I have a chick!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bookworm chick, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Bookworm chick

    Bookworm chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if it's early or if I miscounted. I set the eggs on May 18th (afternoon) and counted the 19th as Day One. So, I was figuring on tomorrow being hatch day. I have six banty eggs and two regular eggs under this broody. This first to hatch looks like one of the regular chicks. Way to big to be one of the bantams. I'm excited. Heard the peeping when I went down to tend them this morning. Didn't want to disturb the broody by looking under her and figured I only heard one. Now we wait.[​IMG]
     
  2. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine nearly always hatch a day early if the incubation went well. Now I start to worry if they DON'T hatch a day early. The last few I left alone until day 21 were dead in their shells. I've decided on this next hatch in the incubator that I'll check them on day 20 and assist if needed. I have a broody with chicks due today, but she had at least 5 of 12 hatched when I got home last night [​IMG] i sure do love the babies!
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have had some eggs hatch on day 19. I set the eggs for hatching the night before and the next morning I heard peeping in the incubator and sure enough there was a chick and several pips and some zipped. SURPRISE!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Bookworm chick

    Bookworm chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first chick is a regular Buff Orpington. Another hatched later, and is an Americauna. The rest (6 Golden Campine bantam eggs) have not hatched yet. This morning I heard peeping coming from the other broody's nest. She also has one regular Buff Orpington chick plus a Barred Rock cross bantam chick. This broody also has 6 Golden Campine bantam eggs under her and one more BR cross bantam egg. I still have my fingers crossed, but am resigned that the Golden Campine eggs might not hatch since they were shipped eggs. [​IMG]
     
  5. LilMissPetie

    LilMissPetie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same with me, I just lock down last night (I thought hatch day was going to be Friday, this is my first hatch)and this morning they had pipped and one has already hatched.[​IMG] Congrats to everyone !!!

    If anyone can tell me how to post pictures on here, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
     
  6. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    ISN"T THIS FUN!!!!!!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Bookworm chick

    Bookworm chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Okay, hatching all done. The second broody now has one more BR cross chick. NONE of the shipped eggs hatched. We cracked them open and nothing but pinkish yolk fluid. Would we have been able to even tell if they were fertile to begin with?[​IMG]

    So disappointed, but kind of figured this would happen. Anyway, at least my broodies have something to show for their time spent on the nest in this heat.
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Quote:Same with me, I just lock down last night (I thought hatch day was going to be Friday, this is my first hatch)and this morning they had pipped and one has already hatched.[​IMG] Congrats to everyone !!!

    If anyone can tell me how to post pictures on here, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

    I have been using Photobucket http://photobucket.com to upload pictures.

    You can copy the [/B] Code by left clicking on it, copy and then paste it in your forum message.

    The [B]URL[/B] Link is for linking to the photo. The image itself will not appear, just the URL for the image.

    The [B]IMG[/B] Code is used on message boards (such as ours). It will post the actual picture.

    You can use any online uploader such as:
    http://photobucket.com
    http://www.flickr.com/
    http://tinypic.com/
    http://www.snapfish.com
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2011

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