My First Hatch! *Hatching Update!*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mar013q, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. mar013q

    mar013q Out Of The Brooder

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    Today is day 19 and I am so excited and nervous for my first hatch. I'm a preschool teacher and a few months ago my students and I tried to hatch 12 eggs at school. After hatching I planned to take them home. Well, the children (3-5 years old) kept messing with the incubator and we had a very unsuccessful hatch. One of the parents brought in 24 eggs so we could try again. He said there are four different types of chicken eggs but didn't know which types they were. He got the eggs from a neighbor.
    I decided to just take the incubator and all the eggs to my house so they eggs would have a chance! They have been in a Little Giant incubator for 19 days now. The temperature and humidity have been fairly stable. I had some trouble maintaining the temperature and higher humidity last night to prepare for day 19. Right now its 99.5 degrees and 70% humidity. I really hope some of my eggs hatch. I candled at day 7, 14, and 18. We're down to 14 eggs that seem to be doing well. Wish us luck!
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  2. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    Excellent on the temp and humidity. GOOD Luck you have to take pictures when the process is done....
     
  3. Arielle

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    My LG's temperature fluctuates at times, so kudos on your effort to get this far! Pretty eggs. Pretty chicks should arrive soon! [​IMG]
     
  4. mar013q

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    I am SO excited! I went to check the temp & humidity and almost didn't notice three eggs have started to hatch! One has a small crack, one has a piece of the shell gone, and one has it's beak sticking out!

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  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Very exciting! Great pics, again!

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  6. BovieVei

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    Good luck on the hatch... Keep us posted!!!
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  7. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    woot super fun. GL, and welcome to BYC.
     
  8. mar013q

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    Thanks! Chick #20 is really moving a lot and I see it's little beak moving. I'm assuming it will hatch first so I have my video camera set up to film that egg when it's ready.
     
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  10. mar013q

    mar013q Out Of The Brooder

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    A little pip has started almost right on the X. This is the fourth egg, out of 14, to pip. They have started to peep too!
     

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