Thanksgiving Hatch Day

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by turtle1173, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. turtle1173

    turtle1173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all,

    Well I'm back at it again. Little did I know that setting my eggs last night put my hatch day on Thanksgiving. I'm hoping for several chicks this time around.

    AussieSharon sent me 13 beautiful dark Welsummer eggs. They really are gorgeous.

    I am also "armed" this time around with an auto egg turner. I've never hatched more than 2 chicks in a batch (never less either except for Zero). I am hopeful that this will make some difference. I've always been good to turn consistantly 3 times a day but there's always been times where the time between has been too long. This turner makes a complete revolution in 4 hours, which would be like turning them twice I guess.

    I'm going to keep this post updated, although honestly, there won't be much "new" info until I candle. I usually don't bother candling at least till day 10.

    Anyone else out there with a Thanksgiving hatch day?

    Shane
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2008
  2. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    I did the same thing! My Barred Rock Eggs from Cynthia (Speckled Hen) are due to hatch on Thanksgiving day.
     
  3. turtle1173

    turtle1173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it's hard to believe it is day 11 already. We're over half way there. I was going to candle last night but I ran out of time. I'm planning on candling tonight. I'll post back with the results.

    So far the temps and humidity has all been stable, so I've got my fingers crossed.

    Shane
     
  4. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
    Pensacola, FL
    oh what a neat thing to entertain guests on thanksgiving..
     
  5. turtle1173

    turtle1173 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the candling didn't go well at all. It looks like I've only got 2 eggs out of the 13 that look possibly good. Pretty disappointing [​IMG]

    There's always next time.

    Shane
     

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