OMG 1st baby is here!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pullet2hen, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] We were getting ready for bed and one of the kids past by the bator and said " I hear a chirp" I really thought they were all duds. Im the fool who didn't plan on this really happening. I have the brooder ready but not really sure when I should move "her". Dry and fluffy? My chickens were all killed from the dogs next door and borrowed a bator and threw the eggs in right away. I HAVE ONE OF THEIR KIDS! (so far) 18 eggs total.
     
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  2. jemagsy

    jemagsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congratulations!!

    Here's hoping the others hatch for you too! [​IMG]
     
  3. Biddieacres

    Biddieacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the best part! That you have one of the babies. So sorry to hear about the loss. Hope these new babies bring you lots of joy! Congratulations. I never hatched so not sure when to move to the brooder. Hopefully someone else lets you know.
     
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  4. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats! I hope you get a few more! [​IMG]
     
  5. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    Don't move until your hatch is complete ! Opening the bator causes you to lose Hum and can ruin other eggs !
    Chick can be in there for several days. they don't need food and water as they have just absorbed the yolk. That's why they ship day old chicks as they won't need food or water for the trip.
     
  6. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your wishes. My bator is from the 1950's so it only has one little hole to look in. I have to wait til brooder for pics. There were so many ups and downs with temp and no clue on what humidity was but DH kept saying no worry this is old school and they did it this way then so it will work this way now. Well so far IT WORKED! I was so heart broken about what happened and not "into it" at the moment, he took care of the bator everyday. This day is soooo amazing! [​IMG]
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You have been blessed.
     
  8. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

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    Aww, that is wonderful news. CONGRATS! [​IMG]
     
  9. pullet2hen

    pullet2hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you!
    I pulled a mattress next to the bator... this is going to be a long night! LOL! My boss had to tease me when I called in sick for tomorrow.
     
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  10. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    [​IMG] Have fun !
     

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