The Hatch That BYC Built (aka Frieda vs. the Brinsea!) (Warning--pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyPaperlady, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope

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  2. OldMissionChick

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    Excited to see the turnout!
     
  3. Day 7--candling! The aircells looked good (didn't end up tracing them, just because I didn't have enough hands) and it looks as though all but one of the Sulmtaler eggs in the Brinsea are developing. I saw movement! I might have seen development in some of the BCM eggs, as well--a bit hard to see, and no way would pics work.

    I do have pics of the Sulmtaler eggs, though!

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    The last one I'm pretty sure is a clear, but I'm leaving it in. Only one of the BCM eggs glows like that.

    In 3 days, on day 10, I'll check the eggs under Frieda. She's still sitting, but I know she's getting up each day to eat and such, 'cause there's a new ginormous broody poo each day...
     
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  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    :celebrate

    I don't care who wins, Frieda or Brinsea, just as long as you get a good hatch! :D

    And yes, the BCM's are easier to tell by day 10-14, lol...
     
  5. I *think* that all but one of each kind inside is developing. Out of 4 Sulmtaler and 5 BCM, I should have a girl of each breed, right?

    I've stopped lifting Frieda up to chack for extra eggs--she's got herself clamped on tight, and the few eggs I've been getting have been in the farthest possible box ;)
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I refuse to answer the gender question on grounds I will jinx you, lol...

    Sounds like Frieda is a force to be reckoned with while broody... :gig
     
  7. This *is* the same hen that, last fall, not yet a year old, made a boxer afraid to approach chicks :gig:
     
  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    I'd be laying my eggs as far as I could from her too... j/s... :oops:
     
  9. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Looking GREAT so far!
     
  10. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    x2. Thanks for the update and good luck!
     

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