My first hatch....4 chicks to so far!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BawGock, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everybody!
    I am so excited! Today is day 21 and I have 4 chicks and 3 pips out of 11eggs.
    Here's the first pip that started at 1pm yesterday
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    Before we went to bed last night we had 5 pips and when I checked them at midnight none of them had made any progress.
    So, I went back to bed thinking that they had pipped and died because I heard no peeping.
    But I was awoken at 4am this morning by peeping!
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    I have to thank the folks on the forum that encouraged me on this hatch when after I accidently had the humidity at almost 80% for the first few days of incubation.
    I know a lot of newbies like me are starting with a hovabator 1588 which has the temperature set already but make sure you get yourself a hygrometer and another thermometer. And if you have any questions like I did, please have the folks here at BYC help you.
    There's a lot of knowledgeable people here to help.
    Carolyn
     
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Congratulations [​IMG] Are they Buff orpingtons?

    ETA: I just remembered the first pip was a blue egg.......so i guess thats not a BO.....So i will just ask what are they????
     
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  3. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    YAY on your first hatch!!! Isn't it an awesome feeling!??

    What breed of babies are those???

    I just love brand new chickie pics! [​IMG]
     
  4. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
    The father is a buff orpington. I have BO, EE cross, RIR, golden sex link, BR and australorp hens so it's a grab bag of chicks.
    The lightest one is a BO, and the other ones are from RIR and sexlink and there's one from the EEx...the green egg.
    Carolyn
     
  5. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got another green egg pipping....[​IMG]
    Carolyn
     

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