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#1 2013-03-07 15:27:34

dahlisgrams
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From: NY
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Waiting for pips

Another hatching nut here.. lol

Have 5 EO eggs in lockdown along with 3 Cream Brabanters. They should be hatching tomorrow. After that I have groups hatching every 3 or 4 days until the end of the month. Dark Brahmas, Sulmtalers, Swedes, Breda, Silver Spangled Hamburgs, Hedemora and of course, lots of EOs. More EOs than any of the others and they are from MD!!! All are developing beautifully and the plan is to hatch them in separate hatchers so they can be banded. Amazing for shipped eggs! I am so excited about getting my flock started again and so grateful to MD for the eggs. :jumping::thanks:

:excited:

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#2 2013-03-07 17:33:40

gubi
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Re: Waiting for pips

Interesting list of breeds you have hatching.  I guess we all like the rarer breeds.  I once attempted to hatch bantam Sulmtalers for my uncle growing up in Switzerland .  I had a broody bantam buff rock hen but unfortunately she abandoned her nest after 2 weeks. 
good luck with the hatch!


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 2013-03-07 21:53:39

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Waiting for pips

Oh very exciting....:excited:.  I agree with gubi some very interesting breeds but glad your hatching lots of EO's.  :thumbsup:

Way to go Glen for setting her up :cheer:

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#4 2013-03-08 03:16:27

dahlisgrams
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Re: Waiting for pips

There are only a few eggs each of the other breeds incubating and have more EOs than anything.. I really like the variety in the laying flock and figure they'll make good layers, especially in the winter. At least that's what I'm hoping. A friend was kind enough to share the sulmtalers and brahma eggs. The Sulmtalers are supposedly great meat birds and with the EOs, we should be all set in that department. Processed a few SFH last weekend and they taste great but there isn't a whole lot of meat on them. I cannot wait to taste EO!!!!!!! :eat:

Some of the breeds I have now aren't breeds I'd have again but there is no way to know without giving them a chance. The EOs spoiled me!! Since starting to process, I've been looking at breeds differently. Need breeds that can supply eggs and a good portion of meat. Great personalities are a major bonus. :EO:

Still no pips but I topped off the water and candled them gently and there is obviously something going on in most of them.. hard to tell in the others.

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#5 2013-03-08 03:23:09

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Waiting for pips

:hatch: Go Chicks!!!!!    :cheer:


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#6 2013-03-08 12:39:06

poplar girl
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Re: Waiting for pips

I am going to have to look up some of these breeds, I've never even heard of a few!

I hope your hatch(es) go great DG!!


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

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#7 2013-03-08 13:59:02

yardbirds
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From: just north of Yorkton, Sk.
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Re: Waiting for pips

:thumbsup:  Wishing you a successful hatch.  =D


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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#8 2013-03-08 22:46:53

dahlisgrams
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Re: Waiting for pips

Two EOs have pipped and are chirping at me like mad!! Thanks for all the good hatching wishes, y'all! I'm so excited to have some little EOs running around here again. :excited:

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#9 2013-03-09 01:40:26

poplar girl
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Re: Waiting for pips

:jumping: :hatch:


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

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#10 2013-03-09 03:05:25

Island Girl
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Re: Waiting for pips

Happy hatching! :thumbsup:

XOX Monika

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#11 2013-03-09 21:22:25

kenya
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From: Stratford, Ontario
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Re: Waiting for pips

Lovely groups of eggs, happy hatching!!!:chickout:

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#12 2013-03-09 23:47:25

Maggiesdad
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Re: Waiting for pips

This thread needs an UPDATE!  =D

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#13 2013-03-10 00:05:27

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: Waiting for pips

:nervous: Good luck! :hatch:

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#14 2013-03-10 01:07:15

dahlisgrams
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Re: Waiting for pips

http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w502/dahlisgrams/March9EuskalOiloachicks003.jpg
http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w502/dahlisgrams/March9EuskalOiloachicks008.jpg
http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w502/dahlisgrams/March9EuskalOiloachicks015.jpg
http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w502/dahlisgrams/March9EuskalOiloachicks010.jpg

Thanks everyone! These are the two EO and two Brabanter chicks that hatched!!! Any guesses on the sexes? They are in their temporary brooder box but so far are very healthy and vigorous. I'm so happy! :love:

Last edited by dahlisgrams (2013-03-10 01:08:04)

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#15 2013-03-10 01:11:48

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: Waiting for pips

Very cute :love:  Looks like my brooder right now :thumbsup:

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#16 2013-03-10 01:13:38

dahlisgrams
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Re: Waiting for pips

That's right! I think we got our Brabanter eggs from the same breeder too. They are actually related. :thumbsup:

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#17 2013-03-10 04:29:31

dahlisgrams
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Re: Waiting for pips

http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w502/dahlisgrams/March9CLSFHCBEOchicks021.jpg
http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w502/dahlisgrams/March9CLSFHCBEOchicks020.jpg

Here are a few more photos. :P

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#18 2013-03-10 05:58:09

Micah and Kiah
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Re: Waiting for pips

Beautiful :cheer:


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#19 2013-03-10 12:27:23

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: Waiting for pips

:jumping: :love: :jumping: :congrats: Can't wait to see a bunch more of those sweet yellow ones! :happycrowd"

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#20 2013-03-10 14:01:08

poplar girl
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Re: Waiting for pips

:congrats: So cute :love:


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

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#21 2013-03-13 22:53:40

dahlisgrams
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From: NY
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Posts: 267

Re: Waiting for pips

Maggiesdad wrote:

:jumping: :love: :jumping: :congrats: Can't wait to see a bunch more of those sweet yellow ones! :happycrowd"

Me too!!! :hatch:

Just put 7 more EO eggs in lockdown this afternoon. Part 2 of the hatch should begin this weekend. These eggs came from a trio of birds that were formerly mine, so I'm very familiar with the parents but do not have current photos. These were not shipped... :nervous:

The two EOs that hatched the other day are growing fast. One looks like it could be a recessive white and the other, which if I am correct is a pullet, has some grey on the wing feathers coming in.. we'll see!

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#22 2013-03-13 22:58:13

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: Waiting for pips

Cool! I'm looking forward to seeing how your hatch goes. :nervous:

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#23 2013-03-15 14:19:59

dahlisgrams
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From: NY
Registered: 2012-08-06
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Re: Waiting for pips

I waited as long as I could to bump humidity on the eggs though I stopped turning them a few days ago. Added water last night and this morning, I woke up to a bunch of pips in the EO eggs!!!!! More than half already! Come on chickies!!!!  :thumbsup::cheer::jumping::love::chickout:

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#24 2013-03-15 16:49:36

Maggiesdad
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From: Louisa County, Virginia
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Re: Waiting for pips

Oh wow! That's a good sign! I hate a staggered hatch...  The sportsman makes them come out like a popcorn popper.  :jumping:

Come on chickies! :cheer::cheer::cheer::cheer:

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#25 2013-03-16 05:17:39

dahlisgrams
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Re: Waiting for pips

Still a bunch of pipped eggs.. half have pipped, most on Friday morning, some in the afternoon but none have hatched.. starting to think something is wrong.:huh:

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