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hatching chicken eggs using a hovabator incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by leeboyz337, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. leeboyz337

    leeboyz337 Out Of The Brooder

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    i bought a hovabator incubator, an egg turner, with a circulating fan, and purchased 24 fertile buff orpington eggs and put them in.

    day 1 i got the eggs in the mail each wrapped in bubble rap and then packed in paper shreads inside a box took them out and put them in the incubator
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    day 3 i checked the eggs and you can see the hearts forming and the veins
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    day 5 you can see the eye forming and the start of the embryos
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    day 7you can see the embryos moving around
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    day 11 the egg starts to fill up and there is more to the chick
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    day 16 you can start to see the feet
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    now only 4 days left til they hatch. will update with more pictures as it goes on and they hatch out.
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    ok so i had a 3 eggs hatch last night all black chicks and then when i got home and one more hatched out a buff baby and its only day 19. now there are 3 more with holes starting.
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    day 20 there were 6 more that hatched out all my buff babies

    now for the start of day 21 and the rest start to pop out.
     
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2011
  2. jfulcher

    jfulcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    w00t w00t!!! So happy for you!!!
     
  3. discoveregg

    discoveregg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Nice candling pics! Can't wait to see the chicks when they hatch [​IMG]
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] Nice pics!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2011
  5. Chooks n Kids

    Chooks n Kids Out Of The Brooder

    Could you tell me what temperature and humidity you had your incubator at...prior to day 18 and after. I am having a hard time with mine. Thanks S
     

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