The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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    @ronott1 Yes, [​IMG] make an article on dark egg hatching! I don't have any but since the dark egg layers are soooo popular, it would be wonderful to have your information available!
     
  2. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    I THINK I know one thing about dark eggs, if they are infertile, they glow with the right candling. If the light doesn't make them glow, I think that means there is some development. I have no idea if this is true, but its what I am currently using as fact...
     
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  3. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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    Do you have a way to monitor temps on each of the trays? The lower trays may be at a lower temp and therefore be lagging behind the ones on the top tray. If only day 22, you may still get some chicks.

    Other thing I would check is the temps of the coops/eggs the day they were laid/collected. Is is possible they froze?
     
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  4. GitaBooks

    GitaBooks Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    How about both? [​IMG]

    I love broody hens, they are one of the best things about raising chickens. That and having a flock of 50 all running after you for a treat (but that can be a little scary too [​IMG]).

    Best of luck! [​IMG]

    I'm sorry about the chicks you lost. I hope someone can help answer your questions.
     
  5. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

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  6. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] awesome Cathy! where did you order from?

    oh I love the magic of appearing fowl!! [​IMG]

     
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  7. aplynn

    aplynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SHE MADE IT OUT!!!!!! [​IMG] She is very strong I do think she it a lone survivor but I am gonna give the other eggs until the end of the day tomorrow, Gonna set one more set before the Easter Hatch, we wanted to do silkies for Easter but we need a few more layer hens first. Only ended up with 3 chicks out of 11 eggs.....




    SHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! Don't tell the hubby but I am kind of excited he is letting me do another hatch right away [​IMG]
     
  8. GitaBooks

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  9. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    I don't have a way of monitoring the trays temps, but I did switch them around a couple of times during the incubation.

    My hatches are always planned to be 23 days, so I am being patient.

    You may be very right about the frozen eggs, we certainly had such temperatures. I will start keeping a record. Thanks, that's a brilliant idea.
     
  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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