First chicks!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenKeep01, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some fertile eggs from my Japanese Bantams that should be hatching tomorrow. Dose anyone have any advice on how to care for them because i have never hatched chicks before and the eggs were the first ever eggs that the bantam laid so would that be affecting the chicks when they hatch?
     
  2. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just read on another thread that you should stop turning on day 18. i didnt know this and have still been turning them. Will they still be okay? and what happens if i keep turning them
     
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  3. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Overrun With Chickens

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    Most often pullet eggs don't have successful hatch rates. I usually leave my chicks in for 4 hours to dry off then take them out. I then get them water and sprinkle some food on the bedding for them. What incubator are you using?
    Are they purebred Japanese? They are very cute chicks
     
  4. I Love Layers

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    Not sure I could see it maybe doing damage to the chick or air sac maybe... But with them being pullet eggs I don't know if any would hatch out anyways..[​IMG]
     
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  5. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are pure Breed and im using a home made incubator its seems to be working they have all grown a lot and thanks i thought that eggs might not hatch because the bantam is so young.
     
  6. I Love Layers

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    I've never hatched eggs from pullets so im not entirely sure but I've heard hatch rates are extremely low. Have you candled
     
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  7. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of one of the eggs at day 19 [​IMG]
    I know it's fertile by comparing to infertile ones and on day 8 I could see the vains that have turned into the chick
     
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  8. ChickenKeep01

    ChickenKeep01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today was the day no chicks :(
     
  9. I Love Layers

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    How about pips? 21 days is literally a suggestion I've had them hatch on 22, or 23. Mine mostly start pipping on 21
     
  10. merrymutts

    merrymutts Out Of The Brooder

    my eggs are on Day 23..finally seeing 1 begin to hatch and 2 others with pipping
     

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