Hands on hatching and help

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

  1. SHillChickMan

    SHillChickMan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I was happy with how many hatched.....of course 100% would have been nice. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Did they start turning right away after you put them the incubator? Trust me, all of us that do shipped get extremely frustrated at how many fully formed chicks die after lockdown.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congrats on all the chicks!

    -Kathy
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Pipped yesterday and made no progress, so I helped!

    Very dry membrane that was stuck to the chick
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    Moistened membrane
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    No veins
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    First poop!
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    -Kathy
     
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  5. zmcolbert

    zmcolbert Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 4 strong ducklings and 2 weak little fighters! Last one piped last night. So we may get 7 out of our set of 8! This first time has been exciting and exhausting![​IMG]
     
  6. zmcolbert

    zmcolbert Out Of The Brooder

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  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    Awesome Kathy!! Great save! :clap
    Too adorable! What breed? :love
     
  8. zmcolbert

    zmcolbert Out Of The Brooder

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    Pekin x Silver Appleyard
     
  9. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    Cute as little buttons! Congrats!
     
  10. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Great pics!!! Thank you for posting them. So I've had this happen to me a few times now. See how there was crust around the beak and pip? That's what's happened to me. One time was due to using my new octagon 20 for the first time and humidity plummeted over night. That chick had swallowed so much of that crust/golden glue, that it didn't make it. The other two times it happened to me is when the chicks pipped but took an extremely long time to zip (almost 48 hours) but blood vessels were very prominent so there was nothing I could do. Although in the 2 latter instances my humidity was good. What causes this, besides low humidity?
    So cute! Hope they keep up the fight!
     

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