Our first hatch!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by trsers, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. trsers

    trsers New Egg

    Jan 9, 2009
    Our first hatch today! I am so excited. We have 10 eggs in the bator. 6 have pipped. One chick is out running around peeping for the rest to join her. One has zipped, but can't seem to make it out of the shell. After reading all the other posts, I will not open the incubator to help him out. It's tough though. I can see his little beak moving and every now and then he struggles and then is quiet again. Does he have a chance?
    How long can I leave the chicks in there? Also, has anyone ever heard of a chick getting burned by that metal rod in the incubator? I burnt myself the other day while turning the eggs...
    Can you tell that I'm nervous?
    A new mama!
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    How did it go?
  3. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    Woodlawn, Tn
    Quote:three days

    and no but i have burnt myself before, too

    yes but then agian i am on my fourth hatch and I still am acting the same way you do.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2009

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