My first chick ever, with pictures

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nancylee, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. nancylee

    nancylee Chirping

    Sep 17, 2009
    Montague, PEI
    Well I finally have a chick. My first time ever.[​IMG]
    Does it look allright. It still has some stuff stuck to it.


    and this will be its new home


    First time posting pictures hope it works

  2. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Congrats!! Be careful... you'll get hooked and next time there will be an incubator full of chicks! [​IMG]
  3. TamiHunter

    TamiHunter Songster

    Oct 19, 2009
    Saint Helens, Oregon
    It's very addicting doing what we do!! There is nothing like it in the world. I still have about 19 days to go to see how many out of the 7 i get. This will be my first hatch!!!
    Congrats on your new arrival!!!
  4. nancylee

    nancylee Chirping

    Sep 17, 2009
    Montague, PEI
    Yes, I will be doing more hatching.
    It has been chirping all day, and hasn't gone to sleep yet. Is that normal, I would have though after hatching it would sleep all day.
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    From what I've read on here (not from experience), one chick alone will chirp A LOT, because it's lonely. Some suggest a small fluffy stuffed animal in with it. Others say do your best to find another similarly aged chick to stick in with it... It would be scary for a tiny chick to be all alone... [​IMG]
    But congrats on your hatch!!

  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    If it is chirping alot, it may be cold. Is the temp 95 where the chick is?
    Just a thought.
  7. nancylee

    nancylee Chirping

    Sep 17, 2009
    Montague, PEI
    My temp was reading wrong. (cheap one )I took the good one out of the incubator and could not believe it 110. The poor thing. I got that fixed and its not chirping as much, and starting to go to sleep. I do have another chick due to hatch in 4 days.
    I also have a hen sitting on one egg for the past 12 days.
    Thanks again.[​IMG]
  8. Luvducks

    Luvducks Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    Adorable! i had my first chick hatch on Saturday and another hatched today. the second one is still in the bator drying so i put a feather duster in with chick #1. AND i go in and hold it alot! it seems to stay warm in my hand and falls asleep.

    good luck with your babies. i am having sooo much fun!
  9. DebbieLynn

    DebbieLynn Songster

    Feb 9, 2009
    East Tennessee
    [​IMG] Congrats on your new baby! You are going to be hooked and wake up one day and realize you can't stop hatching!!!!!!( I know I did) lol

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