First Try Incubating And I Have Babies!! Pics

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Shiningfeather, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My babies were due the March 17th. Well Homer (DH named him) the first impatient chick that just couldn't wait decided to make an appearance on the 15th. He made me question my counting of days several times before I finally decided I was right and he was just that early. They are all OEG from our roo and hens. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me why we have 3 different colored chicks???
    I was thinking that maybe its the roo/hen difference but have not been able to find pics of many OEG to make comparison.

    We put 21 eggs in the bator and I candled on the 14 day and all were growing babies. We have had 13 hatch so far and another is zipping asI type this. Four more have pipped and should hatch some time tonight.

    The first of my chicks.....AKA Homer

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  2. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
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    Wow, your success is amazing!
     
  3. cybercat

    cybercat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your success. They are so cute. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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    What Beautiful Chicks! [​IMG] Congrats on your first hatchlings! What type of incubator do you use?
     
  5. Mom2Munchkins

    Mom2Munchkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome first hatch!! I hope I have half the luck you did, mine are due in a few days!
     
  6. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

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    beautiful chix u have there
     
  7. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks to everyone on here. I asked several questions and read others posts like an obsessed person. [​IMG] I used a LG with turner but no fan. I am very lucky since my DH works from home and checked the temp and humidity all day every day.

    I have 4 left in the bator that have not pipped. I am going to give them a couple of extra days, but am very happy with the rate we got. I was supprised we got, but I think is was more he since I work outside the home. [​IMG]
     
  8. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You will do great just watch temp and humidity like crazy. [​IMG] mine went up and down during the hatching. I think I would have gone nuts if I was here. [​IMG]
     

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