large ones in this batch, so I think I could test this theory better than the highering of the pointiest eggs[​IMG]
     
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  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Would it improve hatch rates if you only incubated large eggs together? That way humidity and such could be altered to their needs w/o compromising smaller eggs. The hatch before this last one I had an overly large egg that didn't make it. I believe it to be because that egg did not loose as much moisture as it was pretty wet inside at eggtopsy. I go by the majority of eggs in my bator when I adjust and would be crazy to adjust for the minority or one egg. But if all the eggs were reletively large, I could adjust to the norm of those eggs.
     
  3. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    I hatched d'uccle along with those marans. The d'uccle were a day earlier, but 90% on d'uccle and 80 on marans
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You say that like I know the size difference... [​IMG] I've been working so hard on perfecting my humidity theories I haven't had the time to learn breeds yet....lol
     
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  5. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Marans eggs are hard to close an egg container around sometimes. D'uccle are smaller than a silkie
     
  6. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Oh wow. That's a big difference...lol I had a couple banties in this last one that looked tiny compared to the rest of mine. (And they both made it out.) I had expected both of them to hatch before my standards and while one of them was my first pipper, the other pipped and hatched after a handful of my standards. So the d'uccles are banties then?
     
  8. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, a little smaller than silkies. I would post a pic, but mine are way off as far as SQ. Too much white, but they are great pets, and great broodies. I have even caught the rooster covering new chicks while mommy was ranging
     
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  9. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's sweet.
     
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  10. EvilleGardener

    EvilleGardener Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about that... First time I butchered and stewed a rooster my husband said, "Two things...this is the most delicious chicken I've ever tasted, and you're no longer allowed to name the roosters!" This was after weeks of him saying he'd divorce me if I ever tried to feed him our 'pets' when I mentioned one of the roosters had to go.
     

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