My first chick hatched this morning in my first hatch attempt. .

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by snooptwomey, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got my first chick hatched early this morning, and then one just started cracking through the shell tonight, around 10pm or so I think, I can hear this chick peeping alot, how long does this process usually take from once they start chipping through? This is my very first hatch attempt ever, started with 8 eggs, 4 ended up not developing, 3 candled good, and one iffy. First one hatched on day 20, yesterday, 2nd on day 21(today), and 3rd ??
     
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  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Minutes to hours. Ive had one pip through the shell and then 24 hours later it finally emerged.
     
  3. KLRA

    KLRA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine almost always go 18 hours from external pip to hatch. The zipping and hatching itself only takes a couple of minutes though. Good luck!
     
  4. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2nd one out, early this morning.
     
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    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]2 healthy chicks so far. . . waiting on one more that I am pretty sure will hatch, and a 4th that I think is iffy and dont expect to have hatch. [​IMG] I am happy with these numbers considering this is my first try [​IMG]

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  8. well, how'd it go? any more????
     
  9. snooptwomey

    snooptwomey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unfortunately not. I ended up float testing last one I was expecting to hatch and it failed float test so i cracked it open at end where air cell was. chick was fully developed, probably made it to day 20-21 then thats it, it broke through membrane so I think it drowned. Not sure. I am sticking more eggs in today so I will see how that goes. 9 EE of my own hens, 2 auburn javas, 2 blue laced red wyandottes, 1 mystery egg :) :)
     

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