CAROL'S PICS OF BABY CHICKS IN BATOR

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rufflemyfeathers, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a few pics of the children in the bator..one born last night on Thanksgiving and so far 7 today anc couple more ready..so out of 16 eggs so far 8 have hatched with no problems..[​IMG]

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    # 8 Egg


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    #8 Egg

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    #8 Egg Almost Out

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    The Clan of what there is so far.

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  2. Rocky4052

    Rocky4052 Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats to you!! Good luck with them!!! [​IMG]:clap
     
  3. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
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    Congrats they look like Buff Orpington's.
     
  4. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are suppose to be RIR bought from a person that has good eggs and that is what I bought,,oh well whatever they are I am happy mommie.

    Thanks for comments..Can't wait to get them out of that bator in couple days..only got 7 more eggs to hatch and hope by morning they are done..poor little newborns get walked on and it was laying on back and couldn't turn over and they were walking on it..it finally got over couldn't get up just born.
     
  5. scgamecock

    scgamecock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
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    On second thought they maybe RIR's.BO's are a little bit lighter when they are born.
     
  6. Maryallison77

    Maryallison77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] awwwwwwwwwwwww! Cute! I just hatch my 1st chicks ever on Thanksgiving and I already LOVE them! [​IMG]
     
  7. Psssst: It is OK. to put the fluffed out ones in the brooder. The rest can follow when they get fluffed out. Really, it's O.K. .

    Cute little turds
     
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  8. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about the unhatched eggs??Doesn't it hurt them?



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  9. Keep the unhatched eggs in your incubator. Take the hatched chicks out and put them in s SEPERATE BROODER. I use a plastic storage thing from Wally World or Dollar General. Put NON cedar small animal shavings in, a shallow dish for water (You can put a bit of sugar in it) and a shallow dish for chick starter.

    The chicks really need to start eating and drinking with in 24 hours of fluffing out.

    Be sure you have a heat Source for the new brooder. A 100 watt light bulb in a hanging lamp (you can get these at wally world too) will do the trick.

    It is EXTREMLY important that you take the temperature of the brooder at the floor/shavings. Never let the brooder get above 100 degrees F and a better temp. would be 95 degrees F.

    Give the chicks room enough to get away from the heat source.

    When you put in new chicks you can isolate them from the bouncing babies already in with a divider of some sort. I use a plastic cup top cut off to make a little circle of defense for the new guys.

    Oh you are going to have sooooo much fun.

    Here are some ideas for ya.

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    These guys are a bit older, but you should get the general idea

    To answer your question. Just take the fluffy butts out, leave the unhatched eggs in and do not worry about humidity or temperature, they will stabilize fairly quickly. A quick 20 to 60 second opening of the incubator is not a big deal at all. I have left my incubators open for far longer without any problems.
     
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