all new to me and learning fast chicks starting to pip day 22

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  1. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi all
    thanks to everyone for all your post that as helped me to get as far as i am [​IMG]
    18 eggs now on day 22, 1st one pip at 11pm yesterday i stayed up till 2am and heard my first peep my heart melted [​IMG]
    all i could think and say to and egg was am out here for you come out lol.
    well 12 hours on only a little hole an a few peeps no more eggs have piped as yet.
    regards chris
     
  2. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its just hatched [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] that was amazing and i got it on vid [​IMG] now i have to go thought his 17 more times how goods that [​IMG]
     
  3. Cherstin

    Cherstin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent, Chris! Congratulations!

    Remember to clean out your incubator really good at the end of this hatch ... I'll give you two weeks of hiatus, and I'll bet you'll be firing it up again. Just speculation. [​IMG]

    Mine only holds three at a time ... I would love to be able to be a part of such a big hatch! What kind of chicks do you have? Have you posted the video yet?

    Again, congratulations! The wait is over, and now the fun part can start!
     
  4. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cheers Cherstin
    not done the vid yet but i will later been busy sorting brooder out and watching my new babe recking my bator lol.
    9 are naked necks and i have forgot the name of the others i will fined out.
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    gona try and put some pics up

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  5. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    video now can be seen here, can't wait for my 2 boys to come home and watch it [​IMG] is there a way to put the viewing screen here so you can just watch it with out going of this site?

     
  6. Cherstin

    Cherstin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If there is, I'm not sure how to post video. Good luck in finding out. [​IMG]

    Chris, just a quick suggestion ... your brooder setup is awesome (!!!) but you may want to add marbles or small stones to the bottom ring of your water dish. I've seen chicks drown in waterers, as they can get excited and trample one another's heads into the water. I've had it happen years ago in a tiny ceramic dish/cup meant for hamsters.

    Thanks for the additional pics! I have 17 days left, so I'm beginning to start thinking about a brooder. Congrats again and best of luck!
     
  7. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks [​IMG]
    just been and bought some marbles and put them in [​IMG] the water hight was only about 7mm deep so i thought i would be ok, best to play it safe [​IMG]
     
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    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoa, that milk jug feeder is a GREAT idea, I'm going to go make one right now! Cute video!
     
  9. JaneB

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    Im in the same boat as you!!! one egg has hatched with 20 more to go on day 22!! Makes you melt eh?!? We have red and black sexlinks, plymoth rocks, leghorns, 3 banties and a male/female americana. She hasnt started to lay yet but I want to hatch every egg she lays hahaha.
     
  10. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:warm the edges of the jug with a cig lighter and hold in place till cool.
    2nd chick piped one of the brown eggs [​IMG]
     

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