Valentines Day Hatch-A-Long 2016

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by junebuggena, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. 4stakes

    4stakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We candled ours today. Looks like 4 out off 18 are fertile. We will check them before lockdown and get rid of the duds.
     
  2. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    Oh, wow, sorry, didn't mean to infer anything, Friday is great.
     
  3. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    That's a surprisingly low fertility rate. Are you going to crack open the "duds" on lockdown? Its useful to do eggtopsies.
     
  4. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Oh, I just meant sorry I called you NT instead of Russ. It's all good. [​IMG]
     
  5. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. It looks like my eggs should hatch 2-3 days before Valentine's Day. I was a little off on my timing. [​IMG][​IMG] I'm being very good and staying away from my eggs for the next few days but man I want to candle and check the air cell progress because that humidity gauge is not working. [​IMG] I HATE COLD/FLU SEASON!
     
  6. NTBugtraq

    NTBugtraq ex-Surgeon General

    Weighing is a far more reliable test. 0.67% per day of original weight, that's your weight loss target.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2016
  7. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Overrun With Chickens

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    No it wasnt but doesnt matter anymore as the eggs werent fertile and there all dead now anyways.
     
  8. RonoKT

    RonoKT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set eggs late on 25/01 (UK time), making day 21; 15/ 02. Maybe I'll have some early birds for Valentine's Day. I set 12 Light Sussex from two sources, both posted. I have just candled (day 7) there are 7 clearly developing, and I left a few probable clears in just in case.
     
  9. TJordan

    TJordan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still not positive on the wieght thing. I am going to research but with my having a bad cold right now I'm not touching them. Last time I checked they looked good. Maybe a few non fertiles but I won't pull any until at least day 10 unless a clear blood ring (1so far on day 5). Any suggestions are gladly welcome. This is the first time my humidity gauge was off.
     
  10. 4stakes

    4stakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea, we collected the eggs when it was very cold here. Oh well we will see what happens. I don't think we will be doing any eggtopsies.
     

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