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My son and I are hatching eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by boymeetschicken, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. boymeetschicken

    boymeetschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    First timer and new to the site! I'm hatching 7 eggs with a Brinsea Mini Advance. My 4 year old son is my assistant. :)
     
  2. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!! How is the hatch going? What day are you on?
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG][​IMG] Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  4. boymeetschicken

    boymeetschicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Alas the hatch isn't going too well. Day 12 and I opened up a cracked egg to find that development looks like it stopped on day 5 or something. All the eggs look like that one when candled so I'm not holding out much hope. :(
     
  5. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awww.... well let's hope that you at least get some out of it. Good luck!
     
  6. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Sorry things don't look good for your hatch. In case you haven't seen the articles in the Learning Center, there are quite a few of them on incubating eggs that might be helpful to you:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

    One of the articles even goes into what can cause eggs to fail hatching:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/egg-failure-to-hatch-diagnosing-incubation-problems

    Good luck next time, I'm sure your assistant will be more than ready to try again!
     
  7. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us and i do hope that you have something to show at the end of your first incubator experience.

    All the best
    CT
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft! Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck with your hatch.
     

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