Infomation on Hatching Chicks Needed

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Home Tweet Home, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. Home Tweet Home

    Home Tweet Home Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, my name is Kara. For years, I have loved the beautiful feathering and simple way of life of all birds. I am hatching some chicks and I had a few questions.
    First of all, I know I am suppose to have humidy, which I do, but don't have a humidity checker thing. How to you guys suggest I check the humidity levels? Also, I was wondering how long it will take for the chick to get out of its shell. I know it takes 21 or more days for it to finish developing, but how long does it usually take it to open its shell and get out of it?
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Greetings! Welcome to BYC! Feel free to ask any questions you may have! This site is a great resource, I'm sure you'll find answers to all your questions here. :)
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Kara, nice to meet you. Do you have an incubator to hatch the eggs in? Humidity and temperature are very important - you can buy a humidistat at pet shops (usually with fish supplies) or even at Walmart I get the Springfield brand there for around $ 7. Once the chick "pips" -pecks a small hole in the egg it can take as long as 24-48 hours or more, till they emerge from the shell . It is an exhausting effort for baby chicks that are all curled up inside.
     
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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. wilmascluckmom

    wilmascluckmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi and welcome there's a wealth of knowledge here and the folks here are great they have helped me a bunch and are so nice
     
  9. Wyandottes7

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    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our wonderful community.

    You've been given some good links and advice so far! I hope you can find the answers to all your questions on incubating.[​IMG]
     
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