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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 #33
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs Loaded into Incubator
 Fertility Confirmed?
 Hatch Date
 Friday, 6 Nov
 Leghorn bantams
 4
 Yes
 Friday, 27 Nov
 
 Plymouth Rock
 3
 
 
 
 Silver Spangled Hamburg
 5
 
 
 
 Silkies
 4
 
 
 
 Silver Laced Wyandotte
 2
 
 
 
 Speckled Sussex
 4
 
 
 
 Barnevelder
 8
 
 
 
 Australorp bantam
 6
 
 
 
 Lavender Sussex
 8
 
 
 
 Orpington
 9
 
 
 
 Polish
 4
 
 
Hatch #34
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs Loaded into Incubator
 Fertility Confirmed?
 Hatch Date
 Friday, 13 Nov
 Orpington
 4
 Yes
 Friday, 4 Dec
 
 Silver Spangled Hamburg
 11
 
 
 
 Australorp bantam
 7
 
 
 
Polish
 3
 
 
 
 Plymouth Rock
 4
 
 
 
 Speckled Sussex
 1
 
 
 
 Barnevelder
 7
 
 
 
 Silver Laced Wyandotte
 2
 
 
 
 Lavender Sussex
 11
 
 
 
 Silkies
 5
 
 
Hatch #35
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
  # of Eggs Loaded into Incubator
  Fertility Confirmed?
  Hatch Date
 Friday, 20 Nov
 Silver Laced Wyandotte
  9
  TBC
  Friday, 11 Dec
 
 Speckled Sussex
 8
 
 
 
 Lavender Sussex
 4
 
 
 
 Leghorn bantam
 3
 
 
 
 Silkies
 3
 
 
 
 Silver Spangled Hamburg
 5
 
 
 
 Australorp bantam
 4
 
 
 
 Barnevelder
 6
 
 
 
 Orpington
 17
 
 
 
 Vorwerk
 2
 
 
 
 Polish
 6
 
 
Hatch #36
 LASH HATCH OF THE YEAR!
 
 
 
Eggs In
  Breed
  # of Eggs Loaded into Incubator
Fertility Confirmed?
Hatch Date
 Friday, 27 Nov
 
 
TBC
  Friday, 18 Dec

What happens on Day 21? - Magic!!!