My first egg hatched!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ThePigeonKid, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first egg has hatched (of those that I've been incubating)! I am so excited! The chick is so cute! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Here are some pics:

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  2. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
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    awww...congrats! [​IMG]
     
  3. KristaChickenWhisperer

    KristaChickenWhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay!! [​IMG]

    Mine is in the process of hatching! It pipped a few hours ago and has been peeping away!

    I am jealous of how clear your pics came out! [​IMG]
     
  4. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    One more hatched!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. ThePigeonKid

    ThePigeonKid Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know that it is important to keep the incubator closed. But how do I know when to open it up and take them out? I know that they can go 72 hours without food and water. But this is my first time and I think the one that hatched last night is acting sluggish. Am I just overreacting? Thanks for any help.
     
  6. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sluggish? As in, bumbling about in a circle then falling flat in its face and conking out?
    As in, sleeping all the time and not doing much of anything?
    Don't worry, THIS IS NORMAL!!! This is just what they're like for the first few days.
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  7. CathyM

    CathyM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!! What a miracle! Almost wish I had a brooder... hope the rest turn out as well! [​IMG]
     
  8. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    before you take any out make sure that you dont have any pipping. You could shrink wrap them if too much humidity escapes. They always act tired at least for the first few hours. Give them time they will be playing soccer in no time with the other eggs.
     
  9. Martin Grove Farm

    Martin Grove Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratulations! New fuzzy butts are so exciting. What kind is it?
     
  10. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
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    [​IMG] [​IMG] Congratulations
     

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