The Countdown is on.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by edster951, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. edster951

    edster951 Songster

    Just put

    6 Lavender Buff Orpingtons eggs
    6 Sussex eggs

    under my broody chook today.

    Due in 21 days.

  2. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    Add me to the list Eddie!

    Just put 10 Bantam Cochin eggs in the styrobator yesterday. Woohoo!!

    Last edited: Oct 10, 2007
  3. edster951

    edster951 Songster

    Bloody bulb blew and blew the fuse to the garage.

    Temp down to 32degC (should be between 36.6 and 38.8)

    Bought inside and rigged up another heater with the father in laws foot warmer...I'll have to stay up for a few hours now and make sure it doesn't go too high.

  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Well drats. Hope everything is ok with those eggs. Lavendar Buff Orpingtons?? Never heard of those. Got pics of adults? I bet they are BEAUTIFULL! Good luck to the both of you!!
  5. edster951

    edster951 Songster

    Quote:Here they are from the auction I won the eggs from.

  6. edster951

    edster951 Songster

    I'm mad...

    It's 1am and I'm watching the temp in the chilli bin to make sure these four eggs don't get too hot.

    Might not get any sleep at all tonight.:mad:
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Ed, they called them the wrong thing. The birds are just Lavender Orpingtons, not Lavender BUFF Orpingtons. I love that color. In the U.S. they're called Self-blue. Good luck with your hatch!
  8. edster951

    edster951 Songster

    Quote:Damn, and I have labeled the eggs

    SUS = Sussex
    BO = Orpingtons.

    Hope they don't get a smelly complex labeled "BO" [​IMG]

  9. edster951

    edster951 Songster

    So far the chilli bin is sitting with a block of wood in the top to chock it open.

    The temp flutuates between 37-39degC

    Have to get a water weasel to get a better indication on temp inside the egg.

  10. edster951

    edster951 Songster

    Put the chilli bin in the garage for the night.

    The house' ambient temp was too high, and the water weasel was sitting on 38-39degC

    In the garage the ambient temp is 11-12degC and the water weasel is 37.4degC

    The idel range for the eggs is 36.666 to 38.888deg C

    Look like the garage is the place for the bin (incubator).


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