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  1. cowtownchick

    cowtownchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from Texas! Raising chicks for our children's 4-H project. Although it might be more for me than for them. We have a Rhode Island Red, an Ameraucana, a Black Maran and a Silkie. [​IMG]

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  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  4. cmefferd

    cmefferd New Egg

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    I'm new on this. I have been reading up on some post which is very helpful. I am trying to hatch chicks in an incubator for the 1st time. I have 1 that is dark except at the oval part of the egg. Very little light left. The hatch is 21 days or could be a few days later . My question is that being dark almost to the tip and I can't tell if there is movement. Does this mean the chick is dead or should I give it a few more days?
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I'd say that since they should, in theory be hatching you have nothing to lose by leaving it in the incubator for another 3-4 days.
     
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  6. cmefferd

    cmefferd New Egg

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    If all is well and they hatch, what kind of feed is safe for them? Can I leave them in the incubator when they hatch and for how long?
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Once all viable eggs have hatched, leave them in the incubator to dry off and become fluffy. Then you can put them in your brooder (with a heat source) with "chick / starter" feed (and water, obviously). If you don't have any chick / starter feed, you can blitz growers feed in a food processor. Its more convenient to get some chick / starter food though.
     
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  8. cmefferd

    cmefferd New Egg

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    Thanks so much
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Cowtownchick I recognize that white silkie from the "what breed or gender is this, " thread. Hi & Welcome to Backyard chickens[​IMG]
     

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