First time hatch and it's awesome!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nbenevento, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. nbenevento

    nbenevento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just thought I would share this. I ordered 24 fertile eggs - 12 Australorp and 12 EE from Meyer Hatchery. They sent me 26 and of course all were fertile. Today was day 20 in the incubator and so far I have 17 little beauties and all but 2 have pipped. I really just wanted to say this is freaking awesome! Woo hoo!
     
  2. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Woooohoooo! Congrats! Is this your first time? What type of incubator and where are the pics!
     
  3. nbenevento

    nbenevento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I used the 9200 still air with an egg turner. This is my first time and it is exciting! I have taken tons of pictures an video but I will post them tomorrow.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    That's a fantastic hatch! Congratulations and post those pics so we can see.
     
  5. direwolf

    direwolf Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine are hatching right now too! My wife and I watched one pop out of its shell for the first time and were completely amazed! Out of 6 eggs, we have two hatched, two pipped, and two still rolling around. These are RIR babies from our rooster and hens. I already went out and congratulated them this morning. My only concern is that they are a day early. The two that have hatched seem very healthy though.
     
  6. nbenevento

    nbenevento Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no expert but almost all of mine hatched a day early, 22 out of 26 and I think 3 of the 4 left are quitters anyway. I wasn't expecting any to hatch until today but my house sounds like an aviary! All are doing great.
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