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Hello everyone!

Today I received my order from mypetchicken.com. I ordered a dozen assorted Blue Standards and a dozen assorted Best of Bantams. I received:

Blue Standards:
-3 Blue Orpington Eggs
-1 Lavendar Orpington Egg
-4 Blue Copper Maran Eggs
-4 Blue Splash Maran Eggs

Best of Bantam:
-3 Red Silkie Eggs
-3 Blue Silkie Eggs
-2 Barnevelder Eggs
- 4 Quail Belgian Antwerp Eggs

I'm pretty disappointed that over half of my order of the blue standards are all Marans and the rest Orpington... I was REALLY hoping for some Blue Laced Red Wyandottes and Ameraucanas as well.. The description for the order claims that you will receive eggs from ATLEAST 4 of the 8-10 breeds listed. I would have preferred a little more variety.

Either way, they are all set out now in the incubator! I candled them and some of the silkies have detached air cells for sure, but the rest are hard to tell. We'll see how it goes I guess! My incubator is set between 99 and 100 degrees and about 40% humidity right now. I got the Farm Innovators 2200 and it is working out really well so far. I have the eggs in bottomless egg cartons big side up to help re-attach the air sacs and have decided to place books under the edge of the incubator and go back and forth to sort of gently rock the eggs. I haven't decided how long I will keep them in the cartons for yet.

I have been reading through all of the incubation and hatching threads and I am so excited to get started!
Is anyone else out there getting ready as well?!

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Congrats, I just love to hatch eggs!!! Lol sorry you didn't get what you wanted but those are some good eggs there. I currently have 2 silkies and 2 polish eggs on day 8 in the bator now. Good luck and keep us posted!
 

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OKAY! So I have no self control and I couldn't resist candling my eggs at day 5! Here's what I found:

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YEAH BLUE SILKIE!!!!

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YEAH BELGIAN QUAIL ANTWERP

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Maybe my Lavender Orpington is developing? At first I thought it was a blood ring but I can see a smattering of veins at one end. So maybe?!

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Here's one of the many eggs thats not developing, it looks like the air sac was shaken and made two? Bifurcated?

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Here's another..

Overall I'm excited to see any growth! I'm going to check again on thurs with some friends (I promised) and again on day 10. I guess I'll cull the ones not developing then and take a look at them.. So far it looks like all my blue silkies are developing! Unfortunately none of the red silkies or the barnevelders. A couple of the belgian antwerp quail too though! Hopefully my lavender orpington and a couple of the blues. I tried one of the marans but I couldn't see anything through that shell so who knows. I will be thrilled with whatever I get!
 

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How much did it cost you an egg?
It was around $30 per dozen plus shipping. I did not have a good customer service experience with them when I called them. I would not recommend ordering from them unless you are getting just three chicks, since they are the only company that offers that I hear.
 

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i usually take them out of egg cartons on day 16, when i get shipped eggs i let them set for a good 12 hours before going into the incubator so that they can settle, i hope that you get a good hatch and that those airsacks reatach
 

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Hello all!

Here are some day 9 pics:

Blue Silkie #1:

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Blue silkies 2 & 3:

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My lavender orpington!!

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AND one of my Blue Splash Marans!

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I hope these pics show up as clearly here as they are on my iphone! I swear there are veins and embryos!! I was SO excited to actually be able to see in one of the Maran eggs! I suspect most of them are developing so I am very happy. I think maybe the blue orpingtons are developing as well. Unfortunately I culled all of my red silkies and barnevelders. I don't think any of my belgian antwerp quail eggs are developing either.
I think tomorrow (day 11) I am going to take the eggs out of their cartons and start hand turning them, all of the air sacs in the developing eggs are very stable and are doing great I think!
What do you all think?
 

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It was around $30 per dozen plus shipping. I did not have a good customer service experience with them when I called them. I would not recommend ordering from them unless you are getting just three chicks, since they are the only company that offers that I hear.
Hello everyone!

Today I received my order from mypetchicken.com. I ordered a dozen assorted Blue Standards and a dozen assorted Best of Bantams. I received:

Blue Standards:
-3 Blue Orpington Eggs
-1 Lavendar Orpington Egg
-4 Blue Copper Maran Eggs
-4 Blue Splash Maran Eggs

Best of Bantam:
-3 Red Silkie Eggs
-3 Blue Silkie Eggs
-2 Barnevelder Eggs
- 4 Quail Belgian Antwerp Eggs

I'm pretty disappointed that over half of my order of the blue standards are all Marans and the rest Orpington... I was REALLY hoping for some Blue Laced Red Wyandottes and Ameraucanas as well.. The description for the order claims that you will receive eggs from ATLEAST 4 of the 8-10 breeds listed. I would have preferred a little more variety.

Either way, they are all set out now in the incubator! I candled them and some of the silkies have detached air cells for sure, but the rest are hard to tell. We'll see how it goes I guess! My incubator is set between 99 and 100 degrees and about 40% humidity right now. I got the Farm Innovators 2200 and it is working out really well so far. I have the eggs in bottomless egg cartons big side up to help re-attach the air sacs and have decided to place books under the edge of the incubator and go back and forth to sort of gently rock the eggs. I haven't decided how long I will keep them in the cartons for yet.

I have been reading through all of the incubation and hatching threads and I am so excited to get started!
Is anyone else out there getting ready as well?!

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Don't trust the thermostat or hygrometer on that incubator, I heard they are not always right, run a different on inside. PM me I can give you the names of some people that have those breeds and they are not hatchery birds
 
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