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Blue/Barred Rocks from Halo 10 hatched updated on pg 2 Pic heavy!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by grundail01, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. grundail01

    grundail01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    Dustin Acres
    Well i got woke up around 1am this morning to alot of cheeping!!! These are blue/barred rocks from Halo and i have 3 hatched and another 5 pips so far. I was worried for a few minutes when i noticed that the first to zip out of the egg started at the wrong end! lol they just kicked the rest of the egg off of them... I'm betting a rooster!lol
    Here are all 3 that are out so far, the second 2 have some silver and yellow on their wings and chest... can't wait till they finish and i can get some better pictures!
    Edited for spelling
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009
  2. crazyhen

    crazyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    babies are wonderful. jean
  3. andehens

    andehens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2008
    Scenic Sierra Nevadas
    awwwwwwww I'm so jeolous!
  4. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    When you put them in the egg carton to pip out, they are able to get out and move around freely without opening the bator? Why do you put the green shelf liner on the bottom? Is it to make it easier for cleanup or for the chicks to move around?

    I just bought the exact themometer for my bator the other day - it was all I could find that would display temp and humidity.

    Beautiful chicks too [​IMG]
  5. grundail01

    grundail01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    Dustin Acres
    I use the shelf liner to make clean up a lot easier and i feel it is easier on the lil chicks feet. This is my first time using an egg carton to hatch, I have seen several others hatch this way so i thought I'd give it a try. The chicks have no problem getting out or walking all over the carton or other eggs.
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    That one pic makes it look like you've got a double yolker in there.

    Cute chicks!
  7. Ryu

    Ryu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    Beautiful eggs, beautiful chicks. Congratulations!
  8. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    Quote:i have the same temp/hydrometer. does it do well? i couldnt get my humidity up until i stuck a huge water pan there. now its in the high 70's.... still trying to get to the 80's for my ducks. what incubator is that?
  9. halo

    halo Got The Blues

    Nov 22, 2007
    My Coop
    I have the exact same hygrometer/thermometer! I find that mine reads low, so I adjust for that. Cant wait to see the babies all fluffed out, and see how the rest do.
  10. grundail01

    grundail01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2009
    Dustin Acres
    I built the incubator using Miss Prissy's design/plans. I had a wafer thermostat instead of using the water heater thermostat like she did, it works great and i just use my LG with turner for the first 18 days and then move them to the hatcher after that.

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