Once Again! DAY 21! DONE! PICS PG 9-12-13-15 MORE UPDATES IN A MIN.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BirdBoy88, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Hey everyone! [​IMG]

    It's that time again! today is day 17 for my chicken eggs!

    This is my first chicken egg hatch of 2009!!!!

    As of right now i have 16 chicken eggs all with growing chicks.. i candle on day 15 and all 16 had chicks moving

    The 16 chicken eggs i have in my bator are....

    Buff Orpington x

    Wyandotte x

    BBN = Bantam Nacked Neck ( Blue/Black/Splash )

    NNF = ( Blue/Black/Splash ) Naked Neck < [​IMG]

    Frizzles

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    My last chicken eggs hatch was 4 silkie eggs and the Humidity was WAY high i think it was 100% and it wouldn't go down for anything! no matter what i did it wouldn't go down so out of the 4 eggs 2 hatched

    So this time i bought a giant Sponge and cut it into chunks i wet one Sponge and put it into the hatcher bator last night and the Humidity was great it stayed between 65 and 70% but this morning when i woke up it was 33% because the Sponge had dried out so now i have to Figure out a way to keep the Sponge wet without opening the bator top and this Sponge doesn't take water in if you lay the water on top of it you have to squeeze the sponge for the water to go in it [​IMG] so any ideas on that would help ALOT

    ..............

    I don't put the eggs in the hatcher until tomorrow so as of now i and pretty much thinking on how to keep the Sponge wet

    Temp has been steady at 100

    Once again there will be TONS of pics! [​IMG]

    So are ya with me!?!?!?!?!
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i don't know how to help you, but i just hatched out 35 of 36 N.H.reds so good luck william
     
  3. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure, I'm with you. I haven't started yet, so I will marvel at your hatch!! Can't wait to see pics, I love hatch pics!
     
  4. Hi Mark! I'm with you in spirit! (my next hatch won't be til the 12th)!

    I'm hoping you see lots of Naked Necks popping out --- Good Luck!
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    Lisa
     
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I'm here Mark....hope it goes well! [​IMG]
     
  6. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    Mark, I would open the bator grab the sponge and wet it and toss it back in there quickly.
     
  7. Run-A-Muck Ranch

    Run-A-Muck Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    does your bator have vent holes in the top?? If so you could take a syringe type thing(narrow turkey baster) and squeeze the water out onto the sponge that way without opening the top....
    Just a suggestion...
    good luck..can't wait to see pictures..
     
  8. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Thanks everyone! so glad your with me i need you all with me through this [​IMG]


    i think i have the humidity thing fix i am about to leave to buy a hygrometer and i found a long rubber tube you use for fish tanks the tubes for the air bubbles.. i will push water through that with my baby bird hand feeder thingy..lol

    so far everything is going great!
     
  9. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Good hatch vibes, sweetheart. Hope they do well for you!
     
  10. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    ****UPDATE****

    Alright everyone it's finally day 18!! [​IMG]

    eggs are off the turner and in the hatcher.. now we wait..lol [​IMG]
     

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