Hatchlings on the way!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Birtles, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Birtles

    Birtles In the Brooder

    Hi Guys
    I'm in the UK and got my first eggs hatching today! Only 2 eggs made it to today from 6 that went under the broody mum, but one is cheeping and has a hole in it - the other still quiet.
    How long does the hatching process take? Got 11 more in an incubator due in 2 weeks as well.
    I moved mum and the 2 eggs this morning to an empty stable. After reading some threads have realised that I should have moved her when I put eggs under her. Wouldn't have lost the other 4 eggs if I had! Oh well, I know better for next time.
    Hopefully I'll pick up more goods tips from you guys as we go!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome. https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101. Glad you joined the flock. The link above is a very good read for learning about incubation. It takes many hours to hatch often 24 hours from pip to hatch and not every chick is the same. Good luck with your broody and chicks and your eggs in the incubator.:frow
  3. Birtles

    Birtles In the Brooder

    Baby Alice born 45 mins ago! 0lb 1oz!
  4. Glad to see there are still people everywhere hatching eggs under chicken mommies. Glad to have you and congrats on your hatchlings.
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Good luck with your hatch! [​IMG]
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Alice is adorable! Good luck with the rest of the hatch!
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    What a cutie pie!!! Good luck with the rest of your hatch and welcome to our flock!
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2014
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Congratulations on the hatch! Cute chick!
  9. Birtles

    Birtles In the Brooder

    Thanks everyone! Quick question though - how long until the chicks start getting up and pecking about for themselves? Bearing in mind that newly hatched Alice is the only one so far (she hatched about 6 hours ago) is it normal for a chick to stay under mum for so long?
  10. Birtles

    Birtles In the Brooder


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