We have our own flock of BCM's but I wanted to try introduce some new stock and also increase our flock size. Over the last few weeks I had purchased some eggs from BYCer's oberhaslikid and ChooksChick and from EBayer chaseman81901. i hadn't planned on it but looks like I've got a Thanksgiving hatch a-comin!! I actually bought the eggs from chaseman first, on Oct. 22 but they didn't ship until this past Tuesday..hens just showing us they have their own schedule! I had bought the eggs from oberhaslikid on Oct 26. They shipped on Nov 1 and arrived here on the 3rd. The eggs from ChooksChick were shipped on Nov 5 and arrived on the 8th. Oberhaslikid (Group A) sent 2 extras in my order, Chookschick (Group B) sent 3 for groups of 12 and 13 in their batches. Last batch from chaseman81901 (Group C) has 15 eggs and was set last night before bed. THEN, today, one of my bantam Russian Orloff's decided it's a good time to start laying again! soo, I'll be collecting her eggs for the next few days (and hopefully from some of her comrades that she spurs into laying too ) and will be setting those later this week, after Group A hatch finishes. I have some our BCM eggs too, three as of today, hoping to get a dozen nice ones to set. I'm really hoping some of my Ameraucana's will decide to contribute some eggs soon too as I'd like to include some of theirs in the RO/BCM hatch. Funny story on our BCM eggs, DH has been very resistant to me setting any of OUR eggs as he said he didn't want chicks over winter, but then just spurred me on buying some first on ebay, then here. Today, he asks if I am planning on setting our BCM eggs! I love my hubby but he makes me NUTS sometimes! I could have just set our own eggs had he mentioned this to me a month ago but oh well! Always nice to get some new stock and worst case I can sell them in late spring as dark egg layers. they'll be close to laying by then and I shouldn't have an issue rehoming them. All the eggs I got were nice in color and I know it's late in the season so i'm hoping the offspring will throw some really nice eggs. to recap: oberhaslikid - 12 eggs, set 11/4, lockdown 11/21, hatch 11/24 ChooksChick - 13 eggs, set 11/10, lockdown 11/26, hatch 11/30 chaseman81901 - 15 eggs, set 11/21, lockdown 12/8, hatch 12/11 Orloff's - TBD, planning to set 11/26, lockdown 12/14, hatch 12/17 I'll have to add pics of Chookschick and chaseman but here are some pics from oberhaslikid's eggs. The color looks washed out here, most are at least a 6 and a couple are closer to 7. I took these pics in sunlight and put a Marans egg color card next to them for reference. So, Group A will be the first to hatch, they went into lockdown this morning. Of the 12 eggs sent, 10 look to be developing on track and were put into lockdown! Luckily, it should be busy the next few days so hopefully I'll be able to keep my mind occupied and my eyes off the bator! Anyone else out there set to hatch around these dates? I hatching buddies!