hatched out chick in a bucket this morning!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bethsplace, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. bethsplace

    bethsplace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 8 eggs I gave 5 to my cochan mix who was sitting. and put the other 3 in a bucket made into a incubator. I took a small bucket and put a cloth diaper in bottom with the humidity dial from my humidifier and kept it moist and used a shop light with a 60 watt bulb for warmth well after the first week we candled and saw that 2 were growing and and this past week when we candled them all I could see was the air sac well I panicked the rest of the egg was dark I was afraid they died but left them to see if they would hatch and one did this morning about 11:30 I was so excited [​IMG] it is peeping away look healthy! that give whole new meaning to the term "bucket of chicken"[​IMG]:
     
  2. slightlyscrambled

    slightlyscrambled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats now I want to try!![​IMG]
     
  3. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    congratulation [​IMG]


    and please post the pics [​IMG]
     
  4. MistyValley

    MistyValley Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd love to see the pictures also!
     
  5. bethsplace

    bethsplace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will put some pic's this evening of the incubator and chick
     
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Your doing better in your bucket than I am with my Hovabator [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Congratulations!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats!!! I think you should name it bucket head. [​IMG]
     
  8. bethsplace

    bethsplace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well thats a good name I put it out with Ms. Peeps who is sitting on the rest of the eggs. she hatched out two they all are black with yellow bellies and a yellow dot on the back of their heads. they may be dominquers I know I spelled that wrong is that what their chicks look like? does anybody know.?
     
  9. bethsplace

    bethsplace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well I now have 5 dominique chicks I hatched out 2 in my bucket incubator and Ms. Peeps hatched out 3. she decided to quit sitting on the last 2 eggs thats ok they turned out bad, so she just paid attention to the babies its so neat how she calls them to eat and takes care of them what a good mama:D the bucket incubator was just a regular 1 1/2 gal bucket then I set a plate covered with a cloth baby diaper( just handy) over plate in the bucket set on top of a container to raise it up. then kept it moist and kept a 60 watt bulb in a round shop light over top of it . I tryed using a thermator but that didnt work so I would test the temp with my hand when I would bring in an egg from one of the other girls and learned just where to place the bucket to keep it that temp then I turned the eggs and the bucket 3 times a day. well it worried my but I hatched 2 out of 3 eggs in it! it was fun but tense:p
     

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