New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by xlisa23x, Aug 8, 2013.

  1. xlisa23x

    xlisa23x New Egg

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    Hey I'm new to byc. I'm from Suffolk, UK . I have 5 Rhode island reds n 1 is broody so I brought her 6 Eggs 3 light sussex 3 black Orpington. The 3 lights have hatch on Tuesday the 2 Orpingtons haven't. We had 3 Orpingtons but one has completely vanished we are thinking either a rat got it or someone stole it. How long shall I give the 2 remaining Eggs to hatch
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] At this stage I would candle the unhatched eggs to check for viability and you can also "tap" them to check for signs of life. Hold them against your ear and gently tap them with a fingernail. If there's a live chick in there it will let you know. Fingers crossed!
     
  3. xlisa23x

    xlisa23x New Egg

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    Thank u will try the tapping later.
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings, xlisa23x, and :welcome! Happy you joined us! Best of luck on a successful hatch!
     
  5. xlisa23x

    xlisa23x New Egg

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    I've tried the tapping n never got a reply :(
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    :welcome
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site! [​IMG]
     
  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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