Hot Chicks Poultry

Purebred Chicks and Fertile Egg Sales

MURRUMBATEMAN, NSW

2017 Weekly Hatching Schedule

It takes 21 days to hatch a chicken egg from when incubation starts. I operate a weekly (Friday) loading/hatching schedule. Eggs are loaded in the incubator every Friday pm. On Day 7 & 18 the eggs are candled to check for fertility and healthy embryo development. Not all eggs loaded turn out to be fertile and not all fertile eggs hatch.  After candling, numbers are adjusted below to reflect what is likely to hatch on Day 21. Orders are allocated based on these expected numbers but actual numbers are not known until after the hatch is completed. After the hatch the incubator is emptied, chicks are tallied and placed in a brooder. They are observed for a day to make sure they are healthy and eating/drinking before they are collected. If your order has been successfully filled you will receive a confirmation text/email on Saturday am to confirm collection on Sunday am. In order to fill some orders it is necessary for me to HOLD some chicks back for a week to add to the next hatch. This saves you making 2 trips to collect your entire order.


Please be patient and remember - "don't count your chickens before they hatch"....

Hatch #18
 
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs
 Fertility Confirmed?
 Hatch Date
 Orders Taken 
 Fri, 3 Nov
 Partridge Wyandotte bantam
 3
 TBC
  Fri, 24 Nov
 
 
 Australorp bantam
 10
 
 
 
 
 Pekin bantam
 5
 
 
 
 
 Polish
 12
 
 
 
 
 Vorwerk
 5
 
 
 
 
 Naked Necks
 4
 
 
 
 
 Silkies
 12
 
 
 
 
 Plymouth Rock
 7
 
 
 
 
 Lavender Sussex
 16
 
 
 
 
 Speckled Sussex
 9
 
 
 
 
 Light Sussex
 15
 
 
 
Hatch #19
 
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs
 Fertility Confirmed?
 Hatch Date
 Orders Taken
Fri, 10 Nov
 Silver Pencilled Wyandotte bantam
 3
 TBC
 Fri, 1 Dec
 
 
 Naked Necks
 4
 
 
 
 
 Polish
 5
 
 
 
 
 Lavender Sussex
 7
 
 
 
 
 Pekin bantam
 6
 
 
 
 
 Australorp bantam
 13
 
 
 
 
 Partridge Wyandotte bantam
 10
 
 
 
 
 Vorwerk
 5
 
 
 
 
 Speckled Sussex
 3
 
 
 
 
 Silkies
 5
 
 
 
Hatch #20
 
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs
 Fertility Confirmed?
 Hatch Date
 Orders Taken
 Fri, 17 Nov
 Australorp bantams
 17
 TBC
 Fri, 8 Dec
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 Naked Necks
 5
 
 
 
 
 Vorwerk
 5
 
 
 
 
 Pekin bantam
 2
 
 
 
 
 Polish
 5
 
 
 
 
 Silkies
 2
 
 
 
 
 Lavender Sussex
 8
 
 
 
 
 Partridge Wyandotte bantam
 11
 
 
 
 
 Light Sussex
 4
 
 
 

What happens on Day 21? - Magic!!!