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Yay! Hatching eggs and tryin' out incubators! (Pic of ducks :) 8th p)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GracefulBantams, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    I am so excited! My Bantam girls have finally started laying again! I now have 2 MF. d'Uccle eggs, 2 SS. Hamburg eggs, and 1 W. Cochin egg.
    The best news is that I asked if I could go ahead and start incubating them, and Mom said "yes" [​IMG] I was going to have to wait until the first of March.
    So, if they keep laying 1 a day, I'm going to set them this upcoming Monday, then again the next Monday, and so on - to have a staggered hatch. (I am planning on only hatching about three weeks worth for now, because, then I am going to save up eggs to trade with some people)

    I'm probably going to be asking you guys for help along the way, because I am trying out a incubator for the first time.
    I got this incubator at a garage sale last Fall, so I am not positive of it's previous history. I do know that the inside is perfectly clean, but the outside is all dusty because it was stored without a box, in an old shop. I'm thinking that it was only used once, or maybe never, because of how clean the inside is.

    It is much nicer than the Little Giant I used to borrow. This one is a Hova-bator, forced air (it has a fan). It also has a window top and a turner [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Over-all I am extremely excited, but I am still slightly stressed (incubating does that to ya!) [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2008
  2. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Okay, for those of you that want to know speciffics [​IMG] Here is the exact mobels of what I have:
    Incubator
    Turner
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    I'm jealous, I don't even have an incubator yet... [​IMG]
     
  4. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Oh, I am sure you will wind up getting one sooner or later [​IMG]
     
  5. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Okay, after struggling all day long with the temperature, I have now loaded the 'bator *waiting for the fanfare* [​IMG]
    The current list of eggs is:
    5 Hamburg
    3 Cochin
    3 d'Uccle
    2 Duck
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I'm glad to hear the temperatures are holding steady for you. Good luck with your hatch.

    Jody
     
  7. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Thanks, hinkjc.
    Okay, we have been at a pretty steady 100*F all today, but I keep bumping it down just a hair.
     
  8. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    ~*fanfare*~ [​IMG] [​IMG]


    Congrats and ah... yeah, I ended up ordering a 'bator. [​IMG]
     
  9. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Thanks for the fanfare [​IMG]
    Glad you are getting a bator so soon! Just be sure to join the Hatchaholics anonymous group ASAP [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Hey, don't you live somewhere around here (Durant)...
     
  10. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Antlers area (home) and I work in Hugo. [​IMG] I'm not too far from Durant, about an hour or so. I don't know why I thought you were in the OKC area.


    See... I just HAD to get the bator so I could catch a really good deal for SpeckledHen's eggs and... yeah... lol [​IMG] Hatchaholics anonymous here I come!
     

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