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 #13
 
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs
 Fertility Confirmed?
 Hatch Date
 Orders Taken
 Friday, 29 Sept
 Polish
 7
 Yes
 Fri, 20 Oct
 
 
 Partridge Wyandotte bantam
 11
 Yes
 
 Jess (4)
 
 Plymouth Rock
 6
  Yes
 
 Sharon (2)
Jon (2)
Ed (2)
 
 Silkies
 3
  Yes
 
  Alexia (2)
Jon (1)
 
 Australorp bantams
 10
  Yes
 
 
 
 Vorwerk
 5
  Yes
 
 Jess (2)
Sharon (2)
 
 Lavender Sussex
 5
  Yes
 
 Jess (1)
 
 Pekin bantam
 6
  Yes
 
 Jess (2)
 
 Light Sussex
 5
  Yes
 
 Vikki (3) HOLD
Sharon (2)
 
 Speckled Sussex
 10
  Yes
 
April (2)
 
 Naked Necks
 7
  Yes
 
 
 
 Silver Laced Wyandotte
 8
  Yes
 
 
Hatch #14
 
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs
 Fertility Confirmed
 Hatch Date
 Orders Taken
 Fri, 6 Oct
 Vorwerk
 5
  Yes
 Fri, 27 Oct
 Shaun (2)
 
 Silkies
 6
  Yes
.
Shaun (3)
Megan (2)
 
 Lavender Sussex
 17
  Yes
 
 Shaun (2)
Vikki (rest)
 
 Plymouth Rock
 7
  Yes
 
  Rebecca (7)
 
 Polish
 7
 Yes
 
 
 
 Silver Laced Wyandotte
 7
 Yes
 
 
 
 Speckled Sussex
 10
  Yes
 
 Peter (8)
 
 Pekin bantams
 5
  Yes
 
 
Hatch #15
 
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs
 Fertility Confirmed?
 Hatch Date
 Orders Taken
 Fri, 13 Oct
 Polish
 8
 TBC
 Fri, 3 Nov
.
 
 Silkies
 20
 TBC
 
 Allison (4)
Melanie (4)
Iain (2)
Karen (4)
John (6)
 
 Lavender Sussex
 20
 TBC
 
 Karen (4)
 
 Light Sussex
 30
 TBC
 
 Karen (4)
Drew (2)
 
 Plymouth Rock
 4
 TBC
 
 Drew (2)
Ed (2)
 
 Vorwerk
 5
 TBC
 
  Brenda (3)
 
 Pekin bantams
 14
 TBC
 
 
 
 Partridge Wyandotte bantams
 7
 TBC
 
 
 
 Speckled Sussex
 12
 TBC
 
 
 
 Australorp bantams
 10
 TBC
 
 
 
 Silver Laced Wyandotte
 8
 TBC
 
 

What happens on Day 21? - Magic!!!