So far, so good.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Welsummer Rancher, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Welsummer Rancher

    Welsummer Rancher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    Longview, Texas
    This is my first time attempting to hatch eggs. Today is day 8 and I candled eggs earlier today. If things continue to go well, it looks like I am gonna have a slew of baby chicks. I am stoked! [​IMG]
  2. renart

    renart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 16, 2009
    Kingston, WA
    It must be so so so exciting! Are you taking pictures ?
  3. CDennis

    CDennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2009
    Congrats, I am entering day 21 and have 7 new babies. I really didn't candle much until day 17 because I wanted to make sure I didn't toss any viable eggs but that's impressive.
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop

    it is a great feeling.

    yesterday, I was out playing with my four week old New Years Day Hatch chicks and loving every minute of it. They are really starting to figure out that I'm the one they love cuz I have treats!
  5. Welsummer Rancher

    Welsummer Rancher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    Longview, Texas
    Randy- I haven't even thought of taking pics. What a great idea. When I turn them in the morning I will make sure to take pics of the eggs and bator. Thanks for the idea.
  6. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    How many have you got that are looking good so far?

    I remember my first eggs, candling and candling and not knowing quite what I was looking for and not seeing much of anything getting all disappointed. And then suddenly figuring out that I was looking at a little black speck and that it must be a tiny chicky embryo. Whoooo! So exciting. I hope your hatch continues to go well!
  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    Quote:My new year's babies are almost ready to sell [​IMG] Shame to see them go, they are my favourite pullet's first clutch and one of the roosters I had to help hatch and almost died. Ah well, I get to keep one but need to finance a quail coop so...[​IMG]
  8. Zac's Flock

    Zac's Flock Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 27, 2011
    I don't have an incubator so all my chickens are hatched under my broody hens. I was so excited waiting those three weeks for the little chickens. Then a few days before they were due to hatch we had a thunderstorm which killed the growing chicks - I was so disappointed. I then tried again and the same thing happened. On my third try I hatched 2 little Pekin Bantams. They both ended up being roosters so went to live on a friends' property. Having chicks is so much fun!!!!!

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