It's day 20 and...Update! Hatch!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Crunchie, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    Update: We have 7 chicks! All of the little peeps that had fully developed are hatched and healthy. We have mostly blues and a couple of splashes (well, one looks to have all yellow fluff so he may be white or end up with just a few colored feathers). All are pure Ameraucana. Thank you for all of the replies from my fellow BYC hatching enablers!! [​IMG] I mostly only have time to lurk, but I always find a ton of helpful information here.


    I can finally join the ranks of you hatch-a-holics out there!! It's day 20 of my first attempt at incubation and they're pipping!!! Oh. My. God. I can't stand it! It's so exciting, I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve!

    And they're peeping in there, too. It is just too sweet!

    Wish me luck that things go well from here on out. I had 15 Ameraucan eggs shipped to me from show quality stock. Blues/Splashes. They are the most beautiful blue eggs! I tossed two right off the bat because the air cells were floating around loose. I candled on...can't remember the day, too excited brain is fried....but whatever, I saw definite development in 8 of the remaining eggs. I did leave all of the eggs in the 'bator, though, 'cause as a newbie I was too afraid to trust my candling skills (but I did mark all of the ones I saw development in, so I can check myself after they hatch).

    Yay!! [​IMG] Here's hoping they make it out OK!
     
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2007
  2. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] This will be me next weekend lol!! [​IMG]
     
  3. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!

    It's day 20 for me too. 3 chicks are out (We helped one, which was really too big for its shell)
     
  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Good Luck
     
  5. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    have any of them hatched yet?
     
  6. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    [​IMG] Update!! As of noon today (day 21) I have three brand-new Ameraucana chicks! Two are blue and one is a splash. 4 more eggs are pipped and are jiggling around and peeping. I candled the eggs that had not pipped last night (of the 8 that I had marked as developing from earlier candling) and discovered that one of my 8 was really clear, not sure what I thought I saw as development (maybe it partially developed). But it looks like the remaining 4 that had actually fully developed are on the way! Still crossing my fingers that they make it ok.

    The 3 already hatched are starting to fluff up. They're quite lively and 'causing a rucus in the 'bator...it's like they're cheering the others on to get going and hatch already! [​IMG]

    Yay!! Anyone else with a hatch happening? NewGuineaChooks, have any more of yours hatched?
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2007

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