My first chick has hatched!! *pics*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by itsy, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. itsy

    itsy Songster

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    I'll post more pics to this thread as I get them.

    The first one of my Polish Chickens has hatched. [​IMG] It's not the one I expected to hatch (the one who first pipped last night as I set them in lockdown.)

    You can see the first pipped egg near the one that's zipping:

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    The one that zipped popped out:

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    And left this behind:

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    Here he or she is resting on a neighbor:

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    Soo.....this is my first hatch ever and it's quite an event. [​IMG] This chick is thrashing all about, rolling all the other eggs. I hope that's expected and not terrible? Hopefully it'll turn that one brown guinea egg in there because I haven't done it since locking down last night for fear of disrupting the humidity. Speaking of the humidity - it all looks to be pretty good - especially since I didn't check the temperature other than the first couple days or the humidity at all during the incubation.

    While I was watching this one, two more eggs pipped - and now there are several pippers.

    I suppose I should go set up the brooder!! How long before I move the chick? Thanks!
     
  2. chicksntexas

    chicksntexas Chirping

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    [​IMG] Congratulations! I take the chicks out when they are completely dry - or wreaking havoc in the 'bator...whichever comes first [​IMG] usually after about 12 hours or so
     
  3. I feel your happiness, isn't wonderful!! congrats!!![​IMG]:weee
     

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