What Are You Hatching In The Spring?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Redcatcher, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    Winter is not even officially here yet but I am finished hatching for this year. I am looking forward (God willing) to hatching some silkied Americaunas, paint Silkies, more buffs to sell, Tuzos and Madagascars although it looks like all three of them are hens.
     
  2. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Planning on hatching some Coturnix quail(if I can wait until spring [​IMG]), Muscovy and Ancona ducks, and would like some BBS Ameracaunas.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Spring? I'll be hatching EEs an Cochins all winter.
     
  4. txcarl1258

    txcarl1258 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RebelCowboy, don't tempt me! LOL I need to get some more cages built first. I don't think I can wait till spring the storage shed is pretty empty and have plenty of space for a brooder! I need to wait though because my Wife is due in Feb. so I am going to be very busy!
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I 'planned' on turning the bators off over 3 months ago, so now, instead of having one incubator and one hatcher, I've got both incubators full of eggs incubating! The seramas are due later this week, so then I'll be back down to one bator and one hatcher, but this is almost November!! At least I was able to stop hatching coturnix, my 'babies' are 2-3 weeks old. I'm hoping that this warm-ish weather will hold out long enough for them to be able to go outside before it gets too cold, I really don't want coturnix in the house all winter [​IMG]

    As for what I'll be hatching, pretty much any and all eggs laid by my purebred chickens (black Ameraucanas; white and b/b/s silkies; black mottled, partridge, and b/b/s bantam cochins; mille fleur, porcelain, and black mottled d'uccles; b/b/s, mottled, and spangled OEGB; Golden Lakenvelders; and maybe some of the LF OEG), pair of lilac turkeys, geese, and ducks. I'm sure I'll hatch some of the coturnix and button quail eggs, and any guinea eggs that I can find. There is a HUGE sale here in the spring, things sell for outrageous prices! I was told by quite a few people that it is a 'sellers' auction....one person said that he'd seen single guinea hens sell for $150 each [​IMG]

    I'll probably hatch some doves too, though I'll leave that job up to the parents [​IMG]
     
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  6. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    last year I spent time improving the quality of my stock so I'm hoping to do some line crossing this spring as well.

    I will be hatching

    Wheaten ameraucanas
    Buckeyes
    Welsummers
    Barnevelders
    Guineas
    Indian runner ducks

    I'm thinking about taking pre-orders for pick up only chicks starting in Feburary.
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Spring?? I have 7 incubators with eggs in 'em right now, and plans to keep them full after all THESE hatch!

    I like colored egg layers. I also like bantam breeds nearly as much as I like their full-sized cousins. But EEs and Cochins are also my favorites.
     
  8. silkie_sue

    silkie_sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll be hatching Silkies and Showgirls. Hubby say's Santa's going to bring Me a incubator but I'm pushing for sooner...[​IMG]. Sooooo maybe I'll be hatching a new generation of Showgirl, mine are 11th. generation now....Butttt if I could hatch early raise all winter{ that'd be 12 th generation} then I still could get the 13th generation by summer...Yea!

    Suz
     
  9. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
    Spring? Waddaya mean talking about SPRING when it's not even winter yet?

    [​IMG] I am planning a mid-November hatch. [​IMG]
     
  10. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hoping to have a broody ready when we go to Ca. in May... would like to bring her home some California Americauna eggs! [​IMG]

    Will have my friend standing by with her incubator if broody changes her mind while I am gone. [​IMG]

    Best souvenier? FERTILE EGGS! [​IMG]

    ... other Spring plans include a new, more secure pen and coop! (for the new Ca. babies!)

    (... and , yes, I am counting before they hatch, or even layed [​IMG] )
     
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