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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lucyannburton, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. lucyannburton

    lucyannburton New Egg

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    I had a chick hatch this afternoon. Our very first chick. It's legs(feet) are tucked under it and it's not standing well, it's hopping all over the place and rearranging the other eggs. Is this normal? Is it ok that's moving the other eggs?
     
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there and :welcome
    It usually takes a few hours for the chicks to be standing up properly
    And walking around without falling over.
    It's alright that it's moving the eggs, but just make sure that if an egg is hatching to put it back,
    To the side with the peep hole.
    If you don't do this the chick in the eggs should still be ok as it will turn the egg around so it can get out.
    Goodluck with your new adventure,
    Fionn.
     
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  3. lucyannburton

    lucyannburton New Egg

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    Thank you. So far no other eggs are starting to hatch. We had actually given up on this batch when this one started to hatch. We are on day 23 right now. We are hoping to have some more tonight/in the morning but it doesn't look promising.
     
  4. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok,
    Just keep the humidity up and hopefully you will get
    Some more chicks soon :fl
    By the way keep the chick hatched in the incubator for about 24 hours untill he is fully dry.
    He won't need water or food because when chicks hatch they absorb the yolk
    And that gives them enough nutrition for the few days.
    Also the chirping of the chick might encourage the others.
    goodluck and keep us updated.
    Fionn.
     
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  5. lucyannburton

    lucyannburton New Egg

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    What should the humidity be at right now? I was keeping it about 65ish when the chick hatched it went up to 71 (assuming from the moisture inside the egg/off the chick) but has been bouncing between 64 and 66. If it drops can I open it up to add more water? I read something about lock down but wasn't sure.
     
  6. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there.
    Humidity should be around 65-70% and when chicks hatch it may
    Go up a little from the moisture.
    It should be ok at what your incubator is at.
    Goodluck,
    Fionn.
     

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