The 2nd time around... - Setting eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by faerielady, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. faerielady

    faerielady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2009
    Well, this is my second attempt at setting eggs. My first attempt had a ton of problems that when combined, ended up in a 0% hatch. I traded in my homemade incubator for a borrowed 1602N hovabator, added a fan to the inside of the 'bator to make it from still air to circulated. I set 4 BCM eggs from 3chickens and 13 easter egger eggs from Atlchick. Tomorrow I go to pick up 8 mutt eggs from the same lady who loaned me to hovabator (poultryand bees).

    We'll see how this goes... [​IMG]
  2. momma's chickens

    momma's chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2008
    Good luck![​IMG]
  3. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    The Palouse
    [​IMG] THIS time's a charm! [​IMG]
  4. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    LUCK!!!!!!!! Wishing you the best. Perhaps this time fate will be kind. Even after I'd been hatching awhile - bad things happen and you get zeroes now and then and it still sucks. Practice makes better but never perfect.

    Nature and power outtages, unplugged things, and quitting equipment, and children, spouses, pets and family and friends can ALL totally mess up a hatch and those are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head.

    Often it's people trying to be helpful.... which causes no end of [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] ask anyone here about that.

    Or pets. Mine unplugged the fans once and caused a 134 degree spike on precious, shipped marans eggs of course. One survivor.

    You can do it and you can keep trying even when fate and equipment and all intervene and YOU WILL GET THERE!!! So I'll be here... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] because I have a replacement batch of GCM eggs in my bator now to try to get those Marans I have wanted for the better part of a year. And failed twice.

    So we are NOT QUITTERS and NOT ANONYMOUS !!!
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Good luck!
  6. faerielady

    faerielady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2009
    I just set another 24 eggs (mutt eggs), that will stagger my hatch by 2 days. They were free from another BYC member that is close to me locally... I'm borrowing the 'bator from her.

    So now the bator is full (42 slots in the turner). I set the dates in my email calendar so I'll get reminders for lockdown, etc.
  7. faerielady

    faerielady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 10, 2009
    Oh, and one of the BCM eggs cracked when the turner shoved it into the thermostat setup. Apparently the egg was too tall [​IMG]
  8. okiemommy

    okiemommy Mother of 5, Prisoner to None

    May 26, 2008
    Hey woman! Good luck with your hatch!!!
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Good luck..hoping all goes well. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  10. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
    NW NJ
    Good luck [​IMG]

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