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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Egg-plant momma, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. Egg-plant momma

    Egg-plant momma In the Brooder

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    Hey everyone! Just hatched my first eggs in my incubator! 4 eggs left out of 14. First one pipped 43 hours ago. Two of the remaining eggs are the two breeds I wanted to hatch the most. We are on day 23 from the day I put them in to start incubation. The humidity has been around 58-60 for two days due to a newly developed crack in the incubator bottom. At what point do I give up on the other eggs and open it up? One chick in particular had a hard time hatching and I really want to check on it, give food and water but dont want to kill 4 remaining.
     
  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I've never hatched eggs so I can't help. Good luck with the last 4 and with the ones you have already successfully hatched.
     
  3. ClucksAndCombs

    ClucksAndCombs Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC!:frow

    Feel free to ask questions, there are so many wonderful and knowledgeable people who will answer them :)

    Good luck with your newly hatched chicks and hope for many more!
     
  4. GotCoop

    GotCoop Songster

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    Shipped chicks go several days without feed or water. My general rule is 36 hours after first chick hatches...because I'm a "bird in in the hand" type. I want to start focusing on the birds I know I have. But, if you know the unhatched eggs were progressing up to lockdown and those are the ones you want...waiting 2 days or so after first hatch should be okay.
     
  5. Melky

    Melky Spring has sprung!

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    Welcome to BYC!
    Remember after eating the yolk chicks have 48 hrs of food supply. Have sav a chick electrolytes in water ready in the brooder and chick starter 20% medicated feed. Water first hour then food. Dip beak tips when first provide water. Should be ok. Good Luck!​
     
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Welcome to BYC - you have some good advice already so I'll just say hello!
    All the best

    Pork Pie
     
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
     
  8. N F C

    N F C Marbles...I found mine!

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    :welcome

    Best wishes to you, thanks for joining us!
     
  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUN-omenal community!!! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of FUN! :wee
     
  10. meglynnie

    meglynnie Songster

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    :welcome

    Welcome to the flock!
     

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