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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Erics Signs, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Erics Signs

    Erics Signs Out Of The Brooder

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    I started out with 6 eggs in my homemade incubator. 3 Barred Rock Bantams and 3 Black French Marans. Two of the eggs I removed, after candling them, which were not fertile. (one of each) They went on lock down Sunday. It has been very interesting waiting to see what happened. There was so much movement on Sunday out of them, and then there was nothing for what seemed like forever. Once one pipped the others were not far behind. The Barred Rock beat the Maran out first this evening. As you can see from the photo the other two eggs have not saw much change in the pip, but there is still movement. I have several photos to post later. This has been an awesome experience and I have learned so much from this site. I have another incubator that I have made and it is about 2 days from going on lockdown. I have collected several more eggs this week that I hope to start soon.
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Congratulations

    Keep us posted

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  3. LuvMyRoo

    LuvMyRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoo hoo, congrats!
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. Erics Signs

    Erics Signs Out Of The Brooder

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    Before bed last night the Maran was out and running wild. When I woke up this morning the other Barred Rock was hatched and looked to be happy as well. All three of them were huddled around the last Maran eggs this morning when I took this last photo. I am not sure if it is going to make it, maybe they were cheering it on.
    I have them a nice brooder set up and ready for them as soon as they all fluff out. I will post some more photos soon.


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  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    How exciting! Watch out for those corners-the smallest, weakest chick can get crushed by the stronger chicks.
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

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    Your last egg has a pip it looks like? CONGRATS well done!!!
     
  8. TweetyNPetey

    TweetyNPetey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yay!!!! Your 3 (soon to be 4) peeps look healthy! Once they are puffy and fluffed up, you can move them to the brooder. I just use a plastic tub with a heat lamp over it, and it has worked for years!
     
  9. Erics Signs

    Erics Signs Out Of The Brooder

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    It does, and at lunch today it was zipping. I think it might actual make it!
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

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