Need info on chick that has hatched

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by grannychicken54, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. grannychicken54

    grannychicken54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a egg hatch sometime late last night or this morning early my question is how long do I leave it in the incubator the temp is 100 degrees and humidity is 70 % there are 6 others that are hatching. This so cool it is the first time I have done this . There are 9 eggs and 6 are breaking the shell and the one that is hatched. What do I do now ? Any info would be wonderful uselly I get ecellant advice on here Thanks
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Chicks can go three days without eating or drinking since they absorb the yolk. That's why they can be mailed.

    You don't need to do anything. You can't do anything that will help them and you can do things that can harm them. Leave them alone and let them hatch.

    Fun, isn't it? It's always exciting when they hatch.
     
  3. grannychicken54

    grannychicken54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much I am so excited I do not want to do anythig that will hurt them
     
  4. grannychicken54

    grannychicken54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well # 2 and 3 have hatched could someone tell me how long I should wait today is the 21 day I really did not think any would hatch because it is a cheap incubator and I already lost 28 eggs the first time . I did everything wrong and thought the temp would read right and it was way wrong but I had already ruined the eggs that I spent a lot of money for from Gabbard Farms. The eggs were good it was me that messed up. These are from my chickens and all were fertil. I really want to do this right this time. This is so much fun I love seeing the little guys hatch. Any and all info from people who know would be great Thanks
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    AWESOME!!!
    hello!! do you have an update!!! [​IMG]








    PLEASE READ the above ARTICLE IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE YOU begin an assist


    below is a paste from the article....​




    Understanding The Hatching Process

    Between the 15th and 16th days, the chick orients itself so that its head is near the air cell at the large end of the egg. Not long before the chick is ready to attempt to make its way out of the shell its neck acquires a double bend so that its beak is under its right wing and pointed toward the air cell.
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    21 DAYS is just a baseline for hatching eggs.
    Many chicks can take 23 - 25 days!
    Some pip internally and fully hatch in hours while others will be 24 hours or more.


    Egg movement! Eggs can “Rock n Roll” days before they are due to hatch!

    The initiation of hatch occurs partially from the increased carbon dioxide level in the egg. This process causes the embryo to begin twitching it's muscles allowing the inner shell membrane to be punctured by the egg tooth. The chick then begins breathing the air in the air cell. Using its egg tooth, it pecks at the shell thousands of times and after a few hours the chick pips a small hole through the shell and begins to breathe air directly from the outside. After the chick has made a hole in the shell, it stops pipping for 8+ hours sometimes up to 24 hours and rests.
    During this time, it is acclimating its lungs.


    After the resting stage is completed the second stage of pipping begins. The chick begins to turn slowly inside the egg. As the chick turns counter-clockwise it uses the cutting edge of the chick tooth to chip away. As the chick progresses in its movement around the shell, it begins pushing on the large air cell end of the egg. Squirming and struggling! YES STRUGGLING! The chick works feverishly pushing at the cap. Finally with a shove the chick breaks free from the shell wet and exhausted. When the chick is freed completely from the shell it lies still. Its energy has been virtually exhausted, and it is extremely tired. After resting the chick begins to gain more and more energy and coordination of its muscles.

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    In regards to opening and closing the bator to remove already hatch chicks; It is important to remember that chicks can go 3 days without food/water. It is better to wait for the remaining chicks to hatch to insure reducing the impact to unhatched pipping eggs.

    But my new chick is running around in the bator knocking eggs around!
    LET THEM GO! DO NOT OPEN THE INCUBATOR! They are fine!
     
  6. grannychicken54

    grannychicken54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well so far 7 of 9 have hatched and seem to be fine they are running around and pecking at everthing. I got to watch 3 of the babies hatch it was execellant, they did try so hard to get out I wanted to help but I had read on here not to and they finally made it out. This was so great most people think I am a nut case for being so excited but I am excited it was the coolest thing I have ever seen. Thanks for the info I really need all I can get.
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

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    AWESOME!!! it is so cool isnt it!!! And no matter how many you hatch its always still AWESOMELY amazing!!! CONGRATS!!
     
  8. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! Hope things keep going well for you! :)
     
  9. grannychicken54

    grannychicken54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks the other two still have not hatched but 7 out 9 is not bad. There is nothing sweeter than a baby chick they are so tiny and fluffy.
     

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