MAY 2016 "Land of the Free Because of the brave!" Hatch-a-Long Hosted by, Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. sasafras4u2

    sasafras4u2 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    This is why i do not like NOT being home for stuff. I saw pips this morning but i have to go to work. I left at 6am i get home at 8. Well 1 hatched. Then 2 more were zipping my kids at home sent me a pic. I see the hygrometer is at 45% i called her told her to add some wayer through the syringe i have set up through the vent with iv tubing .she said its at 71% does it still need water. I said no , but why the difference? She opened it to get the shell out and to get the chick unstuck from the carton :he OMG by this time my grandson who was watching and is almost 8 thought he would help by doing what ... putting the water in the syringe in the trough for her. So she calls me tells me the humidity is at 99% "is that okay?"...:eek: omg.... now i have 3 hatchlings none are dried my cartons that were holding the eggs upright are wet! Wet wet :hit so at 99% and there is condesation on the lid i very quickly removed the eggs from the carton laid them down replaced the lid. Then i took the syringe and pulled water out through my tubing. My humidity is now at 88% still to high just hoping its okay. Lots of pips going on.
    One chick wont open its eyes not sure if they are stuck or what it is also maybe squishy? Kind of bloated looking has wet poo stuck to its bottom but is moving around the bator climbing all over the other eggs.
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  2. Dagmarvelous

    Dagmarvelous Chillin' With My Peeps

    First time Broody-Hatcher here... I have a Silkie that goes broody every 6-8 weeks. It take me several weeks to break her, and then 2-3 weeks later she's back on a nest doing her best to hatch non-fertile eggs. [​IMG] So last week I broke down and bought 7 eggs from Papa's Poutlry.

    So I'm in!! I'm going to let her try to hatch 3 chocolate and 4 lavender mottled Orpingtons! [​IMG] I gave them to her Thursday morning, and she "back-hoed" them under her one by one. Due date is Friday, May 27th! I planned that so I'd have the nice long weekend to spend with some new babies. (hopefully!!)

    Cross your fingers that she doesn't decide to stop being broody now that I bought her some eggs! [​IMG]
     
  3. BrieCheese23

    BrieCheese23 Out Of The Brooder

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    47 quail eggs spread between two hatchers since I'm not sure which one's the best. Why not experiment, eh? At least one egg was already rocking and I could hear him pecking when I put the egg to my ear. One more early quitter in the bunch that I missed last time. The ducks are in incubators now and my mother's 50 quail eggs took my eggs' place. Tuesday is lockdown for almost 40 chicken eggs and the ducks will be moved to the turners. Hopefully their air sacks will settle by then. :)
     
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  4. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one turkey hatching and one hatched and there is still one under my broody that should be hatching in a few days
     
  5. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 20 and I see a lovely pip in an isbar egg. Go baby!
     
  6. pjnbill22

    pjnbill22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our first ever broody, Ruby (Begonia) is a mama just in time for Mother's Day! She's hatched 3 so far, we removed 2 clears and put 2 chickens hatched earlier today + 3 pipped eggs. Looks like we'll have at least two BLRW! :weee
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  7. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    *squealing madly and jumping up and down* another pip, another pip, another pip!!!!!
     
  8. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    I use cold water. It shouldn't matter which you use.
     
  9. weegarden

    weegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thank you both. I'm officially in lockdown and have a very special one in there. I also used a net bag for the first time, because my rocks get pretty active in there, and I don't want them hurting my special show silkie one. My really good best of show hen hasn't layed in a very long time, and she layed me a couple of eggs. There is only on in this batch, and I want it to hatch very very badly. [​IMG] If I had another incubator, I would put it all by itself.
     
  10. weegarden

    weegarden Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love it! Back-hoed them under one by one! So true!
     

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