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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Coenobita, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Coenobita

    Coenobita Out Of The Brooder

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    It's day 19 and I just put in a wet cloth into the incubator for humidity. Already one has broken a small piece of shell off.. nothing drastic but it is very exciting!! [​IMG] The temperature is about 101 degrees, and it's a still air incubator. Humidity is a bit over 50 before I added the cloth, probably more now though. Is this good? This is our first hatch and I am really hoping it will go well.

    [edit] I have a question, all of the eggs are clustered together right now-- also, there is nothing on the bottom of the incubator (I've heard that people use egg cartons?) should I move the eggs apart, and/or add something beneath them? Not sure if I should do anything.
     
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    UPDATE!
    two chicks have hatched this morning! I will try to get some pictures soon. One is brown with a light yellow colored head, and the other is yellow all over with what I think are some stripes on its back.

    They are both half Japanese bantam and the other half could be phoenix, d'anver, dutch bantam, or quite a few other things lol! :D I have a question about merek's vaccination - I could not get it soon enough for it to get here in time for me to administer it to the chicks within the first 24 hours.

    I was wondering if a. there is another way to vaccinate them for merek's that I could get from a local feedstore, and b. if they will be all right if they are not vaccinated. I have a flock of about 20 birds so I am worried that they would be at risk if I keep them.. I have two faverolles that are not vaccinated either, and they are doing fine, though. Thank you in advance!!
     

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