Day 23

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ang, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 23 and I thought all was lost. I woke up to a pip this morning. 1 out of 20 is a terrible hatch rate. But for my first try I am happy that something is hatching! The little thing is starting to zip now. Love being able to watch this!
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    That's sad! Any idea why the hatch went so badly?

    Congrats on your little chickie!
     
  3. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's out! I managed to video her (notice the optimism) kicking out of the shell. So very cool. Do chicks normally have an umbilical? This one seems to so I was wondering if that is normal.

    I think that the hatch rate was so crummy because I am using an LG and I had a hard time keeping the temperature regulated. I am just borrowing it. When I buy my own it won't be an LG.
     
  4. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Hey great job...saw the video...very exciting!
    ~Rebecca
     
  6. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Congrats!!!! I have an LG too and they take a little getting used to. Same thing with your thermometers - you have to have some good hatches and some bad hatches to figure out what your correct settings should be. If you only had one hatch at it was at day 23, my guess is your temps were too low.

    Yes, the umbilical thingy is normal. It will dry up and fall off. Sometimes their yolk sac doesn't absorb all the way and you'll see that too. It'll also usually dry up and be fine.

    Congrats on your first time - it will be better next time though! Keep notes...
     

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