My eggs are hatching right now!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by greenchickeneer, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. greenchickeneer

    greenchickeneer Out Of The Brooder

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    What do I do? How long does it take them to actually get out of the egg. Two of them have little holes in them but now nothing, How long do I have to be nervous about them drowning? I feel like a first time mother!!
     
  2. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually, you'll have one that will pip, zip and pop out but generally, it will be the next day after they pip to hatch. During this time they are absorbing the yolk sack and getting stronger. It's hard work and they rest alot. If they are not under a broody, make sure your humidity is at least 60% to be on the safe side and leave them alone. Too high of a temp will also cause them to not absorb the yolk properly and stop hatching.
    We were all nervous at first. Over time you get used to it.
    I am hatching too! Had a staggered hatch by two or three days, that was by accident, and almost gave up. But, last night I checked the three eggs that were left and lo and behold... movement! This am there was one pipped. lets keep each other updated shall we? What are you hatching?
    Merry Hatchmas! [​IMG]
     
  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

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    More little ones.....and my incubator & Brooders still in the greenhouse!

    Not going to be for long!
     
  4. Shiningfeather

    Shiningfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Sit back and relax, sometimes they take a while.
     
  5. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
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    OK I took the incubators out of the greenhouse. [​IMG]

    2 Styrofoam- Turbo-Fan Circulated Air incubators.....1 with auto turner

    anyone know anything about them?
     
  6. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I want one Pandora! [​IMG]
     
  7. greenchickeneer

    greenchickeneer Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] One is out!! Yippeee!!! I can't believe it.
     
  8. greenchickeneer

    greenchickeneer Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that they are Rhode Is. Reds. But they may be mixed with Plymouth. we just got some eggs from our neighbors. So, it's whatever they have. [​IMG]
     
  9. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. greenchickeneer

    greenchickeneer Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, days end and we have two. A few more just hanging out. Very interesting experience.
     

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