I have one chick hatched! ~~ PICTURES!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Montanna, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Montanna

    Montanna Out Of The Brooder

    7 Eggs ready to go into the incubator 12-12-07
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    The Incubator
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    Placing the eggs in the incubator, it is going to be a Loooooooong 21 days!
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    First pip, I found it on a welfare check early New Years Morning.
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    By mid morning, the pip was bigger
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    The zip is done and chick is getting ready to meet the world!
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    Here is Ida, ready or not!
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    Ida is free of her egg shell. She had a little trouble getting rid of the last little bit of membrane hang-up
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    Empty egg shell laying on the log book. There are still 6 eggs in the incubator, with no signs of movement, or pipping.
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    This is little Ida, (she has to be a pullet! I did the dance, the chant and waving of the magic "Pullet Wand" over the incubator the whole 20-21 days!
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    That is my story of my first hatch. Didn't get as many as I would have liked, but there is always next time! I have some australorp eggs coming mid-january.

    How long should I leave the current eggs in the incubator, before we give up on them? These were eggs from my buff cross hens.

    Thanks for the encouragement and all the help I received during this hatch. At least one has hatched, and seems to be doing okay.

    I have followed many stories of hatching on here, now I have a little one of my own! I am happy, but still disappointed that only one hatched.

    Thanks,

    Montanna
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2008
  2. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    YAY!!! Congratulations!!
     
  3. echickenlove

    echickenlove Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats! Wow that is really neat and what a beautiful little baby! Thanks for sharing those pics with us!
     
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    If the eggs are intact - no oozing or other sign of spoilage, you can leave them in there to day 23 or 24.

    Congrats on the baby - she is a cutie!

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  5. judyisfun

    judyisfun Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats, she is a sweetie:)
     
  6. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice...... i like the idea with the pipe cleaners. i will try that. i turn by hand and i always have one roll while turning .. thanks for posting ur pic-...........johnny
     
  7. Heidi

    Heidi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    Congrats - she's a cutie. It's an amazing feeling when they pop out of the shell.
     
  8. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats! Yep, Ida's got to be a pullet if you waved The Magic Pullet Wand!!!
     
  9. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Very cute and definitely a pullet!!! (that's go to be a self-fulfilling prophecy!)
     

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