Day 22 and the chicks are beginning to hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by suzieq, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. suzieq

    suzieq Out Of The Brooder

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    My goodness this egg hatching is stressful business. Last night my daughter heard peeping and one is beginning to pip. Yeah. I am guessing my thermometer is off? Why a day late?

    I will post pics.

    Susan
     
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    congrats [​IMG] I have a broody hen I am setting up today, I cant wait.
     
  3. BackSwampGirl

    BackSwampGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day are you on? I know all about hatching being stressful.I finally got over it more than I did at the past times.I got me a Hova Bator 1588 and it sure does good.I was using the LG,and i felt like I could not leave it a min. But I still use it too.PICS>>>>>> do u have any pics.Good Luck,Sandra
     
  4. ItsSuzzie

    ItsSuzzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello Club, I hatched last year with broody hens. Lots of fun and joy, but I am so impatient.

    This year our town feed store has a large incubator, and I am taking charge of it. So far, they are hatching as planned. I may just build up my Serama flock again. I lost them all last year when the snow came down.

    Anyways, we had a temp spike with the incubator the first hatch. The eggs hatched on day 23. There are threads about that. Did you have a temp. spike? That is when the cold weather brings up the temp. in the incubator.

    Have a great hatch!!!
     
  5. suzieq

    suzieq Out Of The Brooder

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    Today is day 22 for me. One is completely out and two others have holes in the shells. I have a total of 25 eggs. 19 are Rhode island reds and 6 are columbian cochin bantams. All I purchased on Ebay.

    I am thinking that maybe my thermometer is off. It is a incubator thermometer? but i guess that doesn't mean anything. After this hatch finishes I am going to purchase another thermometer to see what that one reads.

    Susan
     
  6. suzieq

    suzieq Out Of The Brooder

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    pic of first chick RIR

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  7. AK Michelle

    AK Michelle Bad Girl of the North

    Mar 17, 2009
    Palmer, Alaska
    Too cute, Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]

    I'm only on day 7 [​IMG] 2 weeks to go.

    Michelle
     
  8. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:your closer than me i am on day six. I have to keep fighting the urge to candle my eggs every ten minutes. [​IMG] no, seriously.

    How am I to last another 15 days????
     
  9. sunnychooks

    sunnychooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm behind both of you. I'm on day 4! Seventeen more to go!!! [​IMG]
    Congrats, Susan! He/She sure is a cutie!
    Jan (Fellow New Jerseyan)
     
  10. countrybum

    countrybum Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 15, 2008
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    Well I have been hatching out since January. I am going on batch #6. I have 3 banties sitting also -- that is 3 in the same box. I have to move them everyday to get out any new eggs, or they will sit themselves to death. If they get it right, they will be my incubators next year.

    Congrats, my next babies are due on Tuesday.
     

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