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Valentine's day hatch-a-long 2017

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by gimmie birdies, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 11 eggs that are five days along (incubator), and just heating up a dozen (some in incubator, some under broody bantam)My second batch I hope will hatch late on VD or possibly the day after. Mystery eggs from near by farms. Good luck all!.
     
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  2. Lamancha

    Lamancha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I'm so excited someone finally started a V-day Hatch-O-Long. I just set 7 Swedish Flower Hen eggs tonight that will be due to hatch on Valentines day, and I have another 12 that are on day 14. Good luck.
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    You too, I have a couple of SFH, hatched from eggs from a friend, I want to get more though, they are white ones, with flecks, but I want some gray ones she has.and all the colors.
     
  4. CaliCompound

    CaliCompound Just Hatched

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    Set 14 beautiful f7-f9 Olive Egger eggs yesterday, and 7 additional mixed "color layer" from our own birds, ran the numbers, and realized I'm most likely gonna have valentine's babies :love Excited to be part of this hatch-a-long!! Good lunck all!
     
  5. Lamancha

    Lamancha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go Valentines chickies.
     
  6. dlp40

    dlp40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally by accident, I have a valentine's hatch happening too. 32 eggs from my blue americauna roo over EE and OE hens. I hatched 5 of these eggs under my little broody Becky. Cochin 2 weeks ago today.....so cute. Here's some pics of those until the 32 hatch on February 14th.
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    And the babies and their adopted momma
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    And finally 1 with my youngest daughter. She loves the babies!
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  7. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I grabbed 12 more fridge eggs from vet, pretty dark ones, a couple of white ones, and another green, and 2 spotted ones.Then from the store I bought a dz.fertile, Dark brown, tan, and one lone white one.. I went to a second hand store, they had a plug in skillet with dial, I thought I would try to do babies in it, since my crock pot idea has been working so well. and it was cheap. I got it home and tested it and it started to smoke right away, it was burning it's own cords. I unplugged it quick, and put it in the snow, it went in the garbage after it cooled. So scary!
     
  8. Lamancha

    Lamancha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What exactly do you mean by "do babies in it"? You aren't cooking up little chicks for dinner are you? [​IMG] I assume not.
     
  9. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    People have hatched chicks in the electric skillets before, but only with skillets with a dial, the turn it up just enough for the light to go on the back of a tick. they also use thermometers to make sure the heat is correct, plus the egg doesn't touch skillet, I don't know all the details, I have hatched using crock pots, it is not that big of a deal.

    currently having a nice rooster soup, who was once a Chickie.
     
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  10. Lozuufy

    Lozuufy Pigeons are nutty Premium Member

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    Just set some eggs that should hatch the day before Valentine's day. Chocolate Orp bantams and golden penciled Hamburgs. Not sure how many, I know there are over 20 but haven't actually counted yet... plausible deniability [​IMG]
     

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