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Offline 10framer

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first hatch of the year
« on: March 26, 2015, 10:44:24 PM »
well my first hatch is just about over.  looks like i had between 70-80 percent success.  with my luck they'll all be roosters. 

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Re: first hatch of the year
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2015, 11:11:41 PM »
Congrats! incubator  or broody hen ? Hey rooster are meat so you never lose :0P

Offline Maggiesdad

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Re: first hatch of the year
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2015, 11:26:12 PM »
I set 120 two weeks ago.. and pulled out 30 clears the other day. The last two cold snaps really pulled fertility down.

What kind of birds do you raise?

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Re: first hatch of the year
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2015, 12:50:49 PM »
incubator.
i've got ameraucanas, dominiques, marans and good old barnyard mix.  i bought the ameraucana eggs and then just threw in some of my free range bird eggs and then two more small sets of my mix birds behind it.  my hatch rate was only so so on the bought eggs and my own.  i'm going to set a couple dozen marans eggs and then take a break until late may.  by then it will almost be time to extract.

 

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