The 6th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 29, 2015.

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  1. swampducks

    swampducks Overrun With Guineas

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    What should the humidity be at the beginning for chicken eggs? I haven't put any water in the bater yet, I don't have a hygrometer, the living room thermometer indicates 35%, my hova bator is one level up in the loft, the floor plan is open so I suspect the air around it is near that 35%. I read all sorts of things on the FAQ page and can't keep anything straight in my head. I remember reading a blog post by some guy who does dry incubation and had great results (I believe he does add water toward the end, but only tablespoons?) I haven't hatched anything in a few years so I may as well be a newbie at this. [​IMG]
     
  2. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow that's a lot of eggs!!!

    Right on!!!
     
  3. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    If you stop it right now and then start it on the 14th you can just have it go in to lockdown a day early and it won't hurt them.
     
  4. jrfadfarm

    jrfadfarm Out Of The Brooder

    I'm so excited! We got a new rooster, hopefully he's seeded my girls, and we'll get at least 1 fertile egg for the hatch along. But the nice woman where we got him, is giving us eggs for the incubator. And rabbits! :)

    Woot! Scheduling around setting the eggs tomorrow...this is cool!
     
  5. paris_r

    paris_r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, i know all that about data off the internet---- look at the sources on the data-the parthenogenic data is from an OHIO STATE web site. See here:

    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00071666508415546#.VQL5eWTF8vE
    and this does address your last statement and specifically the word 'almost'. that is why i mentioned breed specificity. the other article is a DICIRECT link to a peer reviewed (scientific) article--you cannot get anything more reliable as a data source.

    your first statement is irrelevant. yes some of our genes are different, but amazingly many of our genes are the same. but what genes have to do with phenotype is about the same as what diseases have to do with symptoms -many different will have similar results.

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  6. paris_r

    paris_r Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just set my 6 GRAY PEACOCK PHEASANT eggs! hatch rate on most shipped eggs is low, but according to some here, pheasant eggs are really low especially in a table top styrofoam incubator. none the less, i have set 6 as my broody hens have been broody too long. I did prespray them a day ago with ascorbic acid. they are on an auto turner. I was gong to hatch these in March but weather demanded shipping being delayed. here is a video of a gray peacock pheasant
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  7. SoManyHats

    SoManyHats Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahhh… I have pips…. come on little chickies!! [​IMG]
     
  8. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    While we are finishing up setting our eggs, take a break and check out the contests! We are having lots of laughs on the caption contests:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...-contest-2-6th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long

    And there are some great stories on the short story contest thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...tion-contest-6th-annual-byc-easter-hatchalong

    Go enter all the contests!

    Contests!

    Contest #1: Guess How Many Eggs Will Be Set!

    To enter, go here:https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...-eggs-will-be-set-2015-easter-hatchalong/0_50

    Contest #2: Random Posting Contest

    3 random dates and times have been chosen. If your post is nearest to the secret time, you win!
    Winner #1: SoManyHats

    Winner #2: chicken pickin

    Contest #3: Photo Caption Contest #1

    To enter, go here:https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...al-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50#post_14819326

    Contest #4: Easter or Hatching Fictional Short Story Contest

    To enter, go here:https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...y-fiction-contest-2015-easter-hatchalong/0_50

    Contest #5: Broodies and their Babies

    To enter, go here:https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...ir-babies-contest-2015-easter-hatchalong/0_50

    Contest #6: Natural Egg Photo Contest

    To enter, go here:https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...egg-photo-contest-2015-easter-hatchalong/0_50

    Contest #7: Cutest Baby Fowl

    To enter, go here:https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/955900/contest-7-cutest-baby-fowl-2015-easter-hatchalong/0_50

    Contest #8: Funniest Chicken Picture Contest

    To enter, go here:https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...y-picture-contest-2015-easter-hatchalong/0_50

    Contest #9: Flapper Contest

    To enter, go here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...est-for-the-2015-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Contest #10: Poultry with People Contest

    To enter, go here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...th-people-6th-annual-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50

    Contest #11: Dustbathing Contest

    To enter, go here:https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...contest-6th-annual-byc-easter-hatchalong/0_50

    Contest #12: Photo Caption Contest #2

    To enter, go here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...est-2-6th-annual-byc-easter-hatch-a-long/0_50
     
  9. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Overrun With Chickens

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  10. JekkaLynn

    JekkaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am setting
    38 - Eggs from Wheaten Marans and Black Copper Marans hens covered by a Black Copper Marans Rooster and a Blue Americana Rooster and. The BC was the boss rooster so hopefully he would have fathered most of them.
    10 - Americana/EE
    9 - Black and Blue Jersey Giants
    3 - Lavender Orpingtons
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    60 - Eggs total for the HAL

    (I also have 2 dozen quail and 1 dozen Black Australorp eggs set but they will hatch a good couple days before the HAL so they don't count)

    YIKES...THAT'S A LOT OF FUZZ BUTTS...
     
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