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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ducati, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Ducati

    Ducati In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2009
    Well, I am extremely pleased with my first hatch attempt. I used a homemade bator (Miss Prissy's design), eggs from Mt. Healthy Hatchery, and a lot of patience. Despite many odds I achieved a 100% hatch rate of the viable eggs after day 7. I started with 15, 2 quit on my at day 7 and one was non fertile. So of the 12 left, ALL HATCHED. I was amazed. 2 chicks needed help, as one was upside down (don't know how that happened) and the other needed help because after 24 hours of pipping and unsucessful zipping, he seemed extremely weak and I feared he would not make it.

    Each chick was removed from the bator 3-4 hours after hatching, as the bator I used was very small and all the other eggs were getting trampled on.

    At the end of the day I have 6 healthy white leghorns and 6 buff orp's. Thank you to everyone that helped me with questions along the way. This forum is great and never realized how addicting it would get and a huge part of my sucessful hatch......


  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Congrats!! They are cuties [​IMG]
  3. HennysMom

    HennysMom Keeper of the Tiara

    [​IMG] Easter Peeps!! Just in time [​IMG]

    Congrats to you!
  4. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Songster

    May 12, 2008
    North FL
    They are soooo cute:jumpy [​IMG] [​IMG]
  5. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Congrats on your hatch! [​IMG]


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