Chicks Hatching

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chickadee337, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Chickadee337

    Chickadee337 Chirping

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    I just had 3 chicks hatch in two days. We’re on day 24. There are 4 eggs left. I had numbered the first 5 to keep up with them. But towards the hatch date the other hen started laying again in there as well. So the last few eggs I don’t know their hatch date. I candled them today and a couple are pretty well developed I couldn’t see through them very well. And another looked like it still had a week or more. There was a fifth egg but I decided to crack open the one I thought for sure was a dud..somewhat developed but saw no movement..well it sadly was not a dud. I felt horrible and buried the poor thing. I’m not opening anymore ever! So, do I let her continue to sit on them and hope they don’t explode or toss them knowing they could possibly hatch???
    Currently, all 3 babies, momma and remaining eggs are in the garage together. Surprisingly, she still sitting on them. They have water, food and heat.
     

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  2. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    Holy cow! Now I'm worried about eggs I gave up on! Glad I didn't open them. But, not really. So sorry you had that experience. :hugs Still, you are having a great hatch rate. Kudos!!!
     
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  3. Chickadee337

    Chickadee337 Chirping

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    My roo is a Dominique and moms are red sex link. Anyone have those two mix before? I’m curious what they’re gonna look like.
     
  4. Chickadee337

    Chickadee337 Chirping

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    I, honestly, felt like a horrible person. Lol
     
  5. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    We learn as we go. We don't always know the question to ask. Don't beat yourself up. I totally get how you feel. And who knows if I killed a chick thinking it wasn't viable. I'm glad I didn't actually open it and see it. :oops:
     
  6. Chickadee337

    Chickadee337 Chirping

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    You’re right and thanks for the kind words!
     
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    Chickadee337 Chirping

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    Moms and Dad
     

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  8. BullChick

    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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    First,
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    Second, let her stay. Yes, I’ve had an egg explode under a broody. I never candle broodies though. If you didn’t see any warning signs candling, just hope for the best.
     
  9. Chickadee337

    Chickadee337 Chirping

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    Thank you. I’ll let her sit and hope for the best lol. The first time I ever a hen go broody, she hatched 4 out of 5. Then she left the egg by itself all day. So finally I took it out to toss it and I felt it flutter and could hear the faint little chirping and then it pipped in my hand! I made a little make shift incubator; shoe box, dry towel, damp washcloth and a heating pad. And it hatched in my bedroom! Coolest thing ever!
     
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    Chickadee337 Chirping

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    How do I find my state thread?
     
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