Category Archives: Orpington

April’s Fluffy Butts

Karen bought me a Brinsea Octagon 20 advance incubator a couple of months ago and I have been trying to figure it out. I had a Little Giant Styro that I was getting 80% hatch rates. This is my second hatch with the Brinsea and I am just under 50%, 7 hatched out of 15 set. My first hatch was even worse! somewhere around 30%. I was getting a bit bummed and frustrated till it dawned on me this past weekend that last year I was hatching mostly Barnyard Bastards from my own flock and this year it had been all shipped eggs. The few that I had set from my own flock in R-Com mini 3 egg incubator had been batting 1000! I had been comparing apples to oranges.

These babies hatched out April 18th & 19th from Hatching Eggs I ordered fromĀ The Fancy Chick

Orphingtons: Lavender, BBS, and Lavender

At one week

At two and a half weeks

Three Cuckoo Marans

At one week

At two and a half weeks

This final one is also a Golden Cuckoo Marans

1 week…………….two and a half weeks

Unfortunately I had sold all my roos to the local Santa Ria priest so I don’t currently have any fertile eggs. My Black Copper Marans Rooster started crowing last week though so maybe I’ll get some soon! Then I can test my new bator with fresh non-shipped eggs.

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