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#26 2012-12-23 00:19:15

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

NaturesPace wrote:

That yellow chick looks angry. So cute! :chickout:

:funny: Your right, it's like he's saying "what are you lookin at" LOL

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#27 2012-12-23 01:31:23

Susan
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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

NaturesPace wrote:

That yellow chick looks angry. So cute! :chickout:

Betcha that's a Roo!  That's their expression.

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#28 2012-12-23 03:19:07

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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

Aww :xmas:

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#29 2012-12-23 11:08:40

Chrish
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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

Thank you and :xmas: to you and every one else on this awesome forum


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#30 2012-12-23 11:44:48

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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

OK i'm done hatching and have some interesting numbers but I thought this was a poor hatch I was using the auto humidity pump for the first time set to 45% for the first 18 days and then 65% for hatching. All the ones that were dead looked shrink wrapped so on my next batch I'm going to try 50%. Any how here is what we got

01 to 05 day old  10 hatched 02 dead = 83%
06 to 10 day old  07 hatched 03 dead 02 unfertilized  70% not including the 2 unfertilized 58% including them
11 to 15 day old  07 hatched 02 dead 03 unfertilized  77% not including the 3 unfertilized 58% including them
16 to 20 day old  06 hatched 01 dead 05 unfertilized  86% not including the 5 unfertilized 50% including them   

62.5 % hatched
21% never started not fertile or early death
16.5% developed but didn't make it out

71% for the eggs 10 days old or newer
54 % 11 days and older


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#31 2012-12-23 14:26:15

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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

That make sense to me Chris. The embryos as the eggs get older hatch a bit slower and just seem a bit more likely to not make it if stresses happen. Hatching eggs from my birds that are 10 days or 2 weeks old seems to go okay, I think where we run into trouble is when you add the stress of transporting the eggs by mail or even in a car, thus the importance of only shipping eggs less than a week old.

You may want to get a Spot Check thermometer and check the temperature in your Brinsea. I know I have 2, an Octagon advance and an Ova-Easy cabinet one and the temperature reads low on one and high on the other.

You did a great job of keeping track of your numbers.


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

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#32 2012-12-23 15:59:58

Chrish
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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

got a few pics of the first ones in the temporary brooder.

http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_04341_zps5487f456.jpg
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_04331_zps8f782436.jpg
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_04321_zpse59a5b70.jpg
http://i1167.photobucket.com/albums/q637/crookhousefarm/IMG_04311_zpsab848b3b.jpg

This will be home for a few days just until they look strong enough to go to my brooder in the coop outside


Hobby farmer raising food the way nature intended. Dexter cows, Berkshire pigs, heritage breed Chickens,
Euskal Oiloa, Barred Plymouth Rock, and a wish list as long as my arm. Twitter @crookhousefarm

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#33 2012-12-23 16:24:33

NaturesPace
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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

Thanks for the photos! I never get tired of seeing chick photos. Love the passed out brown chick at the bottom of the second photo. :love:

Last edited by NaturesPace (2012-12-23 16:26:20)


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#34 2012-12-23 19:28:15

skeffling lavender farm
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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

Lovely!  I never tire of them either and that makes me want to get the incubators out! :hatch:  I love to see happy little crashed out napping chicks! :thumbsup:

I agree, I have hatched 3 weeks old eggs, if your storage is good and they are not stressed, you do Ok with them.  It is great to be able to have chicks all the same age rather than 3 separate age groups from the same eggs collected over 3 weeks.  For shipping yes, definitely the younger the better!

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#35 2012-12-23 20:02:50

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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

OMG they are so cute :love:

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#36 2012-12-25 02:54:37

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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

:congrats:

I did a hatch in the late summer and also found the older eggs were a poor show.  :goodthread:


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http://www3.sympatico.ca/chaparral/amblecroft.html

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#37 2012-12-25 06:10:33

Micah and Kiah
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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

Great photos!  Love the variety of colours.


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#38 2012-12-26 22:33:50

Little Boy Blue
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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

:goodthread: :thanks:


Cottage Hill Black Copper Marans & Cream Legbars

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#39 2012-12-26 23:46:24

Susan
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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

They are gorgeous! One thing Chris, is it possible to use shavings or something else in the brooder ? Newspaper can lead to splayed legs and I would hate for you to lose any of those babies.

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#40 2012-12-27 01:05:25

Lindy Lou
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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

I use puppy training pads in my brooder until they are two weeks old then I switch to shavings


Some of us are driven by the need to make animals a part of our lives. We are soothed by their presence, fascinated by their behavior, and amused by their antics.

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#41 2012-12-28 20:45:53

Little Boy Blue
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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

I had six Cream Legbars hatch a week and half ago.  I finally got back to the egg records to see how old each egg was.  Here are my results.

01 to 05 day old  02 hatched 100%
06 to 10 day old  02 hatched 01 dead 67%
11 to 15 day old  02 hatched 01 dead 67%

75% hatched
25% developed but didn't make it out

83% for the eggs 10 days old or newer
67 % 11 days and older


Cottage Hill Black Copper Marans & Cream Legbars

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#42 2012-12-28 21:59:28

Micah and Kiah
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Re: 20 day old eggs in the incubator

I'm finding the data very helpful.  I know there are many factors to a successful hatch and this is a key one!


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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