First time hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sshrader, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Recently my fiancé & I decided we wanted to hatch some of our own chicks. Our flock consists of mainly EE's, a Buff Orp, 2 true Ameraucanas, Black sexlinks, a few brown leghorns & Production Reds.

    We saved up for a few days and collected 2 blue EE's, 2 Buff Orpingtons, 1 brown leghorn, 1 black sex-links, & 2 others that didnt make it to lockdown.

    All the hens were bred to a EE roo, with the exception of the black sex-link, she was bred with a Buff Rock\Jersey Giant roo.

    All the little eggs hatched, and did fine, the little brown leghorn chick it hatched and appeard to be fine, after we moved it out too our little brooder something happened and it didnt make it :(


    Here is some pictures of the little fluff balls:
    Buff Orp + EE
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    Buff Orp + EE & the Brown Leghorn + EE (right)
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    EE+EE & BSL + JG\BR cross
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    Round 2!
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    the 2 Buff Orps (tops) & the EE+EE bottom, 2 of the 3 have fluffy cheeks :)
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  2. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry to hear that your Brown Leghorn didn't make it. It's always sad when they make it through the whole incubation and hatching process, only to succumb later.
    Congratulations on the other hatchlings, though - they're very cute. Makes you want to fill the incubator back up, doesn't it? [​IMG]
     
  3. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sure does! We have 16 eggs already going in the 2nd incubator, going to wait another week, I need to finish my barn here soon so I have room, this batch of EE's are already spoken for by a friend that wants to buy them :) such a FUN & addicting hobby.
     
  4. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    LOL...sounds like you'll have plenty of room soon for all your hatches! And chicken eggs are almost "instant gratification" with a (roughly) 21 day incubation. [​IMG]
     
  5. sshrader

    sshrader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first little EE+BO that hatched, it got stuck in my little dish that had water in it for the humdity, learned my lesson, but luckily I decided to wake up in the middle of the night and check it. It managed to stay alive, got very lucky.
     
  6. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    So many things to worry about...they seem to get into anything and everything. Glad that had a good outcome - almost like you had a premonition. [​IMG]
     

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