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Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by GardeNerd, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    I'm trying it too, but don't think any of the eggs are developing. They're 4 days along and I don't see any veins yet - almost looks like scrambled yolks floating around in there. I'll wait a couple more days before giving up. I had placed 4 under my broody (she broke one already - probably thin shelled) and the other 8 in the bator.
     
  2. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Quote:I was wrong - several of them are developing! I set them Monday morning - it's now Saturday night and I think there are about 7-8 of them that are developing now (broody broke one, so there's only 11 left). I orginally purchased the eggs to place under my broody, but I'm having second thought. I think the shells are thin in these eggs. Besides the one that the hen broke, one of the eggs in my bator is also cracked (no idea how).
     
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  3. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    Hooray! That is great news, ArizonaDesertChicks!

    I've ordered up a few mail order eggs, but will fill out the incubator with TJ's once they're in place. I threw an additional thermometer or two into my incubator as I thought it felt kind of hot....oops. It was. (Acu-Rite thermometers are not). So whereas I had three starters, I believe they were inadvertently overheated. Sigh.... Live and learn!

    I agree that the shells of these eggs leave a lot to be desired. Several in the last batch were kind of porous and they did break waaaay too easily. I wasn't jazzed with the extremely pale yolk color, either. I'm thinking that most likely these birds are on a commercial diet and don't see sunlight.

    Keep us posted on your project's progress!
     
  4. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sonoma Co, CA
    About a year ago, we set 12 light brown 'rock island fertile eggs' from Safeway. They were about 3 weeks old. We got 1 white chick, we named it "safeway" which I guess turned out not to be as original as we thought.... It did not turn into a barred rock or a rock of any type as we had hoped- but a big white rooster with orange tips & an unpleasant disposition. He did not stay long, though while we had him- he was a great story!
     
  5. raimnel

    raimnel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Bump [​IMG]

    I have 10 eggs from our local store and wanted to keep this somewhere on pg 1 or maybe 2, not 6?? Anyways happy hatching.
    Mine are 9 days in. AHHH 9 days in........... Oh my it's candling time.......... Now........... do I candle at 9.5 days or 10.5 days??????? That's a hard question! Any body know which day I'm gonna pick? [​IMG]
     
  6. ArizonaDesertChicks

    ArizonaDesertChicks Eggstactic for Pretty Eggs

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    Found another broken egg under broody today, so I guess the shells are not thick enough for a hen to sit on. I took the last 2 from her and put them in the incubator with the rest of the dozen. I threw out 3 clears today (day 7) and broke them to verify, definitely clear. So after throwing 3 out and the hen breaking two, there are 7 eggs left, but one of those had been cracked at the bottom (no idea how - those darn thin shells) and one looks like it has a blood ring (I'll candle again at day 10 to verify).
     
  7. raimnel

    raimnel Chillin' With My Peeps

    of my 10 store boughts 7 look good and 3 may have blood rings but what do I know? so I will keep them and candle them on their day 11
     
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    crosbygroup Chillin' With My Peeps

  9. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    The adult hen I've seen on another thread was really cute!
     
  10. raimnel

    raimnel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well out of our 10 store bought eggs, 5 hatched. 4 yellow/white and 1 redish. I have no clue what kind they are.
    Here they are
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    ETA ~ the temp is not right
     
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