Pipping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Coulter Farm12, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Coulter Farm12

    Coulter Farm12 Out Of The Brooder

    Yeah! Everything is right on time, we had an egg pip last night about 11ish, and continues to crack, movement and peeping! So excited, all this waiting is driving me crazy! Hopefully the other egg will pip too, its due tomorrow.
     
  2. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Let's go chickie!
     
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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  4. Coulter Farm12

    Coulter Farm12 Out Of The Brooder

    IT'S A BOY!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do you tell chicks apart from female or male?
    I would love to see pictures if possible so i can sex my chicks if and when they hatch.
    congratulations on your new boy.
     
  6. Coulter Farm12

    Coulter Farm12 Out Of The Brooder

    There is the classic "Vent" check but i have found a little easier way, called "feather sexing". When your chick is fully dry you will spread the wing (must be with the first few days of life) if you see a straight line of feathers its a boy if you see 2 layers of feather one closer to the wing the other normal length you have a girl.
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    Girl chick, males don't have the short layer.
     
  7. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    YAYYYYYY! CONGRATS!! (Or if you really want a roo....) [​IMG]
     
  8. Coulter Farm12

    Coulter Farm12 Out Of The Brooder

    Our first baby (might be a girl now looking at the wings).... Not bad for a homemade incubator. [​IMG] She's now 5 days old today

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    Last edited: Mar 6, 2012
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  10. ghostwolf

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    What kind of chicken is this? Really cute.
     

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