Hands on hatching and help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AmyLynn2374, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Got my :fl for you too!!! :D

    WVDuckchick has hatched quail... I hatch Call ducks quite regularly, lol... lots of good help and plenty of support here...

    AmyLynn is super for chicken help...

    And I think we've got many different types of bators between us, lol...
     
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  2. BlazeInTexas

    BlazeInTexas Out Of The Brooder

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    Well....on advice for future hatches I was able to obtain a Little Giant Still Air incubator thinking I could transfer the eggs to Lock them down there to avoid anyone becoming "shrink wrapped". On my way home my young son called to let me know three eggs were pipping and one little one had already thrust her head out but that there was blood on the membrane. Now....hours later, the anxious (chick) one hasn't moved and I can't see it breathing anymore and the other two haven't widened their pip holes any. I fired up the new 'bator just in case and now am paralyzed as whether to remove the remaining 20 eggs to the Still Air or leave everything be and sit on my hands...
    If the first chick is deceased when do I remove it and if I'm to open the lid should info ahead and transfer remaining unpipped eggs at that point?
    ....so much for any sleep....
     
  3. BlazeInTexas

    BlazeInTexas Out Of The Brooder

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    Darn. I thought I was replying to you but the quote didn't 'take' and it became a new post I guess....
     
  4. BlazeInTexas

    BlazeInTexas Out Of The Brooder

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    I heard lots of faint cheeping earlier but things seem to be a lot quieter now. Even the cats have lost interest....
     
  5. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Welcome! You are in for some fun with all those different things going on! Did you set them all at the same time, or did you make it so they are all due around the same time? Best of luck to you. Hope you will stick around and share this adventure with us!
     
  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Quick update on mine:

    I put 9 golden sebright eggs in the hatcher - 7 have hatched, one more had pipped, last one I think is DIS

    4 silver duckwing OEGBs - all 4 hatched!

    2 lavender orpingtons - have pipped internally, but not external yet but its still day 21.

    So I am extremely happy this morning. :celebrate

    Did have one semi-assist for a slow poke that stopped zipping halfway. The initial spot dried out on him so I vaselined it up, cracked on around for him a bit, snapped the shell, and he finally pushed his way out. Exhausted little fella, but happy and healthy this morning.
     
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  7. caesargirl

    caesargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome!!
     
  8. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    I'm pretty sure this one is gone, but if it is, it was after drawdown, so I got a couple good pics of it, just for illustration of how they draw down before pipping. I couldn't find an internal pip.
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    ETA - I put it back in the bator, just in case its alive, but I didn't see any movement.
     
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  9. pipAchick

    pipAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol your so silly
     
  10. pipAchick

    pipAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My choice @AmyLyn

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    Its warm[​IMG]@Blooie
     

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