first post, hatching baby's tonight.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tennessee, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. tennessee

    tennessee Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I have been reading on here for ages, but finally posting. I am watching baby chicks hatch now. out of 35 eggs, I have 3 out and playing kickball with the other eggs. Is that OK?
     
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Mine are doing the same thing [​IMG] Every hatch, they tend to do that. It's okay as far as I know. Not ideal...but okay at least.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Yep you are good. Never had any issues with them kicking them around.
     
  4. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Oh... [​IMG] !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. tennessee

    tennessee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. I now have 4 chicks, and my incubator sounds like a typewriter. 4 here, 31 eggs to go. Wish me luck.
     
  6. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] GOOD LUCK!
     
  7. 8ROYALS

    8ROYALS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck...21 here and on day 19
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I like to think the activity and noise helps encourage the other chicks-in-eggs.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. tennessee

    tennessee Out Of The Brooder

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    A few of the other eggs have holes in them already. Some I can tell are from the chicks inside, and some I wonder if my little kickball players have maybe cracked. My 1 year old housedog that I have raised from birth thinks I have him a new squeakier toy on the counter that I'm not giving him.
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    One of the reasons I put my eggs in cartons to hatch is to keep them from playing soccer with the unhatched eggs. I think they do better if they are stable...

    ... but at this point in time... just leave them alone and let as many hatch in 24 hours as you can!

    Good luck.
     

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