Saturday, January 29, 2011

I Didn't Expect Any...

to hatch! I have had a few eggs in my incubator but it has really had trouble keeping the temperature because the temperature drops so badly in the house at night but just a few minutes ago I heard some peeping and looked in the incubator and there was the egg pipped (the one with the MF on it--these are a mille fleur/ Japanese cross that I was working with before the raccoon came.I was working on a mille fleur Japanese but the raccoon got most of the breeding stock).

7 comments:

  1. Wow Rebecca, you are going to be a mommy! Congratulations.

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  2. Can't ever count them until they are hatched all the way, I have had too many die in the shell but he is doing good so far.

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  3. Best wishes on a successful hatch.

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  4. You never know how long it will take but if it sits there overnight and doesn't get any further, I usually help it out which is what I did with this one. He had only gotten half way around the shell. He is now in the brooder, by his lonely self. It is a staggered hatch so I hope I get a few more over the next few days so he won't be by himself (they tend to peep a lot when by themselves and the brooder sits in our bedroom closet).

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  5. I hope you get more to hatch out. Good luck with trying to replace what you lost. I tell you these blankity blank coons; or anything else after my chickens.

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  6. I swear that I keep hearing more peeping in the incubator but so far nothing. I had too many chickens before and am not sure I will get that carried away again but I definitely want enough meat birds to eat and dual purpose for eggs.

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