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  1. ronott1

    11th Annual 2020 New Years Day Hatch-along!

    Wow! 11 years! of Hatching in the Cold Dark of Winter! At noon on December 11, 2019(local time), people all over the world will be setting eggs with the goal of hatching out hundreds of cute little fuzz-butts all on the same day: New Year's Day 2020! Other poultry will be sooner or later...
  2. Fallenone05

    Brinsea Mini 2 Advance questions!

    Hey y'all! I got my first incubator and it's a Brinsea Mini 2 Advance. I'm on my last week of incubation, my six eggs are growing and thriving!! I've got a hygrometer/thermometer inside the incubator and my humidity has been around 35-40%. It's been reading about 2F cooler than what the...
  3. Clappmeg

    Late Hatching Egg Viability and Genetics Question

    Hi all! I've had a Silkie sitting on a small clutch of 3 eggs for 3 weeks now. 2 of the eggs hatched (one last night, one the day before). I' don't think the last egg will hatch. The other day I could not find it in the nest to check and it had been buried underneath some hay and although was...
  4. Johnny829

    Hatching quail eggs dilemma

    So it's my first time hatching coturnix quail eggs. They are already in incubator for 2 days and I read online that I'm supposed to have them pointy down until day 15. But apparently as a newbie, I did not. They kind of just lay on their side now and it's an automatic turn incubator. So I don't...
  5. Jemima Duck

    Duckling mass death diagnostic

    Hello BYC, I hate to have to write this message out because I'm bordering on crying. 7/7 ducklings that made it to hatch have died shortly after hatching. Important information: *The eggs were from young birds, they had only been laying for a few months. They were small, to the point that...
  6. Clappmeg

    Chicks snuggling with broody?

    Hi all, I have a broody silkie chicken sitting on 3 eggs which are developing great as far as I can tell.. they look to be about 11-12 days along. I have two older chicks in my flock (about 3-4 months old). Both of them but especially one in particular have seemed to take a liking to my broody...
  7. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331’s Hatch Thread!!!

    @FortCluck thought I should make a thread for my hatch and I thought that was an excellent idea so here I am!! :D Sooooo.... I kind of sort of accidentally ordered hatching eggs about a week and a half ago. :lau :hide They just shipped out today!! I am super excited!! They are assorted...
  8. Claudinechick

    Please Help! Day 23 going on 24!

    Hi! Last summer I incubated 12 eggs and got 12 healthy chicks out of it all born on the 21st day. this time I incubated 7 eggs and with the same humity and temperature settings I now only have 1 chick still alive (still haven't hatch). The worst is that the chick is on day 23 and still no...
  9. K

    SHOULD I HELP!?? Chick has been piping over 48 hours?

    I have an quail egg that just seems to not want to hatch. It’s been piping over 48 hours and I’m worried that it can’t get out. I know the chick inside is still alive, and pretty active because I can see it through the hole. I know assistance is a last resort but I’m getting worried. I don’t...
  10. K

    Egg Has Been Pipping Over 48 Hours

    I have an quail egg that just seems to not want to hatch. It’s been piping over 48 hours and I’m worried that it can’t get out. I know the chick inside is still alive, and pretty active because I can see it through the hole. I know assistance is a last resort but I’m getting worried. I don’t...
  11. john_wrightson2003

    Educational Hatch Adventure and Chat Thread!!!!

    So, i will be getting some silkie eggs from a bycer who has been so amazing to work with! And I should be receiving them the second week or so of November! I may also be getting some Lavender orpington eggs to hatch with them!!! So to fill the time between me getting them, and then the time...
  12. xanthea92

    A Duck & Chicken Hatched 1 set of Eggs. HELP!

    So I had my duck sit on Call Eggs and in the last week a broody hen joined the fun and started sitting. Today they hatched out and the ducklings are half under the hen and half under the duck. The duck is protective of both lots, as they are spending time under both of them. I am planning on...
  13. amandamann724

    Chicks pecking at other eggs- blood

    This is our first time hatching chicken eggs. We have two out and they are pecking at the other eggs and each other. One of the eggs they are pecking at now has an open hole and blood. The other egg has a chipped shell where they are pecking but the air sac isn't broken yet. It looks like its...
  14. Hemlock Hollow

    Best Apps for Managing Flock

    Hi Everyone, What are your favorite apps for managing your flock? Everything from expenses, to hatching, to egg money income, and tracking number of eggs laid!
  15. C

    Newly hatched chick appears injured!

    I have a chick, hatched this morning on day 20, that is weak and appears to have an injured neck - like surface wounds, maybe scratches. The mother hen has not rejected it, and the chick is doing its best to stay snuggled up under her warm feathers. The chick's feathers have not fluffed up yet...
  16. tinylittlegrain

    Hatching on the Underside!

    Hi - I’m on day 21 of my first hatch (6 silkies, shipped) with a brinsea mini. Last night I noticed a pip on the underside of the egg but thought nothing of it. This morning, got up and all the remaining eggs had pipped on the right side. Two have hatched but the one that pipped on the underside...
  17. tinylittlegrain

    Humidity dropping during lockdown....

    Hi, Today is day 21 in the chick household and since 18:00 last night (day 20), I've had 3 pips. This is my first hatch and I started with six but lost one sometime during week 1. The eggs were shipped to me and I am using a brinsea mini incubator, temp 37.7*c and 45% humidity. I am hatching...
  18. Lyndssxo08

    Egg damaged right before expected internal pip

    Hi everyone, Ughhhh so let me first start off by saying I never let my husband usual touch any of my hatching eggs in my incubator but I was late getting off work tonight and one of my ducklings has hatched earlier and I told him it was a good time to remove it from the incubator and to leave...
  19. kelldos

    4 left in incubator and found 1 pipped

    I had 3 hatch Sunday and since this was a staggered hatch I "thought" I had a few days for the remaining 4 eggs. Anyway after I successfully moved the 3 newbie chicks to ther small brooder with the 4 born on the 27th, I went back to move the eggs into a better area in the incubator and try and...
  20. Nmr96

    Broody Hen to hatch an egg

    So I just recently had one of my hens raised from this past spring go broody. I decided that I wanted her to incubate one of the eggs that another hen laid. She has been on it for about 14 days now. I have 2 concerns, one being that she is low in the pecking order and gets bullied out of her...
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