1st time hatching...

tlcorley

In the Brooder
10 Years
Sep 15, 2009
45
0
22
near Tulsa, Oklahoma
today is day 19, I have followed the instructions that came with the incubator exactly. should i be seeing or hearing anything yet, I am going crazy waiting. Help a girl ease her mind. please.
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SilverStar

Songster
10 Years
May 4, 2009
588
3
139
california
You may not see or hear anything yet for a few days. Depending on how your temp has been, thay may hatch a little early or a little late. No worries yet
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It's day 18 for me and i am excited.
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What are you hatching? Best of luck!!!!
 

tlcorley

In the Brooder
10 Years
Sep 15, 2009
45
0
22
near Tulsa, Oklahoma
RIR's Well at least that is what the lady from the local farmers market told me they were. I don't really mind what kind they are, just as long as they are healthy. We have never had chickens before and it has been a great learning experience for my daughters. we are just waiting and waiting and waiting. Thanks for the encouragement.
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SilverStar

Songster
10 Years
May 4, 2009
588
3
139
california
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RIR's are great birds...excelent layers! I hatched some birds in july and my kids had a blast with it. It's very exciting!!! I am on my 3rd hatch now. I am hatching a bunch of mixed breeds for fun. My fingers are crossed for you!! Keep us posted!!!
 

PotterWatch

My Patronus is a Chicken
11 Years
Apr 22, 2008
5,470
37
288
Virginia
I have no advice since I just put my first ever batch into the bator a couple days ago. Hope you get some chicks soon and
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mstricer

Crowing
12 Years
Feb 12, 2009
7,508
228
396
Ohio
I'm on day 21 its my first time hatching also. I think I've broken all the rules I said I would never do.
 

kathyinmo

Nothing In Moderation
12 Years
May 14, 2009
24,541
358
476
(SW MO) Nevada, Missouri
My Coop
My Coop
RIR's Well at least that is what the lady from the local farmers market told me they were. I don't really mind what kind they are, just as long as they are healthy.

The best hatch I have had (in my limited experience), was my very first one. It was 30 eggs from the local Farmer's Market, and I had a great variety of chicks! I loved that hatch! Some starting chirping on Day 19, and they were all out and fluffy on or before day 21. I gave all those chicks to an older lady who had lost her flock to predators. She adores them.

Good luck to you on your first hatch!
Welcome to BYC.​
 

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