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Hatches 1, 2, 3, and 4 have all been sold, with the exception of the blacksexlink cockerals. 26 of those little rascals, left over. I have got to find a market for these things.

Hatch #5 has been cooking now since 3/17, it consist of 41 black sexlinks, hatch date is 4/8.

Hatch #6 will be going into the incubator 3/24 or 25 and will be 40 rhode island reds plus 1 egg from the pet flock, hatch date 4/15 or 16.
 

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Gee's twentynine, what ever are you doing with all your "free" time! I'm not sure you're keeping busy enough. ;) Congrat's on the incubating success!
 

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Hatch 5, 10 day candling. Pulled 7 duds. All 7 of the dud eggs were shaped the same narrow and elongated. Maybe I have a hen that's not being bred or maybe she's a domanent hen and the young roosters won't fool with her.
 

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At least you're seeing consistency with what eggs are failing.
Yep!
Saved eggs for 7 days, 7 duds. Now I need to try and figure out which hen is laying the duds.
You think my wife will mind if I borrow her lipstick to mark a hens butt? Even if I promise to bring it back!
 

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Hatch 6 candling.
Started on March 24, candling a bit early because I've got a busy week coming up.

41 eggs started
40 Rhode Island reds
1 mutt pet chicken (grand daughter's pet flock scicilian buttercup rooster)

Pulled 3 duds
 

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9 or 10 out so far.

Had 1 with unabsorbed yolk-open navel-intestines out, so I culled him. I absolutely hate doing that, but it's been my experience, that death comes slowly and seemingly painful to these chicks.

I'll try to pop a few pics.
 

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Upside down!

This iPhone is something else, just about the time I figure it out, I realise I don't have it figured out at all!

Going to try again.
 
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