Spring Chick Hatch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by karimw, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently bought a Genesis 1588 incubator and I'm planning to celebrate spring by hopefully hatching chicks. I'm setting this weekend for an Equinox hatch on March 20th. Anyone else? [​IMG]
     
  2. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set the incubastor up Friday night and it is running about 99.1 and 35% humidity pretty steady. I went really overboard though. Too many for the auto turner, so I'll be hand turning until I remove the clears next weekend.

    So here's what I set:
    12 Lavender Ameraucanas from Crystal Creek - pretty well shaken by the USPS [​IMG]
    6 Splash Cochin X EE
    7 Welsummer X EE
    3 Welsummer X White AM
    12 EE X EE
    12 AM X EE
    1 BSL X EE
    5 IA Blue pullet eggs

    58 total [​IMG]
    I encountered several days of freezing temps, so I don't doubt these will be reduced somewhat at first candle.
     
  3. spartman

    spartman Out Of The Brooder

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    Where did you get the Iowa blues from?
     
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    jlgoinggreen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 12 Marans last week (Feb 19) and 24 BBS Ameraucanas today. Can"t wait to see what I get!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A few places actually. A group of us Iowa went in together and got chicks from Ideal and Privett and I bought some young birds at a show in Iowa City. They just started laying so we are excited to see if we can revive the breed!
     
  6. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where did you get your Ameraucana eggs? I have a lot of youngsters, but I have hardly any males and the few I have seem to have some "issues" I wouldn't want to breed to:/ I have are 2 EEs and 1 purebred white rooster from last year. I'm really hoping the lavender AM eggs from CrystalCreek hatch me some boys!
     
  7. spartman

    spartman Out Of The Brooder

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    A few places actually. A group of us Iowa went in together and got chicks from Ideal and Privett and I bought some young birds at a show in Iowa City. They just started laying so we are excited to see if we can revive the breed!

    If you are successful I would be very interested in either some eggs or chicks.​
     
  8. jlgoinggreen

    jlgoinggreen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where did you get your Ameraucana eggs? I have a lot of youngsters, but I have hardly any males and the few I have seem to have some "issues" I wouldn't want to breed to:/ I have are 2 EEs and 1 purebred white rooster from last year. I'm really hoping the lavender AM eggs from CrystalCreek hatch me some boys!

    I got my first set of eggs from Sgtmom52 here on BYC and I'm getting my second set from 6littlechickies who is also here on BYC. [​IMG]
     
  9. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you are successful I would be very interested in either some eggs or chicks.

    Sure! I did a quick check of a couple last night and I believe I see veins! I only have 2 or 3 laying right now, but I have 11 pullets total so they should be going good in a month or so.
     
  10. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Where did you get your Ameraucana eggs? I have a lot of youngsters, but I have hardly any males and the few I have seem to have some "issues" I wouldn't want to breed to:/ I have are 2 EEs and 1 purebred white rooster from last year. I'm really hoping the lavender AM eggs from CrystalCreek hatch me some boys!

    I got my first set of eggs from Sgtmom52 here on BYC and I'm getting my second set from 6littlechickies who is also here on BYC. [​IMG]

    I love my AMs. I hope you have a good hatch!
     

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