1ST HATCH STARTED TODAY!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ejstoner, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. ejstoner

    ejstoner Out Of The Brooder

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    THE FIRST OF 17 CHICKS HATCHED TODAY--ON DAY 19. I DONT KNOW WHEN THE OTHERS WILL START TO HATCH, BUT IM EXCITED!IS IT UNUSUAL TO GET ONE CHICK THAT HATCHES THIS EARLY??
     
  2. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    was your temp running high or are you hatching out bantams?
     
  3. ejstoner

    ejstoner Out Of The Brooder

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    NO NOT REALLY, ABOUT 99 TO 100, MAYBE THERE WAS A FEW TIMES WHEN IT HIT 101. BUT NOW MORE ARE STARTING TO PIP
     
  4. ejstoner

    ejstoner Out Of The Brooder

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    I FORGET TO WISH YOU GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR HATCH. I FEEL LIKE A LITTLE KID!!
     
  5. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hope they all hatch for you. and when you have your caps on we think you are yelling at us.
     
  6. ejstoner

    ejstoner Out Of The Brooder

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    Im sorry, I keep them on because I'm lazy and not a very good typist. Again my apologies.
     
  7. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    Quote:thanks so much also what type of egs is it your hatching as bantams tend to hatch early alot
     
  8. ejstoner

    ejstoner Out Of The Brooder

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    These are a mix of RI reds and Barred rocks. This is the first time I've hatched out my own eggs in 15 years. The 1st time I tried it, it was a disaster. This time I used my incubator and a friends turner. Plus I got a thermometer with a humidity reading. Right now I've got 2 chix out, and 3 piping. This is still very early. Friday was suppossed to be hatch day 21. I wonder if the eggs started to develop before I got them. A
    friend gave them to me. These are all full sized birds
     
  9. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    what day did you set them?, also congratz on the ones that hatched already and hope to see more hatch, any pics?
     
  10. ejstoner

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    I set them on friday 2/27. We appear to have a problem with one of the chix. Part of his body seems to be hanging out of it. I dont think this one will make it.I was prepared for something like this. After all mother nature isnt always perfect. No pic yet. I dont want to disturb them too much
     

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