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#1 2014-02-18 23:06:58

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
Registered: 2013-03-25
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lockdown

Just put 33 eggs into lockdown.  Candled all and will see how it goes. :nervous:

We have one that is responding already, it looks like a Mexican jumping bean, :shock:

Hope that it settles in okay!:please:

Love doing it but my belly is a total upset.  Have to settle in with a big glass of wine!!  Oh my what a hard life!!  :P

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#2 2014-02-18 23:53:56

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: lockdown

That is SO exciting :excited:

All the best hatching vibes out to you :hatch:

I love hatching but yes it can be a bit stressful at times :nervous:

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#3 2014-02-19 01:50:17

poplar girl
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Re: lockdown

Hope it goes great Hollowridge. Try to find things to do aside from watch the incubator our it will stress you out and you'll be tempted to open it :nervous: when you should just wait and let it happen.


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

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#4 2014-02-19 01:52:30

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Re: lockdown

Yay go Hollowridge! LEt us know how it goes. I locked down some Barred Rocks and Buff Orpingtons, Mottled Houdans and one lonely BCM today. My first hatch of EO's this year is a month old already and SO AMAZINGLY FRIENDLY. This is what comes of living in our boiler room and being hand raised. "Hopper" actually rides around the house on my shoulder =P. Crazy EO roos. :Crazy:


No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
~Heraclitus

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#5 2014-02-19 07:57:34

Island Girl
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Re: lockdown

Be strong hollowridge. ... remember bake muffins, lots of muffins, lol!! I send many happy hatching vibes  :cheer: 

XOX Monika

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#6 2014-02-19 12:41:38

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
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Re: lockdown

:thanks: for all the great vibes, will put them to good use.

Have calmed down a bit now,:thumbs: that the little Mexican jumping bean has settled down.  :whistle:  Was thinking oh no, we just put them in and to have one hatch so early what now?  We are ready but all  I could think of was 1 little fellow all alone in the brooder!  :Crazy: I know!  Ha Ha  Guess I will go shove some snow now.  I think our Ground Hog, SAM, was out party the night before his big day and that is why he didn't see his shadow!  :do?:

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#7 2014-02-20 14:15:31

hollowridge
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Re: lockdown

Day 20 we have heard chirping last night twice.  And this morning there is lots of chirping going on!  :jumping:  We have one that has also started to pip!  Grandkids are coming this afternoon for a bit, may or may not have a little show for them!:chickout:

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#8 2014-02-20 19:01:38

Island Girl
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Re: lockdown

oh wouldn't that be wonderful to be able to share that excitement with grandchildren! I hope you get many more pips and peeps  :wine: I woke up to three new EO chicks as well and I know our eggs were set at the same time so I think today will be a very good day for us both. ... go little chickies go!!

XOX Monika

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#9 2014-02-20 19:51:28

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: lockdown

:cheer: Go Chickies Go :cheer:

:excited:

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#10 2014-02-20 20:06:44

yardbirds
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Re: lockdown

and now for a little more hatching vibe...   :excited:  :jumping:  :applause: :jumping: :excited: 

Last edited by yardbirds (2014-02-20 20:08:57)


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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#11 2014-02-20 20:40:10

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: lockdown

Well the chicks should be poppin to that little diddy :hatch: :thumbsup:

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#12 2014-02-20 20:54:51

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
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Re: lockdown

Island Girl wrote:

oh wouldn't that be wonderful to be able to share that excitement with grandchildren! I hope you get many more pips and peeps  :wine: I woke up to three new EO chicks as well and I know our eggs were set at the same time so I think today will be a very good day for us both. ... go little chickies go!!

XOX Monika

Well not the excitement we hoped for, will get them back out in a day or so and they will get to see them afterwards ( cross my fingers and not counting our chickens before they hatch) :(

A few more pips here and one that should be out by tonight. 
We are back and forth watching; I know the old saying " a watched pot never boils", but we just can't help ourselves.  :whistle:

Good Luck Monika with yours, have to send some pictures!

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#13 2014-02-21 02:16:41

poplar girl
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Re: lockdown

Hatch day here as well and I have 7 of 12 out so far. Not going to open that incubator until tomorrow morning though :whistle: nope not going to!

I find most of my EOs are right on schedule to hatch between day 20.5 and 21.5 but if your temperature is a tad high or low it can shift things by a day.

Fingers crossed you get a great hatch hollowridge, you too IG!


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

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#14 2014-02-22 14:34:07

yardbirds
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Re: lockdown

:surfing:  Just wondering how these hatches turned out.  :pics: please.... lots of :pics:


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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#15 2014-02-22 16:48:32

hollowridge
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Re: lockdown

We have 23 out of 33 hatched! 70% so far. 2 were zipping and then stopped; we lost them :stomp:.  2 more needed some help, they started to give up.  They are out now and seem to be doing fine, wish we would have caught the other ones early.  They were so big in the shell that they couldn't get themselves into the pushed position, :sad:.

8 more in there that we will leave, it will only be 24 hours after hatch time at suppertime, so with any luck we will see more, but there is no action going on.

The Grandkids missed the first one to come out by an hour :duh:, so close. 

We have noticed a few good and a few bad things that we may have done.

1 BAD:  May need more fresh air in the room.  We have it in a room that we kept the door closed and the air temp at 22 -23 C.  Helped to keep things steady but may have had too much CO 2 in it. But we didn't block off any vents.

2 Good:  When getting the chicks out and eggs still going, we upped the room temp as high as we could for 15 minutes or so and add two kettles of boiling water right around the incubator, got the room humidity up to 60-70% before we did a quick snatch and shutdown, one held lid up and quickly dropped it as soon as the snatch was done.  Kept the humidity in the incubator above 60% at grab time. Not a dried out membrane to be had!  :jumping:  70-80% the rest of the time.

We have noticed a few of our Marraduna chicks have a brown patch down their back or on their head?  Is that a shell sticking problem or is it a normal color thing, don't remember that last year?

How did everyone else do?  Love to hear!  Will do :pics: later, promise.

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#16 2014-02-22 16:51:26

poplar girl
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Re: lockdown

Brown chick down or even a black spot on their head is normal.

:congrats: on your new babies hollowridge!


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

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#17 2014-02-22 17:43:40

yardbirds
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From: just north of Yorkton, Sk.
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Re: lockdown

:jumping:  :congrats:  I am almost getting the fever myself....but am trying to patiently wait until April.  Can't wait to see pics.


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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#18 2014-02-22 21:23:58

hollowridge
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From: Lunenburg, County, Nova Scotia
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Re: lockdown

Here are some pictures as promised.

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_0631_zps893adc5d.jpg

did you see the stripes on a few of the chicks?

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_0607_zps9511ac42.jpg

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_0636_zps62a51b2b.jpg

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_0634_zps96a85fdd.jpg

http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a601/hollowridge/IMG_0638_zps1a616ea3.jpg

The last one is our "Nanny" Chick Cam, we have an underwater camera and we hooked it up above the brooder, that way we can do the house work and keep an eye on them, and it is better then watching a T.V. show.

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#19 2014-02-23 00:35:40

Flat Rock Farm
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From: Branchton, Ontario Canada
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Re: lockdown

:congrats: what beautiful chicks :love: 

Oh can't wait for my first babies in about 11 days :thumbsup:

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#20 2014-02-24 05:35:37

NaturesPace
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From: Augusta county VA, USA
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Re: lockdown

:love: lovely bunch of chicks. Never gets old.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#21 2014-02-24 13:16:30

yardbirds
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From: just north of Yorkton, Sk.
Registered: 2012-07-09
Posts: 334

Re: lockdown

:congrats: :thumbsup:


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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