1st time hatching...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tlcorley, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. tlcorley

    tlcorley Out Of The Brooder

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    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.[​IMG]
     
  2. SilverStar

    SilverStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 [​IMG] It's day 18 for me and i am excited. [​IMG] What are you hatching? Best of luck!!!!
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    No advise as I'm on Day 6. But good luck!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. tlcorley

    tlcorley Out Of The Brooder

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    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.[​IMG]
     
  5. SilverStar

    SilverStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: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!!!
     
  6. tlcorley

    tlcorley Out Of The Brooder

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    I love this site, you all are so friendly. Thank you so much. I will post again when I see some changes. Good luck on your hatching as well.[​IMG]
     
  7. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

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    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 [​IMG] .
     
  8. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    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.
     
  9. tlcorley

    tlcorley Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:are you having anything going on with your eggs yet? the waiting is killing me.[​IMG]
     
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    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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