Day 20; two hatched 4 pips *New Pics*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hangin'witthepeeps, May 19, 2009.

  1. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made Miss Prissy's bator, bought 12+ SLW eggs from a fellow BYC member and received 16. On day 19, had one hatch last night at 10:30 PM. It was wonderful, beautiful chick, but I believe its a Light Brahma Bantam. They sent extras, so it's a possibility. I will post pictures tomorrow to see what ya'll think. Another one pipped at around 7 last night and had partially zipped at 2:30 this morning. When I got up at 6 AM it had not progressed. I puzzled about this then noticed the humidity at 55% and went in for a closer look, sure enough it was stuck to the membrane. I remembered reading a thread about moistening the membrane so the chick can get out. So I took one of my strips of sponge with warm water and moistened it up and it POPPED out, another Light Brahma Bantam. I am very excited and happy to have more chicks but I hope I at least get one SLW. BTW out of 16, 1 I cracked unwrapping (was fertile), 4 at day 10 didn't develop. 1 was scrambled and two were fertile but didn't develop and one had a blood ring. I had a quitter at day 10 or 12 (tiny egg). There were four pips when I left for work this morning and my husband is going home at lunch to check on them and add water to the sponge. I finally got my humidity up to 70%.

    Thanks, Melissa

    Here are the pics....

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    I don't know what some of the yellowish chicks are and there is a brown one with stripes? One egg seen here did make it, the other did not. I believe it was a double yolk (larger egg) and it had pipped and was chirping at me, when I checked again later it had yolk coming out of the shell and wasn't moving. I was really upset. The other 9 are doing well and in the brooder. It took forever for them to dry, I left them in until all hatched and dried.
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2009
  2. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have babies and from an incubator you made. That is so cool. Can't wait for pics.

    Nancy
     
  3. ChickenPickenMamma

    ChickenPickenMamma Out Of The Brooder

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    isn't it super exciting to watch them hatch. I am on day 20 with my americaunas and i have 1 chick so far and 3 more piped eggs. so question, how long does it take the chicks to dry and get fluffy? this is my first hatch so i am just going with the flow but i am totally glued to the incubator. [​IMG]
     
  4. hangin'witthepeeps

    hangin'witthepeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I left mine in for a full 24 hours after they hatched to make sure they were really dry. Also I took the older ones out and left the others in to have a little more peace and dry time.
     

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