Starting October 8, hatch October 29

Discussion in 'Incubation & Hatching' started by twentynine, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. twentynine

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    I'm going to start collecting eggs tomorrow.

    The good news is that the recently aquired RIR hens have settled in and have started to lay. So numbers being what they are I might make a 50 or 60 egg hatch. Probably 30 - 40 RIRs and 20 - 30 BSLs.

    If the egg count number is on the low side I may opt to use my small incubator.
     
  2. cogburn

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    Sounds like a plan !!
     

  3. Energyvet

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    Go for it! Good luck in your endeavors.
     
  4. twentynine

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    First day of egg saving didn't go to well.

    I had a late afternoon Dr apt. Long story short I am now on blood pressure meds (d%#^***+).

    My wife collected eggs, mixed RIRs with BSLs, cracked a couple, egg white smeared on the others, so I washed them put them in the fridge. Maybe it will go better this evening.
     
  5. twentynine

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    10 eggs set aside 6 RIRs, 4 BSLs.
     
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    Total now 11 RIRs, 7 BSLs
     
  7. twentynine

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    Now 18 RIRs, 13 BSLs.
     
  8. cogburn

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    Stackin em up !!
     
  9. twentynine

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    3 more days to save eggs, I should end up with around 45 - 50, shouldn't be hard to cull them down to 40 perfect eggs.
     
  10. twentynine

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    Totals as of today 26 RIR, 17 BSL
     
  11. cogburn

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    Rock & Roll !!!!
     
  12. twentynine

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  13. Italy-Dan

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    I would like ask you what are BSL and RIR,because i don't know this symbol.I think it may be male and female..Thank you
     
  14. twentynine

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    BSL = black sexlink. A crossbreed between a RIR rooster and a barred rock hen. Sex of the hatchling can be determined by feather color at the time of hatch.

    RIR = Rhode Island Red. One of the traditional American rock breeds.
     
  15. Italy-Dan

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    Thank you so much Twentynine :)
     
  16. twentynine

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    I re-examined my work schedule, decided to put them down tonight, rather than wait for tomorrow.

    Final score started, RIR - 41, BSL - 27.
     
  17. Energyvet

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    Congrats 29. Nice work!
     
  18. cogburn

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  19. twentynine

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    Day 1 temp holding, turners turning, fan is fanning, all is well, in incubator land.

    It's getting to be a real drag getting up at 0300 to go to work on day shift. My wagon is draggin today.