First hatched chick! What to do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LaynaDon95, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He's rolling around the other eggs... That's ok isn't it? I read about this during incubation but now that it's happening I'm kinda worried. Will the other eggs be ok?
     
  2. crankster76

    crankster76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    everything will be fine. dont worry, relax and DO NOT OPEN TILL THERE ALL DRY!
     
  3. champer

    champer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations!!!! Rolling the other eggs around is OK, that little bit of umbilical cord will detach by itself in a little bit.
     
  4. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! I'm glad to hear that! Thank you. :) I haven't opened it and I won't.
     
  5. champer

    champer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The whole hatching thing is so stressfull isn't it? Yet, I keep doing it and I bet you will too.
     
  6. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol Yes it is! I love it though. This little guy (girl hopefully) is rubbing off blood on the eggs it's crawling over. Is that normal?
     
  7. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They seem to be having a hard time drying. Maybe not. This might be normal. Chick #1 which hatched at around 2:30 pm yesterday, still has some fluff laying down on his back, though it looks mostly dry. Same with a lot of them. Is this normal? Will is not all stand up in the incubator? Should I move them to the brooder yet?
     
  8. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    On my first hatch last year my humidity was too high and they didn't dry out in a day so took out and put in brooder. Fluffy in an hour after that. The big thing was looking for pips in other eggs and waiting for umbilical cord to fall off before opening up the brooder. I do dry hatches now with lockdown at 60%.
     
  9. LaynaDon95

    LaynaDon95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thank you. :) They fluff up faster with each hatch, but still not completely. I think I'll go ahead and put the drier ones in the brooder.
     
  10. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    OMG, I am so jealous. I can barely wait the next few days for the Valentine's Day hatch. I need to figure out what to do, I'm supposed to be working and I'm quite certain those chicks need to have my nose pressed to the window while they hatch.

    Deb
     

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