First hatch – JG + BO chickens – 30 May-2 June…

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June 14, 2014 by janem213

Two lots of different eggs – hatching at the same time! Not intended, bit of a lack of planning! Incubation periods of 21 days (chickens) and 30 days (geese) – if it had been ducks at 28, I would probably have realised immediately. So at exactly the same time both started to hatch…

The first night I was up every 2 hours, the second every 4 hours. On top of a very busy week (luckily this was the weekend) it was exhausting!

Firstly, more Jersey Giants and some Buff Orpington chickens… Here are the first four, two of each:
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My favourite photo is this one… Talk about us and them!
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Some (as you know) went under the Dorking but weirdly the rest went to their new homes as lots of JGs and 1BO…
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…and lots of BOs and 1JG!!!
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In the incy 10th May 2014

Candling at one week, of 28 eggs (all JG except 10 BO) 23 looked good (8 of them BO).

Prior to the hatch13 JG and 7 BO looked good…

9 JG and all 7 BO hatched : )

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