First one just hatched!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skymonkey, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. skymonkey

    skymonkey Out Of The Brooder

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    This is our first ever hatch and the first one just entered the world. He is still wet and making the other eggs roll around. Do I need to get him out or leave him there till he dries?
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Leave him in there. You don't want to open the bator. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. skymonkey

    skymonkey Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    How many eggs do you have in there and what kind? I wanted to say more before but I was on the phone.
     
  5. ChickyChickyBaby

    ChickyChickyBaby Barefoot Bantams

    Leave it in! The new chicks will be fine in there up to 72 hours. I try to leave mine in that long after first pip if I have some stragglers. Most of the time mine are done in 48 hours.
     
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  6. skymonkey

    skymonkey Out Of The Brooder

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    I got 40 eggs in there. We have 11 Pearl white Leghorn hens, 10 red star hens and 32 Buff Orpington hens. 1 Pearl white rooster and 2 buff orpington roosters so the eggs are all mixed up, but these hatchlings are all meat birds unless we get some full stock Pearl whites and we will keep those for layers. We got 3 roaming inside the bator ATM and almost all the eggs have holes knocked thru. They weren't supposed to hatch till Thanksgiving day so we could all be here but oh well.
     
  7. skymonkey

    skymonkey Out Of The Brooder

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    So far we have had 23/40 hatch in good shape. #24 just hatched with his guts outside his body. I know he will die and I feel sorry for the lil guy but not much I can do.
     
  8. Supermommy486

    Supermommy486 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats and sorry to hear at the same time. Are you sure its not the yolk sac instead of guts?
     
  9. skymonkey

    skymonkey Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep I think your right about the yolk sac. He is still dragging it around and he is getting more and more stable at standing up. I dunno if he is gonna make it or not. I will give him a lil more time in the incubator and get him out to some food and water. Anyone got any ideas what to do to help him? I'm afraid it might kill him if I cut it off, or cause a bad infection if I leave it hanging like that.
     
  10. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    Congrats on your new babies. You should get some good egg layers from those mixes.
     

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