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First hatch in incubator

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Matrixab, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. Matrixab

    Matrixab In the Brooder

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    hi I joined yesterday as my eggs started pipping. As I said in the new members post
    I've learnt a lot from these pages over the past 6 mths
    5-7 chicks have hatched, the final 2 are full eggs but no movement currently (day22 just)
    So just got to hang in there for another day or so to see if they've survived
    Been OCD with settings on incubator, even before I set eggs had 2 therm/hygros just to check accuracy of incubator itself, considering results do far it's paid off.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to BYC. That's great results especially for a first timer. Hope you will post photos later, so we all can admire them. Sending good hatching vibes [​IMG] your way -for the last two.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Congratulations on a successful hatch. I'm looking forward to your pics and I hope the last two hatch for you. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with those last two eggs.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word Staff Member Premium Member 7 Years

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you are on the right track! Congrats on the hatch so far! I would leave these remaining eggs for a couple more days. Not all chicks hatch at the same time. They could be duds however. Unless you candled at lock down, you won't know until the end. So just let them be for 2 or 3 more days. If they are not rocking by then, then they are duds.

    And yes, I know the stress of the hatch and as you say, the OCD's around the incubator! Ha! It gets easier with each hatch you do.

    Good luck and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Congratulations on the successful hatch so far!
     
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
    Congrats on the hatch![​IMG]
     
  7. Matrixab

    Matrixab In the Brooder

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    I did candle the eggs before lockdown & they were full, same as hatched eggs
    I will leave them a couple more days then
    Thx for words of encouragement, I'm definitely hooked
     
  8. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chirping

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    Good luck with the eggs and chicks!
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2014

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