Our FIRST Hatch Day!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JesikaD01, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. JesikaD01

    JesikaD01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My son decided to build a homemade incubator for his science fair project...so for 21 days we have been candeling periodically and here we are on day 21 with 8 eggs!

    What should we expect? I am SUPER nervous!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    If everything went well they should start hatching soon [​IMG] It can take quit long though, so don't worry if it looks like the chicks are battling. They can take up 36 hours to hatch! I've seen a really good piece here somewhere on what happens when a chick hatch. I think your son will find it interesting. I'll see if I can find it...

    I can't remember where I saw it now. But this is good:

    http://chickscope.beckman.uiuc.edu/explore/embryology/day21/hatching.html

    Have fun and keep us posted!
     
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  3. JesikaD01

    JesikaD01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I have to stop reading stuff because now I am stressing out!
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    NEVER stop reading!! LOL good luck!!
     
  5. JesikaD01

    JesikaD01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a Pip!!!! Egg number 8 has pipped and is cheeping away my kids will be so excited when they get home from school!!!!
     
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    JesikaD01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First Pip! Egg #8
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    CONGRATS!! will be watching for updates!! YAY
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    oh... I usually check in on this thread .... https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/704328/diary-notes-air-cell-detatched-shipped-eggs
    come on over and say hello to everyone, Sumi pops in as well! PLUS we have a few youngers on the thread so it would be great to keep it allive with hatching and info!! plus is so nice that everyone checks in and is there to help when you need them!! As a matter of fact we have another with peeps pipping right now too!! A youngster!

    This is a summary of that thread, where I throw all the info on hatching, there are some good reads too! Especially for you, whats that chick doing at this stage lol
    just scroll down to Day 18 lockdown and read on! lotta pics and videos too

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
     
  9. JesikaD01

    JesikaD01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    awesome thanks!
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    sure, was just on the thread, no new action just a pip, they are getting a youtube account to post videos too Lol
    just pop in and even copy paste your info above.... they you dont have to type it all again lol
     

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