Dipsy!!! First hatch in progress!! and a question about chick

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by briesberrypatch, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. briesberrypatch

    briesberrypatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set 21 BBS Ameraucana eggs from Dipsy 20 days ago. I candled on day 10, and all were developing well except for one egg that was clear. I'm using a Hovabator, and I love it.

    I expected the hatch tomorrow, so I was surprised to hear chirping when I got home this evening. So far three have hatched out, eight others have pipped and one more is zipping. It looks like the three that are out are a blue, a black, and a splash.

    The splash has been on its back since it hatched (30 min?) and can't seem to flip over. I'm afraid to open the incubator even for a second to put it on its feet. What is the right thing to do?
     
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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats!!!! BBS Ameraucana's are on my "wish" list.

    I can't answer your questions as I'm on my first hatch too. (Day 6)
     
  3. briesberrypatch

    briesberrypatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Upside-down chick is finally on his feet. I've got five out and running around the incubator and nine more in progress. This is so exciting!!
     
  4. Harrietsmum

    Harrietsmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my eggs from dipsy doodle hatched today too congrats to your first hatch
     
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  6. DiamondJFarms.com

    DiamondJFarms.com Out Of The Brooder

    My Buff Orp broody, hatched some Dipsy Doodle Doo BBS Amerauncana eggs. Here are photos of the 3 that made it. I think I got 2 blues and 1 black.
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    Chicks #2 and #3 both blue (I think)
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  7. briesberrypatch

    briesberrypatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As of 9 AM, 15 had hatched, two had pipped, and three eggs had no signs of hatching yet. I'm hoping they're all out by the time I get home this afternoon. [​IMG]

    I love the pictures of Dipsy BBS chicks! Once mine are out of the incubator, I'll get some pictures, too.

    One of the pipped eggs had been working, without much progress, since yesterday afternoon. I'm afraid he's not going to make it out. [​IMG]
     
  8. Hi Laura! Great job incubating! Congratulations!
    Thanks for the pics, Joycelyn, looks like Mama Buff is doing a good job with them.

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  9. DiamondJFarms.com

    DiamondJFarms.com Out Of The Brooder

    Here are my BBS little guys at 1 week old. I'm pretty sure one is black, but the other two, who I thought were both blue, are different shades, with one having some yellow tinge to its fuzz. Is it possible that it is a dark splash, instead of a light Blue? What do you think?

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  10. Hi! They look like they could be 3 blues (in the new pics). Cutecutecute!
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