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Hot Chicks Poultry

Purebred Chicks and Fertile Egg Sales

MURRUMBATEMAN, NSW

2020 Weekly Hatching Schedule

It takes 21 days to hatch a chicken egg from when incubation starts (not from when an egg is laid). 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. 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 on a Sunday morning. 


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

Hatch #24
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs Loaded into Incubator
 Fertility Confirmed?
 Hatch Date
 Friday, 4 Sept
 Silver Laced Wyandotte
  9
 Yes
 Friday, 25 Sept
 
 Orpington
  6
  Yes
 
 
 Leghorn bantam (white)
  4
  Yes
 
 
 Plymouth Rock
  6
  Yes
 
 
 Silkies
  13
  Yes
 
 
 Barnevelder
  5
  Yes
 
 
 Partridge Wyandotte (bantam)
  1
  Yes
 
 
 Polish
  9
  Yes
 
 
 Silver Spangled Hamburg
  5
  Yes
 
 
 Lakenvelder
  5
  Yes
 
Hatch #25
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs Loaded into Incubator
 Fertility Confirmed?
 Hatch Date
 Friday, 11 Sept
 Orpington
  5
  Yes
 Friday, 2 Oct
 
 Silkies
 11
 Yes
 
 
 Vorwerk
 2
 Yes
 
Hatch #26
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs Loaded into Incubator
 Fertility Confirmed?
 Hatch Date
 Friday, 18 Sept
 Orpington
  13
 TBC
 Friday, 9 Oct
 
 Barnevelder
  18
 
 
 
 Polish
  13
 
 
 
 Partridge Wyandotte bantam
  22
 
 
 
 Silver Spangled Hamburg
  5
 
 
 
 Silkies
  6
 
 
 
 Silver Laced Wyandotte
  2
 
 
 
 Vorwerk
  8
 
 
 
 Lavender Sussex
 1
 
 
 
 Plymouth Rock
 10
 
 

What happens on Day 21? - Magic!!!