First hatch!: wiggling and scratching!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 7isheaven, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. 7isheaven

    7isheaven In the Brooder

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    Woke up and checked on eggs: 4 were wiggling like crazy. One of them being a 'too dark' maybe when I candled Sunday!! Yay, so all the maybes could be live too (including the cracked one!)[​IMG] Now I'm hearing scratchy noises! I'm so excited i can't leave my spot!!
    Wednesday is day 21, hope they are not slow-don't know if I can stand it![​IMG]
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    Deborah
     
  2. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    wow good luck sound like you are gonna have a good strong hatch how many eggs in?
     
  3. 7isheaven

    7isheaven In the Brooder

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    I have 18 in, as of Sunday: 2 were definitely early development - so early quitters.
    10 were wiggling inside for the candle, the other 6 were dark masses- no movement at time of candling. Potentially 16 chicks!!

    I've only recently become a 'candy coffee' drinker, but I think I'll dig out the real coffee maker today!
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    Deborah
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  4. 7isheaven

    7isheaven In the Brooder

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    First PIP EVER!!!![​IMG]
    Not even one of the earlier wiggliers!
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    I'm camping out next to the 'bator today!![​IMG] [​IMG]



    deborah
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2011
  5. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

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    come on chickies HATCH! [​IMG]
     
  6. philjames501

    philjames501 In the Brooder

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    hatch hatch hatch! [​IMG]
     
  7. 7isheaven

    7isheaven In the Brooder

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    Here's the same egg making a little progress since this morning. Chick seems active and healthy. Just this evening a second egg [egg #1 ] cracked a piece of shell!

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    It's gonna be a long night! We don't want to miss a thing! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    blessings,

    deborah
     
  8. kvmommy

    kvmommy Songster

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    [​IMG] always love watching the progression
     
  9. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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    YES here we go!!! (here you go LOL)
     
  10. fishinchicken

    fishinchicken In the Brooder

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    Why are they in cupcake wrappers? After the turner is removed should they be placed on something other than the screen? I'm a newbie with my first hatch in the bator.
     

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