Trader Joes & Other Grocery Store Egg Hatching Club - Are you a Member

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

  1. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Darn it! I almost dropped them while turning them every day- I felt like a total butterfingers. OH well... 11 still going... - You can candle tomorrow night?
     
  2. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL, I don't think I'll see much tomorrow, it'll only be 2 days, but I'll candle on Sunday, which is day 3, and hopefully it'll all be good. Good news is that the egg was indeed fertile :) Or maybe that's bad news, LOL, if I only have a certain percent that are fertile.... oops! Hopefully they all will be fertile??
     
  3. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    Yep, broken eggs happen. That's how I ended up with my TJ chick.... I broke an egg after submitting an egg count to the hatching contest and had to find a filler FAST! The nearby TJ's was quite handy and I'm happy to say the lone white chick that hatched out is now happily laying her heart out.

    I think if you took a poll you'd find out that you're in good and numerous company.
     
  4. alexthechicken

    alexthechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey everyone!

    Just put 12 trader joes fertile eggs in the incubator! wish me luck!
     
  5. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck, it's a fun experiment. My little TJ chicks.
    [​IMG]
    Deb
     
  6. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Peep-Show- that is so cool- your ONE TJ chick was a girl and is now laying her heart out!

    Good Luck Alex the Chicken!! It's soooo much fun! [​IMG]

    Debs Flock- those are some adorable little fluff balls!!

    I just collected two more eggs from the nest- and was thinking ...hmmm. I saw the rooster up close and personal with the leghorns... in a few weeks I could set a SECOND GENERATION Trader Joes hatch... oh no... somebody stop me!! I don't have room for any more chickens right now- but oh so tempting. The rooster is an Ameraucana.
     
  7. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yaaay, alexthechicken, we'll be hatching together!

    Awwww, debs-flock, I almost forgot how adorable they were when they first hatched! My first batch are already 4.5 weeks old! So sweet though! We play with and handle them every day because we want friendly chickens :)

    you know chick4chix, the more I learn about each breed the more breeds I want! LOL. I saw someone's gorgeous Americana Roo, just made me salvate! [​IMG] He was blue red, I dunno, so many gorgeous colors! But I'm already contemplating adding some Sultans to my future Seramas, LOL, what a mess! Only so much space you know?
     
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  8. chick4chix

    chick4chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cluck cluck-Yes- only so much space -sadly. [​IMG] My Amreraucana rooster came out of a bin at my local feedbarn that were supposed to be sexed pullets. When hatching my TJ chicks- I knew I would get roughly a 50%/50% ratio- and had someone set up to take the roos. When buying the sexed pullets I wasn't expecting to end up with two more roos out of the twelve I purchased. Luckily someone wanted "little Red" formerly known as Nutmeg (RIR) and I was able to keep Rooster Cogburn (formerly known as Babbette).

    NOW I'm so excited at the prospect of a possible broody hen- to slip some of his genetics into the breeds I have- or if no broodies arise- my incubator! My breeds are:
    White leghorn-Black Australorp- Cinnamon Queen- Buff Orpington - EE- silver laced wyandotte.
    The is multi-colored with red, orange, silver, with blue, purple, and green irridescent feathers on his wings and tail. He is super mellow and very tame- so I'm happy to keep him. I'm going to be checking the eggs tomorrow when I make breakfast to see if they are fertile yet- uh...oh... you can see where my mind is headed. [​IMG]
     
  9. cluck-cluck

    cluck-cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Awww, he sounds beautiful!
     
  10. alexthechicken

    alexthechicken Out Of The Brooder

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    hey everyone!
    today is day 3 on my tj eggs. what should i candle today? what should i expect to see?

    Alex
     

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