I have some pip now can we add a little zip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by andisgarden, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. andisgarden

    andisgarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 5 eggs under my little Barred cohin and I checked on her this morning and there were two eggs with little pips. I am a proud mama [​IMG] She is my fav and it doesn't surprise me that she would be my first broody. She is spoiled.

    How long does it usually take from pip to zip? Also, I want her to raise them so do I just move her to a box on the floor with a small feeder and water near her? Also, I have had a terrible outbreak of Coci last week and lost several birds. They are on Sulmet right now what precautions can I take to make sure the babies don't die from this? I will feed medicated crumbles.

    Thanks,

    Andrea
     
  2. card5640

    card5640 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 2 hatch last night from my Copper Maran it took at total of about 6 hours. Good luck this is an eggciting time, it was my first time!
     
  3. andisgarden

    andisgarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 18 various copper and blue copper maran eggs in the bator right now. I love marans [​IMG] Due to hatch October 7th... I can hardly wait. I need to get a flashlight to candle them.
     
  4. andisgarden

    andisgarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 babies from 5 eggs..YEAH Barbara (my broody) she is a good mama. When do I give them water and food. I don't want to handle them too soon.
     
  5. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    You just have to put the chick start (mom will eat it too) and water where they can get to it. Mom will show them how to eat and forage [​IMG] Mazeltov!
     
  6. andisgarden

    andisgarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You were right. I put her in a big box with food and water and immediatly she started pecking away and the babies followed her lead. It is so cute.

    Thanks,

    andrea
     

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