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PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:19 pm 
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For experiment when I found a egg that I missed collecting one arvo, found it next morning at 6, was a -2 morning temp. Silky egg, was getting ready to set bator, marked this egg as -2. And yes is fertile and developing, when hatched if catch right one will.Mark chick with food dye to see if pullet.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:52 am 
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interesting -
I've wondered about our -7 eggs.
What is the freezing point of an egg?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:07 pm 
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Interested - I have free range-ish ducks and geese with eggs left in odd spots, not broody or sitting yet. Thought our minus-something temps (plus some odd hail) might have finished them: will let ducks/geese sit if they wish, sounds like it's possible eggs might be viable.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:00 pm 
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-2, egg has hatched, blue silky, will let fluff up and then Mark with food dye.,
This hatch so far 7 blue silkies, 3 splash laced red dottes.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:16 pm 
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Congratulations on that, Mycoola! Apart from the little bit of luck needed to have found an egg that "made it" in freezing conditions, you must have done everything right to encourage it's development through to hatching...... Was it on time? :)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:25 am 
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Yes perfectly on time, put food dye on it whilst still a bit wet , hope can see it.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:07 am 
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Day 22 another splash laced red Wyandotte hatched, another silky egg pipped, will check rest of eggs tonight. So now hatched 9 blue silkies and 4 splash laced red Wyandottes. If silky hatches then 10 silkies.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:06 pm 
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Hatch over so from 20, fertile eggs. 10 blue silkies, 5 splash laced red Wyandottes and 1 blr Wyandotte.bets on this one is pullet, let's see if right.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:43 pm 
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The blue silky chick is going well, have green coloured cable tie on leg to differentiate from others.


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