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Day 19 and we have one chick?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sweetmeat1838, Nov 14, 2014.

  1. sweetmeat1838

    sweetmeat1838 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so I am on day 19 and one chick has hatched. I am concerned why it was so soon? There are three others with their beak poking out. This is my first time hatching eggs. I put 42 eggs in it and how long can the one be in waiting for the others to hatch?
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  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    As long as it's healthy, don't be concerned about it being a couple days early. 21 days is an average, not an absolute. :) Also from what I understand, smaller breeds especially Bantams tend to be a day or two early. Because they absorb the yolk into their stomach prior to hatching they can spend 2-3 days in an incubator if necessary. (I do not let them stay in that long personally.) I let them dry off and warm up before moving them to the brooder. Congratulations on the start of your hatch. [​IMG]
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Oh, and also a warmer average of temperature during incubation will also result in an early hatch and a cooler average will cause delayed hatches.
     
  5. sweetmeat1838

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    Thank you for the advice. I will just give it time. This are from my rhode island reds from crackle hatchery. I am so excited! :D i got a janoel48 and kept the temp around 37.5 c the entire hatch. Read so many posts about not opening it for fear of loosing the others i wasnt sure what to do. I might try to grab this little one out later but was hopeing id have one other hatch so it wouldnt be alone.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    It's definitely better if they have a buddy to go to the brooder with, hopefully the rest aren't far behind. [​IMG]
     
  7. sweetmeat1838

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    They are not. i am up to 7 chicks now and lots of eggs have piped. :weee. [​IMG]
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  8. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG] Congrats!
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

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    Awesome!!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. sweetmeat1838

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    I have found a new obsession! I put a warm air humidifier in the room , then waited two hours and grabbed 9 of the chicks out. There was two out that was getting tampled by the others. Still a bunch more in their shell with holes. One I can see but it must be taking a break from pecking it way out. Here are the 9 i got out. :love. [​IMG]
     

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