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Oh and I used a hova-bator forced air incubator (Styrofoam) for this! Sorry someone asked above and I never answered.
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Sorry to hear the chick didn't make it ūüė™ ¬†Take my hat off to you for ending it's suffering, your Class has a very caring teacher. ¬†They are learning about the Circle of Life. ¬†Best wishes with the rest and yes, you did great for a first hatch. ¬†

I had asked about the brand of incubator, thanks for the info.  I purchase "day old" chicks from the feed store or CL but thought it would be fun to hatch some.  I've got so much more reading to do before I decide I'd want do it.  

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Final Update: chick did not make it, he was peeping like crazy with the bandage on (long, sustained peeps) and seemed extremely uncomfortable. Upon removing the bandages I saw that the intestines had come out even more and there was some bleeding so I made the decision to cull (broke his neck so it was quick) :hit still feeling pretty good about coming out of this with 11 chicks out of 12 eggs! 

Awe. Sorry to hear it. I was hoping that wasn't what it was, but that's pretty much a death sentence in itself. I'm surprised it made it as long as it did. You did a good job. That's great especially for a first hatch and it still counts as a 100% hatch rate. They all hatched.

 

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Oh and I used a hova-bator forced air incubator (Styrofoam) for this! Sorry someone asked above and I never answered.

Hovabator is the only styro that I would recommend. For the price and how well it works, it's definitely a nice mid range incubator. Especially the 1588 and 1583 with the picture window.

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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