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#1 2013-02-22 14:57:58

poplar girl
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Hatchaholism?

http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/General/f87741f71a7e7b26e96c8d8575eb90e0.jpg
:excited:
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/General/05f0c534cbc1e1b21230d8668702779e.jpg
:oops:

This is mostly for me but,
Eggs (left to right top):
Green SLF x Little Guy BHR , Ivy x Ozzie, Sapphire x Red BHR, Salt x my sweet but nameless spitz boy
Orange BHR x Little Guy BHR, Raven x Dusty, Yellow BHR x Ontario SLF
Bottom tray:
Old Gorria BHR x Red BHR, Purple BHR x Side Sprig BHR


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#2 2013-02-22 15:36:21

gubi
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Re: Hatchaholism?

Nice!  So how do you keep them straight at hatching?  I have finally separated out my Spitz and Big boy is now the sole rooster with the flock so i could easily have some EO eggs to hatch too.  I'm planing to do a test hatch with my new incubator for Easter.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#3 2013-02-22 16:07:09

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Hatchaholism?

Yep I have the same affliction :whistle: 

Just look at those sweet babies :love:  Hope you have a good hatch PG :thumbsup:

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#4 2013-02-22 21:36:28

Maggiesdad
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Re: Hatchaholism?

Me too! Nothing like a big ol' empty sportsman to make you want to be hatching! :excited:

Awesome egg layout - do you hatch into pedigree cages?

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#5 2013-02-22 23:39:10

mikencarol
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Re: Hatchaholism?

Hello....Father Time here...this is the voice of experience speaking..."Those big nice incubators can really make your feed bill go up in a few months,"....:funny:  I have been there and done that  :shock::banginghead::banginghead:


I have to keep reminding myself... "It is The Standard of Perfection...NOT the Standard of Quantity that we are striving for..."

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#6 2013-02-22 23:40:46

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Re: Hatchaholism?

;) yup! LOL I'm hoping their feed bill will go up and my feed bill will go down. :eat:

Hey, you been getting snow lately? :cozy:

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#7 2013-02-23 00:14:10

gubi
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Re: Hatchaholism?

Maggiesdad wrote:

;) yup! LOL I'm hoping their feed bill will go up and my feed bill will go down. :eat:

:thumbsup:


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#8 2013-02-23 03:21:08

poplar girl
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Re: Hatchaholism?

Y'all are right, my feed bill is definately be going up if all goes well. But my freezer will also be full of heritage chicken come fall :eat:

Gubi i have eggs from two pairs of EOs in each tray. I will candle around day 10 and discard any clears etc. then day 18 i will move the eggs into egg cartons for hatching. These trays have pins so you can place another tray on top for hatching. I bought some baskets at the dollar store that fit inside so can place one pairs eggs in a carton in the basket (the basket holds 18 eggs), the other just in the tray. Then once they hatch I have little colored elastic leg bands and I color code the chicks (note all the color related names of my hens :oops:). Right or left leg and two bands add to the number of combinations. Its working well, i have used it with the d'uccles so far. I will post some pictures when I get a chance. If the baskets are the right height you can also put one upside down on top of the other with the eggs in a carton inside and then twist tie or zip tie it closed. That also works well.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#9 2013-02-23 12:31:53

Maggiesdad
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Re: Hatchaholism?

ooooohhh! You are sooooo thorough! :thumbs:

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#10 2013-02-24 03:06:05

NaturesPace
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Re: Hatchaholism?

I heard there is no cure for what you have.

Get well soon. :thumbsup:


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#11 2013-02-24 11:58:58

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Hatchaholism?

The only cure is take away the incubators..........but there is always the broody hen :whistle:

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#12 2013-02-24 14:12:45

poplar girl
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Re: Hatchaholism?

I have 6 eggs under a broody hen too :funny: Rose is one week in and truely on cloud nine =D


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#13 2013-02-24 21:50:13

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Hatchaholism?

Oooo you got it baaad!!  :funny:

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#14 2013-02-25 12:54:33

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Re: Hatchaholism?

:thumbsup: Love it! It's a disease I tell you.  :whistle:

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#15 2013-03-03 14:10:04

poplar girl
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Re: Hatchaholism?

Well things are looking good for the EOs at 9 days. Only 6 EO eggs were no good (most had a blood ring but were older eggs) so that leave 58 potential EOs. Not so great on the d'uccles, only one egg of 24. I am a bit disappointed as 10 of the eggs were from a friend so not my pair to be able to set more. And Spitz are 4 for 4.

Oh and Rose the broody is 6 for 6. I finally had to reach under her to candle the eggs as she is sneaky about when she leaves the nest and very dedicated.

And my egg collection for the next hatch is growing nicely :excited:


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#16 2013-03-15 13:48:25

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Re: Hatchaholism?

So I am FREAKING out :nervous:

I've had 100% hatches on d'uccles and spitz in my incubator twice so far this year. But I had a dismal hatch on turkey eggs (2 of 6), the other turkey eggs were fully developed but no pips and I never opened them up. My thought was air cells too small so humidity too high for the turkeys but that's really just a guess.

My EO hatch is reaching the end of day 21 as i sit here typing. I had 1 fertile d'uccle and 4 spitz eggs in there with all the EOs, all 5 of them have hatched. But I only have about 5 EOs hatched so far out of 58 fully developed eggs. Only a few more pipped I can see and the rest NOTHING. I haven't opened the incubator yet and will wait for awhile but aren't EOs usually early? I have a very bad feeling about this and the worst part is I don't know what might be wrong so I can fix it for next time. Any thought guys...


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#17 2013-03-15 13:56:10

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Re: Hatchaholism?

Calm down and drink another cup of milk!  Spitz and TCP eggs are smaller so will hatch earlier.  My Spitz are always before the EO's


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#18 2013-03-15 13:59:48

poplar girl
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Re: Hatchaholism?

I notice you say milk not coffee :whistle: okay Gubi, calming down, I hope you're right :wise:

Thanks :oops:


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#19 2013-03-15 14:07:07

dahlisgrams
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Re: Hatchaholism?

Maybe milk is a better idea for me too.. :whistle:

I'm pretty new at hatching but that sounds like great advice to me. Be patient. They might be a little late hatching. Good luck, I can't wait for pics! :hatch:

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#20 2013-03-16 12:45:05

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Re: Hatchaholism?

How many EO chicks do you have today?  I just checked my EO and Spitz eggs and they are all still growing.  So by next week you can tell me to drink another cup of milk! :P


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#21 2013-03-16 13:26:52

poplar girl
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Re: Hatchaholism?

It isn't going to be a great hatch for the EOs gubi :sad: I pulled out the hatched ones last night as some were at about 36 hrs since the spitz and d'uccle were so early. This morning I have a few more out but lots of unpipped eggs. I am going to clean everything up in an hour or two. I think the final tally will be about a 50% hatch.

There was a gradient of the hatch getting poorer as the trays were placed higher in the incubator. 13 out of 15 on the bottom tray, i think only 6 of about 20 EOs in the highest tray. I suspect I have a humidity and/or temperature issue but I'm really not certain how to fix it.

I would also say it probably has nothing to do with the hatching eggs themselves, more to do with me and the incubator.

Hope your hatch goes ever so well!!!


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#22 2013-03-16 14:05:52

yardbirds
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Re: Hatchaholism?

:hug:  I am a newbie at all this....wish I even knew what to say.... Hope my impending hatch in about 8 days fairs well.  :huh:  About all I will venture to say is Good Luck to everyone who is incubating and hatching right now or about to start.  :huh: and :congrats: on the new hatchlings everyone.  :thumbs:


urban flock consisting two EOs thx Prairie Chick, one True Blue Ameraucana, and two Welsummers, thx Dan Smith and a gorgeous Easter Egger Hen, thx Flicker Chick. and 2 GLW pullets, 1 GLW cockerel, 1 SLW cockerel, 1 true blue Ameraucana pullet, and 4 EE pullets and 1 Cream Brabanter pullet, Thx to FRF, Anneke, and Fallyn.

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#23 2013-03-16 23:10:03

gubi
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Re: Hatchaholism?

Well that sucks.  I don't know how your incubator works.  But is it possible that a fan isn't working properly and that's why the progressively poorer hatch rates the higher up you get?  I would talk to cbotkins, he might have some answers for you.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#24 2013-03-17 03:17:32

poplar girl
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Re: Hatchaholism?

I'm in research mode gubi, I'll figure it out. Poor little gaffers though :sad:

The ones that made it are sure lovely little fluffies though. Lots of color variation. And at least one feather footer. I'll have to take some pictures.


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#25 2013-03-18 03:59:55

poplar girl
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Re: Hatchaholism?

A few photos of the successful aspects.

Rose with her brood of 5 chicks
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/TPC%20and%20TBC/30b34fbebc6ad500cca4fde5fdcd3c93.jpg
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/TPC%20and%20TBC/7ef8d5ec4c76aebc1479255bd09ee969.jpg

And a few EOs. The spitz hatched with the EOs are alarmingly friendly, not sure what's up with that.
http://i905.photobucket.com/albums/ac252/sulzmi/Euskal%20oiloa/117e892ab5d3e62c8430eb6f82f2ef89.jpg


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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