First time hatching chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JaymeSue95, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. JaymeSue95

    JaymeSue95 Out Of The Brooder

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    Patiently waiting for them to hatch! Kind of...lol. I put them in December 29th around 6 pm. Wondering if I should expect them today or tomorrow? Temp has been at 101 the whole time. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    How exciting for you! Should be anytime now for your eggs as you are on day 21. Although 21 days is just a guide and they can sometimes be a little later. Do you see them rocking at all or hear any chirping from them?
     
  3. KikisGirls

    KikisGirls Be Happy! Read more. Premium Member

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    What kind of eggs?
    How many do you have in the bator?

    How egg citing!!
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Great! They could hatch any time.

    I assume you have a still air incubator?
     
  5. JaymeSue95

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    They are Road Island red/jersey cross eggs. I have 18 in there but when I candled them a couple days ago seems there might be a few that aren't fertile. It is my first time though so I decided to keep them in just in case because they didn't stink and weren't cracking.
     
  6. JaymeSue95

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    Yes it is a still air incubator :)
     
  7. JaymeSue95

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    No I haven't seen them rock or heard any chirping [​IMG] One reason I'm kind of getting worried! My dad used to hatch out a bunch of quail and chicks awhile back but I was too young to remember what it was like. I'm excited to have my own baby chicks! [​IMG]
     
  8. Yorkshire Coop

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    When you candled could you see movement in them? Have the air cell's grown large enough? Did you double check the temp and humidity readings through the incubation? How did turning go? Did you stop turning on day 18 and put the humidity up to at least 65%? Sorry for all the questions but it gives a better view on how the incubation has gone.
     
  9. JaymeSue95

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    I didn't candle long and not sure what to look for lol. I didn't see movement but some were really dark and yes I saw air cells in them. Humidity is up. Temp is correct as far as I know! My grandpa used this incubator and had success with it!
     
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  10. JaymeSue95

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    Oh and used automatic egg turner and yes I took it out on day 18
     

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