When will you set your last eggs for the year?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beepbeepinajeep, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Songster

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    I set some chicken eggs yesterday & am thinking I might do one more hatch of quail, but that I am pretty much done for the season. When do you typically do your last hatch?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    My last eggs hatched on the 27th of April.

    I'm hoping I can hatch out one hovabator full next year. In January.
     
  3. beepbeepinajeep

    beepbeepinajeep Songster

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    How long do you brood yours inside that you hatch out in January? I really don't enjoy keeping them in the basement too long... and we don't have permission of the extended family to use the barn or any of the outbuildings for our chickens;)

    At what age can they handle being outdoors in the fall/winter?
     
  4. dave3877

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    i keep mine going year round as long as im getting eggs from anything
     
  5. ChanceRider

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    Quote:I'm pretty sure we'll keep hatching all year also. Especially since my emu will begin laying eggs in November and I definitely want to put some in the 'bator this year.

    It all just depends upon the supply of eggs and the demand (from buyers) for chicks.
     
  6. Barred Rocker

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    My last hatch is going in tonight. One dozen Buff Orpingtons, have a dozen Barred Rocks due 4 days before that. That's it til next spring.
     
  7. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    whichever ones are set closest to 12/31/2009 at midnight! which maybe i will set some just then!!!!! in fact, i shall plan on it! [​IMG]

    thanks for the idea! i'm so on it!
     
  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    ooo... midnight Michigan time... that would be 10 PM here. Happy New Year. 12/31/09
     
  9. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Crowing

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    I am taking a break after this month been running the incubator 8 straight months, won't start up again until end of October or first of November.
     
  10. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

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    yippy! it'll be a crazy egg setting party. i'll invite everyone over to watch me put them in the tray! ooooooooh!
     

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