First Chick Hatched UPDATE CHICK 2 Pics

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by countrygirl911, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    Mississippi
    Hi well the first chick hatched only 15 hrs after it pip i now have 4 more that has pip and 4 more eggs that are miving but no pip i have 23 eggs in lockdown they all were alive when i locked them down now my question is the chick that just hatched is rolling all the other eggs around even the ones that have a pip in them is this little guy hurt the eggs especially the ones that have already piped. Here are a couple of pictures of my cute little chickie

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    Last edited: Mar 2, 2011
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Well, he looks just like a normally hatched chick! Very wet, and they do stumble around as they stretch out....Remember, they've been curled up in a ball for 21 days.....Just wait, he will fluff up and look adoreable real soon.....

    Remember, do not open that incubator! That high humidity is very important to the other chicks that still need to hatch!

    Congratulations!
     
  3. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    Mississippi
    Thank you before he hatched the humidity was at 65% and now that he has hatched it is at 70% is that ok will that hurt the other eggs
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I do think 70% is a little bit high. Do you have a vent that you can open a tiny bit?
     
  5. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    Mississippi
    I have the 2 red plugs that came with the incubator in do i need to wiggle it loose a liitl but not take it out completely because then the temp will go down right this is my first time incubating with this incubator i hatched once before in the domeincubator which was a complete failure.
     
  6. smchickfarm

    smchickfarm Songster

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    congrats!!!! [​IMG] He is so cute!!!!!! [​IMG]

    Good luck on the rest of your eggs [​IMG]
     
  7. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Your humidity will go down as the chick dries off. The chick peeping and walking around always seems to stimulate the other eggs and get them to hatching too. Don't open your incubator because it seems that you have perfect hatching conditions going on and you want it to stay that way. [​IMG]
     
  8. Congrats on your hatch!

    As a first timer, I also have a question-

    What would be the longest time you could leave the baby chick in the 'bator while waiting for the others to hatch?

    Sorry if this is hijacking... seemed to be relatively on topic.
     
  9. suebee

    suebee Speaks Silkie Fluently

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    Awwww...so cute! Mine are due in 2 weeks...so excited! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    Mississippi
    Quote:they can last around 48 hrs without food since they absorb the yolk before hatching which keeps them full for a few days
     

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