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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chuck12, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And 2 more pipping..
    Will post pics... this is very exciting,.. these are 11 mystery barn yard mix bantam eggs.
     
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  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Are your temps high? That could cause an early hatch.

    I wouldn't worry much though, hatches are never on time.

    Get us some pics. [​IMG]
     
  3. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The temp ran a little high,.. around 100 to 100.5 during the last 3 weeks.
    No bloody navel or anything on the chick that hatched so far however.
     
  4. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I wouldn;t worry and the slight increase in temps makes an early hatch normal. You're next 2 or 3 days should be eventful.
     
  5. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is with a digital cam through the foggy glass due to humidity. I removed the shell real quick and added a warm sponge for extra humidity. The chick is dark .. it came from one of the brown eggs.
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    The next pic is 3 of the chicks in the brooder,.. 2 were from brown eggs and 1 was from a white egg,.. all chicks seem the same color however. 8 more eggs to go,.. 2 are pipping as i am posting this.
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  6. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks that hatched so far seem to have fuzz on the legs..... There were a couple silkie hens in this mix of chickens where I got the eggs,.. Is that a silkie trait?
     
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  7. PurpleChicken

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    Yup, feathered legs are a silkie or Cochin trait.

    From your post times I suspect you're up watching your incubator. Please make sure to leave it closed. Opening it just a few times can harm the rest of your hatch.
     
  8. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes.. I have stayed up all night watching..
    I am not opening it again.. I got the humidity back up.
     
  9. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:Ahhh the joys of hatching chicks. [​IMG]
     
  10. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Awesome!
    Believe me ... Mixes are the best! [​IMG]
     

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