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

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

  1. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I'm behind, seeing that I have answered a question that was already answered, but oh well..will do this one too just in case. [​IMG]

    I, personally, hand turn my eggs three times a day. I put an X on one side..and a 0 on the other, alternating from side to side..3 times a day.

    I have mine on their side, some people like egg cartons. See the X? When time to turn, I slowly turn them to the 0. :)

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  2. Cynthia12

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  3. Cynthia12

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    It is hard to get the real nice color of the Wellie egg..but these are pretty nice. I love me a Wellie egg too. :)
     
  4. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    @Loc20chick CONGRATULATIONS!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Sahwithchicks

    Sahwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am partial myself ♡ thank you. Love the color!
     
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  6. Sahwithchicks

    Sahwithchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another prize donated ;) ;)
     
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  7. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    I've been mulling this over all day, so I figure I might as well post it here.

    I'm setting 96 tomorrow. I expect I will have 131 eggs that are 10 days old or less. This hatch that's just finishing had eggs of the same ages, and I got perfectly normal chicks from every egg date. But I want to breed for egg color, so it gives me 2 choices...

    1. Set fresher eggs over color (I will have 96 that are 7 days or fresher)
    2. Set for color (pick all the darkest eggs from the 10 days worth available, then fill the hatch with the freshest lighter brown eggs)

    What would you do?
     
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  8. campingshaws

    campingshaws Flock Master Premium Member

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    @Sally Sunshine how does one turn eggs 96 times a day?
     
  9. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    With an automatic turner. Her point was, there's a big difference the more often you turn, so turn way more than 3 times if you can. You can only do what you can do, of course.
     
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  10. Sueg4332

    Sueg4332 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the sweetgrass turkeys too. If they lay I will hatch them too. Last year they laid in April.
     

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