I got movement in first egg, and a hole starting

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by digger455, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. digger455

    digger455 In the Brooder

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    Here they come, first one is getting a hole started. Should I be getting a vent open on the bater???? How long does it take from here?? Hey anouther one is starting to crack a little. I have them in egg carton in there will they be able to get around when it is time??
    Will keep you updated. Thanks everyone for help so far.

    Digger
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Congratulations, you are hatching chicks! [​IMG]

    It can take what seems like forever, 24 hours and a bit more. They stop to rest quite often. But sometimes you get one who just can't wait to get out!

    As far as the vents, it depends on what kind of incubator. I have a Genesis 1588 and it only has one plug, which stays in during hatching to keep the humidity up. I hatch in cut down cartons and they have no trouble getting around.

    Hope you have a 100% hatch!
     
  3. digger455

    digger455 In the Brooder

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    I have a little giant bator. Can see the beak on one egg right now anouther one just a bit of a crack is starting. That is 3 now.
     
  4. digger455

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    Went to town and just got back. Not a thing moving in the one I seen the beak on. You can see something outside the hole in the egg but is not moving at all. It is a little juicey around whatever that is comming out of there. I hope it is ok. Oh well going to be nuts before this is over.

    Digger
     

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