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April 07, 2016, 06:44:21 PM
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Fat Daddy

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i got one..... I think this is before that last one hatched.... so here are 24. But all 25 are still do'n well and I think Ill move them out to the big brooder tonight after supper. too many in that tote for my like'n....


April 07, 2016, 07:28:38 PM
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Wow, what a bunch!!!!!!!!!! Healthy little critters!  thumbs up Look how different they look.....wow...... Ok, if I remember correctly........after I receive eggs.......24 hours setting and then into incubator, right? Brinsea cooking........ sunny

April 07, 2016, 07:33:00 PM
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JUST RECEIVED NOTIFICATION!!!!!!!!!!!!! EGGS ARE IN ATLANTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!    000

April 08, 2016, 01:53:33 AM
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Are some of them white already?

April 08, 2016, 03:06:45 AM
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Awesome Dawn! I had lost track of time with all my different hatched going. Did you ever candle? If I remember right, you don't do a lot of candle'n eggs..... My buckeyes are due to hatch this Sat.... I have two more loads of cornish after that and I'm done for a while.... One tues. the 11th and the last one tues the 18th...  It's get'n kinda hectic actually... I need a break!

You deserve a break, Bill.

I have not candled.  I find it dangerous.  Sunday or Monday is lockdown.

Right now, I'm hatching chickens mostly.  Also turkeys and cots.  Hope to put in some bobwhite eggs in a couple weeks.  I want to get the chickens out of the way first.

April 08, 2016, 09:01:41 AM
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Good morning Ladies,
Susie it looks like your eggs are at your PO. You should get them today. You asked about the settling. Normally yes, you would let the "settle" for 12 to 24 hrs. In this case i would skip that and put them in your bator as soon as its stable. Just dont plug in the turner for a day. If you look at the dates on the eggs, some of them are 10 days old today. By putting them in the bator now you allow cell division to begin as soon as possible. This allows time to 'settle" before you plug in the turner... We used to do this with quail when it was very hot in the pay it forward days...  To tell ya true, Iv have always doubted the need or logic for a "settling" period at all. It's said this is to allow the air cell to settle back to the top of the egg if it was damaged during shipping. I say, if the air cell was damaged. Let'n it sit on the counter top 24 hrs, or till hell freezes over, aint gonna fix it! But Ill keep my mouth shut and observe the old ways as long as it dont matter to my hatch......

Dawn none of the chicks hatched white. Some have areas that the fuzz is nearly white.... Six of the 10 day olds have wing feathers coming in and are snow white. two are showing color. Just a bit ,Mid shaft, of the wing feathers, and I dont know why.... All eight are from pen "A" and should be the best quality..... Pen "B" has two hens from Pandora. These could very well still throw chicks that dont initially feather out all white. This is a throw back to "dark cornish, Mr Meat" in the recent past... I am 3 generations away from any dark cornish in any whites at all.....   Ill be moving all chicks that show color to the "meat pen" and out of the running for a spot in my breeding program. If you ladies decide to keep any, Id recommend you do the same. Finding color in my white cornish makes my sphincter pucker! I absolutely have no doubt that any chick that shows a rusty orange freckle when it feathers out. Will be stark white when it is a adult. All my previous birds have done this....... Line "A" should not ever have any color thou..... I feel the chicks that have the brown/grayish/smokey down at hatch are the real keepers that carry the recessive white gene we are after.....  either way, they both taste just like chicken!

April 08, 2016, 09:13:18 AM
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That's it!!! I remember now when I received the lavender eggs......that's what you told me to do.  Thank you! I've had the Brinsea running since late yesterday afternoon.  Will pop them right in when I get home...............

April 08, 2016, 12:26:57 PM
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THEY ARE ON THE FRONT PORCH!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!! Thank you again Bill  hatch

April 08, 2016, 04:32:37 PM
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Bill, the box wasn't damaged at all!  One egg had kind of slipped down in the corner and was broken, but bless your heart, you sent 25, so I have a full bator!  :) I noticed when you wrapped the eggs, you left one end open......for oxygen? I've never shipped eggs, so I was trying to notice everything. Love you bunches.....again thank you! Is the address on the box where you want the lavender eggs shipped? Wish me luck! Yours will be on the way soon.....

Edit to add.......are any of these Pandora's offspring   :)

April 08, 2016, 06:21:12 PM
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I'm glad they made the trip Susie. Yes I leave one end open so they can breath.  Yes , please send the eggs to my address if you will. I gave him a old foamie but he ain't get'n along with it well. I plan to loan him my brinsea. So don't bother send'n too many, it can only hold 24 same as yours... Thanks Lady

April 08, 2016, 07:01:28 PM
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I'm excited......we don't have a farm or room like ya'll do. We had an aviary that we used to put the parrots outside in the gazebo but we just pull their cages out on the back deck now......Thought hmmmmm.......great grow out pen in the basement until ready to go outside.........I'm excited.....it turned out great!  cheers Maybe a peaceful sleep soon  roflmao


April 08, 2016, 07:02:57 PM
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I'm glad they made the trip Susie. Yes I leave one end open so they can breath.  Yes , please send the eggs to my address if you will. I gave him a old foamie but he ain't get'n along with it well. I plan to loan him my brinsea. So don't bother send'n too many, it can only hold 24 same as yours... Thanks Lady

I'll send 25 like you did Bill......turned out great!

April 09, 2016, 07:29:18 PM
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Susie you asked about "pandoras off-spring" the two hens in pen "B" are Pandora's daughters.... So the "B" chicks will be her grand chicks....

April 10, 2016, 10:42:47 AM
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Yes'um.......sorry, after I posted that I saw where you already answered that question......oops  scratch

April 10, 2016, 11:31:26 AM
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Bill, are there any feeding differences with the standard cornish?