She said/He said Who's right? Who's wrong? No one!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, May 8, 2015.

  1. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does any one here have a good link to assisting with a hatch? I have someone over on the Aussie thread that needs it.
     
  2. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    Aww I'm sorry to hear that. But it happens. Hope you will try again.
     
  3. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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  4. HiyokoInNippon

    HiyokoInNippon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No worries ^^ Not actually too mad *sighs* Just resigned.
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Just let the hen out with her chicks for the first time. Went better than expected and managed to get them back in too!

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  6. rossfam06

    rossfam06 Beak Brokers

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    Sounds fantabulous!!!!!! Thanks for the link.

    He quite the chatty cathy!!! Lol!!!! Full of useless information only a red could use.
    the pic gave me the hebbie jebbies!! I want to do the broody hen method also.. I am hoping that my silkie once old enough will make an excellent momma.
    Holy crap that's high!!! I have never had mine go that high. The highest mine has ever gone is 111.


    I love this article on assiating. I have had to use it a many time. Love it!!!!
     
  7. rossfam06

    rossfam06 Beak Brokers

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    Cute!!!!! I can't wait to have a broody!!!!
     
  8. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Don't worry, everyone knows you're the nice one [​IMG]
    I won't be redeeming my pride on this hatch, I don't think. I've only had one hatch ever that only left one egg.
    That was an excellent summary of the thread [​IMG]

    That bird is a freak of nature. It just doesn't even look right. A broody Polish...[​IMG]
     
  9. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Shhh...no one told HER that she wasn't supposed to go broody. It's awesome! My poor BBB turkey went broody and I tried to let her keep a few eggs but she accidentally smashed each and every one, one at a time, when standing up, then she would make a "aawwwww" sound and lay back down on them. She spent a couple of weeks with yolk pasted on her bare breast. Sweet bird but she just doesn't have what it takes to be a mama. I feel bad for her. My Golden Narragansett hen shared the corner with her but big mama hogged all the eggs. I think she could cover two dozen.
     
  10. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    It was amazing. I held each egg against my heart for 7 minutes so they would get to know me. I named each of them, then kissed the egg and brushed it against my cheek before lovingly setting it back in the incubator. My humidity was 43% instead of 42%, so I took a Q-tip and removed small amounts of water until I stabilized at 42%. The entire process to 6.5 hours, but was so worth it. The miracle of life is truly amazing [​IMG]



    Nah, what really happened is I went in that room to get a shirt out of the closet, and the power was still on, so it's good[​IMG]

    I did decide that there is another ratio that needs to be measured into the successful hatch equasion. It's called the HOSPH ratio, an ackronym for Hours Of Sleep Per Hatch. You have to keep track of the hours you sleep at night for 21 days, then divide by the number of eggs that hatch, so my last set would have looked something like this: 147hrs/22 hatched=6.68 HOSPH [​IMG]
     

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