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AND we have 3 peepers so far, the first one zipped at 10pm and boy was he angry!! It peeped loudly for an hour, I finally had to check on it and make sure everything was okay. the other two came sometime during the night, they are fluffing properly so I'm going to leave them in the incubator for a while. They are knocking the other eggs around and I don't want them rolling one over so that it ends up pipping the wrong way. I'm gonna wait til it warms up a bit then toss a blanket over me and the bator then pull the chicks out and give them to my hen.


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Okay. So I put a sweater over my head and the incubator, collected the hatched chicks and gave them to my broodie hen Princess. The sweater was to help keep any humidity from escaping and it worked, my breath actually increased the humidity yay me! At first Princess was up set, then she was okay and THEN she decided there was one that she didn't like and tried to break its leg. =( Fortunately I had the brooder right next to me and an incandescence light on stand by. So I took the chicks away, I didn't want to risk her deciding she didn't like one of the others instead. The chick is fine, a little bruised and a little scared but fine.

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AND we have 3 peepers so far, the first one zipped at 10pm and boy was he angry!! It peeped loudly for an hour, I finally had to check on it and make sure everything was okay. the other two came sometime during the night, they are fluffing properly so I'm going to leave them in the incubator for a while. They are knocking the other eggs around and I don't want them rolling one over so that it ends up pipping the wrong way. I'm gonna wait til it warms up a bit then toss a blanket over me and the bator then pull the chicks out and give them to my hen.

Yay!

 

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Okay. So I put a sweater over my head and the incubator, collected the hatched chicks and gave them to my broodie hen Princess. The sweater was to help keep any humidity from escaping and it worked, my breath actually increased the humidity yay me! At first Princess was up set, then she was okay and THEN she decided there was one that she didn't like and tried to break its leg. =( Fortunately I had the brooder right next to me and an incandescence light on stand by. So I took the chicks away, I didn't want to risk her deciding she didn't like one of the others instead. The chick is fine, a little bruised and a little scared but fine.

Awww  :( hens can be so finicky.

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Got another chick during the night! woohoo.

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