Tis Time for a March 2020 Hatch-a-long!

aliciaplus3

Crowing
Oct 24, 2016
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if you put a Narragansett tom over a bronze hen then the boys will be bronze and the girls will be narragansett although this one might be harder to distinguish at hatch. but the chocolate one would be pretty straight forward!
I do know by the second generation with the barred black and trying to get just Pure black not barred black that we still have some little chocolate hens popping up... so its a fun thing. I do like it when I can tell folks yup thats a girl before its 7 months old
 

hysop

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Sep 16, 2019
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I think my brown egg is not fertilized because it’s clear, but it does have an air cell. Debating on removing it now or until Day 18 or 14 if it’s for sure that obvious compared to the others. I took a picture of one egg on the same day as the brown in comparison. I’m on Day 11.
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aliciaplus3

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I've never had them. I'd get female ones no males. Maybe males some day when I want to incubate. I'll stick with incubating chickens and filling the freezer plus increasing people's flocks 😁

I actually offered to take a friend's retired hens and give him a new flock, free of charge. Heck ya he will have the best flock around. This last hatch of barnyard mixes looks amazing with their coloring. Good solid breeding stock too.
you sound as bad as me always looking for an excuse to hatch something! lol
yes my incubator is full again. and the brooders.
 

Mylied

Crowing
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Mar 12, 2012
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I think my brown egg is not fertilized because it’s clear, but it does have an air cell. Debating on removing it now or until Day 18 or 14 if it’s for sure that obvious compared to the others. I took a picture of one egg on the same day as the brown in comparison. I’m on Day 11.
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Air cells always develop. It grows as moisture leaves the egg. Even in unfertilized eggs. That egg looks clear. At 11 days you should see veining. It won't hurt to keep it in but I toss them at that age.
 
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