First hatch of the year! UPDATED 3/14 - 20 of 28 hatched PICS!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lilbreeches, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well getting ready for out first hatch of the year. day 21 is Friday. just moved them over to the hatcher bator (homemade) early this morning. all looked pretty solid but maybe a little behind. so i am thinking my temps dropping for a couple of days (while I struggled to bring them up) may have thrown them a little behind. we will see. have a mixed batch. these eggs were bought off of ebay and majority of them arrived safe and are now going to hatch. I hope [​IMG] . the kids are so excited.

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    Last edited: Mar 14, 2009
  2. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so question. day 20 today. have temp perfect and humidity is hanging around 65%-68% is it ok and normal for some condensation to be on the window?
     
  3. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok so no answers for me. [​IMG] that's ok. guess it is ok as i have 4 pips this morning. can't wait to see what they all are. will post pics when they hatch. [​IMG]
     
  4. deenamr

    deenamr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is also my first time incubating. I have 25 eggs in. They are due to hatch on 3/21 or so. I am very excited. Good luck with yours.
     
  5. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:have you candled yet? hope all goes well with your hatch too.
     
  6. mrsengeseth

    mrsengeseth Chillin' With My Peeps

    mine are due today too! I don't know the answer to te condensation thing, but I can't wait to read how many hatch!
     
  7. Chickbait

    Chickbait Out Of The Brooder

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    a little condensation is ok yes, if the window fogs over completely open up your vent holes, you might need to open up the holes as more chicks hatch as it gets very humid from their wet fluff n stuff
     
  8. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is the first 'pipper' although it isn't the one that hatched. the hatcher was a cochin bantam and it pipped and zipped and out it came. [​IMG] the pipper here is still bein lazy. if you look in the little hole, you can see it's beak.

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  9. lilbreeches

    lilbreeches Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok the little chick in the pic above had pipped last night around 10 pm. by this morning, it had pecked out the hole you see in the pic. while it is still moving and chirping, i am concerned that it has made no further progress all day. i don't know if it has dried out too much and is stuck or what (humidity is 70%-75%, temp is 100*). any ideas about what i should do?

    *****edited to add: nevermind, it hatched. just lazy i guess.
     
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  10. CA Bean

    CA Bean Chillin' With My Peeps

    I wish I could help but I am gonna be new to hatching too..just didn't want you to feel like no one is reading...[​IMG]
     

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