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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mechey, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. mechey

    mechey Out Of The Brooder

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    Have 5 baby chicks. My first sucessful hatch. First chick out by himself. Next piped shell and it took 12 hours to hatch. The other three had large piped holes for 24 hours but seemed to have quit trying. I raised humidity to 65 %, but think it was too late. I pulled most of the shell away but left enough for them to struggle a bit. Finally all three broke free from their shells. They were soooooo tiny, and it took a long time before they could even stand. The shell membrane had dried and stuck to their feathers. They seem to be fine now.[​IMG][​IMG]Thank everone who offered a helping hand.
     
  2. dan_grow

    dan_grow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your chicks look very cute. what breed are they or are they mixed?
     
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  3. mechey

    mechey Out Of The Brooder

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    The rooster is a silverduckwing. I also had a BB Red rooster and hen. A Sebrite rooster and hen. Kept the silverduckwing, and gave the BB Red and Seabrite roosters away. So now all the biddies are mixed.The roosters fought all the time, and I didn't want to build a lot of pens to keep them seperated. I just like all the pretty little hens that I raise, which I have found is not so easy.
     
  4. dan_grow

    dan_grow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i hope it all works out and plz post some pics of the chicks when they get older i would love to see how your hybrids turn out.
     
  5. BWKatz

    BWKatz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2010
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    They are so cute. Congrats! [​IMG]
     
  6. Delta3013

    Delta3013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats, my first little chick hatched this morning under mama.
     
  7. Cattitude

    Cattitude Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congratz [​IMG] to all!
     
  8. crawfordmama

    crawfordmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on your gorgeous group! [​IMG]
     
  9. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Congratulations! They're adorable!!! [​IMG]
     

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