Day 1 of first hatchUPDATE Day 20 my first chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PatmosRuby, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. PatmosRuby

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    Okay this morning I put my first hatch in, and I'm sooo nervous. There are alot of things to remember, I wonder how many times I'll be checking the bator from now to the 21st day. Thanks to barnyard I have a new bator, 12 EE, 9 silkies and 3 BLRW, my daughter is so excited about new chicks, I pray we have a good hatch. This is probably going to be like a journal for me, something I can look back at later. Wish me luck.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Good luck, Chevybeth and I are just a few days ahead of you with Miss Jayne's eggs.
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. PatmosRuby

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    Today is day 6, I pray I'm doing the right things, I keep checking the bator. My temperature is staying between 102 and 100, humidity is at 47%. I got the new hygrometer and thermometer and it looks like the other thermometer was ready right. DD ask everyday when we're going to have chicks, I hope she doesn't get disappointed.
     
  5. PatmosRuby

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    I HAVE MY FIRST CHICK, YEAH!!!!!!!! According to my calendar it is only day 20, sitting here watching some TV and heard some chirping and decided to go take a peek and we had a chick, I was so excited, called DS over and we just started squealing and jumping around. I got to looking and saw that another egg had a hole in it so DH told me to set up camera so we wouldn't miss anything so hopefully it will work. I'm so excited that something is happening, I was so worried that I screwed something up. The chick is moving around alot and I'm worried that he will role the other eggs too much. I know I'm worrying too much that's just me.[​IMG]
     
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  6. PatmosRuby

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    I have another egg pipping, so far their all EE
     
  7. GuppyLure

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    This is so awesome! Sounds like things are going well with your hatch. I hope you have several little fuzzies running around in a day or so. [​IMG] That's great that you have a camera handy. My first chick is two weeks old now and it's fun to look at his day old photos to see how much he has changed.
     
  8. Barnyard

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    [​IMG] COME ON BABIES!!! I didn't see this post at all. Yeah I know I am a little slow. I hope you get alote of fluffy butts!!
     
  9. PatmosRuby

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    15 chicks hatched as of today, but I lost 1 already, I have 2 more that I watching closely, they still have the dried up yolk attached and I'm worried about that. The others have been moved to the brooder and look like their doing good. I'm going to leave the 9 remaining eggs in for a couple of more day just to see if anything happens. I'm then going to put some of my eggs in, the chickens were given wazine about 2 weeks ago, we'll see what happens there.
     
  10. Barnyard

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    I am so sorry that you lost a chick. That is never easy. I think the ones' that still have the dried up yolk attached should be ok. How much yolk is left? I would leave the 9 in for a few more day's also, just in case. You may have some late bloomer's in there. Congrats on the 15 babies.
     

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