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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

March 8, 2012
7:56 PM

Post #9035276

My random breed eggs from McMurrays started hatching today. I had 35 in the incubator. I candled them 2 days ago, and 12 were non-viable. So 23 remain. So far 4 have hatched, and 6 more have pips. Pic is of the first two. All yellow one came from a blue egg, so it's an araucana. Not certain on the others yet. My goal is to get just a few more interesting hens. I may get some extra!

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 9, 2012
7:40 AM

Post #9035655

the Araucana is most likely a Easter Egger(mixed breed) and not a true Araucana. If it is you will be the first to ever get one from a Hatchery.
Good luck with the rest of your hatch. Hope you end up with some real beauties
kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

March 9, 2012
1:13 PM

Post #9036009

11 so far. Here are some close-ups of some beauties.

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kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

March 9, 2012
1:14 PM

Post #9036011

Another beauty and a pic of the general scene.

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DonnaB
Vancleave, MS
(Zone 8b)

March 9, 2012
2:17 PM

Post #9036108

is that a Turken??? the little orangish one with the skin showing
kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

March 9, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9036117

Yes, turken. I have a black one also (1 yr old), and she is my favorite. Looks like this one will be reddish.
porkpal
Richmond, TX

March 9, 2012
5:58 PM

Post #9036305

What a bunch of cuties! It will be fun to figure out what breeds you have.
kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

March 12, 2012
8:25 PM

Post #9040445

14 total. 3 were very weak, but are doing better.
porkpal
Richmond, TX

March 12, 2012
9:09 PM

Post #9040487

Sounds like a pretty good hatch!
kosk0025
Salem, OR
(Zone 8b)

March 12, 2012
9:46 PM

Post #9040522

14 out of 35 = 40%; mail order eggs. This is the best I have done. Considering I only need/want 2 or 3 more hens, this should be plenty. One Polish in the group. 4 feather footed. One turken. The easter egger. and that's about all I have figured out so far.
catmad
Pelzer, SC
(Zone 7b)

March 13, 2012
7:06 AM

Post #9040825

kosk0025, what assortment did you get? I looked into hatching eggs, but they were so expensive that I threw the idea out.
I have lots of broody breed hens, and I thought it might be fun, but I guess I'm just too darn cheap *G*.
smedgekles
Conroe, TX

March 13, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #9041143

awww what sweet little fluff balls.

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Eufaula
Eatonton, GA
(Zone 8b)

March 14, 2012
12:20 PM

Post #9042637

Grabbag Surprise Babies, What fun!!!

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