Please help a new mama.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MoTownChickie, May 15, 2009.

  1. MoTownChickie

    MoTownChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in the process of my first hatch. So far, I have a dozen wonderful chicks hatched.

    I still have another 12 in the incubator. The new chickies were getting too frisky - they cracked two eggs that hadn't pipped yet & so I've lost two almost pipped eggs. *Sigh*[​IMG]
     
  2. MoTownChickie

    MoTownChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, I need suggestions. I moved the hatchlings to another incubator so they won't destroy any more eggs. The oldest is only 24 hours.

    I tried to dunk their beaks into water so they would drink, but none seemed interested. Should I try again tonight or assume that they will be okay in the incubator/temporary brooder until tomorrow?

    Also- some of the eggs left are Marans - do they take longer to pip?

    ANY suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
     
  3. wanda047

    wanda047 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be okay for up to 48 hours without food or water. I think they'll be fine till tomorrow morning.
     
  4. MoTownChickie

    MoTownChickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Wanda. I guess I just need some reassurance.

    Now I'm up to 13 hatchlings, with several more piping. Hurray.
     

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