Newbie at chick hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WVchick71, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. WVchick71

    WVchick71 Songster

    306
    0
    109
    Jul 24, 2010
    Small Town
    Just wanted to say hi to everyone and to say that I am very happy to have found this forum. [​IMG] There is a ton of info on here. I am on day 20 of my first hatch. I am using a homemade incubator. Yesterday I saw alot of rocking from a few eggs and this morning we have 2 pips. I am so excited and getting very impatient. lol I hope to learn alot from everyone here!
     
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Songster

    923
    7
    123
    Jun 15, 2010
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    [​IMG] Not long till they hatch now. Good luck [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Songster

    811
    3
    121
    Jun 16, 2010
    Kansas
    [​IMG] Goood lucK!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] not long till ya got some little chickiepoos!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Doodle_Doo

    Doodle_Doo Songster

    488
    5
    121
    Oct 10, 2009
    Missouri City, TX
    welcome and good luck:D
     
  5. Beth G.

    Beth G. Gaetano Family Farm

    [​IMG]

    Good Luck
     
  6. turningchicken

    turningchicken Chirping

    106
    0
    99
    Jun 8, 2010
    WELCOME and good luck!!
    You probably have little noise makers here by now. How many are you expecting? I am enjoying 4 (out of 6) that hatched on Wednesday. 2 silkies a sizzle and a
    splash cochin. My first successful hatch:weee...but hopefully not my last.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. WVchick71

    WVchick71 Songster

    306
    0
    109
    Jul 24, 2010
    Small Town
    Thanks for the welcomes! still not here! The waiting is killing me![​IMG] lol I have one that is working away...has a hole about the size of a pencil eraser and I can see the beak move in and out. I can also hear it peep now and then. The other one hasnt made any further progress. There are 11 total...and I have seen 8 move. I dont think Iam going to be able to sleep at all tonight! I have 3 Americauna eggs, 3 Austrolorps ( I think?) and and 5 French Black Copper Maran eggs. All are from my own flock. I just grabbed a variety to test out for the first hatch. How long does it take for them to work their way out? Im sooo impatient.
     
  8. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Songster

    400
    1
    111
    May 19, 2010
    Rougemont, NC
    [​IMG] and GOOD LUCK!
     
  9. WVchick71

    WVchick71 Songster

    306
    0
    109
    Jul 24, 2010
    Small Town
    Well.. At the end of day 20 I have 1 chick fully hatched. :yaIt is drying and I am going to try to sleep a little tonight. Hopefully tomorrow will be a very eventful day![​IMG]
     
  10. Fourgirlsoneboy

    Fourgirlsoneboy Pullus Parvus

    355
    0
    119
    Aug 16, 2009
    West Virginia
    This site has been our #1 stop for any poultry question we've had! Are you from WV (we are too [​IMG] )?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by