First Time Hatch Results!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gfcm, May 15, 2011.

  1. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First time ever incubating/hatching. First time candling. Home made incubator (which was the pits, by the way) as I put it together too fast and should have tweaked it more. I learned a lot though. What works, what doesn't, and what could be better or things I hadn't thought about. I started with 28 eggs, and after candling, decided only 19 were viable. I hatched 19/19! I'm not going to lie---it was a LOT of work! I had to stay up around the clock because of temperature and humidity issues. Especially so the last few days. I'm definitely running on empty, but will sleep tonight! Yeah!!!

    I went into lock down on Thursday and they all hatched today. Oops! All but the last two. They hatched right before 2am.

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    I'll have better pics when I've had some sleep and they fluff out and are in their brooder tomorrow!

    And I want to thank BYC'ers for educating and cheering me on! I couldn't have done it without you! [​IMG]
     
  2. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Yay! Congrats on such cute chicks & a great hatch rate [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. chicksntexas

    chicksntexas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Congratulations!!!
     
  4. perolane

    perolane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congratulations!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. ConnorMayasMom

    ConnorMayasMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    AWESOME!!! Especially for a homemade one!!! You should be proud!!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Quote:Gratz !!! Such awesome babies!!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    good job Flo, MO.
    I think I had 12 hatch so far, 1 was weak and trampled. I pulled him and feeding and watering him with a syringe. Not sure he'll make it. The others are running around like banshees. I'm planning on pulling them at the 48 hour mark from the first hatch.
     

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