First time hatching eggs ever

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by bluenkimchi, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. bluenkimchi

    bluenkimchi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all, i'm new, don't know if this the right area to post this but here goes.I made a simple homemade styrofoam incubator out of recycle materials i found lying around in my house. It consists of a styrofoam ice chest, old lamp with the socket remove to fit in the cooler, digital thermometer, water dish and a viewing window. I set a dozen of eggs that are 1/2 silkie eggs and 1/2 ameraucna eggs and out of that i got 3 ameraucana eggs to hatch(i know that's a low hatch rate but it was my first time ever making a homemade incubator and incubating eggs), honestly i was surprised i even hatch anything, wasn't expecting any thing then 21 days later there were 3 little chicks peeping their head off in the bathroom. Well here's some pictures of the chicks for you guys to enjoy savoring at.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    That's awesome! [​IMG] They are soooo cute! By the way, [​IMG] and [​IMG] ! Enjoy!!!
     
  3. bluenkimchi

    bluenkimchi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks glad you like them aren't they just that cutest thing [​IMG]
     
  4. Chickenfan4life

    Chickenfan4life Overrun With Chickens

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    Hey, Welcome To BYC!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] That baby looks adorable! Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  5. bluenkimchi

    bluenkimchi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, i'm even more proud of the fact that i even hatch[​IMG] them in a simple home made incubator
     

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