AAAWWWWW!!! I DIDNT KILL THEM!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lightbread48, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. lightbread48

    lightbread48 Out Of The Brooder

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    oh my gosh!! Im so happy! [​IMG] my eggs hatched yesterday and today!5 of the 6 of the first bunch i put in hatched. im not so sure about the other 6 because of the staggered days. plus the chicks that hatched first rolled the other eggs all around in the bator. They were climbing and falling all over them. I had to put a brooder together today for the chicks bacause I was afraid they were going to burn their lil heads on the heating element. When they stood on top of the eggs they were tall enough to touch it. Its amazing how fast they gain strength to get around so good!

    ANYWAY IM JUST GLAD THEY ARE FINALLY HERE! Ill post some pictures soon.
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Congrats. I knew they would make it for you. I bet they are adorable! [​IMG]
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats. Isn't hatching great!!!![​IMG]
     
  4. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
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    Congrats on the babies I have 26 eggs I just put in the hatching tray earlier. They are due to start hatching around wed. They are wiggling like crazy too.
     
  5. Must Be Losing It

    Must Be Losing It Lost It

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    This is just so exciting. Everyone is having babies!!!
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yayyyy! Congrats! Now you can take a deep breath.



    When are you setting the next hatch? LOL [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. lightbread48

    lightbread48 Out Of The Brooder

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    whew! deep breath! im so glad they have hatched. . . the only thing is that 2 of my babies are acting like they cant stand up. Everytime they try to get up their legs slide out to the sides of them and they wind up on their bellies. I dont know what to do about it or if they will be ok. what do yall think?
     
  8. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

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    Yippee congrats [​IMG]
     
  9. Leslie In North Pole

    Leslie In North Pole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your new chicks.

    What are your brooding them on? I know chicks can have a problem walking on slick surfaces like newspaper, paper towels do well for traction. If they don't get their legs under them soon, I would pop over to the raising chicks or medical boards here on BYC and look up spraddle leg. I am sure there are great pictures and clear instructions on how to hobble their legs so they can stand and correct the misplacement of their legs in their hip sockets. HTH
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Give them time. They may need to sleep a full 8 hours off and on before they have the energy to try and actually walk or stand. Just keep an eye on them.
     

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