"Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    I have silkies and polish and others set!
     
  2. weegarden

    weegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got it! Thank you!
    [​IMG]I'm trying to keep myself occupied. The peeps are getting louder, and one is unzipping more and more. Almost there for the first one!
     
  3. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

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    Understandably so! [​IMG]
     
  4. Balloonjuice

    Balloonjuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, lockdown on 4/11. I didn't put my eggs in the 'bator until about 3:30 in the afternoon, so I counted that as "Day 22." [​IMG] So I started my countdown (day 21) on the first FULL day. And of course I had brought the 4250 up to temp for about a day before that. This is my first try, but I am going with dry incubation this time around. I'm trying to keep the RH in the 30s. Of course I'll kick it up to 65% at lockdown.

    It's a lot of fun doing this with others on the forum. Thanks for the good encouragement.
     
  5. Balloonjuice

    Balloonjuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean by having first-graders follow along. My six year old grandson is helping out. This is a "science project" for him and he's learning about measurements (temperature and RH), keeping logbooks, and how to set up x-y axis tables. When he finishes he hopes his daddy will put his numbers in an XL spreadsheet, but I think it will look mostly like a straight line. The Farm Innovations 'bator has been very good about keeping a constant temp. The only thing my candler was able to show was a dark mass on day seven. So instead of a candler, I'm going to use a LumaMax tac flashlight and I think he'll be able to see the chick's outline a little better (these are brown shell eggs).
     
  6. DwayneNLiz

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    I am hatching for myself as well as a couple of friends and they keep texting me asking how the eggs are lol, they may be worse than i am
     
  7. weegarden

    weegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How fun! I bought an LED Candler on amazon and it is excellent! The kids can see so much! But, I have lighter colored eggs. My at home hatch is actually hatching out today, but I have some at school that will hatch on the 11th with them! What a great experience for him!
     
  8. weegarden

    weegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh boy! That would make it even more difficult to wait! I need to go check again! I hear more peeping! LOL!
     
  9. Harborotter

    Harborotter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First baby of the day.


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  10. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    I guess I'm late so good afternoon! Please post pics of the meets soon!

    Very nice find!

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