Well....I did it.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justusnak, Aug 23, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Ok, I know some will say.... YOUR NUTS!! But, I just have to try. Here is the story.

    Back in March, we ordered our Cornishx.....well...for one reason or another, 3 never made it to the freezer. They seem to be doing ok, even in the heat. Fans fans fans. Well....2 of them started laying eggs. Smallish at first, then a little larger. They are a tan colored egg. Well....because I have no way to seperate them, for now....my Buff Orp Roo has been breeding them. So, I decided...to incubate a few of the eggs. I set 8 of them on the 17th. I know its only been 6 day....but I just had to know. So, I candled them last night. 7 of the 8 are viable.....I am sorta excited to see what comes out of these. ( DH is a smarty pants, said....well, chickens of course) 15 days to go!!!
  2. LynnGrigg

    LynnGrigg Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2007
    Winston Salem, NC
    LARGE chickens...! send pix when they hatch! -Lynn
  3. Chickfever

    Chickfever Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 22, 2007
    Southwest VA
    LOL [​IMG] that's exactly what my DH told me last night when I candled. I said "I can't wait to see what comes out of these!!" He got this look like how many times do I have to tell you.... "Chickens I'm sure" he said. I'd hope....otherwise we are going to be overrun with cats hatching from eggs [​IMG] May even be billionaires then [​IMG]

    Here's hoping you have a good hatch and can't wait to see pics!! [​IMG]
  4. Hotwings

    Hotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2007
    southwestern Michigan
    I hope you have sucess in hatching the eggs. It will be interesting to see how they turn out. With the buffs genes maybe they will be alot healthier than the cornish x. Keep us posted ok?
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Ohhhhh, trust me!! You all will get tired of hearing about these ones I am sure. I am sooo excited!! DH is not....he said.. " ok, these are from meat birds, so we are going to butcher them...right?" Im sure the look on my face said it all! LOL [​IMG] Not MY babies!!!!!!
  6. cheepchicks

    cheepchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2007
    LOL ....You go to all the trouble to keep the chickens long enough to get eggs, you collect the eggs and put them in the incubator, you spend 21 days trying not to candle too often, you hatch them, fall in love with the chickies and butcher them? Yeah Right !

    You Rock,

    good luck with the hatch,

  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    LOL, thanks Kim....I am hopeing they will be big fat hens! LOL But....I was told by an OLD chicken farmer...... [​IMG] the later in the year you or the hen sets eggs, the more likely they will be Roos. [​IMG] Guess I will just have to waite and see.
    Oh, and I was going to ask ya Kim....did ya go to the swap?? How was it!?? How many did ya come home with!?? LOL
  8. cheepchicks

    cheepchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2007

    I did go to the swap. Unfortunately the guineas I wanted to pick up for us while I was up there were already gone. (I am sorry) I will put prices to give you an idea of the savings

    My sister and daughter and I went.

    We got

    6 Standard Cochins pullet 20.00 mine
    2 Guinea Keets (expensive there) 8.00 mine
    2 Mandarin Ducks 41.00 mine
    1 aussie/heeler puppy 30.00 sister
    1 green cheeked conure 175.00 sister
    2 bird cages 70.00 sister
    2 emperor scorpions 15.00 daughter

    I consider it a day well spent ....not to mention the fact that we laughed and giggled the whole time.

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2007
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Awww, I was looking forward to keets....oh well. Thanks for trying. Im sure I will find some next spring....I hope. I dont want to order 25 again! However.....we are looking into ordering more cornishx next year, maybe I can get a few keets then.
    Sounds like you had a great time. Im happy for ya! You all NEEDED the time away. Everything you bought sounds great, EXECPT for the scorpions. CREEPY creatures! I am a scorpion...born in October...but I dont like em! LOL Dont think I could sleep in the house where they are, just in CASE they were to get out! [​IMG]
    Congrats again on a great day!
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'm interested in seeing how those birds come out! You need to hatch every last egg those three cornish x girls pop out.

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