Just hatched my first chick! Updated with "chick pics"!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelliewindham, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. kelliewindham

    kelliewindham Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I am new here, and have been reading everything in the forums for a couple weeks now. Some of it multiple times! [​IMG] Anyhow, I just minutes ago hatched my very first chick. I was so afraid I would do something wrong. These were eggs from my girls, and they are on day 20. The first pipped around 7 am, and I have really had to control myself wanting to stick my hands in there, but I managed to restrain myself. Mycontrol paid off, one just hatched and another has pipped. Yay![​IMG] I started with 12, five candled clear, and 3 of the remaining were easter egg so I couldnt see, but the first one hatched come from a green egg. I did days 1-18 in a hovabator, lockdown in a diy that I put together by pouring over plans on this site.

    Anyhow, just wanted to say hi, and share my good news! [​IMG] the rest of them hatch!
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2010
  2. schmije

    schmije Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! We want PICTURES!
     
  3. TheFarmMama

    TheFarmMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congratulations! Beware though, hatching is an addiction!!! lol
     
  4. kelliewindham

    kelliewindham Out Of The Brooder

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    So far three have hatched, a couple more have pips. This is sooo eggciting! Patience is not a virtue I was blessed with, so Im sitting on my hands now! [​IMG]

    I will try to upload my pics later this evening.
     
  5. TheFarmMama

    TheFarmMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay, congrats on the new feather babies! [​IMG] What are you hatching besides EE?
     
  6. kelliewindham

    kelliewindham Out Of The Brooder

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    Just barnyard mutts! I have EE, GLW, RIR, Silkies, Frizzles, NHR, Various cochins, and a few "mutts". I have no idea which rooster fertilized these eggs, I really thought they were all a little young to actually "get the job done correctly", but I wanted to try some of mine before ordering eggs. Make sure I knew what I was doing! LOL
     
  7. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congrats!
     
  8. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congrats and Hooray [​IMG]

    And pictures are required!!

    Jenny
     
  9. shortstaque

    shortstaque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Big accomplishment. I think I'm going to try using a broody when it is my turn to hatch eggs (I'm thinking early spring). You are so brave to use a bator. From what I've read it can get pretty technical and there's so much that can go wrong. Sounds like you did well though!!!!

    Congrats! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. tuesdays chicks

    tuesdays chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WTG [​IMG] [​IMG] I'm hoping mine hatch.
     

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