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

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

  1. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    @Fire Ant Farm the honas are new to me, so no word on the heat. They're really small, practically bantam size, so I figure they'll do fine.
     
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  2. jwlpoultry

    jwlpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good morning everyone!!!!!
     
  3. chattery41

    chattery41 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Along with whatever BYM i pull out of my coop I am hoping to get my English Orpington eggs from Hog Creek Ranch in time to set those too. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. sjturner79

    sjturner79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll join.
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Pretty hens!

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  6. Sally Sunshine

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

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    are you intending to breed them or sell them?? I am still researching this pullet egg stuff, I ran out of time last night and it got pretty chaotic. I think the abstracts go by egg size and not really when they started to lay so using those for reasoning just makes no reason [​IMG] But we do know, there are issues later on with growth. So its up to you, if it was me and I would set them and sell them as pullet egg chicks so the buyer is aware.

    Good Morning!!

    [​IMG] do you have an idea of what breeds your planning?
     
  7. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    Well, 15 hatched overnight, and there's another 10 or so pips, so my hatch is finally underway.

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    This is how the tray looks when its in the bator

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  8. KYTinpusher

    KYTinpusher Master Enabler

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    I have successfully hatched my Svarthönas' first eggs. At the time I was too scared something would happen to them and I wasn't taking any chances. That was about a year ago when the price for them was still very high. One of the pullets from a very first egg has a mild crossbeak but gets along fine in my layer group. The others didn't have any issues that I can remember. I would go ahead and set them if for no other reason than to check fertility and hatchability. Svarthönas can be difficult to hatch at times, so checking the latter is just as important as the former. JMHO. Good luck!
     
  9. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    I don't know if I'll be selling anything for awhile. I was wanting to test fertility and incubating is the FUN way. :D
     
  10. campingshaws

    campingshaws True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Thanks!! I've been looking for someone who has hatched them before. :celebrate

    Do you happen to remember the egg size? Her first was 36 grams. I haven't weighed the other two but if they're any bigger it's not by much. Did they eventually lay daily? Lagertha is still every other day. It's fine, but hard to gather an ideal clutch.
     

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