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Our first hatch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mangus580, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. mangus580

    mangus580 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just wanted to brag about our first hatch....

    we started with 19 eggs, and 2 'duck' eggs, on April 1st. About day 12 or so, we had one egg that was bad, so it got tossed....

    Imagine our surprise yesterday, when 21 chicks hatched out!!

    Seems our 'ducks' were not really ducks! And, somehow... we had ONE more egg than we thought!!

    So.... all 21 eggs that were in there as of day 18, hatched out.

    One needed some help, as the membrane stuck to him. Only thing I can figure, is it was a really early pip, and he just took too long.

    Anyway... I will add a couple pics here, with a link to my blog for the rest... http://mangusnet.com/home/?q=taxonomy/term/23

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  2. SunnyChic

    SunnyChic Keep The Sunny Side Up

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    [​IMG] Congrats! What a shocker to get 2 more chicks, rather than the ducks! [​IMG]
     
  3. lildinkem

    lildinkem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the great hatch.
    How nice it is to have fertile eggs
    GREAT JOB!!!
     
  4. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day were they on when they hatched? Cute chicks!!
     
  5. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job did you enter the newbie contest on the incubating and hatching egg page thats 100% hatch Just curious what incubator did you use
     
  6. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cute [​IMG]
     
  7. mangus580

    mangus580 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:No I didnt, I didnt see it until after the 4/8 deadline...

    We used an LG still-air from TSC.


    Quote:They started pipping on day 20, all fully hatched by the end of 21
     
  8. gallusgallusgalore

    gallusgallusgalore Out Of The Brooder

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    This gives me great hope! I've read so many mixed reviews about the LG. I'm on day 3 of my first incubation. I'm really stoked now![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. gallusgallusgalore

    gallusgallusgalore Out Of The Brooder

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    BTW I just looked at ur pictures from your hatch. Very cool! What do u have in the bottom of your brooder? Its hard to tell from my blackberry.

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  10. mangus580

    mangus580 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Pine shavings from TSC
     

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