SURPRISE! SURPRISE!!! More than I bargained for! (Hopefully!)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kellim, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I thought I had stopped my incubating for the year after a hawk got my sweet Silver Sebright. I have tried to locate another to no prevail but did get a Golden Sebright hen from the same gentleman who we got the Silvers from. Got her yesterday. Guess what! I went out today to check on her in her isolation area and guess what! I got an egg!!! Boy was I surprised, I have never had a new hen start laying that quickly after moving to her new home. Soooooo, guess what I done after I danced around the yard and celebrated the arrival of an egg? I PUT IT IN THE BATOR!!! I know she was with a Golden Male before and I know that the eggs can stay fertile for a few weeks so please wish us luck that this one is a baby!!! I will update if there is progress!!!
     
  2. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gook Luck. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. WisconsinChick

    WisconsinChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    You should def put a few eggs in there in hopes of hatching at least two chicks. Some of us know what its like to have a lone chickie [​IMG]
     
  4. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! So far today no more eggs, but she laid late in the day yesterday so I think perhaps she is just an afternoon layer. It would be just awesome if I got extra chicks for the price of one hen!!! 4 more days til I can candle!!! Can't wait!! Off to finish my son's homeschooling for the day!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. spookykim

    spookykim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] good luck with your egg [​IMG]
     
  6. bluey

    bluey thootp veteran

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    Good luck with the hatch, Kellim!!!!
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Let us know on day 7 what ya see! [​IMG] Good luck!
    When we got our welsummers from my friend they laid 6 good eggs for us and than NOTHING...IT's been a month and still nothing [​IMG] What did I do to them!? [​IMG] I dont think they like me [​IMG]
     
  8. redchicken

    redchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:We had some silkies hatch out some eggs we thought they would be pure bred because the last different breed in with them we had gotten rid of 5 weeks before so eggs can be even fertilized 5 weeks before
     
  9. kellim

    kellim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:My Barred Rock took a break from laying for about a month. It has been really hot here, most days range in the upper 90's to the 100's. The past few days it has cooled down some and she has started laying HUGE eggs. I wonder if the heat somehow affects their laying?
     

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