Hot Chicks Poultry

Purebred Chicks and Fertile Egg Sales

MURRUMBATEMAN, NSW

2019 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 #6
 
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs Loaded in Incubator
 Fertility Confirmed?
 Hatch Date
 Orders
 Fri, 30 Aug
 Silver Laced Wyandotte
 4
  Yes
 Fri, 20 Sept
  Bronwyn (4)
 
 Plymouth Rock
 9
 
 
  Sarah (9)
 
 Vorwerk
 8
 
 
 
 
 Silkies
 6
 
 
  Marissa (4)
 
 Barnevelder
 6
 
 
  Lou (6)
 
 Australorp bantam
 2
 
 
 
Hatch #7
 
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Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs Loaded into Incubator
 Fertility Confirmed?
 Hatch Date
 Orders
 Fri, 6 Sept
 Polish
 4
 TBC
 Fri, 27 Sept
 
 
 Plymouth Rock
 10
 
 
 
 
 Silkies
 15
 
 
 
 
 Vorwerk
 8
 
 
 
 
 Speckled Sussex
 2
 
 
 
 
 Barnevelders
 6
 
 
 
 
 Lavender Sussex
 4
 
 
 
 
 Silver Laced Wyandotte
 3
 
 
  Carlie (3)
 
 Australorp bantam
 7
 
 
 
Hatch #8
 
 
 
 
 
Eggs In
 Breed
 # of Eggs Loaded into Incubator
 Fertility Confirmed?
 Hatch Date
 Orders
 Fri, 13 Sept
 Leghorns
 3
 TBC
 Fri, 4 Oct
 Dan/Mel (6)
 
 Barnevelder
 6
 
 
 
 
 Vorwerk
 5
 
 
 
 
 Lavender Sussex
 9
 
 
 Dan/Mel (6)
 
 Polish
 12
 
 
 
 
 Silver Spangled Hamburg
 11
 
 
 Dan/Mel (6)
 
 Silver Laced Wyandotte
 8
 
 
 
 
 Speckled Sussex
 17
 
 
 Dan/Mel (8)
 
 Silkies
 16
 
 
 
 
 Australorps
 10
 
 
 Dan/Mel (4)

What happens on Day 21? - Magic!!!