My First Batch Of Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kathryn202, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Kathryn202

    Kathryn202 New Egg

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    YAY YAY YAY YAY!!!

    I am so happy at the moment.
    On the 25th of Januray I started to incubate my very first batch of 16 eggs in my very first incubator. 3 long weeks later my first chicken hatched, the night before hatch day. 6 hatched on Valentines' Day, then 2 the next day. 3 were not fertilised, 1 died during hatching, and the last 3 died a few days before hatching.
    So I ened up with 9/16 chickens and I am so proud of my brood, for my first time.
    They are only a mix of layers from home, I wanted to learn about my incubator before I order the eggs I really wont to hatch.
    Now they are in the brooder and running around like happy larry's.
    Is there any issues during the first few weeks that I should be watching out for?
     
  2. Apyl

    Apyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the new babies. All this hatch talk on here makes me want to get a incubater :)
     
  3. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!! That sounds like a good hatch, especially since it was your first time!
     

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